Apocalyptica splits with longtime drummer Mikko Sirén

Author Hernan Osuna - 22.2.2024

Finnish orchestral cello rockers Apocalyptica have parted ways with their longtime drummer Mikko Sirén.

Sirén began playing live with the Finnish outfit in 2003, but only became a full-time member of the band in 2005, after playing over 200 concerts with them and recording an album.

Apocalyptica took to Instagram on February 22 and released the following statement: “Some of you may have already seen us playing without our drummer Mikko Siren in Brazil and Mexico earlier this year…or have heard rumours to this effect. We are very sorry to have to inform you that we have amicably parted ways with Mikko after 20 years. Recording our forthcoming album was our last collective achievement. Also, we want to reassure all of you that we – Eicca, Perttu and Paavo – will continue as APOCALYPTICA. We wish Mikko happiness and success in everything he aims for in all his future endeavours!!”

At the beginning of this week, the group announced a European tour in support of the follow-up to their legendary debut album “Plays Metallica Vol. 2”.