The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that neo-classical symphonic rock group APOCALYPTICA have been added to the bill for BOA as their ONLY UK SHOW in 2009.
Apocalyptica were formed in the early â€˜90s by Eicca Toppinen, Paavo LÃ¶tjÃ¶nen, Max Lilja and Antero Manninen, who were all studying cello at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. For fun, they put together a covers band and performed classically-inspired versions of well-known metal songs at student events. At one such event in 1995, the band were spotted by Kari Hynninen who immediately offered to release an album on his label Zen Garden Records. Plays Metallica By Four Cellos, released in 1996, was an instant success, selling over a million copies worldwide.
Inspired by this success, the band issued Inquisition Symphony in 1998, this time including songs originally by Sepultura, Pantera and Faith No More alongside a selection of Metallica numbers. Several original compositions also appeared and led to the bandâ€™s eventual move to all-original material. 2000â€™s Cult featured ten originals and just three covers and come 2003 and the release of their fourth album Reflections, cover versions were completely absent. Reflections was also notable for the addition of drums â€“ played by Slayerâ€™s Dave Lombardo â€“ which took the band in a new, more experimental direction later heard on 2005â€™s eponymous effort and their most recent outing Worlds Collide. With over three millions album sales to their credit and almost a thousand live shows performed, Apocalyptica have proved to be one of the most original rock acts of the last decade and perhaps its most unlikely success story.
CLICK HERE to view the APOCALYPTICA Bloodstock Band Profile Page .
APOCALYPTICA â€“ Highly Strung - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2009
DATES: Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August
VENUE: Catton Hall, Walton on Trent in Derbyshire.
INFO: 3 days of full on metal across 3 stages, + weekend camping, Infamous
Bloodstock metal karaoke loads more...
SO FAR: Apocalyptica, Amon Amarth Candlemass, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter,
Katatonia, Sabaton, Satyricon, Saxon, The Haunted, Turisas,
Wintersun ......plus many more to be announced
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