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Simone Simons of Epica joins Apocalyptica for “Rise Again”

Published / Mon 19 Dec 2022

Simone Simons of Epica joins Apocalyptica for

Photo: Simone Simons of Epica joins Apocalyptica for “Rise Again”  /  Credit: Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica and Epica have joined forces to create the powerful anthem, “Rise Again.” The single precedes a tour in 2023 where both bands will share headlining duties.

This collaboration is an extension of their previous work together; Apocalyptica’s instrumental piece from 2020’s Cell-0 album “Rise” has been reimagined into this distinct new take with Simone Simons’ vocals.

Eicca Toppinen expressed excitement when describing how they carefully crafted the single together:

When we were putting the ‘Epic Apocalypse’ tour together, we were thinking of making this collaboration with Epica even deeper by releasing a song together.

Rise’ from our Cell-0 album had the beauty and feel that we felt could fit perfectly for Simone’s unique voice. We are so happy about the song and really excited about this tour with Epica as it will be something really special and amazing!!!

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On January 23, the “Epic Apocalypse Tour” begins – an exciting collaboration between Apocalyptica and Epica. 26 tour dates will bring the two bands to Norway, Germany, UK and more. Fan favourite “Rise Again”, directed by Lisa Mann may make a comeback as they power through their last performance on March 29 in Leipzig.

Apocalyptica and Epica UK Tour Tickets

Support from Wheel

January 2023

30 – Bristol – O2 Academy

February 2023

01 – Nottingham – Rock City
02 – Glasgow – O2 Academy
03 – Manchester – Academy
04 – London – Roundhouse

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