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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

Current members:
1996-  Tony Kakko - keyboards, vocals
1996-  Tommy Portimo - drums
2002-  Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg - keyboards
2007-  Elias "E. Vil" Viljanen - guitars
2013-  Pasi Kauppinen - bass
Former musicians:
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
Studio musicians:
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  Timo Kotipelto - backing vocals
2012  Pekka Kuusisto - violin
2012-2014  Mikko Mustonen - orchestrations
2014  Masi Hukari - spoken word, flute
2014  Laura Hynninen - harp
Live musicians:
2007  Elias "E. Vil" Viljanen - guitars
Guest musicians:
1999  Raisa Aine - flute
2001  Mika Niilonen - voice
2001  Mikko Karmila - piano
2001  Renay Gonzalez - voice
2001  Nik van Eckmann - voice
› 2004  -//-
2001  Timo Kotipelto - vocals
2003  Jens Johansson - keyboards
2007  Jarkko Martikainen - additional vocals
2007  Milla V - spoken word
2007  Michael "Starbuck" Majalahti - additional vocals
2009  Johanna Kurkela - vocals
2012  Anna Lavender - spoken word
2012-2014  Sakari Kukko - saxophone
2012-2014  Mika Mylläri - trumpet
2014  Jaakko Koskinen - spoken word

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

1999 | 8.7 Ecliptica
2000 | 8 Successor [EP]
2001 | 7.7 Orientation [EP]
2001 | 8.7 Silence
2003 | 8.4 Winterheart's Guild
2003 | 8.1 Takatalvi [EP]
2004 | 8 Don't Say A Word [EP]
2004 | 8.2 Reckoning Night
2007 | 7.1 Unia
2009 | 7.4 The Days Of Grays
2012 | 6.5 Stones Grow Her Name
2014 | 7.5 Pariah's Child
2014 | 7.3 Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition
 
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Photo galleries

14.04.2013 Sonata Arctica - Nottingham, England, 14th April 2013 by Baz Anderson
19.03.2011 Sonata Arctica - Sheffield, England, 19th March 2011 by Baz Anderson
13.08.2010 Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall, England, 13th-15th August 2010 by Baz Anderson
11.07.2010 Ruisrock 2010, Finland by Ivan
04.12.2009 Hard Rock Hell III - Prestatyn, Wales, 4th-5th December 2009 by Baz Anderson
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Sonata Arctica


News / Concerts / Interviews

News
19.11.2014 Sonata Arctica - Share New Video For Genesis Cover
12.09.2014 Sonata Arctica - Stream Single From Re-Recorded 'Ecliptica' Album
22.08.2014 Sonata Arctica - Releasing Re-Recorded 'Ecliptica' Edition
12.04.2014 Sonata Arctica - New Video Online
28.03.2014 Sonata Arctica - Entire New Album Streaming Online
21.03.2014 Sonata Arctica - New Single Details, Headlining Kivenlahti Rock 2014
 
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Interviews
16.04.2013 with Tony Kakko
20.03.2011 with Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg
20.12.2009 with Elias "E.Vil" Viljanen
15.12.2004 with Henrik Klingenberg [keyboards]
Articles
23.04.2013 Sonata Arctica - Nottingham, England, 14th April 2013
20.03.2011 Sonata Arctica - Sheffield, England, 19th March 2011
02.01.2010 Getting Into: Sonata Arctica

Concerts
03.12.2014 FIN, Hämeenlinna
04.12.2014 FIN, Helsinki
05.12.2014 FIN, Jyväskylä
06.12.2014 FIN, Seinäjoki
09.07.2015 CZE, Vizovice - Masters Of Rock 2015 (3)
05.08.2015 ESP, Villena (Alicante) - Leyendas Del Rock 2015

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