Apocalyptica am 01.03.11 in Neu-Isenburg

Quelle und Tickets: Batschkapp

Eicca Toppinen – cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – cello
Paavo Lötjönen – cello
Mikko Sirén – drums

Since they formed in 1993, Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica have released six studio albums featuring numerous cello-based instrumentals along with some vocal-based
songs. Whatever styles they’ve explored – from atmospheric interludes to fast, battering rhythms — their music has been gripping, dynamic and full of melody. But with their seventh album, 7th Symphony the band has composed an album that not just symphonic, it’s practically a symphony.

“It was really strange to have that kind of success,” Toppinen says. “The Rammstein cover we did with Nina Hagen was really successful in Central Europe. And the song we did with Ville Valo was really successful in Europe. But we had never had any type of real success in America. Even when we wrote ‘I Don’t Care’ and the first demo was finished, I thought, ‘Okay, this could be massive,’ but I never expected it to be so big.”

With a summer tour planed for the U.S. and Europe, the stage is set for 7th Symphony, Apocalyptica’s most eclectic and inspired album to date, one that places equal emphasis on beautiful melodies and heavy, bombastic rhythms.

“We worked really hard on this record and had a lot of fun doing it,” Toppinen says. “I think if you like instrumentals, you will like this the most and if you like the rock stuff you will also like this the most. This Apocalyptica album has something for everybody.”

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