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Also known as Tricky Beans (1996-1999), Tricky Means (1999)

Country: Finland
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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Formed in: 1996

1996- Power metal

Line-up

Current members:
1996-  Tony Kakko - keyboards, vocals
1996-  Tommy Portimo - drums
2002-  Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg - keyboards
2007-  Elias "E. Vil" Viljanen - guitars
2013-  Pasi Kauppinen - bass
Former musicians:
1996-1997  Marko Paasikoski - guitars
› 2000-2013  -//- bass
1996-1999  Pentti Peura - bass
1996-2007  Jani Liimatainen - guitars
1999-2000  Janne Kivilahti - bass
2000-2002  Mikko Härkin - keyboards
Studio musicians:
2007  Peter Engberg - acoustic guitars, bouzouki, chromaharp, kavaquinho, q-chord
› 2012  -//- acoustic guitars, viola caipira, banjo
2007  Oskari Hannula - double bass
2007  Anna-Leena Kangas - viola
2007  Kati Niemelä - violin, viola
2007  Elar Kuiv - violin
2007  Tuomas Airola - cello
2009  Perttu Kivilaakso - cello
2012  Lauri Valkonen - double bass
2012  Timo Kotipelto - backing vocals
2012  Pekka Kuusisto - violin
2012-2014  Mikko Mustonen - orchestrations
2014  Masi Hukari - spoken word, flute
2014  Laura Hynninen - harp
Live musicians:
2007  Elias "E. Vil" Viljanen - guitars
Guest musicians:
1999  Raisa Aine - flute
2001  Mika Niilonen - voice
2001  Mikko Karmila - piano
2001  Renay Gonzalez - voice
2001  Nik van Eckmann - voice
› 2004  -//-
2001  Timo Kotipelto - vocals
2003  Jens Johansson - keyboards
2007  Jarkko Martikainen - additional vocals
2007  Milla V - spoken word
2007  Michael "Starbuck" Majalahti - additional vocals
2009  Johanna Kurkela - vocals
2012  Anna Lavender - spoken word
2012  Mika Mylläri - trumpet
2012  Sakari Kukko - saxophone
2014  Jaakko Koskinen - spoken word

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1999 | 8.7 Ecliptica
2000 | 8 Successor [EP]
2001 | 7.6 Orientation [EP]
2001 | 8.6 Silence
2003 | 8.3 Winterheart's Guild
2003 | 8.1 Takatalvi [EP]
2004 | 8 Don't Say A Word [EP]
2004 | 8.2 Reckoning Night
2007 | 7.1 Unia
2009 | 7.3 The Days Of Grays
2012 | 6.5 Stones Grow Her Name
2014 | 7.5 Pariah's Child
 
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Photo galleries

14.04.2013 Sonata Arctica - Nottingham, England, 14th April 2013 by Baz Anderson
19.03.2011 Sonata Arctica - Sheffield, England, 19th March 2011 by Baz Anderson
13.08.2010 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 13th-15th August 2010 by Baz Anderson
11.07.2010 Ruisrock 2010, Finland by Ivan
04.12.2009 Hard Rock Hell III - Prestatyn, Wales, 4th-5th December 2009 by Baz Anderson
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News / Concerts / Interviews

News
12.04.2014 Sonata Arctica - New Video Online
28.03.2014 Sonata Arctica - Entire New Album Streaming Online
21.03.2014 Sonata Arctica - New Single Details, Headlining Kivenlahti Rock 2014
28.02.2014 Sonata Arctica - Release Lyric Video For New Single
13.02.2014 Sonata Arctica - Release New Video
30.01.2014 Sonata Arctica - Reveal New Single Details
 
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Interviews
16.04.2013 with Tony Kakko
20.03.2011 with Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg
20.12.2009 with Elias "E.Vil" Viljanen
15.12.2004 with Henrik Klingenberg [keyboards]
Articles
23.04.2013 Sonata Arctica - Nottingham, England, 14th April 2013
20.03.2011 Sonata Arctica - Sheffield, England, 19th March 2011
02.01.2010 Getting Into: Sonata Arctica

Concerts
03.09.2014 USA, Teaneck, NJ
04.09.2014 USA, New York, NY
05.09.2014 USA, Philadelphia, PA
06.09.2014 USA, Worcester, MA (2)
08.09.2014 CAN, Montreal, QC
09.09.2014 CAN, Quebec City, QC
10.09.2014 CAN, Ottawa, ON
11.09.2014 CAN, Toronto, ON (2)
13.09.2014 USA, Baltimore, MD
14.09.2014 USA, Pittsburgh, PA
16.09.2014 USA, Cleveland, OH (1)
17.09.2014 USA, Joliet, IL
19.09.2014 CAN, Winnipeg, MB (3)
20.09.2014 CAN, Regina, SK
21.09.2014 CAN, Edmonton, AB
22.09.2014 CAN, Calgary, AB
24.09.2014 CAN, Vancouver, BC (1)
25.09.2014 USA, Seattle, WA
26.09.2014 USA, Portland, OR (2)
28.09.2014 USA, San Francisco, CA
29.09.2014 USA, Los Angeles, CA
30.09.2014 USA, Anaheim, CA
01.10.2014 USA, Tempe, AZ
04.10.2014 USA, Denver, CO (2)
05.10.2014 USA, Lawrence, KS
07.10.2014 USA, El Paso, TX
08.10.2014 USA, San Antionio, TX
09.10.2014 USA, Dallas, TX
10.10.2014 USA, Houston, TX (1)
12.10.2014 USA, Louisville, KY (1)
13.10.2014 USA, Atlanta, GA (1)
14.10.2014 USA, Orlando, FL
15.10.2014 USA, Tampa, FL

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