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Tricky Means

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Kemi
Status:
Changed name
Formed in:
1996
Genre:
Rock (early), Power Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Fantasy Metaphors, Relationships, Life
Last label:
Unsigned/independent
Years active:
1996-1999 (as Tricky Beans), 1999, 1999-present (as Sonata Arctica)
Left to right: Tony, Janne, Jani, Tommy.

Started as Tricky Beans in 1996, playing pop/rock music. They released three demos in this style: Friends Till the End, Agre Pamppers, and Peacemaker. The band did not take themselves or their direction very seriously until Tony Kakko had something of an epiphany while listening to the Stratovarius album "Visions." After this they changed style to ...
Last known
Tommy Portimo Drums (1996-1999)
See also: Sonata Arctica
Jani Liimatainen Guitars (1996-1999)
See also: Cain's Offering, Insomnium, The Dark Element, Omnium Gatherum (live), ex-Graveyard Shift, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Sydänpuu, ex-Sonata Arctica, ex-Paul Di'Anno (live), ex-Altaria, ex-Dream Asylum
Tony Kakko Vocals, Keyboards (1996-1999)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings, ex-Apocalyptica (live), ex-Nightwish (live)
Janne Kivilahti Bass (1998-1999)
See also: ex-Sonata Arctica
Past
Pentti Peura Bass (1996-1998)
Marko Paasikoski Guitars (1996-1999)
See also: ex-Sonata Arctica
Tommy Portimo Drums (1996-1999)
See also: Sonata Arctica
Jani Liimatainen Guitars (1996-1999)
See also: Cain's Offering, Insomnium, The Dark Element, Omnium Gatherum (live), ex-Graveyard Shift, Kotipelto & Liimatainen, Sydänpuu, ex-Sonata Arctica, ex-Paul Di'Anno (live), ex-Altaria, ex-Dream Asylum
Tony Kakko Vocals, Keyboards (1996-1999)
See also: Raskasta Joulua, Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings, ex-Apocalyptica (live), ex-Nightwish (live)
Janne Kivilahti Bass (1998-1999)
See also: ex-Sonata Arctica
Pentti Peura Bass (1996-1998)
Marko Paasikoski Guitars (1996-1999)
See also: ex-Sonata Arctica
Added by: Star-Gazer Modified by: RunningWild_AT
Added on: 2005-09-23 04:41:24 Last modified on: 2019-10-09 18:05:01