Eicca Toppinen is a worldwide known cellist, composer and music producer. He studied music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 1993 he created own musical style “cello-metal” with his band Apocalyptica which has sold over 6 million albums selling gold and platinum and hitting the tops of international charts. Apocalyptica has played played thousands of concerts in over 50 countries and is still fully active recording and touring around the world. He has also composed music for theatre, games, movies and even an opera. He has also won several awards for his compositions.