apocalyptica in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

APOCALYPTICA Releases New Video For Cover Of METALLICA's 'Battery'

On May 10, 1996 Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group is re-releasing it remastered with three bonus tracks. Added to this new version will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA Announces U.S. Tour

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in April. The dates are as follows: Apr. 23 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Apr. 25 - Pontiac, MI - Cro-foot Apr. 26 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues Apr. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights Apr. 29 - Denver, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLASH, DUFF MCKAGAN, MATT SORUM, ROBERT TRUJILLO Perform At LEMMY's 70th-Birthday Party; Pro-Shot Video Highlights

Professionally filmed video highlights of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy's 70th birthday party, which was held on December 13 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, can be seen below (clip directed and produced by Robert John and Greg Olliver). The following musicians performed at the event, among others: Slash (GUNS N' ROSES) Duff ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA, ANTHRAX Members Celebrate LEMMY's 70th Birthday At Hollywood Bash; Video, Photos

Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES), Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AS LIONS Signs With BETTER NOISE RECORDS

London five-piece AS LIONS has signed to the ever-growing roster of Better Noise Records, part of Eleven Seven Music Group. Comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson (son of IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson), guitarists Conor O'Keefe and Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave Fee, AS LIONS formed in late 2014. Called the "hot new ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA's Connection With METALLICA Is 'Super Great'

Austria's Mulatschag recently conducted an interview with Paavo Lötjönen and Perttu Kivilaakso of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about joining METALLICA on stage at the Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the week-long celebration of the band's 30th anniversary in December 2011, Perttu said: "Of course we ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA: Official Lyric Video For 'House Of Chains' Song

The official lyric video for the song "House Of Chains" from APOCALYPTICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Shadowmaker", which was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIM Unveils New Drummer During Surprise Festival Appearance

Finnish "love" metallers HIM have recruited Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger (HERRA YLPPÖ & IHMISET) as their new drummer following the departure of Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) earlier this year. Kröger made his live debut with HIM earlier tonight (Saturday, July 25) during a surprise performance at the Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland. The concert ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA Members 'Love Being Naked'

Samuli Väänänen of Finland's Radio Nova recently conducted an interview with Franky Perez and Eicca Toppinen of Finnish/American cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of the band performing the songs "Shadowmaker" and a cover of the METALLICA classic "Nothing Else Matters" at the Radio Nova studios. Speaking ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA's MIKKO SIRÉN, FRANKY PEREZ Speak To TotalRock Radio At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival (Video)

Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with APOCALYPTICA's Franky Perez and Mikko Sirén at the 2015 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival, which was held last weekend in Donington Park. You can now watch the chat below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA: Video Footage Of Montreal Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's June 10 performance at the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the CD with Grammy Award-winning ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIM Announces First Shows Since Split With Drummer

Finnish "love" metallers HIM will play three shows in August in their home country. These concerts will mark the band's first live appearances since the departure of longtime HIM drummer Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) earlier this year. The dates are as follows: Aug. 15 - Tampere, Klubi Aug. 16 - Jyväskylä, Lutakko Aug. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CANDLEMASS/Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MATS LEVÉN Collaborates With Slovakia's TRISTANA

Swedish singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS, TREAT, THERION, KRUX) is collaborating with the Slovakian alternative metal band TRISTANA. The new project, calling itself TRISTANA FEAT. MATS LEVÉN, will make festival appearances this summer. Levén began his career in 1986 in the bands SWEDISH EROTICA and TREAT. In 1997 came his first worldwide success as ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire Berlin Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's entire April 1 concert at SchwuZ in Berlin, Germany can be seen below. The video is a production of ARTE and ZDF. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SIXX: A.M.'s Chicago Concert To Be Streamed On YAHOO!

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo! to live-stream its April 20 concert live from Chicago, Illinois. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation channel on Yahoo! ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA: Entire 'Shadowmaker' Album Available For Streaming

"Shadowmaker", the new album from cello rockers APOCALYPTICA, can be streamed in its entirety using the embedded YouTube playlist below. "Shadowmaker" will be released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the CD with Grammy Award-winning producer ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Finnish Postal Service To Honor NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, APOCALYPTICA, HIM On Stamps

Finland's postal service, Posti, will release nine new stamp publications in September-November, with a total of 35 different stamps. The stamps will feature musical themes ranging from Sibelius to hard rock, including six internationally successful Finnish rock bands that got to where they are today through a great deal of determination and perseverance. The Finnish ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: SIXX: A.M. Performs In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, perfoming on April 10 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. SIXX: A.M. will continue its "Modern Vintage" tour, playing a limited number of dates all across ...

Read more

Posted in: News