Apocalyptica

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Apocalyptica is a Finnish musical group consisting of three, formerly four, classically trained cellists and, since 2005, a drummer. All three cellists are graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

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Apocalyptica was formed in 1996 when four cellists, Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Max Lilja, and Antero Manninen gathered to play Metallica covers at the Teatro Heavy Metal Club. Among the audience was Kari Hynninen, who worked for the independent label Zen Garden Records. After listening to Apocalyptica's set, Kari Hynninen signed them on the spot to Zen Garden Records.

In 1996, Apocalyptica released their debut studio album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, which consisted solely of Metallica covers played on cellos. In 1998, Apocalyptica released their second studio album, Inquisition Symphony, which was produced by Hiili Hiilesma. Inquisition Symphony once again contained covers of Metallica, but also contained covers of Faith No More, Sepultura, and Pantera. For this album the band also decided to include three original songs written by Eicca Toppinen.

In 1999, Antero Manninen left the group, and was replaced by Perttu Kivilaakso. In 2000, Apocalyptica released their third studio album, Cult, which now featured 10 original songs, and only 3 covers. In 2002, Max Lilja left the group and joined Hevein, leaving Apocalyptica with only three members.

In 2003, Apocalyptica released their fourth studio album, Reflections, which consisted for the first time of all original songs. Reflections featured a more experimental sound, instead of the previous acoustic style arrangements found on Inquisition Symphony and Cult. Dave Lombardo from Slayer played drums on five songs from Reflections.

In 2005, Apocalyptica released their fifth studio album, Apocalyptica, which featured Mikko Sirén on drums, who would be, as of December that year, introduced as an official bandmember. This album featured a number of guest musicians including Ville Valo of HIM, Lauri Ylönen, and once again Dave Lombardo.

Apocalyptica are currently working on their sixth studio album, Worlds Collide, which is due for worldwide release on September 17, 2007.

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July 23rd, 2007 at 04:58am
They only do cello and drums?

That is awesome. Shocked
Martian Girl
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July 25th, 2007 at 04:59am
Yes. Con Their music is sooo interesting, and I love it so much omfg.
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July 25th, 2007 at 07:30am
r they emo music?
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July 25th, 2007 at 12:09pm
Rebel_Belle13:
r they emo music?
No. o_o

I like Bittersweet. Mr. Green Well, I know that Ville and Lauri sing, but still the music behind is SO SO beautiful.
Idk about the other songs.
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July 28th, 2007 at 09:15am
They've done Metallica covers which are purely orgasmic.

If any band deserves to be promoted some, it's these guys.
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August 1st, 2007 at 04:46pm
Rebel_Belle13:
r they emo music?


lmfao

I've seen them live at Dour Festival here in Belgium and they were pretty good.
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August 2nd, 2007 at 03:44am
Could there be a band further from emo?
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August 2nd, 2007 at 06:37pm
Libertina Grimm:
Could there be a band further from emo?


Yes.
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August 3rd, 2007 at 07:57am
Sarcasm doesn't usually warrant an answer.
Just... Kill it why don't you?
Martian Girl
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October 3rd, 2007 at 12:22am
...There HAS to be more people that know them than this.
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October 3rd, 2007 at 01:02am
never listened to them, but I've heard of them.
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October 4th, 2007 at 08:33pm
I have no idea why I haven't replied to this yet. o_o

they're pretty flippin awesome.
so awesome, that I'm gonna listen to them now
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October 7th, 2007 at 03:58am
Bleach:
I have no idea why I haven't replied to this yet. o_o

they're pretty flippin awesome.
so awesome, that I'm gonna listen to them now
Tbh now I feel like listening to them, too. Meg
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