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Tuomas Holopainen

Tuomas Holopainen

Real/full name:
Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen
45 (born Dec 25th, 1976)
Place of birth:
Finland (Kitee, Pohjois-Karjala)


Mastermind of Nightwish.


Tuomas co-wrote the movie "Imaginaerum" with director Stobe Harju, to coincide with the release of the Nightwish album with the same title. He appears in the movie himself, as the young version of composer Tom Whitman, although he doesn't actually speak any lines.

Plays keyboards in Karelian Division which is a Finnish heavy metal / hard rock supergroup containing members from Mokoma, The ...


Keyboards, Vocals (additional) (2017-present)

Darkwoods My Betrothed

Keyboards (2020-present)

2021 Angel of Carnage Unleashed Keyboards

Karelian Division



Vocals (1996-1998), Keyboards, Piano (1996-present)

1996 Demo (Demo) Keyboards, Piano
1997 Angels Fall First Lyrics, Keyboards, Vocals (tracks 2, 3, 4, 11),, Piano (as "Tuomas")
1997 The Carpenter (Split) Keyboards
1998 Sacrament of Wilderness (Split) Keyboards
1998 Oceanborn Lyrics (tracks 1-6, 8, 9), Keyboards, Piano, Songwriting (tracks 1-9) (as "Tuomas")
1999 Walking in the Air (Single) Keyboards
1999 Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads of the Eclipse) (EP) Keyboards
2000 Wishmaster Keyboards, Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1-12)
2000 Deep Silent Complete (Single) Keyboards
2001 Over the Hills and Far Away (EP) Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (track 1)
2001 Wishmastour 2000 (Compilation) Keyboards, Vocals (track 6)
2001 From Wishes to Eternity (Live album) Keyboards
2002 Bless the Child (Single) Keyboards, Piano, Lyrics
2002 Ever Dream (Single) Keyboards
2002 Century Child Songwriting (tracks 1-8, 10, 11), Keyboards, Piano, Lyrics
2004 Nemo (Single) Keyboards, Piano, Songwriting, Lyrics
2004 Once Songwriting, Keyboards, Piano, Lyrics
2004 Wish I Had an Angel (Single) Keyboards
2004 Tales from the Elvenpath (Compilation) Keyboards
2004 Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (Single) Keyboards
2005 Bestwishes (Compilation) Keyboards
2005 The Siren (Single) Keyboards, Piano, Songwriting, Lyrics
2005 Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (Compilation) Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (tracks 5, 10)
2005 Sleeping Sun (Single) Keyboards
2006 End of an Era (Live album) Keyboards
2007 Eva (Single) Keyboards
2007 Dark Passion Play Keyboards, Piano, Vocals (backing) (track 5), Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9, 11-13), Lyrics
2007 Amaranth (Single) Keyboards
2007 Amaranth (Single) Keyboards
2007 Amaranth (Video) Keyboards
2007 Hi Five: Female Fronted Metal (Split) Keyboards
2007 Erämaan viimeinen (Single) Keyboards
2008 Bye Bye Beautiful (Single) Keyboards
2008 The Islander (Single) Keyboards
2008 The Sound of Nightwish Reborn (Compilation) Keyboards
2009 Made in Hong Kong (and in Various Other Places) (Live album) Keyboards
2009 Amaranth (Live) (Single) Keyboards
2011 Walking in the Air - The Greatest Ballads (Compilation) Keyboards
2011 Storytime (Single) Keyboards, Piano, Songwriting, Lyrics, Arrangements
2011 Imaginaerum Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1-9, 11-13), Keyboards, Piano
2012 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove (Single) Keyboards, Piano
2012 Trials of Imaginaerum (EP) Keyboards
2012 Imaginaerum - The Score Keyboards
2013 Storytime (live) (Single) Keyboards
2013 Ghost Love Score (live) (Single) Keyboards
2013 Showtime, Storytime (Live album) Keyboards
2014 The Three Goddesses (Split) Keyboards
2015 Élan (Single) Keyboards, Piano, Songwriting, Lyrics
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful Keyboards, Piano, Songwriting, Lyrics
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Single) Keyboards
2016 My Walden (Single) Keyboards
2016 Vehicle of Spirit (Video) Keyboards
2017 Live at Wembley (Single) Keyboards
2018 Decades (An Archive of Song 1996-2015) (Compilation) Keyboards, Piano, Vocals (CD2 track 12)
2019 Decades: Live in Buenos Aires (Live album) Keyboards
2020 Human. :||: Nature. Keyboards, Lyrics, Songwriting
2021 Music (Single) Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
2021 Nemo (Virtual World Version) (Single) Keyboards, Piano
2022 Virtual Live Show from the Islanders Arms 2021 (Video) Keyboards, Piano
(show all)

Tuomas Holopainen

Keyboards, Piano (2013-present)

2014 A Lifetime of Adventure (Single) Keyboards, Songwriting, Lyrics
2014 The Life and Times of Scrooge Keyboards, Piano, Songwriting, Lyrics

Dismal Silence

Keyboards (1993-1994)

For My Pain...

Keyboards (1999-2005)

2003 Fallen Keyboards
2004 Killing Romance (Single) Keyboards (track 3)

Furthest Shore

Keyboards, Guitars

1999 Chronicles of Hethenesse, Book 1: The Shadow Descends Keyboards (as "Tuomas")

Nattvindens Gråt


1995 Där svanar flyger (Demo) Keyboards (as "Tuomas")
1995 A Bard's Tale Keyboards, Clarinet, Songwriting (as "Tuomas")
1997 Chaos Without Theory Keyboards (as "Tuomas")

Timo Rautiainen

Keyboards (2005-?)

2006 Punainen viiva (Single) Keyboards
2006 Sarvivuori Keyboards



Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus

Keyboards (2002-2006)

Darkwoods My Betrothed

1995 Heirs of the Northstar Keyboards
1996 Autumn Roars Thunder Keyboards (as "Tuomas")
1998 Witch-Hunts Keyboards


2003 Helvetistä itään Keyboards
2005 Vieraan sanomaa (Single) Keyboards
2005 7 Keyboards
2005 Kaihola (Single) Keyboards
2006 Arkunnaula (Single) Keyboards
2006 Iankaikkinen Keyboards
2007 Tuonelan koivut (Single) Keyboards
2007 Kummitusjuna (EP) Keyboards
2009 Mahtisanat (Single) Keyboards
2009 Ukonhauta Keyboards (as "Holopainen")
2009 Kuollut kävelee (EP) Keyboards
2011 Soitellen sotaan (Single) Keyboards
2011 Kotiteollisuus Keyboards
2013 Maailmanloppu Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
(show all)


2007 Lisää persettä rättipäille (EP) Keyboards, Vocals (choirs)
2007 Peräaukko sivistyksessä Vocals (choirs), Keyboards


2003 Into the Silence Keyboards


2003 Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence Keyboards (additional), Vocals (additional)

Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus

2003 Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus (Video) Keyboards
2004 Hyvä ihminen (Single) Keyboards
2004 Kylmä tila Keyboards (tracks 2, 4)
2004 Hartes Land Keyboards (tracks 6, 7)


1997 Angels Fall First Producer (as "Tuomas")
2000 Wishmaster Art direction (as "T. Holopainen")
2001 Over the Hills and Far Away (EP) Mixing
2002 Bless the Child (Single) Producer (as "T. Holopainen")
2002 Century Child Art direction, Producer (as "T. Holopainen")
2003 End of Innocence (Video) Producer
2004 Nemo (Single) Producer, Mixing
2004 Once Producer
2004 Wish I Had an Angel (Single) Producer, Mixing
2004 Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (Single) Keyboards
2005 The Siren (Single) Producer (as "T. Holopainen")
2005 Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (Compilation) Producer
2007 Dark Passion Play Producer
2007 Amaranth (Compilation) Producer
2007 Amaranth (Single) Producer
2007 Amaranth (Single) Producer
2007 Erämaan viimeinen (Single) Producer
2008 Bye Bye Beautiful (Single) Producer
2008 The Islander (Single) Producer
2011 Imaginaerum Producer
2012 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove (Single) Producer
2012 Imaginaerum - The Score Arrangements, Producer
2015 Élan (Single) Producer
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful Producer, Mixing
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Single) Producer
2020 Human. :||: Nature. Producer, Mixing
(show all)

Timo Rautiainen

2006 Sarvivuori Lyrics (Track 10)

Tuomas Holopainen

2014 A Lifetime of Adventure (Single) Producer
2014 The Life and Times of Scrooge Producer, Photography
Added by: Nightwisher1990 Modified by: cweed
Added on: 2011-04-09 10:31:54 Last modified on: 2022-09-17 22:18:48
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