Finnish symphonic heavy metal band Apocalyptica will make a spectacular reappearance to Olavinlinna Castle next summer on 15th of July 2018!
In 1996 Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos debut album was released which revolutionized the international career for the band. These Metallica covers for the cellos changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come and now this energetically rough music will be heard in Olavinlinna.
"Our career had an exploding start when we made Metallica covers by cello. We want to celebrate and go back to those feelings that made the young boys do something that crazy and at the same time we respect the biggest metal band of all times in our own unique way.
“It will be a night filled with big emotions and giving up to the swinging rhythms. What would be a better milieu to perform than at the magnificent opera festival in the magnificent castle where the grand emotions and traditions of opera are still very strong. We will perform our debut album as a whole added with some more of Metallica’s best songs.”
- Perttu Kivilaakso, cellist
Back in 1996 Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos was a new approach to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. It was published again two years ago to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album. Whatever styles the band has explored during the years, from atmospheric interludes to fast battering rhythms, their music has always been gripping, dynamic and full of great melodies. Millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world are speaking for themselves.