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Apocalyptica Debuts New Song Featuring Sabatons Joakim Brodén

Finland’s multi-Platinum cello metal act Apocalyptica have released a brand-new track and music video, “Live Or Die featuring Joakim Brodén of Sabaton. The song, which boasts what is certainly one of the most dynamic liaisons in heavy metal – the spellbinding music of Apocalyptica and the potent, iconic vocals of Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén – is a fierce battle cry focused on the desecration of our planet.

“Live Or Die” was composed by Apocalyptica and recorded in Finland with Apocalyptica and Martin Hansen (Scorpions) producing. The video, directed by Ville Juurikkala and filmed in Berlin, Germany on January 25, is a fiery performance piece that features Brodén on vocals.

Apocalyptica and Sabaton have a new but notable history of collaboration. Most recently, the two bands recorded a version of the 2010 Sabaton track “Angels Calling,” released in November 2019, with a companion music video. In addition, Apocalyptica was Special Guest on Sabaton’s just-concluded, critically-acclaimed, SRO, 15-country European tour, that included Apocalyptica joining Sabaton onstage every night for a half dozen songs.

Apocalyptica’s Upcoming Shows

MARCH (headline dates)
12 Logomo, Turku, Finland
14 Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15 Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27 Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

APRIL
13 Échos & Merveilles, Le Bascala, Bruguières, France

MAY
1 Guitar Guinness Record, Wroclaw, Poland

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR
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 Queen Elisabeth Theatre, 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 Amfiteáter Raca, Bratislava, Slovakia
19 Amfiteáter, Terchova, Slovakia
20 Nummirock Metal Festival, Kauhajoki, Finland

AUGUST
7 Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland

OCTOBER (The Epica Apocalypse Tour 2020 – co-headline with Epica)
21 Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
22 Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland
23 Fabrique, Milan, Italy
25 Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
26 Hala Vodova, Brno, Czech Republic
27 Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
29 Berns, Stockholm, Sweden
30 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
31 Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOVEMBER
2 Capitol, Hannover, Germany
3 Docks, Hamburg, Germany
4 Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
6 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
8 Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
9 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
21 Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland (Apocalyptica headline date)
26 Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
28 Gamma, Murcia, Spain
29 La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
30 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain

DECEMBER
3 Zenith, Paris, France
4 AB, Brussels, Belgium
5 Roundhouse, London, UK
7 O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
8 O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
9 Academy, Manchester, UK
11 AFAS Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
15 Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne, Germany
16 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
17 MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany

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