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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 band from Finland consisting of four 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.
Antero Manninen – cello (1996–1999, usually plays live)
Max Lilja – cello (1996–2002, when he joined Hevein)
Dave Lombardo - drums (2003-2004, also contributed drums on the songs Betrayal/Forgiveness and Last Hope)
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)
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