LOS ANGELES, CA (Friday, November 1, 2019) - Finland's multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica announces a spectacular new music video for "Rise" which can be seen HERE. Integrated with the achingly beautiful new song from the band's upcoming studio album Cell-0, due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Records), "Rise," an impressionistic painting come to life, enacts the humanity that we all share and the power and gravity of one-on-one interactions.
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 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