|Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen comments, “‘En Route To Mayhem’ is a journey of hedonic needs growing into greed and aggression, driving into inner mayhem and ending without satisfaction. This video underlines the fact that however we think we are in control by destroying things and life around us, life itself will take over in the end, always. We are not in control of the bigger picture, and we should be aware of it and raise our respect to life around us.”
The ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video is in support of Apocalyptica’s upcoming album, Cell-0, due out January 10th, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Produced by Apocalyptica – cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki.
The recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band 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. For Cell-0 pre-order options, go to this location.
Perttu Kivilaakso comments: “Cell-0 has a concept which is to challenge the listeners to question themselves and ask “Am I doing the best I can for the environment, for other beings? Is there still something I can change?”
To highlight environmental issues, the band wanted to ask fans to do something for our planet; so to coincide with the release of the new video, they have launched a very special competition, which will give fans the chance to win the opportunity for Apocalyptica to play in their living room.
To enter, fans will need to show the band how they are making the planet a healthier place for everyone. Fans can head to their Facebook page and comment with photos/videos showing what they are doing to help the planet and telling the band why they should be picked as a winner.
To find out more information, head to the band’s Facebook page. The online contest is open to all European fans from now and will close at 7:00 pm CET Friday, January 10th, 2020. Full terms and conditions can be found at this location.
In concert, Apocalyptica are known for their moving live performances and will kick off the New Year as Special Guests on Sabaton’s 15-country, 23-date European arena tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica’s performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as from the band’s rich catalogue.
Tickets are on sale now; go to
https://www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing details.
APOCALYPTICA 2020 TOUR DATES
17.01. Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18.01. Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19.01. Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
20.01 Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
21.01. Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
22.01. Arena, Budapest, Hungary
24.01 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
25.01. Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
26.01. O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
28.01. Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
30.01. Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
31.01. Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
01.02. König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
02.02. Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
04.02. Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
05.02. Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
07.02. Zenith, Paris, France
08.02. Wembley Arena, London, UK
09.02. Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11.02. Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12.02. Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
14.02. Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
15.02. Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
16.02. Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
12.03. Logomo, Turku, Finland
14.03. Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15.03. Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27.03. Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28.03. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
18.06. Hant Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
19.06. Amfithéater, Terchova, Slovakia
Cello-0 will be available in a variety of formats and pre-orders can be placed at www.apocalyptica.com
– CD Mediabook
– Heavy-weight double vinyl with etching artwork housed in a triple gatefold with 12” 20-page booklet
– Deluxe D2C bundles
– Digital Download and Streaming
Prouced 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