Swedish metallers SABATON were joined on stage by the Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA at this past Saturday's (November 23) concert in Helsinki. Together, they performed several newly arranged songs, including "Angels Calling", which was released as a single last week. Check out fan-filmed video footage below.
Said SABATON bassist Pär Sundström: "'Angels Calling' was the first song we wrote on the topic of World War 1 for the 'Attero Dominatus' album back in 2006, and together with APOCALYPTICA, we have really given the song a new life. Due to the song's topic, our recent album, the upcoming tour and a great demand from fans, the song is now back on the setlist for the tour.
"The song's arrangement was made in August, when APOCALYPTICA visited our hometown Falun to perform at the Sabaton Open Air festival. It was recorded in Black Lounge studios by Jonas Kjellgren and the APOCALYPTICA parts were later recorded in Finland.
"Richard Erixon, our longtime video producer, captured the best moments from the rehearsals in Falun and edited it into a music video for the song.
"We wanted this tour to offer something that we have never done before, and when I attended an APOCALYPTICA show in Madrid a few years ago I already had a strong vision to perform together, so I explained the idea to APOCALYPTICA and here we are, with the best show we have ever done."
"Angels Calling" was released on YouTube and will be available on all major platforms on January 17.
SABATON and APOCALYPTICA will join forces for "The Great Tour" in January 2020. The European trek, which will feature additional support from AMARANTHE, will kick off on January 17 in Zürich, Switzerland and will run through February 17 in Oslo, Norway.