APOCALYPTICA RELEASE NEW EP “METAL CLASSIC, CLASSIC METAL” AND SINGLE “FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEES”


The Finnish four piece Apocalyptica have dropped their very own Cello-Metal reinterpretation of classical bangers with the new EP Metal Classic, Classic Metal. Release day also sees the band unleash the focus track ‘Flight of the Bumblebees‘ originally by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow.
 
On the EP’s focus track, Perttu Kivilaakso states:
“‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ is one of the most well-known virtuosic pieces. I have played it during my classical years many times, always aiming for faster and faster performances. This time I thought it would be the coolest thing to make a rough and heavy ‘Bee’ for our band, basically creating the slowest and most doomy ‘Bumblebee’ ever! It’s fascinating how musical structures can work out in many various ways! This ‘Bee’ is heavy and angry, but surely flies out with a smile on her face and a blink in it’s eye!”


Metal Classic, Classic Metal also includes a new version of Beethoven’s ‘5th Symphony’ as well as a re-do of Maurice Ravel’s ‘Bolero’. The full EP is available HERE.
 
Apocalyptica will be touring the US extensively in 2022, as well as playing multiple Summer festivals, among other dates, before hitting Europe with the aptly named “Epic Apocalypse Tour” alongside Epica and Wheel. All dates can be found below. 
 
APOCALYPTICA – Tour Dates 2022/2023
 
US Tour /w Leprous and Wheel
08.09.22 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09.09.22 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10.09.22 – Blue Ridge, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
11.09.22 – Harrisbrug, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
13.09.22 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
14.09.22 – Long Island, NY – Paramount
15.09.22 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
16.09.22 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
17.09.22 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
18.09.22 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
19.09.22 – Ft Wayne, IN – Pierres
21.09.22 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
22.09.22 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
23.09.22 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
24.09.22 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
25.09.22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles
26.09.22 – Sauget, IL – Pops
27.09.22 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
28.09.22 – Denver, CO – Summit
30.09.22 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
01.10.22 – San Diego, CA – Observatory
02.10.22 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
04.10.22 – Las Vegas, NV – Bowl
05.10.22 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
06.10.22 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
07.10.22 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
 
08.10.22 – Guadelajara, MX – Coordenada Festival
12.11.22 – Wroclaw (PL) – Hala Stulecia
 
Finnish Tour w/ Wheel
16.11.22 – Tampere (FI) – Pakkahuone
17.11.22 – Oulu (FI) – Tullisali
18.11.22 – Seinajoki (FI) – Rytmikorjaamo
19.11.22 – Kupio (FI) – Musiikkikeskus
20.11.22 – Helsinki (FI) – Ice Hall (*special guests – Leprous)
 
“The Epic Apocalypse Tour” w/ Epica and Wheel
19.01.23 – Vilnius (LT) – Compensa Concert Hall
20.01.23 – Riga (LV) – Arena Riga
21.01.23 – Tallinn (EE) – Saku Arena
23.01.23 – Oslo (NO) – Sentrum Scene
24.01.23 – Stockholm (SE) – Berns
25.01.23 – Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio
27.01.23 – Amsterdam (NL) – AFAS
28.01.23 – Hamburg (DE) – Georg Elser Halle
29.01.23 – Brussels (BE) – AB
30.01.23 – Bristol (UK) – O2 Academy
01.02.23 – Nottingham (UK) – Rock City
02.02.23 – Glasgow (UK) – O2 Academy
03.02.23 – Manchester (UK) – Academy
04.02.23 – London (UK) – Roundhouse
06.02.23 – Luxembourg (LU) – Atelier
07.02.23 – Paris (FR) – Zenith
08.02.23 – Toulouse (FR) – Le Bikini
10.02.23 – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz 1
11.02.23 – Murcia (ES) – Murcia Gamma
13.02.23 – Madrid (ES) – La Riviera
14.02.23 – Lisbon (PT) – Coliseum
12.03.23 – Hanover (DE) – Capitol
13.03.23 – Colonge (DE) – Carlswerk Victoria
14.03.23 – Wiesbaden (DE) – Schlachthof
15.03.23 – Ludwigsburg (DE) – MHP Arena
17.03.23 – Zurich (CH) – Komplex 4567
18.03.23 – Lausanne (CH) – Metropole
19.03.23 – Milan (IT) – Fabrique
20.03.23 – Munich (DE) – Tonhalle
22.03.23 – Budapest (HU) – Barba Negra
23.03.23 – Vienna (AT) – Gasometer
24.03.23 – Brno (CZ) – Hala Vodova
25.03.23 – Warsaw (PL) – Progresja
27.03.23 – Gdansk (PL) – B90
28.03.23 – Berlin (DE) – Columbiahalle
29.03.23 – Leipzig (DE) – Haus Auensee   

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