Sonata Arctica



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1253 fans
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

1996-  Tommy Portimo - drums
1996-2000  Tony Kakko - vocals, keyboards
› 2000-  -//- vocals
2002-  Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg - keyboards
2007-  Elias Viljanen - guitars
2013-  Pasi Kauppinen - bass
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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
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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  Pekka Kuusisto - violin
2012-2016  Mikko Mustonen - orchestrations
2014  Masi Hukari - spoken word, flute
2014  Laura Hynninen - harp
2007  Elias Viljanen - guitars
2016  Masi Hukari - acoustic guitars
1999  Raisa Aine - flute
2001  Timo Kotipelto - vocals
› 2012  -//- backing vocals
2001  Mika Niilonen - spoken word
2001  Mikko Karmila - piano
2001  Renay Gonzalez - spoken word
2001  Nik van Eckmann - spoken word
› 2004  -//-
2003  Jens Johansson - keyboards
2007  Michael "Starbuck" Majalahti - spoken word
2007  Milla V - spoken word
2007  Jarkko Martikainen - spoken word
2009  Johanna Kurkela - vocals
2012  Anna Lavender - spoken word
2012-2014  Mika Mylläri - trumpet
2012-2014  Sakari Kukko - saxophone
2014  Jaakko Koskinen - spoken word
2016  Troy Donockley - low whistle
2016  Aaron Newport - spoken word

Discography

2000 Successor [EP] 8.1
2001 Orientation [EP] 7.7
2003 Takatalvi [EP] 8.1
2004 Don't Say A Word [EP] 8
1996 Friends Till The End [Demo] 9.4
1996 Agre Pamppers [Demo] 8.5
1997 PeaceMaker [Demo] 10
1999 FullMoon [Demo] 8.3
1999 UnOpened [Single] 8.3
2000 The Keepers Of Jericho - A Tribute To Helloween Part I [VA] 9
2001 Wolf & Raven [Single] 8.5
2001 Last Drop Falls [Single] 7.8
2002 A Tribute To The Beast [VA] 8.3
2002 Songs Of Silence - Live In Tokyo [Live] 8.2
2003 Victoria's Secret [Single] 8.1
2003 Broken [Single] 7.2
2004 Reckoning Night - 4 Tracks [Single] 8
2004 My Selene [Single] 9.3
2004 Shamandalie [Single] 7.8
2005 The End Of This Chapter [Compilation] 8
2006 For The Sake Of Revenge [Live] 8.4
2006 For The Sake Of Revenge [DVD] 8.6
2006 The Collection 1999-2006 [Compilation] 8.4
2006 Replica 2006 [Single] 7.3
2007 Paid In Full [Single] 7.9
2009 The Last Amazing Grays [Single] 8.6
2009 Flag In The Ground [Single] 8.9
2010 The Gun / Still Loving You [Single] 7
2011 Live In Finland [DVD] 8.7
2011 Live In Finland [Live] 8.7
2012 I Have A Right [Single] 7.5
2012 Shitload Of Money [Single] 5.4
2013 Alone In Heaven [Single] 6.5
2013 Reckoning Night + Unia [Compilation] 8.6
2014 The Wolves Die Young [Single] 8.2
2014 Cloud Factory [Single] 7.5
2014 Love [Single] 7.4
2014 Kingdom For A Heart [Single] 7.7
2015 A Tribute To Sonata Arctica [VA] 7.5
2015 Christmas Spirits [Single] 6
2016 Closer To An Animal [Single] 5.7
2016 Life [Single] 7.8

Latest reviews

Sonata Arctica are back with a new album that, at least externally, relives the glory of the past times. A new album with the flavour of the old: old logo, old artwork style and old wolves' theme are back. What about the inside?   Review by R Lewis ››
So these days the eyes on Sonata Arctica are those curiously wondering just what the Finnish fivesome will give us this time. A super solid first four power metal albums, then a bolt out the blue with the unique Unia and a middle-ground The Days Of Grays...   Review by Baz Anderson ››

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