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Music Academy Jan Sobeliusa

Apocalyptica (Apocalyptica) – these four young musicians from Finland. The group Perttu Kivilaakso (Perttu Kivilaakso), Paavo Lotjonen (Paavo Lotenen), Max Lilja (Max Lilja) and Eicca Toppinen (Eicca Toppinen). This three cellists and a drummer. The group has no permanent vocalist. This group characterizes the virtuosity of the metal on such an instrument like a cello.

Famous instrumental cover versions of songs known thrash metal bands. Apocalyptica was later to write and perform material personal essays. Genre group is difficult to clearly define. It's a cross between a symphonic metal, neo-classical metal or metal cello. Performers give themselves to determine their identity as symphonic metal, and sell-rock.

Most of the works – the instrumental. Performance style of music the group is very different from the usual music. But most likely the success of the matter is that before the inception of group Apocalyptica, cello, failed in the metal. Apocalyptica attracted to the collective record of vocal group The Rasmus, HIM, Sepultura, Guano Apes, Rammstein, Bullet For My Valentine, Three Days Grace, Bush, Shinedown, Flyleaf, Gojira, and Oomph!. All team members were trained together Apocalyptica in Helsinki. Graduated from the Music Academy Jan Sobeliusa cello. Young people have long experimented with the 'classical' instruments. In his spare time, rather than learn a Bach Partita and Sonatas by Brahms, was delayed by 'heavy metal '. Tried to play it like Hendrix's songs. The idea of playing Metallica on cellos appeared in the summer of 1993. The first gig took place in Helsinki at club Teatro in 1995.

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