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Tuomas Holopainen

Tuomas Holopainen

Real/full name:
Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen
40 (born Dec 25th, 1976)
Place of origin:
Finland (Kitee)


Married to Johanna Kurkela since October 2015.


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 ...


Vocals (additional) (2017-present), Keyboards (2017-present)

For My Pain...

Keyboards (1999-present)

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")

Karelian Division



Keyboards (1996-present), Vocals (1996-2001)

1996 Demo (Demo) Keyboards, Piano
1997 Angels Fall First Piano, Lyrics, Keyboards, Vocals
1997 The Carpenter (Split) Vocals, Keyboards
1998 Sacrament of Wilderness (Split) Keyboards
1998 Oceanborn Vocals (backing), Keyboards
1999 Walking in the Air (Single) Keyboards
1999 Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads of the Eclipse) (EP) Keyboards
2000 Wishmaster Songwriting (tracks 1-11), Keyboards, Lyrics
2000 Deep Silent Complete (Single) Keyboards
2001 Over the Hills and Far Away (EP) Keyboards, Vocals (backing) on 1
2001 Wishmastour 2000 (Compilation) Keyboards
2001 From Wishes to Eternity (Live album) Keyboards
2002 Bless the Child (Single) Keyboards, Piano
2002 Century Child Keyboards, Piano, Lyrics
2002 Ever Dream (Single) Keyboards
2004 Nemo (Single) Keyboards, Piano
2004 Once Keyboards, Piano
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, Lyrics, Songwriting (for "The Siren")
2005 Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (Compilation) Keyboards
2005 Sleeping Sun (Single) Keyboards
2006 End of an Era (Live album) Keyboards
2007 Eva (Single) Keyboards
2007 Amaranth (Single) Keyboards
2007 Amaranth (Single) Keyboards
2007 Amaranth (Video) Keyboards
2007 Dark Passion Play 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) Piano, Lyrics, Keyboards, Music, Arrangements
2011 Imaginaerum Piano, Keyboards
2012 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove (Single) Piano, Keyboards
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
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful Piano, Keyboards
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Single) Keyboards
2016 My Walden (Single) Keyboards
2016 Vehicle of Spirit (Live album) Keyboards
2017 Live at Wembley (Single) Vocals, Keyboards
(show all)

Tuomas Holopainen

Keyboards, Piano, Composition (2013-present)

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

Nattvindens Gråt


1995 Där svanar flyger (Demo) Keyboards (as "Tuomas")
1995 A Bard's Tale Keyboards, Clarinet (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 Synthesizer
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")
2011 Soitellen sotaan (Single) Keyboards
2011 Kotiteollisuus Keyboards
2013 Maailmanloppu Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
(show all)


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


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, Arrangements
2001 Over the Hills and Far Away (EP) Mixing
2002 Bless the Child (Single) Producer, Lyrics (as "T. Holopainen")
2002 Century Child Producer
2004 Nemo (Single) Music, Lyrics, Producer, Mixing
2004 Once Producer
2004 Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (Single) Keyboards
2005 The Siren (Single) Producer (as "T. Holopainen")
2005 Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (Compilation) Producer
2007 Amaranth (Compilation) Producer
2007 Dark Passion Play Producer
2007 Erämaan viimeinen (Single) Producer
2011 Imaginaerum Producer
2012 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove (Single) Producer
2012 Imaginaerum - The Score Arrangements, Producer
2015 Élan (Single) Lyrics, Music, Producer
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful Mixing, Producer
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Single) Producer
(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: DiesMortisMeae
Added on: 2011-04-09 10:31:54 Last modified on: 2017-06-26 14:18:38
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