Apocalyptica (Photo courtesy Odyssey Music)
In 1996, a Finnish cello band released their debut album, where they promptly shattered expectations and produced an album of Metallica covers. Apocalyptica thus published Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, an instrumental rock opus dedicated to songs by the famous heavy metal band. To mark the 20th anniversary of the album, Apocalyptica remasters it with bonus tracks in 2016 and launched a tour — and that tour arrives at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The remastered version of the album contains new instrumental recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters,” and “Seek & Destroy.” The original album includes eight Metallica covers, including “Enter Sandman,” “Master of Puppets,” “The Unforgiven,” and others.
Watch the official music video for Apocalyptica covering Metallica’s “Battery” on YouTube:
Since forming in 1993, the orchestral rock band from Finland has released six studio albums of cello music, occasionally paired with vocalists. Apocalyptica released Shadowmaker, their eighth studio album, in 2015 via Better Noise/Eleven Seven Music.
Needless to say, this concert will be an utterly unique experience. Buy your tickets online.
Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Tour
The Lincoln Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 9
Doors @ 6:30pm