Finnish cellists Apocalyptica release spellbinding video for ‘Rise’

Apocalyptica have released the spectacular new music video for ‘Rise’ which can be seen HERE.  Integrated with the achingly beautiful new song from the band’s upcoming studio album Cell-0, due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Music), ‘Rise’ is an impressionistic painting come to life, which enacts the humanity that we all share and the power and gravity of one-on-one interactions.

Said director/writer, Lisa Mann, who has created several other music videos for Apocalyptica, “The idea was to make a video that was whimsical and captivating, that would transport the viewer into an alternate dimension that mirrors our society and today’s importance of compassion and empathy.  Characters in this world fall and rise again, and ultimately come together to help each other rise.”

To create the ethereal “other-worldly” look of the ‘Rise’ video, Mann collaborated with cinematographer Jason George who incorporated infrared technology, borrowed from the analogue world and now re-emerging in today’s digital sphere. “Apocalyptica’s music is timeless, very emotional and cinematic, and we wanted the “Rise” video to reflect that.”

Eicca Toppinen continues, “’Rise’ is a statement of hope, there is always a brighter side, no matter how dark or hopeless things seem to be.  To believe in good and beauty, staying true to yourself and not giving up on that.

In support of the release of Cell-0, Apocalyptica – cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén – will special guest with Sabaton on a 15-country, 23-date European arenas tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland.

We will be planning the full Cell-0 tour to be at the next level in terms of how we frame our performance,” added Toppinen, “because we don’t know any other way.”  With North American dates being planned now, the band’s confirmed dates are below.


17  Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland

18  Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

19  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

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


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  Spiorthalle, Hamburg, Germany

12  Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark

14  Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden

15  Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden

16  Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

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