Popularity index: 39
1205 fans
Also known as Tricky Beans (1996-1999), Tricky Means (1999)

Country: Finland
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Links: Official site
Facebook
MySpace
show more

Formed in: 1996

1996- Power metal

Line-up

Current members:
1996-  Tony Kakko - vocals, keyboards
1996-  Tommy Portimo - drums
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  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 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
2012-2014  Sakari Kukko - saxophone
2012-2014  Mika Mylläri - trumpet
2014  Jaakko Koskinen - spoken word

View timeline ››

CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1999 | 8.7 Ecliptica
2000 | 8 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 | 7.5 Pariah's Child
2014 | 7 Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition
 
Detailed discography ››

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
  More galleries (11) ››




News / Concerts / Interviews

News
01.12.2015 Sonata Arctica - Preparing Christmas Surprise
09.11.2015 Tony Kakko - Releases New Christmas Music Video
16.09.2015 Sonata Arctica - Tribute Album Released By Ouergh Records
22.06.2015 Sonata Arctica - To Tour North America With Nightwish
23.12.2014 Sonata Arctica - Announce Ecliptica Over Europe Tour 2015
19.11.2014 Sonata Arctica - Share New Video For Genesis Cover
 
View older news ››
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
19.02.2016 USA, Sayreville, NJ (1)
20.02.2016 USA, Hartford, CT (1)
21.02.2016 CAN, Montreal, QC (3)
22.02.2016 CAN, London, ON (2)
24.02.2016 USA, Pittsburgh, PA (1)
25.02.2016 USA, Columbus, OH (1)
26.02.2016 USA, Royal Oak, MI
27.02.2016 USA, Milwaukee, WI
29.02.2016 USA, Minneapolis, MN (1)
01.03.2016 CAN, Winnipeg, MB (2)
02.03.2016 CAN, Saskatoon, SK
03.03.2016 CAN, Edmonton, AB
05.03.2016 CAN, Calgary, AB
06.03.2016 USA, Missoula, MT
07.03.2016 USA, Seattle, WA
08.03.2016 USA, Boise, ID
10.03.2016 USA, Reno, NV
11.03.2016 USA, San Jose, CA (1)
12.03.2016 USA, Anaheim, CA
14.03.2016 USA, Tucson, AZ
15.03.2016 USA, Colorado Springs, CO (1)
16.03.2016 USA, Kansas City, MO
18.03.2016 USA, Oklahoma City, OK (1)
19.03.2016 USA, San Antonio, TX (2)
20.03.2016 USA, New Orleans, LA
21.03.2016 USA, Birmingham, AL
23.03.2016 USA, Tampa, FL
07.07.2016 GER, Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air 2016
08.07.2016 GER, Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival 2016

View past events (506) ››

Forum topics

48d ago Sonata Arctica - Christmas Spirits [Single] in Albums   (6)
50d ago Sonata Arctica - Preparing Christmas Surprise in News   (6)
87d ago Tony Kakko - Releases New Christmas Music Video in News   (5)
106d ago Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night in Albums   (15)
138d ago Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child in Reviews   (35)
139d ago Sonata Arctica - Tribute Album Released By Ouergh Records in News   (5)
226d ago Sonata Arctica - To Tour North America With Nightwish in News   (5)
255d ago Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition in Albums   (19)
310d ago Sonata Arctica - Agre Pamppers in Albums   (3)
337d ago Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica in Albums   (11)
405d ago Sonata Arctica - Share New Video For Genesis Cover in News   (11)
407d ago Sonata Arctica - Announce Ecliptica Over Europe Tour 2015 in News   (2)
  More forum topics ››

Band connections

Sonata Arctica fans also like:
Nightwish (656)
Iron Maiden (611)
Blind Guardian (578)
Kamelot (546)
Stratovarius (506)
Helloween (467)
Dream Theater (466)
Children Of Bodom (464)
Metallica (457)
Ensiferum (439)
Similar bands:
Add similar bands:
Login or register to suggest bands.

Fans (1205)

Baz Anderson
Ivan
Warman
GT
Nefarious
Angelique
The Shape 1973
Taktsekte
DreamWeaver
Vitriolic Hate
Ernotar
Janne
The Alchemist
Helka Hith
Fhuesc
MadGatsu
Endoftherainbow
Icarus
Luneth
R Lewis
Metal_4Ever
Prowler84
Wukk
WorpeX
Angel_Lament
ManiacBlasphemer
zsz
H.M.J
FeskarN
Thrashette
DrumMachine84
Azarath
CyGuy6587
MeloDeathViking
Mountain King
JorgonQ
Lord Grim
Dreamwar_86
Shadowcross
king_matt