On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, Apocalyptica, released their epic debut Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released a remastered version with 3 bonus tracks on July 22, 2016. Containing never-before-released instrumental recordings of “Battery”, “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy”, the updated version gave fans a chance to revisit the novel take on this classic metal band.

After ending 2016 with shows in USA, Europe, Australia and Latin America, in 2017 the band will return with special anniversary shows to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, including an appearance at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Apocalyptica will also play Stone Free Festival at London The O2, 18th – 19th June.

Tour Dates:

02/27 – Manchester – Bridgewater Hall
02/28 – Edinburgh – Queens Hall
03/01 – London – Royal Festival Hall

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.