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Marko Paasikoski


1996-1997 Sonata Arctica - guitars  
2000-2013 Sonata Arctica - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 10.06.1978

Marko Paasikoski (born June 10, 1978 in Kemi, Finland) is the bassist from the power metal band Sonata Arctica. He was a founding member of the band, originally playing as a second guitarist when they were still known as Tricky Beans, but left after their third demo recording. He returned after the Successor EP, when the band were in need of a bassist following Janne Kivilahti's departure.

He plays Warwick basses and names Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Freak Kitchen, and Helloween as his greatest musical influences.