Following "Yeah!Yeah!Die!Die!" from 1996, "Evangelicum" ("Evankeliumi") 1999 is the second Metal Symphony of Kaertsy Hatakka and the finnish band Waltari.
But Evangelicum is much more than just a symphony, a kind of musical combining music, modern dance, stage play und furious light show. Producer Pekka Rahkonen: "Evangelicum is a breathtaking story about Good and Evil including all possible metaphores about these issues you can imagine. Happening in the Middle-Ages, telling about our times."
Evangelicum is pure fiction, not based on any kind of historical or any other truth.
The world premiere on october 15 1999 at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki was a great success as well as the following ten sold-out shows.