PODCAST: Episode 19: Mikko of Apocalptyica Talks About Legacy and New Album

Ghost Cult recently chatted with long-time Apocalyptica drummer Mikko Sirén. The band is in the midst of a multi-year world tour that has seen the band celebrate the anniversary of their 1996 debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos (Universal). We chatted about the longevity of the band, performing Metallica covers and other well-known songs live, their song-writing process for originals, his personal pre-stage warm-up rituals, collaborating on the new Sabaton song ‘Fields of Verdun’ and the progress of the brand new Apocalyptica album. Check it out! Continue reading

Apocalyptica Live at Tennessee Performing Arts Center

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center rests directly in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Known for hosting all the Broadway shows that come through Music City, this cultural center is a venue that caters to a variety of performances. Including an occasional Heavy Metal show. The Finnish act, Apocalyptica came to town last Tuesday to celebrate the anniversary of their debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos (Mercury/Universal). This acclaimed group of guys, known for their unique use of the Cello, came out with their first record just over twenty years ago and have been on the road all around the world honoring its notable significance.Continue reading

Apocalyptica Shares New Live Metallica Cover Performance Video, Live Album Coming Soon

Famed Finish cello masters Apocalyptica have shared a new live performance video of Metallica’s “Black Album” classic ‘Nothing Else Matters’. The video comes from the bands’ upcoming live album Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos – A Live Performance a celebration in tribute to their Plays Metallica by Four Cellos album from 1996 (Mercury/Universal). Pre-orders are live now at the link below. Continue reading

Apocalyptica Announces The “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos” North American Tour

Apocalyptica is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their epic debut, Plays Metallica By Four Cellos, and they are continuing that celebration in North America later this year. Continue reading