Tag Archives: Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica premiere “Ashes of the Modern World” video, new album arriving in January

Posted by on October 3, 2019

Apocalyptica have announced their new album Cell-0 will arrive on January 10th via Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015’s Shadowmaker will be much different as these cellists have gone back to their roots with an instrumental full-length LP. While this marks the group’s first album in nearly five years, it also marks their first instrumental […]

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Photos & Interview: Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen reflects on first time listening to Metallica

Posted by on June 6, 2019

Apocalyptica have been rather busy over the last couple of years by celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1996 debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. Last Friday (31st), these Finnish Cellist legends have completed their U.S trek as they were on the road since May 6th playing a full evening filled with Metallica instrumental […]

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Sabaton premiere Apocalyptica’s cover of “Fields of Verdun”

Posted by on May 1, 2019

Sabaton surprised us this morning with an interesting twist. These Swedish metal giants have unveiled “Fields of Verdun,” the first new song from their upcoming album The Great War. However, the track is performed by Apocalyptica. Essentially, the premiere is covered by these four Finnish cellists, which provides an emotional take on the tune. Bassist […]

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The Times Metal Bands Entered Eurovision

Posted by on April 19, 2019

When you think of the Eurovision Song Contest what comes to mind? Hyperactive euro pop? Dancing Russian grannies? Men singing in higher octaves that can be heard by the human ear? More cheese than even Wallace and Gromit can get through? All probably fair assessments, but you almost certainly didn’t think about metal. However, there […]

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New & Noteworthy: December 7th, 2018: The Missing New Releases

Posted by on December 7, 2018

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. We’re right in the middle of 2018 list season, so don’t expect too many more big releases this year. You can check out the last week’s New & Noteworthy for what all […]

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler forms new band Deadland Ritual

Posted by on December 4, 2018

Deadland Ritual is currently scheduled to perform next year’s Hellfest on June 22nd. The group are also set to play on the main stage. However, who are they? The supergroup has officially revealed their identity yesterday (3rd) via social media as the band features former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer […]

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Photos/Review: Hellfest 2017 was One Hell of a Ride

Posted by on June 26, 2017

As promised, Hellfest 2017 was “One Hell of a Ride” For three day; over 120 bands took over the small town of Clisson, France.  Proving that Hellfest is quite possibly the greatest metal festival around today, dare I even say Ever! “Are you ready for some awkward Canadian prog metal?!?!” –Devin Townsend The opening day […]

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Apocalyptica adds over 30 dates to their 20th anniversary Plays Metallica By Four Cellos tour

Posted by on March 28, 2017

Apocalyptica formed back in 1993, however, it was their acclaimed 1996 album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos that brought them to the spotlight. It was a one-of-a-kind experience back then, witnessing cellists brilliantly cover Metallica songs. Die hard Metallica fans were glued to these Finnish neoclassical metallers while unable to fully describe them at the time. To […]

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Find out how much Deftones, Apocalyptica, Halestorm and more made on the road

Posted by on June 9, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. This week we have a very short list of bands you may be interested on knowing their finances. As […]

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Interview: Apocalyptica talks Shadowmaker, staying true to themselves after 20 years

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Apocalyptica first burst onto the scene in 1996 with their first album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. If there was ever a ’90s metal act that seemed destined for one hit wonder-dom, it’d be them. However, via a variety of collaborators, ambition and good songs, the Finnish band have not only persevered, but flourished. With a […]

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