Question … What do you get when you mix a band of classic cellist and Metal music? This can only equal one thing … APOCALYPTICA! Best of all, here is your chance to see them live. Apocalyptica will be making an epic concert stop at the Pantages Theater on September 17th that will certainly skyrocket the audience on a journey to their amazing beginning.
For those who still unfamiliar with them, Apocalyptica is a Finnish cello metal band from Helsinki, Finland that formed in 1993. Originally billed as 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. On 10th May 1996, Apocalyptica released their debut album ‘Plays Metallica By Four Cellos’. It features eight instrumental Metallica covers arranged and played on cellos. The band was invited to record this album by a label employee after a 1995 show in which they performed some of the songs. The members were initially unsure and thought nobody would listen to such a record, but the employee insisted and they recorded it.
Twenty years and eight albums later, they have re-released it. The remastered album comes with three bonus tracks. From Apocalyptica’s own writing “Now that our debut album is all grown up & old enough to drink, what better way to celebrate its anniversary, than to take it back on the road next year for all our loyal fans to see!!”
This will certainly be an epic event that you will not want to miss. A few tickets are available online and through ticket agents.