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Sonata Arctica



Rank:
49
1308 fans
Also known as Tricky Beans (1996-1999), Tricky Means (1999)

Country: Finland
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Links: Official Website
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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 P. 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] 7.8
2003 Takatalvi [EP] 8.2
2004 Don't Say A Word [EP] 8.1
1996 Friends Till The End [Demo] 9.2
1996 Agre Pamppers [Demo] 8.3
1997 PeaceMaker [Demo] 9
1999 FullMoon [Demo] 8
1999 UnOpened [Single] 8
2000 The Keepers Of Jericho - A Tribute To Helloween Part I [VA] 8.8
2000 A Tribute To The Scorpions [VA] 7.3
2001 Wolf & Raven [Single] 8.4
2001 Live At Provinssirock Festival [Single] 7
2001 Last Drop Falls [Single] 7.7
2002 A Tribute To The Four Horsemen [VA] 6.8
2002 A Tribute To The Beast [VA] 8
2002 Songs Of Silence - Live In Tokyo [Live] 8.3
2003 Victoria's Secret [Single] 8
2003 Broken [Single] 7
2004 Reckoning Night - 4 Tracks [Single] 7.8
2004 My Selene [Single] 8.8
2004 Shamandalie [Single] 7.8
2005 The End Of This Chapter [Compilation] 8.1
2006 For The Sake Of Revenge [Live] 8.5
2006 For The Sake Of Revenge [DVD] 8.7
2006 The Collection 1999-2006 [Compilation] 8.5
2006 Replica 2006 [Single] 7.2
2007 Paid In Full [Single] 7.7
2009 The Last Amazing Grays [Single] 8.3
2009 Flag In The Ground [Single] 8.4
2010 The Gun / Still Loving You [Single] 7
2011 Flag In The Ground (Live) [Single] 7
2011 Live In Finland [DVD] 8.6
2011 Live In Finland [Live] 8.6
2012 I Have A Right [Single] 7.4
2012 Shitload Of Money [Single] 5.9
2013 Alone In Heaven [Single] 6.4
2013 Reckoning Night + Unia [Compilation] 8.4
2014 The Wolves Die Young [Single] 8.2
2014 Cloud Factory [Single] 7.4
2014 Love [Single] 7.2
2014 Titans Of Symphonic Metal [Split] 7.3
2014 Kingdom For A Heart [Single] 7.6
2015 A Tribute To Sonata Arctica [VA] 7.3
2015 Christmas Spirits [Single] 6.4
2016 Closer To An Animal [Single] 6.3
2016 Life [Single] 7.6
2018 The Harvests (2007-2017) [Compilation] 6
2019 A Little Less Understanding [Single] 3.8
2019 Cold [Single] 6.3

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 ››
If you've recently been in a situation where you wanted to show someone the true live sound of Sonata Arctica, you'd be in two minds, for their only official DVD is five years old, featuring a different lineup and sound, but on the other hand,...   Review by Milena ››

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Concerts

27.11.2021 CZE, Zlin - Winter Masters Of Rock 2021
02.06.2022 CZE, Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air 2022 (2)
03.06.2022 FIN, Tampere - Rockfest 2022
08.06.2022 SWE, Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival 2022
30.06.2022 RUS, Pereslavl-Zalessky - Big Gun Open Air Festival 2022 (1)
22.09.2022 UKR, Kiev
23.09.2022 RUS, Moscow
24.09.2022 RUS, St. Petersburg
20.10.2022 SWE, Stockholm
21.10.2022 SWE, Östersund
22.10.2022 SWE, Trondheim
23.10.2022 NOR, Oslo
24.10.2022 SWE, Gothenburg
25.10.2022 GER, Hamburg
27.10.2022 NED, Tilburg
28.10.2022 GER, Bochum
29.10.2022 NED, Utrecht
31.10.2022 GBR, London
02.11.2022 FRA, Paris
03.11.2022 FRA, Lyon
04.11.2022 ESP, Barcelona
05.11.2022 ESP, Bilbao
06.11.2022 ESP, Madrid
08.11.2022 ESP, Sevilla
09.11.2022 ESP, Murcia
10.11.2022 ESP, Pamplona
11.11.2022 FRA, Toulouse
12.11.2022 FRA, Nantes
13.11.2022 BEL, Sint-Niklaas
15.11.2022 GER, Nürnberg
16.11.2022 SUI, Prattlen
17.11.2022 ITA, Milan
18.11.2022 SLO, Ljubljana (1)
20.11.2022 BUL, Sofia
21.11.2022 ROM, Bucharest
22.11.2022 ROM, Cluj-Napoca
24.11.2022 AUT, Vienna
25.11.2022 HUN, Budapest
26.11.2022 CZE, Ostrava
27.11.2022 POL, Warsaw
28.11.2022 GER, Berlin
29.11.2022 GER, Munich
01.12.2022 GER, Cologne
02.12.2022 GER, Passau
03.12.2022 GER, Speyer

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