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Jaska Raatikainen

Jaska Raatikainen

Real/full name:
Jaska Ilmari Raatikainen
45 (born Jul 18th, 1979)
Place of birth:
Finland (Lappeenranta, Etelä-Karjala)


Jaska Raatikainen was born in the town of Lappeenranta, in Finland. His first instrument was the piano, and during most of his childhood also played the French horn in a big band - a fact which later led him to be introduced to Alexander Kuoppala. It was only at the age of 12 that he began playing drums, he had his first double bass pedals before he owned a drum kit. He was inspired by musicians ...


He is the younger brother of Jussi Raatikainen, and older brother of Julius Raatikainen.

Mercury Circle

Drums (2020-present)

Children of Bodom

Drums, Vocals (backing) (1997-2019)

1997 The Carpenter (Split) Drums
1997 Something Wild Drums
1998 Children of Bodom (Split) Drums
1999 Hatebreeder Drums
1999 Tokyo Warhearts (Live album) Drums
1999 Downfall (Single) Drums
2000 Hate Me! (Single) Drums
2000 Follow the Reaper Drums
2002 You're Better Off Dead! (Single) Drums
2003 Hate Crew Deathroll Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2003 Needled 24/7 (Single) Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2003 Bestbreeder from 1997 to 2000 (Compilation) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2004 Trashed, Lost & Strungout (Single) Drums (as "Jaska J-COB Raatikainen")
2004 Trashed, Lost & Strungout (EP) Drums (as "Jaska J-COB Raatikainen")
2004 Trashed, Lost & Strungout (Video) Drums (as "Jaska J-COB Raatikainen")
2005 In Your Face (Single) Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2005 Are You Dead Yet? Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2005 In Your Face (Video) Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2006 The Unholy Alliance (Split video) Vocals (backing), Drums
2006 Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live (Live album) Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2006 Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live (Video) Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2007 The Unholy Alliance Chapter II - Preaching to the Perverted (Split video) Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2008 Are You Deaf Yet? (Compilation) Drums (as "Jaska W. Raatikainen")
2008 Blooddrunk (Single) Drums
2008 Blooddrunk Drums
2008 Hellhounds on My Trail (EP) Drums
2008 Smile Pretty for the Devil (Single) Drums
2009 War Inside My Head (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2009 Lookin' Out My Backdoor (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2009 Skeleton in the Coffin (EP) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2009 Skeletons in the Closet (Compilation) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2011 Shovel Knockout (Single) Drums
2011 Was It Worth It? (Single) Drums
2011 Relentless Reckless Forever Drums
2011 Roundtrip to Hell and Back (Single) Drums
2011 Spinefarm Records UK Presents... (Split) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2012 I'm Shipping Up to Boston (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2012 Holiday at Lake Bodom (15 Years of Wasted Youth) (Compilation) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2013 Scream for Silence (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2013 Your Days Are Numbered (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2013 Monsters of Metal (Split) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2013 Transference (Single) Drums
2013 Halo of Blood Drums, Vocals (backing)
2015 Morrigan (Single) Drums
2015 I Worship Chaos (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2015 Tales from Lake Bodom (Split) Drums
2015 I Worship Chaos Drums
2019 Hexed Drums
2023 A Chapter Called Children of Bodom - The Final Show in Helsinki Ice Hall 2019 (Live album) Vocals (backing), Drums
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Gashouse Garden

As Jaska W. Raatikainen:
Drums (2003-2006)

2003 Demo (Demo) Drums


Drums (1993-1997), Keyboards (1993-1995)

1994 Implosion of Heaven (Demo) Drums
1995 Ubiguitous Absence of Remission (Demo) Drums, Keyboards
1996 Shining (Demo) Drums


Drums (2000)


Drums (2017)

2017 The Anniversary Song (Single) Drums


As Jaska W. Raatikainen:
Drums (2001-2003)

2002 Secret Visions Drums


2012 Decent Death Drums


2003 Wither Drums
2005 MMIV Lacrimae Mundi Drums (as "J. Raatikainden")
Added by: el_rzulffio Modified by: SectaZ
Added on: 2011-04-09 10:38:27 Last modified on: 2023-12-31 00:33:16
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