Apocalyptica are coming. Twenty years from inception, one of the biggest names in European metal is finally touring Australia. Combining classical nuance with brutal breakdowns, this fantastic Finnish four-piece are quintessential Eurock with a difference. They are metal, with cellists.

Their most recent album, 7th Symphony was produced by Joe Baressi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool) and features guests vocalists including Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Brent Smith (Shinedown), Joe Duplantier (Gojira) and Diane Warren (Award winning songwriter for artists like Aerosmith, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion). 7th Symphony has been touted as the band’s most inspired release to date, with equal emphasis on beautiful melodies and heavy, bombastic rhythms.

Their track “Beautiful” is particularly bare and vulnerable, but it may have something to do with its unique recording process. “We decided to play it naked,” songwriter Eicca Toppinen says. “It was a moment where there were four guys naked in the room just playing acoustic music. Being naked always brings good feelings. Immediately, it was much more fun.”

Now with over four million album sales worldwide to date and a reputation for an incredible live show under their belt, Apocalyptica make their first ever trip to Australia this August. Don’t miss these unique live performances.


Thursday 30th August – Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane QLD

Tickets: thehifi.com.au or 1300 The HIFI & Moshtix outlets

including Kill The Music, Butterbeats CBD & Valley and Atlantis Music Southport

Friday 31st August – Hi Fi Bar, Sydney NSW

Tickets: thehifi.com.au or 1300 The HIFI & Moshtix outlets

including Resist Records, Utopia Records & Red Eye Records

Saturday 1st September – Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne VIC

Tickets: thehifi.com.au or 1300 The HIFI & Moshtix outlets

including Fist2Face, Polyester Records & Greville St Records

Tickets on sale 9am Friday the 29th June