APOCALYPTICA: 'Amplified' Collection To Feature New Recordings

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE singer Matt Tuck have recorded guest vocals on one of two "new" tracks that are set to appear on APOCALYPTICA's upcoming 10-year anniversary "best of" CD, "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing the Cello", due on May 26. Cavalera and Tuck share lead vocals on a song called "Repressed", which will be released as a single on May 12. Also set to be included on the album are the band's instrumental cover version of SLAYER's "Angel of Death", plus the previously released tracks "Enter Sandman", "Harmageddon", "Bittersweet" and "Seemann" (featuring NINA HAGEN). A DVD collection featuring footage from the band's "Life Burns" tour and various other clips will also be made available.

APOCALYPTICA recently signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. The band plan to enter the studio later in the year to record their sixth album, which will feature new material with unidentified collaborations.

Since the release of their debut 1996 album "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos" on Finnish indie label Zen Garden, the band has sold roughly 2.5 million albums, according to Sony BMG.

Until recently, the act was signed to Universal Music Germany. Their most recent album, "Apocalyptica" (Vertigo/Universal), its first set of original material, was released in Europe in early 2005.


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