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Formed: 1993
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

This four-strong collective of classically-tutored cellists have successfully brought together the seemingly disparate worlds of classical music & hard rock without diluting either one.

The turning point for Apocalyptica came in December 1995 when they were asked to perform at the heavy metal club Teatro in Helsinki; it was here, whilst giving the full four-cello treatment to Metalli-classics like ‘Master Of Puppets’ and ‘Creep-ing Death’, that the group was spotted by local independent Zen Garden Records, who suggested they make an album showcasing the modern metal classics nearest (and dearest) to their collective heartbeat.

Since its release in Spring 1996, the debut Apocalyptica album ‘Plays Metallica By Four Cellos’ has notched up worldwide sales in excess of 350,000, gaining rich & ready approval from both strictly classical & hardline rock supports. Each release since then has featured more and more original material, proving without a doubt that Apocalyptica's talent and success are not merely a fluke or owed solely to a hand full of well-known Metallica songs.

  • 6 Apocalyptica Releases
  • 1 Staff review
  • 0 User reviews (coming soon)

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No cover art found for Apocalyptica - "Wagner Reloaded" CD - Click to read review

Apocalyptica - "Wagner Reloaded"

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No cover art found for Apocalyptica - "7th Symphony" CD - Click to read review

Apocalyptica - "7th Symphony"

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Apocalyptica - "Worlds Collide"

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"Apocalyptica can still rock on four cellos and have produced another excellent album in 'Worlds Collide'"

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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No cover art found for Apocalyptica - "Worlds Collide (deluxe)" Digipak - Click to read review

Apocalyptica - "Worlds Collide (deluxe)"

Digipak

No cover art found for Apocalyptica - "Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello" CD - Click to read review

Apocalyptica - "Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello"

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No cover art found for Apocalyptica - "The Life Burns Tour" DVD - Click to read review

Apocalyptica - "The Life Burns Tour"

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