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31 Aug
2010

Since they formed in 1993, Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica has released six studio albums featuring numerous cello-based instrumentals along with some vocal-based songs. Whatever styles they’ve explored – from atmospheric interludes to fast, battering rhythms — their music has been gripping, dynamic and full of melody.

For their 7th album, 7th Symphony, the band has composed an album that’s not just symphonic, it’s practically a symphony. This time, the instrumental tracks are pure instrumentals with long, progressive passages. At the same time, 7th Symphony contains songs that rock harder than anything they’ve done since 2001 when they released the epic, transfixing album Cult, their first album to contain mostly originals. In the same way that Cult caused fans to view Apocalyptica from a different perspective, 7th Symphony is the next forward step in the group’s creative evolution. Most of the songs on the disc were produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool) and two of the four vocal numbers were produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach).

iClips is pleased to announce the LIVE broadcast of Apocalyptica on August 31st from The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. The show will start at 9 PM EDT. For more information on the live broadcast go to www.iclips.net/livefaq

24 Aug
2010

The seventh studio album 7th Symphony (iTunes/Amazon MP3/CD), from rock Finnish cello-quartet Apocalyptica just debuted. Apocalyptica’s nationwide tour supporting the release kicks off tonight at the Nokia Theatre in New York City, and will wrap up September 13th at the Roseland Theatre in Portland. The band will play an eclectic mix of favorites from past albums as well as brand new tracks including the explosive “End of Me“, which has been steadily climbing the Billboard Active Rock Chart’s Top 20. Cosmos Gaming calls Apocalyptica’s latest “Hands-down one of the best albums of the year” and the Examiner.com raves, “Apocalyptica has an energy and stage presence that makes it hard to turn away from.”

7th Symphony was produced by Joe Barresi (Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion). The album features eight instrumentals plus four headbangers with guest vocals, including the first single and video “End Of Me” with lead vocals by Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Lacey (Flyleaf), Joe Duplantier (Gojira) and Brent Smith (Shinedown) also make cameos on the album. In addition, producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Creed, My Chemical Romance) returns for production duties on two tracks.

The conservatory-trained musicians of Apocalyptica (three of whom are graduates of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki) started playing Metallica covers in 1993 and in 1996 they released their critically acclaimed debut Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. But it was 2007′s Worlds Collide that broke the band into an international phenomenon. The disc sold over 300k albums in the US, one million digital tracks and featured numerous guest stars including Three Days Grace singer Adam Gontier, whose resounding vocals on “I Don’t Care” blasted Apocalyptica through the stratosphere, and to #1 on the Billboard rock chart.

Stream 7th Symphony on AOL Music here. Buy it on iTunes/Amazon MP3/CD

Apocalyptica U.S. Tour Dates:

August 24 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
August 26 Boston, MA Royale Boston
August 27 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
August 28 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
August 30 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
August 31 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
September 1 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
September 2 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 3 Omaha, NE Slowdown
September 4 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
September 5 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
September 7 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
September 8 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
September 9 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
September 12 Seattle, WA Showbox
September 13 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

08 Jul
2010

Apocalyptica’s new album, 7th Symphony will be released August 24th through Jive Records. The first single off the album is the song “End of Me” which features lead vocals from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. The brand new video for the track is being premiered on Vevo.com, view it here.

You can pre-order your copy of 7th Symphony at Amazon now as well.

7th Symphony was produced by Joe Barresi (Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion), and is scheduled for release August 24. The album will feature eight instrumentals plus four tracks with guest vocals including the first single “End Of Me” featuring lead vocals by Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. In addition, producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Creed, My Chemical Romance) returns for production duties on two tracks on the forthcoming album.

The conservatory-trained musicians of Apocalyptica (three of whom are graduates of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki) started playing Metallica covers in 1993 and in 1996 they released their critically acclaimed debut Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. But it was 2007′s Worlds Collide that broke the band into an international phenomenon. The disc featured numerous guest stars. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor appeared on “I’m Not Jesus,” Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia sang on “S.O.S. (Anything But Love),” Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann performed on a cover of David Bowie and Brian Eno’s “Helden” and Three Days Grace Singer Adam Gontier sang his heart out on “I Don’t Care.” “I Don’t Care” blasted Apocalyptica through the stratosphere, and peaked at number one on the Billboard rock chart. Apocalyptica promoted Worlds Collide with a world tour that included numerous stops in North America.

U.S. Tour Dates
7/15 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
7/16 – Pontiac, MI @ Eagle Theater
7/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

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30 Mar
2010
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With a power-packed line-up led by Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Slash and Three Days Grace, organizers for ROCK ON THE RANGE have announced the daily line-up for America’s premiere destination rock festival, taking place May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, the producers announced that single day, general admission tickets will be available as of Wednesday, March 31.

Amping up the ROTR experience this year are Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV and Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M.’s Nikki Sixx. The dark and alluring Mistress Juliya is serving as the hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies for the event, and Sixx will host his nationally syndicated Premiere Radio Networks show “Sixx Sense” from the festival, offering rock fans across the country an inside look at the fourth annual event.

With performances from 38 of the hardest rocking artists on three stages, the daily line-up for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2010 is as follows:

Saturday May 22:

*Monster Energy Stage: Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Puddle Of Mudd, Drowning Pool and Sevendust.

*Kicker Stage: Killswitch Engage, Skillet, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, Violent Soho and Richy Nix.

*Jägermeister Stage: Helmet, Nonpoint, Janus, Taddy Porter and Like A Storm.

Sunday May 23:

*Monster Energy Stage: Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Seether, Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch and Apocalyptica.

*Kicker Stage: Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Anberlin, Escape The Fate, Airbourne and Shaman’s Harvest.

*Jägermeister Stage: Mushroomhead, Cold, Year Long Disaster and Noise Auction.

Beginning Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 AM EDT, single day general admission tickets will be available for $59.50 via www.rockontherange.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office, while supplies last.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, Rock On The Range is a two-day, music and lifestyle event centrally located in the heart of the country that has annually drawn crowds of 30,000 per day since its inception in 2007.

20 Feb
2010
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More than 38 bands will once again come together to celebrate rock at the fourth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE, set for May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The line-up includes first-timer “Rangers” Rob Zombie, Godsmack (in their first announced show of 2010), the return of Limp Bizkit and the festival solo debut of Slash. The two-day line-up for America’s premiere destination rock festival includes some of the most rocking artists in music today. In addition, marking another first for ROCK ON THE RANGE, Mistress Juliya of Fuse TV has signed on as the hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. (See below for the full line-up.)

Sully Erna from Godsmack says: “Fasten your seatbelts baby, here comes Godsmack! I can’t WAIT to get to Columbus for what will be the best Rock On The Range yet! Godsmack is gonna kick some major *@%*!”

Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment, explains: “We designed ROTR 2010 to be the biggest weekend of ROCK at an incredibly low ticket price for the fans affectionately referred to as the ‘Rangers.’ This year’s line-up represents the most compelling mix of bands that we have ever had. Godsmack is one of the most prolific Active Rock bands of all time, and the intrepid Rob Zombie is an unrivaled performer. We are particularly excited about the return of Limp Bizkit, who have been tearing it up at European festivals. It is time for them to come back to America and remind people why they were at one time one of the biggest bands in the world.”

“In four short years, this festival has become like no other in the United States,” added Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “We’ve been fortunate enough to create something that caters to a very specific music lover, and the fans have become truly rabid for it. ROCK ON THE RANGE has become the summer destination for an entire nation of rock fans…It’s amazing really.”

Two-day weekend festival passes start at just $99.50. A special pre-sale for ROCK ON THE RANGE fans will start February 16 and for the first time, fans can buy their tickets this year via a layaway plan.

“The vision of Rock On The Range has always been to provide a premiere rock festival for a very affordable price,” said Mark McCullers, President and General Manager of the Columbus Crew. “Each year we look for new ways to enhance the fans’ experience. Two specific improvements for 2010 are an increased viewing area for our fans at the Jägermeister stage and a layaway plan as an additional payment option for our Rock On The Range fans.”

Details of the layaway plan as well as VIP Packages that include festival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise can be found at www.rockontherange.com. All tickets go on sale February 20 at 10:00 AM (ET) via www.rockontherange.com and www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent line-up of more than 38 bands on three stages: The Monster Energy Mainstage, The Kicker Audio Stage and The Jägermeister Stage. The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn crowds in excess of 30,000 per day since it’s inception in 2007.

The 2010 ROCK ON THE RANGE line-up is as follows: Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Slash, Seether, Rise Against, Deftones, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Coheed & Cambria, Bullet for My Valentine, Puddle Of Mudd, Five Finger Death Punch, Apocalyptica, Drowning Pool, Halestorm, Sevendust, Skillet, Mushroomhead, Helmet, Airbourne, Anberlin, Cold, Nonpoint, 2Cents, Adelitas Way, Shaman’s Harvest, Year Long Disaster, Like A Storm, Taddy Porter, Janus, Columbus’ own Noise Auction and more.

TICKETS ARE ONSALE NOW HERE. Deluxe packages are available here.

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29 Sep
2008

Pic thanks to Marius32 on Flickr

Apocalyptica is a cool European band whose members consist only of cello players and a drummer. They’ve done a bunch of Metallica covers. Their music is mostly instrumental but they have a few songs they do with guest singers like Corey Taylor of Slipknot. Anyways, they played Nokia Theatre in NY on Friday night and here’s a review of the show. They covered Metallica’s “One”. Enjoy the videos


I Don’t Care (w/Toryn Green of Fuel)

Hall of the Mountain King

One (Metallica cover)

One (different angle)

Helden