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Stratovarius

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Helsinki
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1985
Genre:
Melodic Power Metal
Lyrical themes:
Time, Spirituality, Life, Space, Nature, Fantasy, Poetry
Current label:
earMUSIC
Years active:
1984-1985 (as Black Water), 1985-present
Stratovarius (a portmanteau of Stratocaster and Stradivarius) was founded by Tuomo Lassila, John Vihervä and Staffan Stråhlman originally under the name Black Water. The name "Stratovarius" was invented by Lassila.

The music of early Stratovarius was very different from what it is today. Back then it was heavily influenced by Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne. Guitar player Staffan brought in some ...
Current
Timo Kotipelto Vocals (1994-2004, 2005-present)
See also: Cain's Offering, Kotipelto, ex-Filthy Asses, Kotipelto & Liimatainen
Jens Johansson Keyboards (1995-present)
See also: Mastermind, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (live), ex-Johansson, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-The Johansson Brothers, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Kotipelto (live), ex-Dio
Lauri Porra Bass (2005-present)
See also: Kotipelto, TunnelVision, Gashouse Garden, ex-Sinergy, Lauri Porra, ex-Almah, ex-Warmen
Matias Kupiainen Guitars (2008-present)
See also: Fist in Fetus, ex-The Sinkage
Rolf Pilve Drums (2012-present)
See also: Megiddon, Random Eyes, Reversion, Solution .45, Status Minor, The Magnificent, Samuli Federley (live), Division of the Spoils, ex-Full Scale Conflict, ex-Essence of Sorrow, Harri Kauppinen, ex-Amoth, ex-Beyond the Dream, ex-Code for Silence, ex-Dreamtale, ex-Miseration, ex-Sightless
Past
Jyrki Lentonen Bass (1985-1989)
See also: ex-Black Water, ex-Road Block
Tuomo Lassila Drums (1985-1995)
See also: Conquest, Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Chrism, ex-Black Water
Timo Tolkki Guitars (1985-2008), Vocals (lead) (1985-1994), Bass (1992)
See also: Allen / Lande, Ring of Fire, Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-Symfonia
Mika Ervaskari Keyboards (1985-1987)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Timo Tolkki, ex-Black Water
Antti Ikonen Keyboards (1988-1995)
See also: Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Cartes Art Machine, ex-Juhlavammat
Jari Behm Bass (1992-1993)
Jari Kainulainen Bass (1993-2005)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Masterplan, Voluspaa (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Mess, Devil's Train, ex-Evergrey, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Kotipelto, ex-Heat
Jörg Michael Drums (1995-2004, 2005-2012)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Living Death, ex-Avenger, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Beto Vazquez Infinity, ex-Grave Digger, ex-Kaledon, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Onkel Tom Angelripper, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Soulslide, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos)
Anders Johansson Drums (2004)
See also: Fullforce, HammerFall, Planet Alliance, ex-Johansson, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-The Johansson Brothers, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Tears of Anger, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Keegan
Miss K Vocals (2004)
See also: Musta Joutsen, ex-Enchain
Past (Live)
Alex Landenburg Drums (2010)
See also: Angels Cry, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Mekong Delta, ex-Broken Grace, ex-Symfonia (live), ex-Broken Glass, 21 Octayne, ex-Annihilator, ex-At Vance, ex-Axxis, ex-Masterplan (live), ex-Sandalinas (live), ex-Blind Faith, ex-Jamie's Gone, ex-Meera Fé, ex-Memento, ex-Philosophobia, ex-Bonfire (live)
Timo Kotipelto Vocals (1994-2004, 2005-present)
See also: Cain's Offering, Kotipelto, ex-Filthy Asses, Kotipelto & Liimatainen
Jens Johansson Keyboards (1995-present)
See also: Mastermind, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (live), ex-Johansson, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-The Johansson Brothers, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Kotipelto (live), ex-Dio
Lauri Porra Bass (2005-present)
See also: Kotipelto, TunnelVision, Gashouse Garden, ex-Sinergy, Lauri Porra, ex-Almah, ex-Warmen
Matias Kupiainen Guitars (2008-present)
See also: Fist in Fetus, ex-The Sinkage
Rolf Pilve Drums (2012-present)
See also: Megiddon, Random Eyes, Reversion, Solution .45, Status Minor, The Magnificent, Samuli Federley (live), Division of the Spoils, ex-Full Scale Conflict, ex-Essence of Sorrow, Harri Kauppinen, ex-Amoth, ex-Beyond the Dream, ex-Code for Silence, ex-Dreamtale, ex-Miseration, ex-Sightless
Jyrki Lentonen Bass (1985-1989)
See also: ex-Black Water, ex-Road Block
Tuomo Lassila Drums (1985-1995)
See also: Conquest, Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Chrism, ex-Black Water
Timo Tolkki Guitars (1985-2008), Vocals (lead) (1985-1994), Bass (1992)
See also: Allen / Lande, Ring of Fire, Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-Symfonia
Mika Ervaskari Keyboards (1985-1987)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Timo Tolkki, ex-Black Water
Antti Ikonen Keyboards (1988-1995)
See also: Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Cartes Art Machine, ex-Juhlavammat
Jari Behm Bass (1992-1993)
Jari Kainulainen Bass (1993-2005)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Masterplan, Voluspaa (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Mess, Devil's Train, ex-Evergrey, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Kotipelto, ex-Heat
Jörg Michael Drums (1995-2004, 2005-2012)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Living Death, ex-Avenger, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Beto Vazquez Infinity, ex-Grave Digger, ex-Kaledon, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Onkel Tom Angelripper, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Soulslide, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos)
Anders Johansson Drums (2004)
See also: Fullforce, HammerFall, Planet Alliance, ex-Johansson, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-The Johansson Brothers, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Tears of Anger, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Keegan
Miss K Vocals (2004)
See also: Musta Joutsen, ex-Enchain
Past
Alex Landenburg Drums (2010)
See also: Angels Cry, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Mekong Delta, ex-Broken Grace, ex-Symfonia (live), ex-Broken Glass, 21 Octayne, ex-Annihilator, ex-At Vance, ex-Axxis, ex-Masterplan (live), ex-Sandalinas (live), ex-Blind Faith, ex-Jamie's Gone, ex-Meera Fé, ex-Memento, ex-Philosophobia, ex-Bonfire (live)
Added by: MetalStorm Modified by: Manalishi69
Added on: 2002-07-18 17:28:09 Last modified on: 2014-08-27 08:12:33
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