Sonata Arctica



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1278 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

2000 Successor [EP] 8.1
2001 Orientation [EP] 7.7
2003 Takatalvi [EP] 8.1
2004 Don't Say A Word [EP] 8.1
1996 Friends Till The End [Demo] 9.4
1996 Agre Pamppers [Demo] 8.5
1997 PeaceMaker [Demo] 10
1999 FullMoon [Demo] 8.3
1999 UnOpened [Single] 8.3
2000 The Keepers Of Jericho - A Tribute To Helloween Part I [VA] 9
2001 Wolf & Raven [Single] 8.5
2001 Last Drop Falls [Single] 7.8
2002 A Tribute To The Beast [VA] 8.2
2002 Songs Of Silence - Live In Tokyo [Live] 8.3
2003 Victoria's Secret [Single] 8.1
2003 Broken [Single] 7.2
2004 Reckoning Night - 4 Tracks [Single] 8
2004 My Selene [Single] 9.3
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] 7.3
2007 Paid In Full [Single] 7.9
2009 The Last Amazing Grays [Single] 8.6
2009 Flag In The Ground [Single] 8.9
2010 The Gun / Still Loving You [Single] 7
2011 Live In Finland [DVD] 8.7
2011 Live In Finland [Live] 8.7
2012 I Have A Right [Single] 7.5
2012 Shitload Of Money [Single] 5.4
2013 Alone In Heaven [Single] 6.5
2013 Reckoning Night + Unia [Compilation] 8.6
2014 The Wolves Die Young [Single] 8.2
2014 Cloud Factory [Single] 7.5
2014 Love [Single] 7.4
2014 Kingdom For A Heart [Single] 7.7
2015 A Tribute To Sonata Arctica [VA] 7.5
2015 Christmas Spirits [Single] 6
2016 Closer To An Animal [Single] 5.7
2016 Life [Single] 7.8

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 ››

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Concerts

20.02.2019 FIN, Lahti
21.02.2019 FIN, Espoo
22.02.2019 FIN, Helsinki
23.02.2019 FIN, Helsinki
24.02.2019 FIN, Hyvinkää
01.03.2019 FIN, Kuopio
02.03.2019 FIN, Tampere
03.03.2019 FIN, Oulu
08.03.2019 FIN, Hämeenlinna
09.03.2019 FIN, Turku
20.06.2019 BEL, Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting 2019 (2)
21.06.2019 FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Open Air 2019 (4)
04.07.2019 ESP, Barcelona - Rock Fest Barcelona 2019 (1)
10.09.2019 USA, Silver Spring, MD
11.09.2019 USA, Philadelphia, PA
13.09.2019 USA, Worcester, MA
14.09.2019 USA, New York, NY
15.09.2019 CAN, Montreal, QC
16.09.2019 CAN, Quebec City, QC
18.09.2019 CAN, Toronto, ON
19.09.2019 USA, Detroit, MI
20.09.2019 USA, Cleveland, OH
21.09.2019 USA, Chicago, IL
23.09.2019 USA, St. Paul. MN
24.09.2019 USA, Kansas City, MO
25.09.2019 USA, Denver, CO
26.09.2019 USA, Salt Lake City, UT
28.09.2019 CAN, Edmonton, AB
29.09.2019 CAN, Calgary, AB
01.10.2019 CAN, Vancouver, BC (1)
02.10.2019 USA, Seattle, WA
04.10.2019 USA, San Francisco, CA
05.10.2019 USA, Anaheim, CA
06.10.2019 USA, Tempe, AZ
08.10.2019 USA, Dallas, TX
09.10.2019 USA, St. Louis, MO (1)
11.10.2019 USA, Atlanta, GA
12.10.2019 USA, Tampa Bay, FL

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