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Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica Biography

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Apocalyptica is a band from Helsinki, Finland consisting of three classically-trained cellists and a drummer. Their specialty is heavy metal music on cellos, though they also play classical music. They started in 1993 by playing covers of Metallica, but once the concept became popular they wrote their own original works, maintaining the thrash metal influences on their albums Inquisition Symphony (mainly covers as well) and Cult. Since Reflections, they have added drums to their recordings and live performances. Members: Eicca Toppinen - cello Perttu Kivilaakso - cello Paavo Lötjönen - cello Mikko Sirén - drums Former Members: Antero Manninen – cello (1996–1999, usually plays live) Max Lilja – cello (1996–2002, when he joined Hevein) Dave Lombardo - drums [session member] (2003-2004, also contributed drums on the songs Betrayal/Forgiveness and Last Hope) Covered bands and composers: Metallica Edvard Grieg Pantera Rammstein Sepultura Slayer Faith No More David Bowie (Helden = 'Heroes' cover in German) Collaborations with: Oomph! Nina Hagen Şebnem Ferah Tomoyasu Hotei Lauri Ylönen (of The Rasmus) Linda Sundblad (of Lambretta) Matthias Sayer (of Farmer Boys) Sandra Nasic (of Guano Apes) Ville Valo (of HIM) Marta Jandova (of Die Happy) Emmanuelle Monet, aka Manu (of Dolly) Max Cavalera (of Soulfly, ex-Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) Matt Tuck (of Bullet for My Valentine) Waltari (of Space Avenue) Corey Taylor (of Stone Sour, Slipknot) Till Lindemann (of Rammstein) Cristina Scabbia (of Lacuna Coil) Adam Gontier (of Three Days Grace) Toryn Green (of Fuel) Mats Levén (of Tiamat)

Apocalyptica Metal Albums

Inquisition Symphony Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

On De-loused in the Comatorium , the Mars Volta approach rock & roll like it’s an ascetic discipline, a calling that comes with lyric sheets as dense and [...]

Apocalyptica Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Apocalyptica, Apocalyptica

Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Take four cellos, mix with a quartet of Finnish classical-music students who possess a note-for-note knowledge of metal giants Metallica, and beat gently. Viola! You have [...]

Worlds Collide Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Apocalyptica, Worlds Collide

Amplified: A Decade of Reinventing the Cello Thumbnail Image
★★★★★

Two disc 2006 collection featuring the best moments from this classically based Finnish quartet’s first decade, including a handful of tracks from their internationally successful Plays [...]

Reflections Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Vagrant first signed this Whitby, Ontario band in 2006 and re-issued their self-released album ”Kezia”. Cobraside will now release the vinyl version of their new studio [...]

Worlds Collide Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Apocalyptica, Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Apocalyptica, Worlds Collide

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