A Finnish and probably the first cello metal band. Perttu Kivilaakso replaced Antero Manninen in 1999. Max Lilja left the band in 2002 and is often substituted by Antero Manninen in live gigs; when live Mikko Sirén usually plays the percussions.

They have covered several well-known metal bands besides Metallica:
Sepultura: "Refuse/Resist", "Inquisition Symphony";
Faith No More: "From out of Nowhere";
Pantera: "Domination";
Rammstein: "Seemann".

Apocalyptica featured many singers for vocalisiations of their instrumental tracks:
Sandra Nasic (Guano Apes): "Path";
Matthias Sayer (Farmer Boys): "Hope";
Linda Sundblad (Lambretta): "Faraway";
Nina Hagen: "Seemann";
Marta Jandová (Die Happy): "Quutamo" -> "Wie weit?" & "How Far?";
Lauri Ylönen (Rasmus, The): "Bittersweet", "Life Burns";
Ville Valo (HIM): "Bittersweet";
Emmanuelle Monet (as Manu) (Dolly): "En Vie";
Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine): "Repressed ";
Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly): "Repressed ";
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour): "I'm Not Jesus";
Till Lindemann (Rammstein): "Helden";
Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace): "I Don't Care";
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil): "S.O.S. (Anything But Love)".

Apocalyptica Discography


532.707-2 Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (Album) Mercury 532.707-2 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
558 300-2 Apocalyptica Inquisition Symphony (Album) Mercury 558 300-2 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
548 254-4 Apocalyptica Cult (Album) Mercury 548 254-4 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
none Apocalyptica Reflections (Album) Island Records, Mercury, Universal none Europe 2002 Sell This Version
986 983-0 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica (Album) Vertigo, Universal Music 986 983-0 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
88697-15735-2 Apocalyptica Worlds Collide (Album, MiniAlbum) 20-20 Entertainment LLC, Jive 88697-15735-2 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
886977748219 Apocalyptica 7th Symphony (Album) Dragnet Records 886977748219 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
N/A Apocalyptica MAG: S.V.E.R. (Original Soundtrack From The Video Game)(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Sony Computer Entertainment America N/A US 2010
538011449 Apocalyptica & The MDR Symphony Orchestra* Apocalyptica & The MDR Symphony Orchestra* - Wagner Reloaded - Live In Leipzig (Album) BMG 538011449 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
OMN15085 Apocalyptica Shadowmaker (Album) Epic, Sony Music OMN15085 Ukraine 2015 Sell This Version
OMN15123 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica(2xLP, Album, RE) Odyssey Music Network OMN15123 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GARS 12 Apocalyptica Enter Sandman (Single) Zen Garden Records GARS 12 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
5789122 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica (Single) Mercury 5789122 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
578.320-2, FIZGN9600023 Apocalyptica The Unforgiven(CD, Single, Promo) Mercury, Polygram Finland Oy, Zen Garden Records 578.320-2, FIZGN9600023 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
566 256-2 Apocalyptica Nothing Else Matters(CD, Single) Mercury 566 256-2 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
568 745-2 Apocalyptica Harmageddon(CD, Maxi) Mercury, Polygram Finland Oy 568 745-2 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
APO 2002 Apocalyptica Path Vol. 1 & 2 (Single) Island Records APO 2002 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
588 763-2 Apocalyptica Hope Vol.2(CD, Maxi) Island Records 588 763-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
981 288-2 Apocalyptica Feat. Nina Hagen Apocalyptica Feat. Nina Hagen - Seemann (Maxi, Single) Motor Music 981 288-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
51365 305 Apocalyptica Faraway Vol. II (Single) Motor Music 51365 305 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
51358 208 Apocalyptica Somewhere Around Nothing(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Motor / Urban / Def Jam Group 51358 208 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
060249869206 Apocalyptica feat. Ville Valo and Lauri Ylönen Apocalyptica feat. Ville Valo and Lauri Ylönen - Bittersweet (Maxi, Single) Universal, Vertigo 060249869206 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
987035-0 Apocalyptica Feat. Marta Jandová Apocalyptica Feat. Marta Jandová - Wie Weit (Single) Universal 987035-0 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
987 119-6 Apocalyptica Feat. Lauri Ylönen Apocalyptica Feat. Lauri Ylönen - Life Burns! (Single) Universal 987 119-6 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
GUN 241, 82876 87865 2 OOMPH! feat. Apocalyptica OOMPH! feat. Apocalyptica - Die Schlinge(CD, EP, Enh) GUN Records (2), Sony BMG Music Entertainment GUN 241, 82876 87865 2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version