APOCALYPTICA - Partner Up With Former Guest Vocalist Franky Perez & Geezer Butler Of Black Sabbath For New Single “I’ll Get Through It”

The Finnish cello-rock quartet Apocalyptica have once again partnered up with some of the biggest names in rock music to deliver their new single “I’ll Get Through It”. The song, written for the band by American award-winning songwriter Diane Warren, features Franky Perez – guest vocalist in Apocalyptica’s 2015 record Shadowmaker – as well as Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath on bass guitar.

Apocalyptica will be touring the US extensively in 2022, as well as playing multiple Summer festivals, among other dates, before hitting Europe with the aptly named “Epic Apocalypse Tour” alongside Epica and Wheel. All dates can be found at the bottom of the press release.

The song was born out of a visit Geezer & Franky paid to their friend Diane, who had already written the track “Not Strong Enough” for Apocalyptica, included in their 2010 record 7th Symphony. “Franky & I were visiting my friend, Diane Warren, at her studio. She played us this song, saying that she thought it would work well with Frankie’s voice. He gave it a try on the spot. We loved it. Franky then suggested sending it to Apocalyptica. They loved it, and the rest is history”, comments Geezer.

Franky Perez shares the same feeling of enthusiasm upon hearing the track for the first time – “I knew this song was special from the moment Diane Warren played it for Geezer and me. So much so, that I framed the lyrics from the session the very next day. They have been hanging on my wall ever since. This song speaks to me lyrically which made for an honest performance. Musically, there is no better collaboration than Geezer and Apocalyptica to do the song the justice it deserves. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.”

“I’ll Get Through It” marks the first collaboration between Apocalyptica and Franky 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 also adds, about the song: “’I’ll Get Through It’ – is a meaningful and beautiful song by an incredible songwriter Diane Warren, with whom we’ve also had the pleasure of working with before. We can’t wait for you to hear the final result… falling in love again with Franky’s sensual performance, Geezer’s earthshakingly powerful bass, and our wistfully haunting cellos, among the inevitable presence of all the rhythms and groove!”

“We hope you’ll enjoy the track as much as we do! Gonna be a blast performing it also live!”

Get the single: https://apocalyptica.ffm.to/frankyperezgeezerbutler

APOCALYPTICA – Tour Dates 2022/2023

20.05.22 – Dresden (DE) – Musikfestspiele 
02.06-07.06.22 – Helsinki/Kiel (FI/DE) – Full Metal Cruise 
17.06.22 – Terchova (SK) – Amfiteater Raca 
18.06.22 – Bratislava (SK) – Amfiteater 
25.06.22 – Kauhajoki (FI) – Nummirock Metal Festival 
02.07.22 – Karjaa (FI) – Raasepori Festival 
09.07.22 – Kyiv (UA) – Atlas Festival 
05.08.22 – Olavinlinna (FI) – Savonlina Boxing Night 
31.08.22 – Cluj-Napoca (RO) – FORM Space 
01.09.22 – Bucharest (RO) – Arenele Romane 
03.09.22 – Plovdiv (BG) – Summer Theatre 
12.11.22 – Wroclaw (PL) – Hala Stulecia

“The Epic Apocalypse Tour” w/ Epica and Wheel

19.01.23 – Vilnius (LT) – Compensa Concert Hall 
20.01.23 – Riga (LV) – Arena Riga 
21.01.23 – Tallinn (EE) – Saku Arena 
23.01.23 – Oslo (NO) – Sentrum Scene 
24.01.23 – Stockholm (SE) – Berns 
25.01.23 – Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio 
27.01.23 – Amsterdam (NL) – AFAS 
28.01.23 – Hamburg (DE) – Georg Elser Halle 
29.01.2 – Brussels (BE) – AB 
06.02.23 – Luxembourg (LU) – Atelier 
07.02.23 – Paris (FR) – Zenith 
08.02.23 – Toulouse (FR) – Le Bikini 
10.02.23 – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz 1 
11.02.23 – Murcia (ES) – Murcia Gamma 
13.02.23 – Madrid (ES) – La Riviera 
14.02.23 – Lisbon (PT) – Coliseum 
12.03.23 – Hanover (DE) – Capitol 
13.03.23 – Colonge (DE) – Carlswerk Victoria 
14.03.23 – Wiesbaden (DE) – Schlachthof 
15.03.23 – Ludwigsburg (DE) – MHP Arena 
17.03.23 – Zurich (CH) – Komplex 4567 
18.03.23 – Lausanne (CH) – Metropole 
19.03.23 – Milan (IT) – Fabrique 
20.03.23 – Munich (DE) – Tonhalle 
22.03.23 – Budapest (HU) – Barba Negra 
23.03.23 – Vienna (AT) – Gasometer 
24.03.23 – Brno (CZ) – Hala Vodova 
25.03.23 – Warsaw (PL) – Progresja 
27.03.23 – Gdansk (PL) – B90 
28.03.23 – Berlin (DE) – Columbiahalle 
29.03.23 – Leipzig (DE) – Haus Auensee