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Apocalyptica Turns the Cello into an Instrument of Rage

Apocalyptica (photo: Ralf Strathmann) Eicca Toppinen is a headbanger. When the Finnish musician performs in concert with his instrumental heavy metal band, Apocalyptica, you’ll frequently find him at the foot of the stage, whipping his head into a cyclone, his blond locks smacking against the side of his cello. That’s right — cello. In fact, …

Cellists APOCALYPTICA Show Evolution on New Album

CourtesyApocalyptica Finnish cello rock quartet Apocalyptica began its career as a Metallica cover band, performing instrumental versions of the heavy metal act’s tunes. As it evolved, Apocalyptica, mainly lead songwriter/cellist Eicca Toppinen, began writing original material and hiring some of the top singers in the business to perform on songs as needed. Its latest album, …

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