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SET TO RELEASE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, "7TH SYMPHONY", ON THE 23RD AUGUST 2010
FIRST SINGLE, "END OF ME", FEATURING GAVIN ROSSDALE
Three years after their last studio album, "Worlds Collide", Finish band Apocalyptica is set to release its high...ly anticipated seventh studio album "7th Symphony". The majority of the album was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stoneage, Bad Religion etc.) with two other songs produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead, Papa Roach).
The first single, “End Of Me”, features Gavin Rossdale, best known as the vocalist of the British alternative rock band Bush. The album also features a number of other notable guest performances: Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo plays on "2010", "Bring Them To Light" features Joseph Duplantier, singer and guitarist of the French death metal band Gojira, "Broken Pieces" is a cooperation with Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm and "Not Strong Enough" is sung by Brent Smith (Shinedown).
Willy Ehmann, Senior Vice President Sony Music Domestic GSA, states: "We are very proud that Apocalyptica, one of the most innovative bands in the rock genre, is going to release its new album via Sony Music again - another of the band's excellent albums, that will once again not only include classical Apocalyptica elements but also a host of most interesting collaborations."
During their career, which began in 1996 with the release of the album "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos", cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén have so far released six albums across seventy countries. The band have sold more than four million copies worldwide. The last two longplayers "Apocalyptica" (2005) and "Worlds Collide" (2007) made it into the Top Ten in most of the European album charts. On top of that, "Worlds Collide" also scored the band’s first entry into the US Billboard charts. Apocalyptica’s albums achieved Gold or Platinum status in virtually every European country.
The band are set to promote the release of the new album with a worldwide tour in 2010 and beyond. The following dates prior release are confirmed already:
21.05.10 US – Nashville, TN – WUBZ Hootenanny
22.05.10 US – Louisville, KY – Headliners
23.05.10 US – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
29.05.10 US – Indianapolis, IN – WRZX ‚May Day’
08.07.10 MX – Mexico City – Metropolitain Theatre
09.07.10 MX – Mexico City – Metropolitain Theatre
15.07.10 US – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
16.07.10 US – Pontiac, MI – Eagle Theatre
17.07.10 US – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
18.07.10 CA – Quebec City, QE – Summer Festival
29.07.10 CH – Luzern – Blue Balls Festival
30.07.10 DE – Loreley – Rockarea Festival
31.07.10 UK – Knebworth – Sonisphere Festival
07.08.10 FI – Pori – Sonisphere Festival
12.08.10 RU – Moscow – B1
(Photo credit: Ralf Strathmann)