APOCALYPTICA To Perform Eight-Minute Medley During EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
11.05.2007 | Source: Blabbermouth.net
Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will perform an eight-minute medley tomorrow (Saturday, May 12) during the Eurovision Song Contest broadcast in front of several million TV viewers.
During the summer the band will open for METALLICA on several shows in Europe. APOCALYPTICA has also booked two gigs in Sweden in the fall — at Arenan in Stockholm on October 19 and at KB in Malmö on October 20. Tickets will go on sale May 14.
As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA has just finished filming a video in Los Angeles with director Tony Petrossian (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, RISE AGAINST, SLIPKNOT) for the song "I'm Not Jesus". Making a guest appearance in the track and the clip is STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor.
"I'm Not Jesus" is expected to be included on APOCALYPTICA's new studio album, tentatively due in September/October.
APOCALYPTICA is a Finnish band consisting of three (formerly four) classically trained cellists and, since 2003, a drummer. Their speciality is metal music played on cellos (cello rock), though they also play classical music. They are all graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
APOCALYPTICA's first album, 1996's "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos", consisted solely of METALLICA covers.
APOCALYPTICA released its double-DVD set, "The Life Burns Tour", in the U.S. on February 6.
SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo took part in a recording session with APOCALYPTICA last fall (photo) during SLAYER's "Unholy Alliance" tour stop in Helsinki, Finland. The track is expected to appear on APOCALYPTICA's new album.
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