Apocalyptica to release new studio album “Cell-0” on January 10th 2020

Apocalyptica Cell-0 cover
Bristling with an epically baroque life and energy, “Cell-0”, the ninth studio album by Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica, will be released on January 10th, 2020, via Silver Lining Music.

The recording of “Cell-0” followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band - Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lotjonen, and Mikko Siren, 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. “Ashes of the Modern World” is the album’s first single and music video, both released today. This powerful video was directed by the award-winning Finnish photographer/videographer Ville Juurikkala, who has worked with a wide variety of prominent artists from Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith to opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Watch the video below.

Says the band:
“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” will be available in a variety of formats and pre-orders can be placed here.

• 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

1. Ashes of the Modern World
2. Cell-0
3. Rise
4. En Route to Mayhem
5. Call My Name
6. Fire & Ice
7. Scream for the Silent
8. Catharsis
9. Beyond the Stars

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”.

In support of the release of “Cell-0”, Apocalyptica will special guest with Sabaton on a 15-country, 23-date European arenas tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Toppinen added:
“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”.

European Tour Dates 2020:
Jan 17 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 18 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
Jan 19 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Jan 21 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Jan 22 Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Jan 24 Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
Jan 25 Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
Jan 26 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Jan 28 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Jan 30 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Jan 31 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Feb 1 Konig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Feb 2 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
Feb 4 Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Feb 5 Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
Feb 7 Zenith, Paris, France
Feb 8 Wembley Arena, London, UK
Feb 9 Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Feb 11 Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Feb 12 Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 14 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
Feb 15 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 16 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

Eicca Toppinen – Cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello
Paavo Lötjönen – Cello
Mikko Siren – Drums