The band was formed by musical partners in crime Mikael and Erik, inspired by their love for folk music and metal they decided to combine the two. With the addition of Jonas, Rikard and Andreas, and a foundation of original music and lyrics was created, mixed with melodies from as far back as the 11th century.
The quintet’s debut album, The End Is Nigh, which focuses on tales of the plague, hell, and the meaninglessness of war and suffering, was released in may 2017.
Apocalypse Orchestra have become a familiar entity on the Swedish club circuit as well as making the festival rounds. With a live show that features theatrical performances (sometimes with actors and dancers), fire and projected animation, the band has become one of the most talked about acts currently playing out.
A performance was given live with the Gävle Symphonic Orchestra and a chamber choir during a night of cross over music in a sold out concert hall.
Apocalypse Orchestra always looks forward as well as inward, to seek answers to some of history’s biggest questions, as well as have a critical look at some common medieval myths. Lyrical themes ranges from everyday toils of the common man in the dark ages, to art, science and literature, all the way to otherworldly views of existence.