Apocalyptica Shares New Single and Video – “Rise”

Finnish metal masters Apocalyptica have shared a brand-new single and corresponding beautiful new video for “Rise”. The track comes off of their album Cell-0, due out this January 10th via Silver Linings Records. Ghost Cult first broke the news of a new album in our interview with the band earlier this year. Watch it now!

Said director/writer Lisa Mann who has created several other music videos for Apocalyptica, “The idea was to make a video that was whimsical and captivating, that would transport the viewer into an alternate dimension that mirrors our society and today’s importance of compassion and empathy. Characters in this world fall and rise again, and ultimately come together to help each other rise.”

To create the ethereal “other-worldly” look of the “Rise” video, Mann collaborated with cinematographer Jason George who incorporated infrared technology, borrowed from the analog world and now re-emerging in today’s digital sphere. “Apocalyptica’s music is timeless, very emotional and cinematic, and we wanted the ‘Rise’ video to reflect that,” added Mann.

Said Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen, “‘Rise’ is a statement of hope, there is always a brighter side, no matter how dark or hopeless things seem to be. To believe in good and beauty, staying true to yourself and not giving up on that.”

In support of the release of Cell-0, Apocalyptica – cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén – will Special Guest with Sabaton on a 15-country, 23-date European arenas tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland.

“We will be planning the full Cell-0 tour to be at the next level in terms of how we frame our performance,” added Toppinen, “because we don’t know any other way.” With North American dates being planned now, the band’s confirmed dates are below.

JANUARY

17 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland

18 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

19 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

21 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria

22 Arena, Budapest, Hungary

24 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland

25 Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany

26 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

28 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

30 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

31 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany

FEBRUARY

1 König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany

2 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium

4 Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

5 Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain

7 Zenith, Paris, France

8 Wembley Arena, London, UK

9 Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

11 Spiorthalle, Hamburg, Germany

12 Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark

14 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden

15 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden

16 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

Cello-0 will be available in a variety of formats and pre-orders can be placed at https://www.apocalyptica.com

* CD Mediabook

* Heavy-weight double vinyl with etching artwork housed in a 6-panel gatefold with 12″ 20-page booklet

* Deluxe D2C bundles

* Digital Download and Streaming

Cell-0:

PRODUCED BY: APOCALYPTICA

RECORDING, EDITING and ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION: JOONAS PARKKONEN at SONIC PUMP STUDIOS, HELSINKI (FI)

MIXED BY: ANDREW SCHEPS at PUNKERPAD, TITTON (UK)

Apocalyptica is:

Eicca Toppinen – Cello

Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello

Paavo Lötjönen – Cello

Mikko Sirén – Drums