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Sounds | Apocalyptica, I'll Get Through It (ft. Geezer Butler & Franky Perez

Ik heb misschien bij eerdere albums niet opgelet, maar ik schrok me te pletter toen ik dit hoorde. Niet dat ik nu een grote Apocalyptica fan ben, maar toen de band begon als een soort 'coverband' met een geheel eigen insteek (de cello's), trok dat wel mijn aandacht en hun laatste album ging er bij mij vlot in. het schrikken had te maken met dit nummer: geschreven door de grote Diane Warren, gekend van de meest succesvolle, kleffe ballads die je je maar kan inbeelden. Allemaal songs die grotendeels de U.S. charts topten en domineerden. En verleerd heeft die het niet: Warren, samen met kweler Perez zorgen ook hier voor een portie stroop dat het geen naam heeft. Wat meneer Butler hier komt zoeken, snap ik niet. Voor de liefhebbers.

LIVE vrijdag 27 januari 2023, AFAS Live (Amsterdam)

zondag 29 januari 2023, Ancienne Belgique (Brussel) (met Epica & Wheel)


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 Butlerof Black Sabbath on bass guitar.

Apocalyptica will be touring Europe with the aptly named“Epic Apocalypse Tour” alongside Epica and Wheel.

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!


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