Apocalyptica are aiming towards April 2015 for the release of their next album, according to a post on the band’s website today.
The band has confirmed that Grammy award winner Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with the likes of Mastodon, Deftones, and Foo Fighters, will be at the helm as producer. Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen confirmed that the band have moved their European tour – which was due to run from early April to early May – to October and November, so that they can get the album finished. “In order to properly finish and promote the record, the European dates unfortunately need to be postponed. We are truly sorry to those of you who had purchased tickets and have been disappointed by the news, but we realized there is not enough time to put together and rehearse for a full headline-show” said Toppinen.
The band recently arrived in Nashville, Tennessee for recording, an experience that Toppinen says has made a big difference: “Having our singer Franky Perez with us for the last few months already made a big difference: For the first time we couldn’t get enough from spending time together at our rehearsal place in Finland but being in Nashville with all our instruments, Franky and Nick now makes us feel like little boys on Christmas. Writing and recording is taking a little longer than expected but I’m sure this will be one of the best Apocalyptica albums and we can’t wait to bring it out for you to hear.”
They’ll still be supporting Sixx:AM on their North America dates in the spring, despite the European tour delay.