Sonata Arctica

Sonata ArcticaGenre: Power Metal
Origin: Finland
Status: Active

Biography:
Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal. They often include symphonic metal elements, and their later releases contain several elements typical of progressive metal, as well.[1] The current line-up consists of singer, keyboardist and songwriter Tony Kakko, guitarist Elias Viljanen, bass guitarist Pasi Kauppinen, keyboardist and keytarist Henrik Klingenberg, and drummer Tommy Portimo. All the musicians of the band's history except Portimo also acted as backing vocalists.

As of 2014, the band has released eight full-length albums (three via Spinefarm Records and five via Nuclear Blast), their most recent being Pariah's Child on March 28, 2014.


Discography:

Studio albums
- Ecliptica (1999)
- Silence (2001)
- Winterheart's Guild (2003)
- Reckoning Night (2004)
- Unia (2007)
- The Days of Grays (2009)
- Stones Grow Her Name (2012)
- Pariah's Child (2014)
- Ecliptica - Revisited (15th Anniversary Edition) (2014)

EP
- Successor (2000)
- Orientation (2001)
- Takatalvi (2003)
- Don't Say a Word (2004)

Singles
- UnOpened (1999)
- Wolf & Raven (2001)
- Live at Provinssirock Festival (2001)
- Last Drop Falls (2001)
- Victoria's Secret (2003)
- Broken (2003)
- Don't Say a Word (2004)
- My Selene (2004)
- Shamandalie (2004)
- Replica 2006 (2006)
- Paid in Full (2007)
- The Last Amazing Grays (2009)
- Flag in the Ground (2009)
- The Gun / Still Loving You (2010)
- Flag in the Ground (live) (2011)
- I Have a Right (2012)
- Shitload of Money (2012)
- Alone in Heaven (2013)
- The Wolves Die Young (2014)
- Cloud Factory (2014)
- Love (2014)
- Kingdom for a Heart (2014)
- Christmas Spirits (2015)

Video
- For the Sake of Revenge (2006)
- Live in Finland (2011)

Compilations
- The End of This Chapter (2005)
- The Collection 1999-2006 (2006)

Boxed Set
- Reckoning Night + Unia (2013)

Live Album
- Songs of Silence - Live in Tokyo (2002)
- For the Sake of Revenge (2006)


Members

Current members:
Tommy Portimo - Drums (1999-present)
Tony Kakko - Vocals, Keyboards (1999-present)
Henrik Klingenberg - Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2002-present)
Elias Viljanen - Guitars (2007-present)
Pasi Kauppinen - Bass (2013-present)

Past members:
Janne Kivilahti - Bass (1999-2000)
Jani Liimatainen - Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1999-2007)
Marko Paasikoski - Bass (2000-2013)
Mikko Härkin - Keyboards (2000-2002)

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