Apocalyptica Releases New Song “Rise Again” featuring Epica
Finnish symphonic metal band Apocalyptica, consisting of Eicca Toppinen (chello), Perttu Kivilaakso (chello), Paavo Lötjönen (chello) and Mikko Sirén (drums) teamed up with Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica to release a new song “Rise Again” on December 16, 2022.
This marks the first collaboration Apocalyptica and Epica.
The song is the new version of an instrumental track “Rise”, which is featured on Apocalyptica's ninth studio album “Cell-0” released in 2020.
The track was written by Apocalyptica and accompanying music video was directed by Lisa Mann.
Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen said of the song, “It was so great to make ‘Rise Again’ with Simone Simons! When we were putting the ‘Epic Apocalypse’ tour together, we were thinking of making this collaboration with Epica even deeper by releasing a song together…We are so happy about the song and really excited about this tour with Epica as it will be something really special and amazing!!!”
- Apocalyptica plans to release their upcoming EP. Eicca Toppinen told Knotfest, “That's very hard to tell, because now we just released this EP ['Metal Classic, Classic Metal', featuring cello-metal reinterpretations of classical bangers]. Probably in December or January — I can't recall the date — there's gonna be the next song; it's a vocal feature. I can't reveal what it is yet. But that's gonna be out then. And there's gonna be other singles released next year. I would guess the next album is not gonna be before '24 — a full album.”
Photo by Krzysztof Zatycki
- source : Apple Music