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Hell's Cellos: Apocalyptica at Sunshine

You know the part in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” where the Devil and his band of demons play their screeching, thundering fiddle song? If you agree that was way cooler than Johnny's farm song, then grab your rosin and get ready to headbang to the most badass, classically trained cellists you've ever seen. Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica makes Sunshine Theater (120 Central SW) vibrate on Sunday, May 24. The group's Shadowmaker Tour reps their eighth album, released just last month.

Formed in 1993 Apocalyptica's style is progressive, symphonic metal featuring the roaring cellos of members Toppinen, Kivilaakso and Lötjönen, and occasional vocals by artists like Franky Perez. Fan favorites like “I'm Not Jesus,” “Not Strong Enough” and “I Don't Care” will surely be on the set list. Mixing old with new, get rowdy to brand-new, instrumental track “Reign of Fear” and waltz with a hesher to “Hole in My Soul.” Tickets to this all-ages show only cost 22 dead presidents, and Art of Dying starts the ruckus at 8pm. Sunshine Theater • Sun May 24 • 8pm • $22 • 13+ • View on Alibi calendar