I've featured Apocalyptica on the blog before. They are a Finnish orchestral rock band that plays cello unlike you have ever heard before. Their music is awesome to write to, very inspiring in a gothic sense:)
7th Symphony, the new album from Apocalyptica, is set to be released August 24th, 2010 in North America. The cover is absolutely stunning!
From the Apocalyptica newsletter:
The first single, “End Of Me”, is featuring Gavin Rossdale, best known as vocalist of the British alternative rock band Bush. The album also features a number of other notable guest performances: Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo plays on "2010", "Bring Them To Light" features Joseph Duplantier, singer and guitarist of the French death metal band Gojira, "Broken Pieces" is a cooperation with Flyleaf singer Lacey and "Not Strong Enough" is sung by Brent Smith (Shinedown).