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Eicca Toppinen

Eicca Toppinen

Real/full name:
Eino Matti Toppinen
48 (born Aug 5th, 1975)
Place of birth:
Finland (Vantaa)


Toppinen grew up in Vantaa's Hakunila and has three sisters and one brother, all of whom took instrument lessons while growing up. He started playing cello when he was nine. He and his sisters made several amateur recordings for their family, usually for Christmas.

He attended the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he met future Apocalyptica band members Paavo Lötjönen, Antero Manninen, and Max ...


He is a hobby drummer.

His Idols are Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Waits, Mstislav Rostropovich and James Hetfield.


Cello (lead, rhythm), Keyboards (1993-present)

1996 Enter Sandman (Single) Cello
1996 The Unforgiven (Single) Cello
1996 O Holy Night / Little Drummer Boy (Single) Cello
1996 Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Cello
1998 Nothing Else Matters (Single) Cello
1998 Harmageddon (Single) Cello
1998 Inquisition Symphony Cello
2000 Path (Single) Cello
2000 Cult Cello, Double Bass, Percussion
2001 Path Vol. 1 & 2 (Single) Cello
2001 Live (Video) Cello
2002 Hope Vol. 2 (Single) Cello
2003 Reflections Cello, Programming
2003 Faraway Vol. 2 (Single) Cello
2003 Seemann (Single) Cello
2004 Bittersweet (Single) Cello
2005 Apocalyptica Cello
2005 Wie weit (Single) Cello
2005 How Far (Single) Cello
2005 Life Burns! (Single) Cello
2006 Repressed (Single) Lyrics (track 1), Cello
2006 The Life Burns Tour (Video) Cello
2007 I'm Not Jesus (Single) Cello
2007 Worlds Collide Cello
2008 S.O.S. (Anything but Love) (Single) Cello
2008 I Don't Care (Single) Cello
2010 End of Me (Single) Cello
2010 7th Symphony Cello
2010 Broken Pieces (Single) Cello
2011 Not Strong Enough (Single) Cello
2011 The Sage, the Fool, the Sinner / Bring Them to Light (Split) Cello
2013 Wagner Reloaded - Live in Leipzig (Live album) Cello
2014 Shadowmaker (Single) Cello
2015 Slow Burn (Single) Cello (lead), Keyboards
2015 Shadowmaker (Single) Cello
2015 Shadowmaker Cello
2016 House of Chains (Kevin Churko mix) (Single) Cello (lead), Keyboards
2017 The Symphony of Extremes (Single) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2019 Ashes of the Modern World (Single) Cello (lead, rhythm), Keyboards
2020 Cell-0 Cello (lead, rhythm), Keyboards
2020 Angels Calling (Collaboration) Cello (lead, rhythm), Keyboards
2020 Live or Die (Single) Cello
2021 White Room (Single) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2021 Venomous Moon (Collaboration) Cello
2022 Peltirumpu (Laulu Rakkaudelle Kausi 2) (Collaboration) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2022 I'll Get Through It (Single) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2022 Bolero (Single) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2022 Beethoven 5th (Single) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2022 Metal Classic, Classic Metal (EP) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2022 Rise Again (Single) Cello (lead, rhythm)
2023 Rivers (Live at the AFAS Live) (Collaboration) Cello
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Cherry & The Vipers

Drums (2009-present)

Eicca Toppinen

Cello, Piano

2007 Black Ice (Single) Cello, Piano
2007 Black Ice (Original Soundtrack) Cello, Piano

Amon Amarth

2008 Twilight of the Thunder God Cello (track 9)
2010 Hymns to the Rising Sun (Compilation) Cello (track 3)


2012 Few Against Many Cello (track 7)

Grip Inc.

2004 Incorporated Cello

Lost Society

2019 Into Eternity (Single) Cello
2020 No Absolution Cello (track 11)


2021 The Great Show (Video) Cello (tracks 11-15)


2001 Nation Strings (track 15)


1998 Destiny Strings

Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus

2004 Kylmä tila Cello (track 2)
2004 Hartes Land Cello (track 7)


1997 Space Avenue Cello (tracks 6, 10)


2008 Выбора нет Cello (track 7)


1996 Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Producer (assistant)
2003 Faraway Vol. 2 (Single) Producer
2004 Bittersweet (Single) Producer (tracks 1-4), Engineering (tracks 1-3)
2005 Life Burns! (Single) Mixing (tracks 3-4)
2006 Repressed (Single) Producer (tracks 1, 3), Mixing (track 1), Engineering (track 3)
2006 Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing the Cello (Compilation) Producer
2013 Wagner Reloaded - Live in Leipzig (Live album) Producer
2019 Aquarela (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (EP) Producer

Raskasta Joulua

2015 Tulkoon joulu -Akustisesti- Engineering (assistant)


2001 Nation Songwriting (track 15)
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