Sonata Arctica



Rank:
48
1301 fans
Also known as Tricky Beans (1996-1999), Tricky Means (1999)

Country: Finland
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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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

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] 8.2
2000 The Keepers Of Jericho - A Tribute To Helloween Part I [VA] 8.9
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] 7.4
2002 A Tribute To The Beast [VA] 8.1
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
2006 For The Sake Of Revenge [Live] 8.4
2006 For The Sake Of Revenge [DVD] 8.6
2006 The Collection 1999-2006 [Compilation] 8.4
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] 8.7
2011 Live In Finland [Live] 8.6
2012 I Have A Right [Single] 7.4
2012 Shitload Of Money [Single] 5.8
2013 Alone In Heaven [Single] 6.5
2013 Reckoning Night + Unia [Compilation] 8.4
2014 The Wolves Die Young [Single] 8.2
2014 Cloud Factory [Single] 7.5
2014 Love [Single] 7.2
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

09.06.2021 SWE, Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival 2021 [CANCELLED]
03.07.2021 RUS, Pereslavl-Zalessky - Big Gun Open Air Festival 2021
12.07.2021 FIN, Tampere - Rockfest 2021
22.09.2021 ISR, Tel Aviv (1)
21.10.2021 SWE, Uppsala
22.10.2021 SWE, Östersund
23.10.2021 SWE, Trondheim
24.10.2021 NOR, Oslo
26.10.2021 SWE, Gothenburg
27.10.2021 GER, Hamburg
28.10.2021 NED, Tilburg
29.10.2021 GER, Bochum
30.10.2021 NED, Utrecht
01.11.2021 GBR, London
03.11.2021 FRA, Paris
04.11.2021 FRA, Lyon
05.11.2021 ESP, Barcelona
06.11.2021 ESP, Bilbao
07.11.2021 ESP, Madrid
09.11.2021 ESP, Sevilla
10.11.2021 ESP, Murcia
11.11.2021 ESP, Pamplona
12.11.2021 FRA, Toulouse
13.11.2021 FRA, Nantes
14.11.2021 BEL, Sint-Niklaas
16.11.2021 GER, Nürnberg
17.11.2021 SUI, Prattlen
18.11.2021 ITA, Milan
19.11.2021 SLO, Ljubljana
21.11.2021 BUL, Sofia
22.11.2021 ROM, Bucharest
23.11.2021 ROM, Cluj-Napoca
25.11.2021 AUT, Vienna
26.11.2021 HUN, Budapest
28.11.2021 POL, Warsaw
29.11.2021 GER, Berlin
01.12.2021 GER, Munich
02.12.2021 GER, Cologne
03.12.2021 GER, Passau
04.12.2021 GER, Speyer
02.06.2022 CZE, Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air 2022
22.09.2022 UKR, Kiev
23.09.2022 RUS, Moscow
24.09.2022 RUS, St. Petersburg

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