Some history Symphonic metal is a musical style, which combines metal and classical orchestral music. This style often use female vocals, chorus, symphonic musical. Sometimes it uses a full symphony orchestra The appearance of symphonic metal as a distinct genre associated with the release of the Swedish band Therion in 1996.
First bands In the late 1990s - early 2000s, appeared a number of teams playing in this style. After Forever Epica Edenbridge Tristania Apocalyptica And others
Apocalyptica Apocalyptica was formed in 1993 by four cellists, Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Max Lilja and Antero Manninen in Finland. They have classical music education. Young men studied together in the conservatory and had music fans «heavy metal»
At first they played covers of famous bands, and later began to produce their own albums. Their music became very popular. Most of their tracks are instrumental, but also Apocalyptica recorded songs with famous singers from Slipknot, The Rasmus, HIM, Rammstein, Bullet For My Valentine, Three Days Grace, Bush, Flyleaf and others. Their music gave a birth to a new genre, Cello metal