APOCALYPTICA Releases “Ludwig Wonderland” VideoSaturday, 5th October 2013
APOCALYPTICA – the ground-breaking Finnish orchestral rock group – will release Wagner Reloaded – Live In Leipzig, an epic live collaboration with the acclaimed MDR Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, on November 19th via BMG. The album’s release is perfectly timed since 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of iconic German composer Richard Wagner.
“Ludwig Wonderland” is the first out of three live clips for APOCALYPTICA’s live CD Wagner Reloaded, which was recorded in July, in Leipzig, Germany. For Wagner Reloaded – Live In Leipzig, APOCALYPTICA created new compositions based on Wagner’s body of work and his life, teaming with award-winning choreographer and dancer Gregor Seyffert to stage a brilliant and magical, cross-genre event featuring a live concert and theatrical production.
“We’ve been asked many times to do this type of project, but this is the first one we got excited about,” explains APOCALYPTICA’s Eicca Toppinen. “The mission was to celebrate Wagner, we took elements of his life and used his original music and rearranged it. It was like writing a score for a movie, I had a list of themes and I had to think about the length of scenes and write the music while envisioning APOCALYPTICA performing on a massive stage with the symphony, choir and one-hundred dancers.”