Live, Music News, Past Tours, Tours - Australian — August 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Apocalyptica announce Australian tour local support acts


In anticipation of their first ever Australian tour, Apocalyptica have revealed which local acts will accompany them on their string of East Coast shows this August/September.

Brisbane’s Awoken Solace will lend their blend of orchestral power metal, medieval baroque and fantasy soundtracks to the August 30th show, while Sydney’s progressive doom five-piece Rise Of Avernus  will accompany them on August 31. Finally, Melbourne’s Be’lakor will return from their European tour just in time to join Apocalytpica at Melbourne’s Hi-Fi Bar on September 1.

Thu 30th August – Brisbane Hi-Fi 18+

Tickets from or 1300 The HIFI & Moshtix outlets
including Kill The Music, Butterbeats CBD & Valley and Atlantis Music Southport

Fri 31st August- Sydney Hi-Fi 18+

Tickets from or 1300 The HIFI & Moshtix outlets
including Resist Records, Utopia Records & Red Eye Records

Sat 1st September- Melbourne Hi-Fi 18+

Tickets from or 1300 THE HIFI & Moshtix outlets
including Fist2Face, Polyester Records & Greville St Records


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 BraxtonCeline 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.

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.

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