Apocalyptica - Cell-0
“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.” - Cell-0
Bristling with an epically baroque life and energy, Cell-0, the ninth studio album by Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica, was released on January 10, 2020. 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.
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.”
PRODUCED BY: APOCALYPTICA
RECORDING, EDITING and ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION: JOONAS PARKKONEN at SONIC PUMP STUDIOS, HELSINKI (FI)
MIXED BY: ANDREW SCHEPS at PUNKERPAD, TITTON (UK)
- Eicca Toppinen – Cello
- Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello
- Paavo Lötjönen – Cello
- Mikko Sirén – Drums
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