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Stratovarius

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Helsinki, Uusimaa
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 ...
Current
Timo Kotipelto Vocals (1994-2004, 2005-present)
See also: Cain's Offering, Kotipelto, ex-Filthy Asses, ex-Tuska20, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Timo Kotipelto & Netta Skog
Jens Johansson Keyboards (1995-present)
See also: Bakteria, Cain's Offering, Rainbow, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (live), Mastermind, ex-Johansson, ex-Tuska20, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Kotipelto (live), ex-Dio, ex-Dave Nerge's Bulldog, ex-Deadline, ex-Ginger Baker, ex-Hickory Heads, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-Jonas Hellborg Group, ex-Jonas Hellborg's Art Metal, ex-RAF, ex-Shining Path, ex-Snake Charmer, ex-Stephen Ross
Lauri Porra Bass (2005-present)
See also: Kotipelto, ex-Gashouse Garden, ex-Sinergy, ex-Tuska20, ex-TunnelVision, Lauri Porra, ex-Raskasta Joulua, ex-Warmen, ex-Almah, ex-Larisa (live)
Matias Kupiainen Guitars (2008-present)
See also: ex-The Sinkage, ex-Fist in Fetus
Rolf Pilve Drums (2012-present)
See also: Essence of Sorrow, Megiddon, Reversion, Solution .45, Status Minor, The Dark Element, The Hypothesis, Samuli Federley (live), Division of the Spoils, ex-Beyond the Dream, Harri Kauppinen, Sky of Forever, Smackbound, The Magnificent, True Cult Club, Vivaldi Metal Project, ex-Amoth, ex-Code for Silence, ex-Dreamtale, ex-Miseration, ex-Random Eyes, ex-Sightless, ex-Wintersun (live), ex-Duality, ex-Full Scale Conflict, ex-Nordjärvi, ex-Pulse, ex-Rock-It-Launcher, ex-Utopianisti
Past
John Vihervä Bass (1985)
See also: Ben Granfelt Band, Käsityöläiset, Monsterbore, ex-Ei Siis/On Siis, ex-Emerson High, ex-Five Fifteen, ex-Music Star, ex-Nuoska, ex-Paperhands, ex-Tommi Läntinen
Jyrki Lentonen Bass (1985-1989)
See also: ex-Black Water, ex-Road Block
Tuomo Lassila Drums (1985-1995)
See also: Conquest, Timo Tolkki, ex-Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Chrism, ex-Black Water
Timo Tolkki Guitars (1985-2008), Vocals (lead) (1985-1994), Bass (1989-1992)
See also: Ring of Fire, Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Allen - Lande, ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-Symfonia, ex-Chaos Magic, ex-Road Block, ex-Timo Tolkki's Infinite Visions
Staffan Stråhlman Guitars (1985)
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, ex-Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Cartes Art Machine, ex-Juhlavammat
Jari Behm Bass (1992-1993)
See also: Stud, ex-TunnelVision, ex-Tunnel vision
Jari Kainulainen Bass (1993-2005)
See also: Masterplan, Shadowquest, Voluspaa (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Mess, Devil's Train, ex-Evergrey, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Kotipelto, ex-Heat, ex-Timo Tolkki's Infinite Visions
Jörg Michael Drums (1995-2004, 2005-2012)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Avenger, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Grave Digger, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Siren, ex-Soulslide, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Living Death, ex-100 Names, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos)
Anders Johansson Drums (2004)
See also: Bakteria, Manowar, Hulkoff (live), Planet Alliance, ex-Johansson, ex-Fullforce, ex-Strokkur, Tungsten, ex-HammerFall, ex-Oxidize, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Tears of Anger, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Keegan, ex-Aces High, ex-Art Metal, ex-Billionaires Boys Club, ex-Blue Murder, ex-GEFF, ex-Grand Slam, ex-Hickory Heads, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-Mansson, ex-Mindcrime, ex-Snake Charmer
Miss K Vocals (2004)
See also: Musta Joutsen, ex-Enchain, ex-Aurora K
Past (Live)
Alex Landenburg Drums (2010)
See also: Angels Cry, CyHra, Kamelot, Light & Shade, Mekong Delta, Starchild, Universal Mind Project, Timo Tolkki (live), ex-Broken Grace, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Symfonia (live), ex-Broken Glass, ex-Annihilator, ex-At Vance, ex-Axxis, ex-Bonfire (live), ex-Masterplan (live), ex-Sandalinas (live), ex-21 Octayne, ex-Blind Faith, ex-Jamie's Gone, ex-Meera Fé, ex-Memento, ex-Philosophobia
Jari Kainulainen Bass (2017)
See also: Masterplan, Shadowquest, Voluspaa (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Mess, Devil's Train, ex-Evergrey, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Kotipelto, ex-Heat, ex-Timo Tolkki's Infinite Visions
Timo Kotipelto Vocals (1994-2004, 2005-present)
See also: Cain's Offering, Kotipelto, ex-Filthy Asses, ex-Tuska20, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Timo Kotipelto & Netta Skog
Jens Johansson Keyboards (1995-present)
See also: Bakteria, Cain's Offering, Rainbow, Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (live), Mastermind, ex-Johansson, ex-Tuska20, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Kotipelto (live), ex-Dio, ex-Dave Nerge's Bulldog, ex-Deadline, ex-Ginger Baker, ex-Hickory Heads, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-Jonas Hellborg Group, ex-Jonas Hellborg's Art Metal, ex-RAF, ex-Shining Path, ex-Snake Charmer, ex-Stephen Ross
Lauri Porra Bass (2005-present)
See also: Kotipelto, ex-Gashouse Garden, ex-Sinergy, ex-Tuska20, ex-TunnelVision, Lauri Porra, ex-Raskasta Joulua, ex-Warmen, ex-Almah, ex-Larisa (live)
Matias Kupiainen Guitars (2008-present)
See also: ex-The Sinkage, ex-Fist in Fetus
Rolf Pilve Drums (2012-present)
See also: Essence of Sorrow, Megiddon, Reversion, Solution .45, Status Minor, The Dark Element, The Hypothesis, Samuli Federley (live), Division of the Spoils, ex-Beyond the Dream, Harri Kauppinen, Sky of Forever, Smackbound, The Magnificent, True Cult Club, Vivaldi Metal Project, ex-Amoth, ex-Code for Silence, ex-Dreamtale, ex-Miseration, ex-Random Eyes, ex-Sightless, ex-Wintersun (live), ex-Duality, ex-Full Scale Conflict, ex-Nordjärvi, ex-Pulse, ex-Rock-It-Launcher, ex-Utopianisti
John Vihervä Bass (1985)
See also: Ben Granfelt Band, Käsityöläiset, Monsterbore, ex-Ei Siis/On Siis, ex-Emerson High, ex-Five Fifteen, ex-Music Star, ex-Nuoska, ex-Paperhands, ex-Tommi Läntinen
Jyrki Lentonen Bass (1985-1989)
See also: ex-Black Water, ex-Road Block
Tuomo Lassila Drums (1985-1995)
See also: Conquest, Timo Tolkki, ex-Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Chrism, ex-Black Water
Timo Tolkki Guitars (1985-2008), Vocals (lead) (1985-1994), Bass (1989-1992)
See also: Ring of Fire, Timo Tolkki, Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Allen - Lande, ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-Symfonia, ex-Chaos Magic, ex-Road Block, ex-Timo Tolkki's Infinite Visions
Staffan Stråhlman Guitars (1985)
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, ex-Timo Tolkki's Avalon, ex-Cartes Art Machine, ex-Juhlavammat
Jari Behm Bass (1992-1993)
See also: Stud, ex-TunnelVision, ex-Tunnel vision
Jari Kainulainen Bass (1993-2005)
See also: Masterplan, Shadowquest, Voluspaa (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Mess, Devil's Train, ex-Evergrey, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Kotipelto, ex-Heat, ex-Timo Tolkki's Infinite Visions
Jörg Michael Drums (1995-2004, 2005-2012)
See also: Heavatar, Headhunter, ex-House of Spirits, ex-Surgeon, ex-Avenger, Devil's Train, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Grave Digger, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Siren, ex-Soulslide, ex-Unleashed Power, ex-Glenmore, ex-X-Mas Project, ex-Living Death, ex-100 Names, ex-Der Riß, ex-Laos (Gudrun Laos)
Anders Johansson Drums (2004)
See also: Bakteria, Manowar, Hulkoff (live), Planet Alliance, ex-Johansson, ex-Fullforce, ex-Strokkur, Tungsten, ex-HammerFall, ex-Oxidize, ex-Silver Mountain, ex-Tears of Anger, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Keegan, ex-Aces High, ex-Art Metal, ex-Billionaires Boys Club, ex-Blue Murder, ex-GEFF, ex-Grand Slam, ex-Hickory Heads, ex-Jens Johansson, ex-Mansson, ex-Mindcrime, ex-Snake Charmer
Miss K Vocals (2004)
See also: Musta Joutsen, ex-Enchain, ex-Aurora K
Past
Alex Landenburg Drums (2010)
See also: Angels Cry, CyHra, Kamelot, Light & Shade, Mekong Delta, Starchild, Universal Mind Project, Timo Tolkki (live), ex-Broken Grace, ex-Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Symfonia (live), ex-Broken Glass, ex-Annihilator, ex-At Vance, ex-Axxis, ex-Bonfire (live), ex-Masterplan (live), ex-Sandalinas (live), ex-21 Octayne, ex-Blind Faith, ex-Jamie's Gone, ex-Meera Fé, ex-Memento, ex-Philosophobia
Jari Kainulainen Bass (2017)
See also: Masterplan, Shadowquest, Voluspaa (live), ex-Symfonia, ex-Mess, Devil's Train, ex-Evergrey, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Kotipelto, ex-Heat, ex-Timo Tolkki's Infinite Visions
Added by: MetalStorm Modified by: Rochvill
Added on: 2002-07-18 17:28:09 Last modified on: 2021-05-06 23:35:14