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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-  Tommy Portimo - drums
1996-2000  Tony Kakko - vocals, keyboards
› 2000-  -//- vocals
2002-  Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg - keyboards
2007-  Elias 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  Pekka Kuusisto - violin
2012-2016  Mikko Mustonen - orchestrations
2014  Masi Hukari - spoken word, flute
2014  Laura Hynninen - harp
Live musicians:
2007  Elias Viljanen - guitars
2016  Masi Hukari - acoustic guitars
Guest musicians:
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

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1999 | 8.7 Ecliptica
2000 | 8.1 Successor [EP]
2001 | 7.7 Orientation [EP]
2001 | 8.7 Silence
2003 | 8.4 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 | 7.4 Pariah's Child
2014 | 6.9 Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition
2016 | 6.9 The Ninth Hour
 
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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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Sonata Arctica


News / Concerts / Interviews

News
07.12.2016 Sonata Arctica - Tony Kakko To Perform Band's Classics With Oulu Symphony Orchestra
27.10.2016 Sonata Arctica - Announce 2017 European Tour
23.09.2016 Sonata Arctica - Debut 'Life' Music Video
19.08.2016 Sonata Arctica - Share First New Album Teaser
12.08.2016 Sonata Arctica - Debut New Album's First Single
21.07.2016 Sonata Arctica - Reveal New Album Title, Cover And More
 
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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
08.12.2016 USA, Englewood, CO (1)
09.12.2016 USA, Lawrence, KS
10.12.2016 USA, Dallas, TX
11.12.2016 USA, McAllen, TX
13.12.2016 USA, San Antonio, TX
14.12.2016 USA, Houston, TX
16.12.2016 USA, Lake Buena Vista, FL
17.12.2016 USA, Atlanta, GA
20.02.2017 GER, Nurnberg
21.02.2017 CZE, Zlin
22.02.2017 AUT, Vienna
23.02.2017 GER, Munich
24.02.2017 ITA, Modena (1)
25.02.2017 ITA, Rome
27.02.2017 SUI, Zurich
28.02.2017 SUI, Solothurn
01.03.2017 SUI, Lausanne
03.03.2017 FRA, Marseille
04.03.2017 ESP, Barcelona
05.03.2017 ESP, Madrid
06.03.2017 ESP, Bilbao
07.03.2017 POR, Lisbon (1)
09.03.2017 ESP, Pamplona
10.03.2017 FRA, Bordeaux
11.03.2017 FRA, Toulouse
12.03.2017 FRA, Lyon
14.03.2017 FRA, Besancon
15.03.2017 FRA, Nancy
16.03.2017 FRA, Rennes
17.03.2017 GBR, Southampton
18.03.2017 GBR, Bristol
19.03.2017 GBR, Cardiff
20.03.2017 GBR, Nottingham (2)
22.03.2017 GBR, Manchester
23.03.2017 GBR, Sheffield (2)
24.03.2017 GBR, Glasgow
25.03.2017 GBR, Belfast
26.03.2017 IRL, Dubin
28.03.2017 GBR, Wolverhampton
29.03.2017 FRA, Lille
30.03.2017 GER, Herford
31.03.2017 GER, Aschaffenburg
01.04.2017 NED, Eindhoven
02.04.2017 NED, Utrecht (1)
04.04.2017 GER, Cologne
05.04.2017 GER, Ludwigsburg
06.04.2017 GER, Leipzig
07.04.2017 SWE, Malmö
08.04.2017 SWE, Örebro
09.04.2017 SWE, Gothenburg

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