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Apocalyptica is a Finnish band consisting of three (formerly four) classically-trained cellists and a drummer.

Their specialty is heavy metal music on cellos, though they also play classical music.

They started by playing covers of Metallica, but once the concept became popular they wrote their own original works, maintaining the heavy 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.

Covered bands and composers:
Metallica
Grieg
Pantera
Rammstein
Sepultura
Slayer
Faith No More
Savatage

Collaborations with:
Dave Lombardo from Slayer
Lauri Ylönen from The Rasmus
Linda Sundblad from Lambretta
Matthias Sayer from Farmer Boys
Nina Hagen
Sandra Nasic from Guano Apes
Ville Valo
Marta Jandova (Die Happy)
Emmanuelle Monet, aka Manu (Dolly)
Sebnem Ferah
Sepultura
Rammstein (Benzin)
Tool
Max Cavalera (Soulfly)
Matt Tuck (Bullet for my Valentine)
Waltari (Space Avenue)

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