Silver Lining Logo
Annihilator Banner

News & Stories

APOCALYPTICA, FINLAND’S CELLO ROCK BAND RELEASE NEW ALBUM “CELL-0”

Ground-breaking Cross-Genre Quartet Returns to its Non-Vocal Roots with the release of their 9th Studio Album, Cell-0

Bristling with an epically baroque life and energy, Cell-0, the ninth studio album by Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica, is released today (Silver Lining Music). The recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band - Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lötjönen, and Mikko Sirén, all of whom are classically-trained musicians - a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music. Cell-0 is the quartet’s first instrumental album in 17 years and found the musicians challenging themselves to discover new flavours and colours in their respective instruments.

Perttu explains:

“It is tough to express without lyrics, but in Cell-0, we found particles of our universe previously unknown to us. Millions of notes combine to create music just as millions of cells combine to create life, and when you visualize the whole thing, similar patterns appear. When you look at symphonic sheet music, it looks similar to starry skies, and when I look up at the sky and see the stars, I also see them as potential notes. There are people suffering, and people not treating our planet properly, so there is anxiety at the state of the world. Many of the songs on Cell-0 refer to the blindness and greed of humanity”

View the band's new music videos, ‘Ashes Of The Modern World’ and ‘Rise’ and ‘En Route To Mayhem’ HERE.

Cell-0 is available in a variety of formats available at go to this location.

  • • 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

Produced by Apocalyptica, mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Cell-0 sees the band soaring into ethereal space on “Ashes Of The Modern World,” while diving head-first into aggressive thrash ‘cello-riffery’ during “En Route To Mayhem.”

Rather than put strategic attention on aspects like writing singles, the band approached Cell-0 as a fully-formed piece of art, connecting the right details and hues with the energy of being a real cello-metal band. By pushing themselves to find other places and levels in their music, Apocalyptica opened up to some seemingly unorthodox methods and emotions while traveling through that creative process.

Said Eicca Toppinen:

“These new songs have so many layers and are so complex, and it’s not always easy to point exactly what they are about. But I think that’s also the beauty of instrumental music, that the listener always can feel free to experience the same songs in very, very different ways. It’s also one reason why we don’t want to explain the songs before they’re experienced.”

Excited to bring Cell-0 on the road, Apocalyptica will be touring throughout 2020.

Said Eicca Toppinen:

“We will be planning the full Cell-0 tour to be at the next level in terms of how we frame our performance, because we don’t know any other way.”

All confirmed dates are below and more to be announced.

JANUARY (with Sabaton)

17 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
20 Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
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 (with Sabaton)

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
10 Zakk, Düsseldorf, Germany*
11 Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12 Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
15 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
16 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

*Headline show without Sabaton

MARCH (headline dates)

12 Logomo, Turku, Finland
14 Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15 Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27 Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

MAY (North American headline dates)

3 The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
4 The Masquerade - Heaven, Atlanta, GA
6 Emo's, Austin, TX
7 House of Blues, Houston, TX
7 Zenith, Paris, France
9 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
10 The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
11 The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
12 The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
13 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
17 Midway, Edmonton, AB Canada
18 The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB Canada
20 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
21 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
22 The Opera House, Toronto, ON Canada
23 MTelus, Montreal, QC Canada
24 Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
25 Webster Hall, New York, NY
26 Big Night Live, Boston, MA

JUNE (headline dates)

18 Hant Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
19 Amfithéater, Terchova, Slovakia

NOV (headline date)

21 Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland

DEC (with Epica)

11 AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 are:

  • Eicca Toppinen – Cello
  • Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello
  • Paavo Lötjönen – Cello
  • Mikko Sirén – Drums

FOLLOW APOCALYPTICA ON:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Website

MetalBlog by Steff

Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.
More information Ok