Sentenced - Guitarist Dies At Age 34

Finnish newspapers and are reporting that Miika Tenkula, former lead guitarist and main songwriter of the acclaimed Finnish band Sentenced, was found dead at his home earlier yesterday (Thursday, February 19). He was 34 years old. Miika Tenkula was also the band's original vocalist from 1989 to late 1992.

Nalle Österman (Gandalf, Lullacry, Chaosbreed) tells, "It's true, confirmed personally by [former Sentenced] drummer Vesa Ranta. The fact remains that Miika had a serious drinking problem for many years which escalated after Sentenced was buried. They don't call it King Alcohol for nothing... The metal scene in Finland mourns now for one of the most talented metal guitarists to ever emerge from [the country]."

The official cause of Miika's death has not yet been released.

Band profile: Sentenced
Posted: 20.02.2009 by Jiii

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01.08.2009 - 21:39
I just saw this! So sad... I will listen to the song "Mourn" for him...

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