The night of cello rock and symphonic metal: Apocalyptica and Epica live in Nottingham, UK

Author Alina Salihbekova - 6.2.2023

After tour postponements, Apocalyptica and Epica finally came to Nottingham, which was one hell of a show. Epica was the first band to perform. It was apparent that all members of the band were excited to be on stage. The energy was spectacular. Epica turned Rock City into a dance floor with their groovy metal riffs and symphonic melodies. Apocalyptica came on stage after them and immediately the room was filled with loud cheering. It was clear that fans were thrilled to finally see the legendary cellists. The band’s setlist consisted of their most well-known Metallica covers, such songs as “I Don’t Care” and “I’m Not Jesus“, and also some new material.

All members of Apocalyptica, together with the vocalist Franky Perez, were at the top of the game. Also, their sense of humor and friendly demeanor made the show even more enjoyable. You can see the photos of both bands performing at the Rock City, Nottingham.



Epica setlist:

  1. Abyss of Time – Countdown to Singularity
  2. The Essence of Silence
  3. Victims of Contingency
  4. Unleashed
  5. The Final Lullaby
  6. Fools of Damnation
  7. Rivers
  8. Code of Life
  9. Cry for the Moon
  10. Beyond the Matrix
  11. Consign to Oblivion

Apocalyptica setlist:

  1. Ashes of the Modern World
  2. Grace
  3. I’m Not Jesus
  4. Not Strong Enough
  5. Rise En Route to Mayhem
  6. Shadowmaker / Killing In The Name of (Rage Against the Machine cover)
  7. I Don’t Care
  8. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica cover)
  9. Inquisition Symphony (Sepultura cover)
  10. Seek & Destroy / Thunderstruck
  11. In the Hall of the Mountain King (Edvard Grieg cover)