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About Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica are a multi-platinum symphonic metal band from Helsinki, Finland. Originally formed as a metal tribute quartet, the band eventually adopted a neoclassical metal style of their own without the use of conventional guitars. Their driving sound (often accompanied by other musicians) is created via sophisticated classical techniques, a knack for reinterpreting jarring, often percussive riffs and spiraling lead lines, and multivalent textures. While Apocalyptica's sound has shifted texturally and dynamically from their thrash metal beginnings, it has evolved; it is a progressive, symphonic metal profile -- as displayed on later albums such as 2014's Cult, and the following year's Shadowmaker -- that is often emulated.

ORIGIN
Helsinki, Finland
FORMED
1993

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