Apocalyptica is a band from Helsinki, Finland, formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso (all three of whom are graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki) and drummer Mikko Sirén. Originally a Metallica tribute band, their music borrows elements from a wide variety of genres including classical music, neo-classical metal, speed metal, alternative metal, post-grunge, hard rock, progressive metal, thrash metal and symphonic metal. They also incorporate some influences from Middle Eastern music, world music and traditional folk melodies. They have sold over four million albums to date.
One of our engineers/developers is finnish.
At the gates of Manala
"Palmer sounds amazing! Palmer is ideal for the Apocalyptica live setup. We can produce rocking kick-ass sound from cellos with real guitar amps without increasing the stage volume higher. The Palmer cabinet simulator saves our cellos from feedback. Its full and rich sound also perfectly works in studio-use. Many parts in our new album 7th Symphony were done with Palmer."