A symphony orchestra. Composers from the world of metal. A wild conductor. A truly unique
soloist. Attitude and talent. An album and a live show. This is Bright & Black featuring Eicca
Toppinen, Kristjan J rvi and Baltic Sea Philharmonic.
Metal music and orchestral music, two worlds existing in parallel, finally clash and a sound not
yet heard is born. In an unprecedented move, the world of metal will fuse with the world of the
orchestra by having writers all rooted in the metal scene
compose directly for the orchestra giving them
a completely new set of colors to create a new set of sounds. With a bang.
The compositions performed by Baltic Sea Philharmonic conducted by Kristjan J rvi with
solisit Eicca Toppinen are written by Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica), Fredrik kesson
(Opeth), Erik Danielsson (Watain), Nico Elgstrand (Entombed AD), Tomas Haake/Dick
L vgren (Meshuggah), Jacob Hellner and Kristjan J rvi.
The full scale Dolby Atmos album production of the project was recorded in the fall 2022 at the
Estonian National Radio studio in Tallinn. Produced by Jacob Hellner.
Performed by Baltic Sea Philharmonic. Conducted by Kristjan J rvi. Orchestrations by Jonny
Abraham. Mixed in Stockholm by Jacob Hellner and Stefan Glaumann.