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APOCALYPTICA Set Release Date For 7th Symphony; First Single Announced

Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA are set to release their seventh studio album, 7th Symphony, on August 23rd in Europe (Germany on August 20th).

The majority of the album was produced by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION) with two other songs produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD, PAPA ROACH).

The first single, 'End Of Me', features Gavin Rossdale, best known as the vocalist of the British alternative rock band BUSH. The album also features a number of other notable guest performances: SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo plays on '2010', 'Bring Them To Light' features Joseph Duplantier, singer and guitarist of the French death metal band GOJIRA, 'Broken Pieces' is a cooperation with FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm and 'Not Strong Enough' is sung by Brent Smith (SHINEDOWN).

The band are set to promote the release of the new album with a worldwide tour in 2010 and beyond. The following dates prior to the release are confirmed already:

May
21 - Nashville, TN - WUBZ Hootenanny
22 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
23 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
29 - Indianapolis, IN - WRZX May Day

July
8 - Mexico City, Mexico - Metropolitain Theatre
9 - Mexico City, Mexico - Metropolitain Theatre
15 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
16 - Pontiac, MI - Eagle Theatre
17 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
18 - Quebec City, QC - Summer Festival
29 - Luzern, Switzerland - Blue Balls Festival
30 - Loreley, Germany - Rockarea Festival
31 - Knebworth, UK - Sonisphere Festival

August
7 - Pori, Finland - Sonisphere Festival
12 - Moscow, Russia - B1

In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Apocalyptica performed a new song entitled 'Beautiful' in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine on March 28th. Fan-filmed footage is available below:

Source: Bravewords.com

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