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Sonata Arctica

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Kemi, Lappi
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1999
Genre:
Power Metal
Themes:
Fantasy metaphors, Love, Relationships, Life
Current label:
Atomic Fire Records
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 the 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 (lead), Keyboards (1999-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, ex-Tricky Means, Northern Kings, Raskasta Iskelmää
Henrik Klingenberg Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2002-present)
See also: Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Secret Rule, ex-Requiem
Elias Viljanen Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, ex-Depravity, ex-The Enemy, ex-Mess, ex-Astral, ex-Diaboli, ex-Recall, ex-Twilight Lamp
Pasi Kauppinen Bass (2013-present)
See also: Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, Winterborn, Isäntä Meidän, ex-Requiem, Superior Saints
Past
Janne Kivilahti Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Jani Liimatainen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1999-2007)
See also: Cain's Offering, Jani Liimatainen, The Dark Element, Stratovarius (live), ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Tricky Means, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Sydänpuu, ex-Altaria, ex-Insomnium, ex-Omnium Gatherum (live), ex-Paul Di'Anno (live), ex-Dream Asylum
Marko Paasikoski Bass (2000-2013)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Mikko Härkin Keyboards (2000-2002)
See also: ex-Symfonia, ex-Mehida, ex-Cain's Offering, ex-Essence of Sorrow, ex-Kenziner, ex-Solution .45, ex-Timo Tolkki (live), ex-Wingdom, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (live), ex-Beyond Belief
Past (Live)
Elias Viljanen Guitars (2007)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, ex-Depravity, ex-The Enemy, ex-Mess, ex-Astral, ex-Diaboli, ex-Recall, ex-Twilight Lamp
Masi Hukari Guitars (acoustic), Flute (2016, 2019)
See also: Noutaja, ex-Amoral
Tommy Portimo Drums (1999-present)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Tony Kakko Vocals (lead), Keyboards (1999-present)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, ex-Tricky Means, Northern Kings, Raskasta Iskelmää
Henrik Klingenberg Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2002-present)
See also: Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Secret Rule, ex-Requiem
Elias Viljanen Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, ex-Depravity, ex-The Enemy, ex-Mess, ex-Astral, ex-Diaboli, ex-Recall, ex-Twilight Lamp
Pasi Kauppinen Bass (2013-present)
See also: Klingenberg Syndrome, Mental Care Foundation, Silent Voices, Winterborn, Isäntä Meidän, ex-Requiem, Superior Saints
Janne Kivilahti Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Jani Liimatainen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1999-2007)
See also: Cain's Offering, Jani Liimatainen, The Dark Element, Stratovarius (live), ex-Graveyard Shift, ex-Tricky Means, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Sydänpuu, ex-Altaria, ex-Insomnium, ex-Omnium Gatherum (live), ex-Paul Di'Anno (live), ex-Dream Asylum
Marko Paasikoski Bass (2000-2013)
See also: ex-Tricky Means
Mikko Härkin Keyboards (2000-2002)
See also: ex-Symfonia, ex-Mehida, ex-Cain's Offering, ex-Essence of Sorrow, ex-Kenziner, ex-Solution .45, ex-Timo Tolkki (live), ex-Wingdom, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (live), ex-Beyond Belief
Past
Elias Viljanen Guitars (2007)
See also: Elias Viljanen, Klingenberg Syndrome, ex-Depravity, ex-The Enemy, ex-Mess, ex-Astral, ex-Diaboli, ex-Recall, ex-Twilight Lamp
Masi Hukari Guitars (acoustic), Flute (2016, 2019)
See also: Noutaja, ex-Amoral
Added by: sirmonarch Modified by: Mole666
Added on: 2002-07-18 11:29:36 Last modified on: 2024-02-29 07:16:17