Apocalyptica: New Video, “en Route to Mayhem,” Journeys to a Post-humanity Future


LOS ANGELES, CA – THURSDAY, December 12, 2019 – “En Route To Mayhem,” the new music video from Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica, transports the viewer to a fantastical post-humanity future.  This imaginary world is barren, dusty, and littered with broken pieces of things once considered essential to humankind:  bits of plastic, a teddy bear, crumbling structures, cell phones and computers, bleached bones, and long-forgotten musical instruments.  The setting is devoid of mankind, but brimming with the hope of new life; and then one day, thunder, lightning, and one drop at a time, it begins to rain, and Mother Nature steps in. Check out the “En Route to Mayhem” video HERE.
Said Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen, “‘En Route To Mayhem’ is a journey of hedonic needs growing into greed and aggression, driving into inner mayhem and ending without satisfaction. This video underlines the fact that however we think we are in control by destroying things and life around us, life itself will take over in the end, always. We are not in control of the bigger picture, and we should be aware of it and raise our respect to life around us.”
The “En Route to Mayhem” video is in support of Apocalyptica’s upcoming album, Cell-0, due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Music).  Produced by Apocalyptica – cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén – mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, the recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music.  Cell-0 is the quartet’s first instrumental album in 17 years and found the musicians challenging themselves to discover new flavors and colors in their respective instruments.  For Cell-0 pre-order options, go to this location.  
In concert, Apocalyptica is known for its moving and bombastic live performances with sparse production but an abundance of head banging.  The band will kick off the New Year as Special Guest on Sabaton’s 15-country, 23-date European arena tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland.  Apocalyptica has also announced the first leg of its 2020 North American tour that starts May 3 in Orlando Florida and will see the band performing in 20 cities over a three-week period, wrapping up on May 26 in Boston, MA.  With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica’s performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as from the band’s rich catalogue.  Lacuna Coil will support on all North American dates.  Tickets are on sale now; go to https://www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing  details. 
Apocalyptica’s confirmed 2020 tour dates are as follows:

JANUARY  (with Sabaton)
17  Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18  Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
20  Culture Factory, Zagreb, Hungary*
21  Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
22  Arena, Budapest, Hungary
24  Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
25  Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
26  O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
28  Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
30  Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
31  Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
* Apocalyptica headline date
FEBRUARY  (with Sabaton)
 1   König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
 2   Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
 4   Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
 5   Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
 7   Zenith, Paris, France
 8   Wembley Arena, London, UK
 9   Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11  Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12  Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
14  Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
15  Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
16  Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
MARCH  (headline dates)
12  Logomo, Turku, Finland
14  Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15  Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27  Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28  Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
 3   The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
 4   The Masquerade – Heaven, Atlanta, GA
 6   Emo’s, Austin, TX
 7   House of Blues, Houston, TX
 9   Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
10  The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
11  The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
12  The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
13  Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14  The Showbox, Seattle, WA
15  Imperial, Vancouver, BC  Canada
17  Midway, Edmonton, AB  Canada
18  The Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  Canada
20  First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
21  House of Blues, Chicago, IL
22  The Opera House, Toronto, ON  Canada
23  MTelus, Montreal, QC  Canada
24  Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
25  Webster Hall, New York, NY
26  Big Night Live, Boston, MA
JUNE  (headline dates)
18  Hant Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
19  Amfithéater, Terchova, Slovakia

Cello-0 will be available in a variety of formats and pre-orders can be placed at   www.apocalyptica.com
* CD Mediabook
* Heavy-weight double vinyl with etching artwork housed in a 6-panel gatefold with 12″ 20-page booklet 
* Deluxe D2C bundles
* Digital Download and Streaming

Apocalyptica is: 
Eicca Toppinen – Cello 
Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello 
Paavo Lötjönen – Cello 
Mikko Sirén – Drums

APOCALYPTICA  L-R:  Perttu Kivilaakso, Mikko Sirén, Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen Photo Credit:  Ville Juurikkala www.apocalyptica.com