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 (The Rasmus): "Bittersweet", "Life Burns";
Ville Valo (HIM (2)): "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)".
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