Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Interval acts - 2007: Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica is a instrumental heavy metal band from Helsinki, Finland, formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.

Originally a Metallica tribute band, their music borrows elements from many genres including classical music, neo-classical metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, and symphonic metal.

They have sold over three million albums to date. In 2007 they performed during the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest final.

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