Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Symphonic Metal Instrumental Metal Finnish Heavy Metal
Apocalyptica is a band from Helsinki, Finland consisting of three classically-trained cellists and a drummer. Their speciality 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. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Worlds Collide
    Worlds Collide
  • Apocalyptica
    Apocalyptica
  • Reflections
    Reflections
  • Inquisition Symphony
    Inquisition Symphony
  • 7th Symphony
    7th Symphony
  • Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
    Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
  • Cult
    Cult
  • Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello
    Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello
  • The Best of Apocalyptica
    The Best of Apocalyptica
  • Repressed
    Repressed
  • Bittersweet
    Bittersweet
  • Amplified: a Decade of Reinventing the Cello
    Amplified: a Decade of Reinventing the Cello
  • Reflections Revised
    Reflections Revised
  • 7th Symphony (Deluxe Version)
    7th Symphony (Deluxe Version)
  • Cult (Special Edition)
    Cult (Special Edition)
  • Amplified: Decade of Reinventing the Cello
    Amplified: Decade of Reinventing the Cello
  • Life Burns
    Life Burns
  • Wie Weit
    Wie Weit
  • Seemann
    Seemann
  • I Don't Care
    I Don't Care
  • Faraway Vol. II
    Faraway Vol. II
  • The Christmas Singles
    The Christmas Singles
  • I'm Not Jesus
    I'm Not Jesus
  • Harmageddon
    Harmageddon
  • How Far
    How Far
  • Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello (Digital Version)
    Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello (Digital Version)
  • Path Vol. 1 & 2
    Path Vol. 1 & 2
  • Life Burns!
    Life Burns!
  • Live
    Live
  • Faraway Vol. 2
    Faraway Vol. 2
  • Worlds Collide Deluxe Version
    Worlds Collide Deluxe Version
  • Greatest Hits
    Greatest Hits
  • S.O.S. (Anything But Love)
    S.O.S. (Anything But Love)
  • Hope, Volume 2
    Hope, Volume 2
  • Apocalyptica (iTunes Version)
    Apocalyptica (iTunes Version)
  • Reflections Revised (CD)
    Reflections Revised (CD)
  • Oh Holy Night
    Oh Holy Night
  • Apocalyptica (Fan Edition)
    Apocalyptica (Fan Edition)
  • Seemann (feat. Nina Hagen)
    Seemann (feat. Nina Hagen)
  • Cult (bonus disc)
    Cult (bonus disc)
  • Best of
    Best of
  • S.O.S. (Anything But Love
    S.O.S. (Anything But Love
  • Metallica by Four Cellos
    Metallica by Four Cellos
  • Apocalyptica (UK Version)
    Apocalyptica (UK Version)
  • Faraway, Volume II (feat. Linda)
    Faraway, Volume II (feat. Linda)
  • Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello (Limited Editon Super Jewel Case)
    Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello (Limited Editon Super Jewel Case)
  • Enter Sandman
    Enter Sandman
  • Path, Volume 2 (feat. Sandra Nasic)
    Path, Volume 2 (feat. Sandra Nasic)

Apocalyptica. Artist Bio

Apocalyptica is a band from Helsinki, Finland consisting of three classically-trained cellists and a drummer. Their speciality 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:
Sami Kuoppamäki - Session Drums
Perttu Kivilaakso - Cello (1995)
Antero Manninen – Cello (1996–1999, usually plays live)
Max Lilja – Cello (1996–2002, when he joined Hevein)
Dave Lombardo - Drums [session member] (2003-2004, from the band Slayer. Also contributed drums on the songs Betrayal/Forgiveness, Last Hope and 2010 from 7th Symphony)

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