Sonata Arctica



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41
1249 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 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
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] 9.1
2001 Wolf & Raven [Single] 8.5
2001 Last Drop Falls [Single] 7.8
2002 A Tribute To The Beast [VA] 8.3
2002 Songs Of Silence - Live In Tokyo [Live] 8.2
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] 8.4
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] 7.3
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

21.02.2017 CZE, Zlin
22.02.2017 AUT, Vienna
23.02.2017 GER, Munich
24.02.2017 ITA, Modena (1)
25.02.2017 ITA, Rome
27.02.2017 SUI, Zurich
28.02.2017 SUI, Solothurn
01.03.2017 SUI, Lausanne
03.03.2017 FRA, Marseille
04.03.2017 ESP, Barcelona
05.03.2017 ESP, Madrid
06.03.2017 ESP, Bilbao
07.03.2017 POR, Lisbon (4)
09.03.2017 ESP, Pamplona
10.03.2017 FRA, Bordeaux
11.03.2017 FRA, Toulouse
12.03.2017 FRA, Lyon
14.03.2017 FRA, Besancon
15.03.2017 FRA, Nancy
16.03.2017 FRA, Rennes
17.03.2017 GBR, Southampton
18.03.2017 GBR, Bristol
19.03.2017 GBR, Cardiff
20.03.2017 GBR, Nottingham (3)
22.03.2017 GBR, Manchester
23.03.2017 GBR, Sheffield (2)
24.03.2017 GBR, Glasgow
25.03.2017 GBR, Belfast
26.03.2017 IRL, Dubin
28.03.2017 GBR, Wolverhampton (1)
29.03.2017 FRA, Lille
30.03.2017 GER, Herford
31.03.2017 GER, Aschaffenburg
01.04.2017 NED, Eindhoven
02.04.2017 NED, Utrecht (1)
04.04.2017 GER, Cologne
05.04.2017 GER, Ludwigsburg
06.04.2017 GER, Leipzig
07.04.2017 SWE, Malmö
08.04.2017 SWE, Örebro
09.04.2017 SWE, Gothenburg
04.05.2017 ARG, Rosario
05.05.2017 ARG, Buenos Aires (1)
07.05.2017 CHI, Santiago (1)
09.05.2017 BRA, Porto Alegre
10.05.2017 BRA, Curitiba
12.05.2017 BRA, Recife
13.05.2017 BRA, Fortaleza
14.05.2017 BRA, Belem
16.05.2017 BRA, Belo Horizonte
17.05.2017 BRA, Juiz de Fora
18.05.2017 BRA, Rio de Janeiro
19.05.2017 BRA, Sao Paulo
21.05.2017 BRA, Limeira
23.05.2017 PER, Lima
28.05.2017 HON, Tegucigalpa
30.05.2017 MEX, Ciudad Obregón - Sonora (1)
01.06.2017 MEX, Chihuahua
02.06.2017 MEX, Monterrey
03.06.2017 MEX, Guadalajara
04.06.2017 MEX, Mexico City

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