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Timo Tolkki

Timo Tolkki

Real/full name:
Timo Tapio Tolkki
48 (born Mar 3rd, 1966)
Place of origin:
Finland (Nurmijärvi)


Tolkki started playing guitar at the age of 7. As a young teenager, it was not uncommon for him to practice 8 hours a day.

Tolkki joined the finnish band Stratovarius in 1985. Prior to this, he had already played with the bands Antidote, Thunder and Road Block. At the beginning of his career with Stratovarius, he served as vocalist as well as handling all lead and rhythm guitars, and at times ...


Guitar World magazine ranked him in the top 50 fastest guitar players in the world.

Tolkki was the longest standing member of Stratovarius before his departure.

At one point in 2004, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

He opened Goldenworks Mixing Suite, which was to be his own recording studio.

Throughout his whole career, Tolkki has played ESP Guitars. His primary models are ...

Allen - Lande

Guitars, Bass, Keyboards (2013-present)

2014 The Great Divide Guitars, Bass

Ring of Fire

Bass (2013-present)

2014 Battle of Leningrad Bass

Timo Tolkki

Vocals, Guitars, Bass (1994-present)

1994 Classical Variations and Themes Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2002 Hymn to Life Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2008 Saana - Warrior of Light, Part 1 Keyboards, Guitars, Bass

Timo Tolkki's Avalon

Guitars, Bass (2012-present)

2013 Enshrined in My Memory (Single) Guitars, Bass
2013 A World Without Us (Single) Guitars, Bass
2013 The Land of New Hope Guitars, Bass, Lyrics
2014 Angels of the Apocalypse Guitars, Bass, Keyboards

Revolution Renaissance

Guitars (2008-2010)

2008 New Era Guitars
2008 Demo's 2008 (Demo) Guitars
2009 Age of Aquarius Guitars
2010 EP (EP) Guitars
2010 Trinity Guitars


Guitars (1985-2008), Vocals (lead) (1985-1994), Bass (1992)

1987 Demo (Demo) Vocals, Guitars
1988 Future Shock (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1989 Fright Night Guitars, Vocals
1989 Black Night (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1992 Break the Ice (Single) Vocals, Bass, Guitars
1992 II Vocals, Guitars, Bass
1992 Twilight Time Guitars, Bass, Vocals
1994 Dreamspace Vocals, Guitars
1995 Fourth Dimension Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1995 Wings of Tomorrow (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1996 Father Time (Single) Guitars
1996 Will the Sun Rise? (Single) Guitars
1996 Episode Guitars
1997 Black Diamond (Single) Guitars
1997 Visions Guitars
1997 The Kiss of Judas (Single) Guitars
1998 Visions of Europe (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1998 S.O.S. (Single) Guitars
1998 Destiny Guitars
2000 Infinite Guitars, Vocals
2000 Hunting High and Low (Single) Guitars
2000 It's a Mystery (Single) Guitars
2000 A Million Light Years Away (Single) Guitars
2000 Infinite Visions (Video) Guitars
2002 Eagleheart (Single) Guitars
2003 Elements Pt.1 Guitars, Vocals
2003 I Walk to My Own Song (Single) Guitars
2003 Elements Pt.2 Guitars, Vocals
2005 Maniac Dance (Single) Vocals, Guitars
2005 Stratovarius Guitars
2008 Revolution Renaissance (Demo) Guitars
2013 Unbreakable (EP) Guitars on tracks 4 and 5
(show all)


Guitars (2010-2011)

2011 In Paradisum Guitars


1994 Total Vocals (backing)


2001 The Metal Opera Vocals (additional) (13)
2002 The Metal Opera Pt. II Guitars (lead) (1, 10)

Corporal Punishment

1994 Into the Nerve of Pain Vocals (backing) (on track 11)


1998 Vain Glory Opera Guitars (additional lead) (Track 5)
1999 On Tour (Split) Guitars (additional lead) (Track 4)


1993 Kyyria (EP) Vocals (backing)


2002 Thunderstone 2nd guitar solo on track 8


1990 Abhorrence (EP) Engineering, Mixing (as "Timo T. Tolkki")
2012 Completely Vulgar (Compilation) Engineering, Mixing

Allen - Lande

2014 The Great Divide Producer, Recording


1991 Disment of Soul (Demo) Recording
1991 Amorphis (Single) Engineering, Mixing
1993 Privilege of Evil (EP) Engineering, Engineering


1990 Epoch of Insanity (Demo) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1994 Total Mixing

Corporal Punishment

1992 Profaned Relics Producer, Recording, Mixing
1994 Into the Nerve of Pain Co-Producer (with Band), Engineering, Mixing


1987 War of Losers (Demo) Mixing

Dimmi Argus

2013 Bad Dream Mastering


1992 Grey Misery Recording, Mixing
2011 Vol. 2 Recording, Mixing


2005 Difference Producer, Engineering
2013 World Changed Forever Mixing


1998 Vain Glory Opera Mixing


1991 Children of the Scorn Producer, Engineering (as "T Tolkki")

Hundred Years

1995 Hundred Years Producer
1997 ... Skyhook Producer, Mixing, Engineering


2008 The Chainsaw's Law Recording, Producer, Mixing

Is Pain

1999 1999 Mixing


1995 Blessed Ravings Engineering


2010 Haunted Spirit Mixing, Mastering

Protected Illusion

1990 Festering Fairytales Recording, Mixing


2012 The Entry Point Mastering


1991 Crown Waits the Immortal (EP) Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Revolution Renaissance

2008 New Era Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2009 Age of Aquarius Executive producer, Producer, Mixing
2010 Trinity Executive producer, Engineering

Ring of Fire

2014 Battle of Leningrad Mixing, Mastering


1989 Fright Night Producer
1992 Break the Ice (Single) Design (Sleeve)
1992 II Producer
1992 Twilight Time Producer
1994 Dreamspace Producer, Engineering, Mixing: Tracks 1, 3-7, 10, 11, 13, 14
1995 Fourth Dimension Mixing, Engineering, Producer
1996 Episode Mixing
1997 Visions Producer
1998 The Past and Now (Compilation) Producer
1998 Visions of Europe (Live album) Producer
1998 Destiny Engineering, Producer
1999 The Chosen Ones (Compilation) Producer
2000 Infinite Producer, Engineering
2000 Hunting High and Low (Single) Producer
2000 14 Diamonds (Compilation) Producer
2000 A Million Light Years Away (Single) Producer
2000 Infinite Visions (Video) Producer
2001 Intermission (Compilation) Producer
2002 Eagleheart (Single) Producer
2003 Elements Pt.1 Producer, Engineering
2003 I Walk to My Own Song (Single) Producer
2003 Elements Pt.2 Producer, Engineering
2005 Maniac Dance (Single) Engineering, Producer and Mixing
2005 Stratovarius Producer
2006 Black Diamond: The Anthology (Compilation) Producer
(show all)


2011 In Paradisum Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Timo Tolkki

1994 Classical Variations and Themes Engineering, Producer
2002 Hymn to Life Producer, Mixing

Timo Tolkki's Avalon

2013 The Land of New Hope Producer, Concept
2014 Design the Century (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2014 Angels of the Apocalypse Producer, Engineering, Mixing


2003 Delirium Veil Mixing
2004 Into Treason (Single) Mixing (Track 3)

Vision Divine

2005 The Perfect Machine Producer
2009 9 Degrees West of the Moon Engineering, Recording, Producer, Mixing
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