Apocalyptica’s career jump-started by covering Metallica. Now the band have released a video for their live version of Metallica’s “Sad But True”. The band is currently in the midst of their “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos” tour.
The Finnish cello metal band from Helsinki, Finland, was formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso (all three of whom are graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki), drummer Mikko Sirén, and vocalist Franky Perez.
Originally a Metallica classical tribute band, the band eventually adopted a neoclassical metal style without the use of conventional guitars. They have sold over four million albums to date.
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