Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica spoke to Mexico’s Summa Inferno magazine about his band’s plans for a follow-up to 2020’s “Cell-0” LP. He said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
We have started to talk about the next possible album. But in the meanwhile, we’ve been recording individual songs so we could release something constantly. So now we have already [planned out the] three next releases after [the recent single] “I’ll Get Through It”. We’re gonna have something for the later [part] of the year as well; we’re gonna have something for the winter. So we are working on different fields — on the instrumental field, on some special fields and then also on the vocal field.
I would guess we’ll start to write for the new album. We’ve been starting to talk about what it could be, what would be exciting to do for us, but [those discussions have] not [gone] very far yet. Because the mindset is now we’re doing the “Cell-0” tour. And it’s not that easy at the same time to get very high inspiration and motivation to write a new album, because writing a new album and recording it is a huge process; it takes a lot of time [and] a lot of energy. So, now we have so much touring that it’s not possible to do it now. But I think we [will be] starting on it [soon].Eicca Toppinen of Apocalyptica
Released last month, “I’ll Get Through It” was written for Apocalyptica by American award-winning songwriter Diane Warren. It features Franky Perez — guest vocalist in Apocalyptica‘s 2015 record “Shadowmaker” — as well as Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath on bass guitar.
“I’ll Get Through It” marks the first collaboration between Apocalyptica and Perez since he sang on “Shadowmaker”, which adds to the excitement for the members of Apocalyptica, according to Perttu Kivilaakso.
We are more than thrilled working with our great and talented friend Franky Perez again! It’s been a while since our previous collaborations in “Shadowmaker” album and tour, and we are also highly awaiting for getting back on road with him this April all across the States!Perttu Kivilaakso of Apocalyptica