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Sonata Arctica

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Kemi
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1999
Genre:
Power Metal
Lyrical themes:
Fantasy Metaphors, Relationships, Life
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1996-1999 (as Tricky Beans), 1999 (as Tricky Means), 1999-present
Sonata Arctica started in 1996 as Tricky Beans (briefly changed to Tricky Means) playing hard rock/pop music that later evolved into Stratovarius-inspired power metal.

Marko Paasikoski featured as second guitarist on the band's first three demos (released under the Tricky Beans name). He left before their final demo and rejoined after the "Successor" EP in his new role as bass player.

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Current
Tommy Portimo Drums (1999-present)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Tony Kakko Vocals, Keyboards (1999-present)
See also: ex-Tricky Means, Northern Kings, ex-Apocalyptica (live)
Henrik Klingenberg Keyboards (2002-present)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Requiem
Elias Viljanen Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, ex-Depravity, ex-The Enemy, ex-Mess, ex-Astral, ex-Sigillum Diaboli
Pasi Kauppinen Bass (2013-present)
See also: Isäntä Meidän, Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, Winterborn, ex-Requiem
Past
Janne Kivilahti Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Jani Liimatainen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1999-2007)
See also: Cain's Offering, ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Tricky Means, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Sydänpuu, ex-Paul Di'Anno (live), ex-Altaria, ex-Dream Asylum
Marko Paasikoski Bass (2000-2013)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Mikko Härkin Keyboards (2000-2002)
See also: Cain's Offering, Mehida, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Essence of Sorrow, ex-Kenziner, ex-Solution .45, ex-Wingdom
Tommy Portimo Drums (1999-present)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Tony Kakko Vocals, Keyboards (1999-present)
See also: ex-Tricky Means, Northern Kings, ex-Apocalyptica (live)
Henrik Klingenberg Keyboards (2002-present)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Requiem
Elias Viljanen Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, ex-Depravity, ex-The Enemy, ex-Mess, ex-Astral, ex-Sigillum Diaboli
Pasi Kauppinen Bass (2013-present)
See also: Isäntä Meidän, Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, Winterborn, ex-Requiem
Janne Kivilahti Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Jani Liimatainen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1999-2007)
See also: Cain's Offering, ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Tricky Means, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Sydänpuu, ex-Paul Di'Anno (live), ex-Altaria, ex-Dream Asylum
Marko Paasikoski Bass (2000-2013)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Mikko Härkin Keyboards (2000-2002)
See also: Cain's Offering, Mehida, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Essence of Sorrow, ex-Kenziner, ex-Solution .45, ex-Wingdom
Added by: sirmonarch Modified by: Diamhea
Added on: 2002-07-18 11:29:36 Last modified on: 2014-09-01 14:15:34
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