APOCALYPTICA: New Single/Video To Feature Guest Appearance By H.I.M. Frontman

Finish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have returned to the studio to record the first single of their forthcoming album, due early February 2005. The song, entitled "Bittersweet", is a dark ballad that features fellow-countrymen Lauri Ylönen from THE RASMUS and Ville Valo from H.I.M. on vocals. The single — written jointly by APOCALYPTICA, Lauri and Ville — will be released internationally on November 29.

APOCALYPTICA members Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso will appear alongside Lauri and Ville in the video for "Bittersweet", shot in the band's hometown Helsinki and directed by renowned finish director Antti Jokinen (NIGHTWISH, CELINE DION, SHANIA TWAIN).

While the classically-trained cellists established themselves early on with interpretations of METALLICA, SLAYER and SEPULTURA classics, the band have developed their own writing skills for many years and matured while doing so. The new album will — just like its predecessors "Cult" and "Reflections" — again contain original APOCALYPTICA compositions.

(Thanks: Timo Isoaho / Sonera Plaza)


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