Finnish metal cellists APOCALYPTICA have issued the following update:
"We are working hard on the pre-production for the forthcoming tour right now. It looks like we can provide a show the first time ALL of us are absolutely proud of. But we do not only work hard to bring you a great show to your city soon, we also setting up the releases for all remaining countries.
"We know a lot of people waiting for news about USA and Canada. We are very happy to announce that we will release 'Worlds Collide' in USA and Canada on February 5, 2008. We will also have news about touring North and South America soon. We are sure we will provide dates for 2008 within the next weeks."
APOCALYPTICA's new album "Worlds Collide", entered the Finnish chart at position No. 8. The CD has also landed on both the German and Swiss charts at No. 10. In Austria, the album opened at No. 13.
"Worlds Collide" has been made available in standard and "deluxe" versions, the latter of which is described as "truly a work of art both in its artwork and its content." The "deluxe" edition contains two bonus tracks — "Ural" and "Dreamer" — as well as a DVD. The DVD contains the "I'm Not Jesus" video along with the "making of" footage, plus an interview from the listening session in Berlin and a photo gallery.
"Worlds Collide" features guest appearances by Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Till Lindemann (RAMMSTEIN), Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), and Adam Gontier (THREE DAYS GRACE).
A five-minute video interview with APOCALYPTICA has been posted online at this location (Real Media).
As previously reported, APOCALYPTICA has launched an official YouTube channel featuring all of their official video clips. Check it out at this location.
APOCALYPTICA's new video for the song "I'm Not Jesus", featuring a guest appearance by Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in in Los Angeles with director Tony Petrossian (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, RISE AGAINST, SLIPKNOT).