|Apocalyptica, Ace of Spades, Sacramento|
|Perttu Kivilaakso, Apocalyptica|
At school, we played Beethoven. We played Bizet's Farandole. As little children, we danced to the Grieg's In The Hall Of The Mountain King. As teens, we sang West Side Story. But never, not once, not ever did we play anything as cool as Metallica songs. Not once!
|Eicca Toppinen, Apocalyptica|
|Paavo Lötjönen, Apocalyptica|
|Mikko Sirén, Apocalyptica|
Apocalyptica are cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén. While the core of their work is instrumental, Apocalyptica have collaborated with many well-known vocalists--singers including Corey Taylor, Gavin Rossdale, Brent Smith, and Franky Perez on last year's Shadowmaker album. Adam Gontier, who joined them on stage at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento, for several songs on Sunday evening. Check out their album Worlds Collide, for example, which also has a guest appearance by Japanese guitarist Hotei, or 7th Symphony... oh heck, go listen to them all. And click here to experience Hall of The Mountain King, Apocalyptica's version.
Apocalyptica are on tour throughout the USA and Europe--find them at a venue near you, and keep an eye on their website for news.
Many more photos in the photo gallery: http://www.alisontoon.com/-/galleries/music/apocalyptica Click there!
|Apocalyptica, Ace of Spades, Sacramento, May 2016|