Snapshots: Apocalyptica @ Baltimore Soundstage — 9/9/22

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Apocalyptica perform at Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 9, 2022. (Photos by Katherine Gaines)

With Cell-0, their ninth studio album, the ambitious and electric quartet Apocalyptica have not simply returned to their instrumental roots, they have traveled deeper and further into the universe of their music than ever before.

Apocalyptica performed at Baltimore Soundstage on Friday, and Katherine Gaines was there to capture that journey on camera.

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Snapshots: Battle Beast @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/10/19

Battle Beast @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 09/10/2019
Battle Beast performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 10, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Battle Beast released No More Hollywood Endings in March through Nuclear Blast Records. The Finn party power metal band romped through The Fillmore Silver Spring recently to open Kamelot, and fellow Finn Paivi Salonen was there to capture all of the action.
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Snapshots: Sonata Arctica @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/10/19

Sonata Arctica @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 09/10/2019
Sonata Arctica performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 10, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Only days ago, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica released Talviyö (“Winter Night”), the band’s 10th studio album. Sonata Arctica then appeared at The Fillmore Silver Spring to open Kamelot, and Paivi Salonen has the pix to prove it!

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Snapshots: Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre — 9/9/17

Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, 09/09/2017
Apocalyptica perform at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Twenty years ago, a band of cellists formed in Finland and released an album of Metallica covers. Thus was born Apocalyptica, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of that debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, with a show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9. Paivi, herself Finnish, took some pictures of her countrymen!

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Don’t Miss: Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre, 9/9/17

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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.

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