| August 20, 2010|
20 August 2010
| 46:17 (standard edition)
57:42 (deluxe edition)|
Wagner Reloaded-Live in Leipzig
Symphonic metal, Cello rock, Progressive metal
Joe Barresi, Howard Benson
Apocalyptica albums, Symphonic metal albums
7th Symphony is the seventh studio album by the Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica. It was released on August 20, 2010 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, August 23, 2010 in the rest of the world, and August 24, 2010 in the U.S. and Canada. Released three years after their previous album Worlds Collide, Apocalyptica has stayed with the tradition of having 4 tracks with featured vocalists, the remaining tracks are all instrumental. Dave Lombardo of Slayer is once again featured on drums, on the track entitled "2010". The band has been touring with touring vocalist Tipe Johnson in support of the album in Europe, Mexico, Canada, US and Venezuela since the summer of 2010.
The first single "End of Me" with Gavin Rossdale of Bush on vocals, was premiered on Finnish Radio Ylex on June 7, 2010. It received radio play June 28, 2010, and its release date was on August 6, 2010 in Germany. The second single from the album, "Broken Pieces" with Lacey Sturm of Flyleaf, was released in October 2010. The third single, "Not Strong Enough" featuring Brent Smith, was released in November 2010, but not in the US, where another version of the song, featuring Doug Robb of Hoobastank on vocals, impacted US radio on January 18, 2011. The song was re-recorded with Robb after the band failed to secure the rights to release the song with Smith's vocals to the US radio from Shinedown's label, Atlantic Records. Accordingly, the promotional video for "Not Strong Enough" was re-released with Doug Robb replacing all scenes that were initially shot with Brent Smith.
The track "Bring Them to Light" was originally written for Worlds Collide, but both Joe Duplantier (of Gojira) and Apocalyptica were unhappy with the original, and so they decided to re-work the track, and re-record it for their next studio album.
All tracks produced by Joe Barresi, except for "Not Strong Enough" and "Broken Pieces" produced by Howard Benson.
7th Symphony was released in six different formats.
Contains the standard 10-track album.
Contains the standard 10-track album.
Contains 12 songs (additional tracks being "Through Paris in A Sportscar" and "The Shadow of Venus") and a bonus DVD with filmed acoustic recordings from a session at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, recorded on June 4, 2010.
Digital download versions include the standard 10-track edition and the limited 12-track edition of the album, with additional bonus tracks "Spiral Architect" or "Return Game". The iTunes bonus track "Spiral Architect" is a cover of Black Sabbath and was also featured in the free CD available with the September 2010 issue of Metal Hammer.
A cello-shaped USB stick with 10 songs, plus "Through Paris In A Sports Car " and "The Shadow Of Venus", as well as "End Of Me" video, On the Road with Apocalyptica tour film (Ukraine 2010) and digital booklet.
Contains standard 10-track album. Released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland only.Perttu Kivilaakso – cello, additional vocals
Paavo Lötjönen – cello, additional vocals
Mikko Sirén – drums, percussion, additional vocals; double bass on 'Beautiful' (live bonus DVD)
Eicca Toppinen – cello, additional vocals
Joe Barresi – producer, mixer
Howard Benson – producer, keyboards and programming (on "Not Strong Enough" and "Broken Pieces")
Chris Lord-Alge – mixer (on "Not Strong Enough")
Johnny Andrews – additional vocals
Lauri Porra of Stratovarius – bass
Paul Bushnell – bass (on "Not Strong Enough" and "Broken Pieces")
Guest musiciansGavin Rossdale of Bush – vocals on "End of Me"
Brent Smith of Shinedown – vocals on "Not Strong Enough (Album Version)"
Doug Robb of Hoobastank vocals on "Not Strong Enough (US Single Version)"
Dave Lombardo of Slayer – drums on "2010"
Lacey Mosley of Flyleaf – vocals on "Broken Pieces"
Joe Duplantier of Gojira – vocals on "Bring Them to Light"
1At the Gates of Manala7:037th Symphony (album) Wikipedia
2End of Me3:29
3Not Strong Enough3:36