EST. 1971
Joensuu Finland 17.–19.7.2015

Apocalyptica (FIN)


The world's greatest cello metal band is coming to Laulurinne and it calls for a celebration! Apocalyptica's evolution from a Metallica cover band to a band that dominates the radio waves of rock and sells millions of records is so astonishing that it is almost too unbelievable. These guys must come from Finland; no other country would produce such insane ideas!

Apocalyptica has managed to make the impossible possible and create music with a mass appeal from a completely unique and exceptional starting point. The band has also been savvy with their choices regarding collaborations. The list is respectable: Dave Lompardo, Corey Taylor, Ville Valo, Till Lindemann, Gavin Rossdale... The band's oeuvre consists of progressive instrumental tracks and mind-blowing rock hits with vocals. The vocals are currently sung by Franky Perez who has previously worked with Daron Malakian and Slash, amongst others.

Apocalyptica has announced that they will release their eighth album, Shadowmaker, in April. The record has been produced by the Grammy Award-winning Nick Raskulinecz who has previously worked with Foo Fighters and Deftones. The single which carries the same name as the album has already been released, and my goodness, what a song it is! Nearly eight minutes of progressive, kick-in-the-balls mayhem that reminds one of System of a Down that has invaded the music academy while tripping on acid. July will be insane, be there!

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