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1993 – present (24 years)
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
- Antero Manninen (1993 – 1999)
- Eicca Toppinen (1993 – present)
- Max Lilja (1993 – 2002)
- Mikko Sirén (2003 – present)
- Paavo Lötjönen (1993 – present)
- Perttu Kivilaakso (1999 – present)
Apocalyptica is a Finnish music band consisting of three (formerly four) classically-trained cellists.
Their speciality 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 and Cult. With Reflections they somewhat deviate from their previous cello rock.
Covered bands and composers:
Mainly Metallica, but also
Faith No More
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Lauri Ylönen (The Rasmus)
Linda Sundblad (Lambretta)
Matthias Sayer (Farmer Boys)
Sandra Nasic (Guano Apes)
Ville Valo (HIM)
Marta Jandova (Die Happy)
Emmanuelle Monet, aka Manu (Dolly)
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