THE RASMUS & APOCALYPTICA have released a new single “Venomous Moon”, out today on Playground Music.
“Venomous Moon is about isolation and being separated from the world, but I wrote it before the virus came along. I must have caught a glimpse of the future, which then added a whole new layer of melancholy to the song,” explains singer Lauri.
Venomous Moon is the second single from The Rasmus coming album, recorded during the pandemic, with the band members being stranded in Hawaii, Helsinki and Sydney and with the producer Joshua in England. It is co-produced by Martin Hansen, who has worked with The Rasmus on four albums, including their breakthrough single In the Shadows. He has also worked with Apocalyptica before, who are contributing to the track with intense cello riffs of the kind that is their trademark. The Rasmus’ singer Lauri Ylönen and Apocalyptica have joined forces earlier, on the songs Bittersweet and Life Burns.
The music video is directed by Vertti Virkajärvi and produced by No Office. Both bands are performing in the video, which is inspired by the “Stranger Things” TV series and features spooky creatures stemming from the same deep forests as the Groke in the Moomin stories.
The Rasmus will embark on a World Tour in the fall of 2022. Tour Dates can be found listed below.
Details about the coming album will be announced soon.
10 Germany Hamburg / Markthalle
11 Germany Berlin / Metropol
12 Poland Warsaw / Proxima
13 Poland Krakow / Kwadrat
14 Germany Leipzig / Taubchental
15 Czech Rep. Prague / Forum Karlin
17 Hungary Budapest / BNMC
18 Austria Vienna / Ottakringer Brauerei
19 Germany Munich / Neue Theaterfabrik
21 Italy Milan / Fabrique
22 Switzerland Bern / Bierhubeli
23 France Paris / La Maroquinerie
24 Luxembourg Esch-Sur-Alzette / Rockhal
25 Germany Wiesbaden / Schlachthof (Halfhouse)
27 Germany Cologne / LMH
28 Holland Haarlem / Patronaat
30 England Nottingham / Rock City
31 England Manchester / O2 Ritz
01 Scotland Glasgow / Garage
02 England Bristol / O2 Academy
03 England London / O2 Forum Kentish Town
05 Ukraine Kiev / Mc Hall
06 Ukraine Lviv / Malevich Club
07 Ukraine Odessa / Musical Comedy Theatre
08 Ukraine Dnipro / Shynnic House Of Culture
09 Ukraine Kharekiv
11 Russia Moscow / Stadium
12 Russia St Petersburg / A2