chamber music

Epica enter studio to record their new album

Dutch symphonic metal giant Epica recently have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities to record their new album and follow-up to the successful “The Holographic Principle”. The band will be recording again together with producer Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Ayreon).
 
In the studio, the band is joined by Panda Productions, who will record behind the scene footage of this recording process. The band just launched their first studio vlog on the band’s YouTube channel - check it out below.
 

Epica and Apocalyptica announce Fall & Winter 2020 European co-headlining Tour

This fall Dutch Symphonic titans Epica and Finnish Cello masters Apocalyptica will join forces for the “Epic Apocalypse Tour”.

The tour comes in support of Epica’s upcoming album, which will be released later this year. Support on all dates will be provided by Helsinki prog metallers Wheel.
 

Apocalyptica

Hi Eicca. How did you come up with the name Apocalyptica initially?
 
E: Well, when we started out, we didn’t think we’ll last long, we thought we’d do a couple of gigs, maybe sell a thousand albums and quietly go away, so we didn’t really have a name. It was the record label guy that suggested it, after we said, we wanted something like Metallica – ICA… that sounded like big and bold. Apocalypse seemed like a good idea.
 
 

JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland to release debut album “Oscillospira” on April 24th 2020

Brooklyn based composer/producer/performer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Manorexia, Xordox) - who has collaborated with the likes of Zola Jesus, Melvins, Swans, Kronos Quartet and many others, and is the composer for the highly acclaimed animated TV series “Archer” and “Venture Bros” - and Swedish multi-instrumentalist and theatre music composer Simon Steensland collaborate on a new album “Oscillospira”, due out on April 24th, 2020, via Ipecac Recordings.

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

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.