Miika Tenkula


1989-1992 Sentenced - guitars, vocals  
1992-2005 Sentenced - guitars  
2009 The Man-Eating Tree - guitars  

Personal information

Born on: 06.03.1974
Died on: 18.02.2009

Miika Tenkula was a Finnish heavy metal musician. He was the lead guitarist and the main songwriter for the band Sentenced until it disbanded. He was also the band's original vocalist from 1989 to late 1992.

Miika Tenkula was found dead on February 19, 2009 in his home. He had a serious drinking problem which escalated after Sentenced disbanded. Shortly after his death, the surviving members of Sentenced issued the following statement:

"Sentenced mourn the loss of Miika Tenkula, a dear friend, a truly remarkable artist and musician, and the very soul of what used to be Sentenced. Rest now, brother - in your music and our hearts you will live forever."

An autopsy revealed that he had suffered from a genetic heart condition, and suffered a heart attack at his home on February 18, 2009. Miika Tenkula is buried at the Kirkkosaari cemetery in Muhos, Finland.

(Source: Wikipedia)