SONATA ARCTICA

SONATA ARCTICA 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. 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 2016, the band has released nine full-length albums (three via Spinefarm Records and six via Nuclear Blast), their most recent being The Ninth Hour on October 7, 2016.

SONATA ARCTICA ALBUMS

The Ninth Hour / 2016

01. Closer to an Animal
02. Life
03. Fairytale
04. We Are What We Are
05. Till Death's Done Us Apart
06. Among the Shooting Stars
07. Rise a Night
08. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
09. Candle Lawns
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans - Part II, "By the Grace of the Ocean"
11. On the Faultline (Closure to an Animal)

Pariah's Child / 2014

01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do in the War, Dad?
07. Half a Marathon Man
08. X Marks the Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

Stones Grow Her Name / 2012

01. Only the Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
02. Shitload of Money
03. Losing My Insanity
04. Somewhere Close to You
05. I Have a Right
06. Alone in Heaven
07. The Day
08. Cinderblox
09. Don't Be Mean
10. Wildfire, Part: II - One With the Mountain
11. Wildfire, Part: III - Wildfire Town, Population: 0

The Days of Grays / 2009

01. Everything Fades to Gray (Instrumental)
02. Deathaura
03. The Last Amazing Grays
04. Flag in the Ground
05. Breathing
06. Zeroes
07. The Dead Skin
08. Juliet
09. No Dream Can Heal a Broken Heart
10. As If the World Wasn't Ending
11. The Truth Is Out There
12. Everything Fades to Gray (Full Version)

Unia / 2007

01. In Black and White
02. Paid in Full
03. For the Sake of Revenge
04. It Won't Fade
05. Under Your Tree
06. Caleb
07. The Vice
08. My Dream's but a Drop of Fuel for a Nightmare
09. The Harvest
10. The Worlds Forgotten, the Words Forbidden
11. Fly With the Black Swan
12. Good Enough Is Good Enough

Reckoning Night / 2004

01. Misplaced
02. Blinded No More
03. Ain't Your Fairytale
04. Reckoning Day, Reckoning Night...
05. Don't Say a Word
06. The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Real Puppet
07. My Selene
08. Wildfire
09. White Pearl, Black Oceans...
10. Shamandalie

Winterheart's Guild / 2003

01. Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Exploited
02. Gravenimage
03. The Cage
04. Silver Tongue
05. The Misery
06. Victoria's Secret
07. Champagne Bath
08. Broken
09. The Ruins of My Life
10. Draw Me

Silence / 2001

01. ...Of Silence
02. Weballergy
03. False News Travel Fast
04. The End of This Chapter
05. Black Sheep
06. Land of the Free
07. Last Drop Falls
08. San Sebastian (Revisited)
09. Sing in Silence
10. Revontulet
11. Tallulah
12. Wolf & Raven
13. The Power of One

Ecliptica / 1999

01. Blank File
02. My Land
03. 8th Commandment
04. Replica
05. Kingdom for a Heart
06. FullMoon
07. Letter to Dana
08. UnOpened
09. Picturing the Past
10. Destruction Preventer

LINKS

CONTACT

MANAGEMENT
TILL DAWN THEY COUNT LTD OY
Askonkatu 13 A
15100 Lahti, Finland
@

LABEL
Nuclear Blast GmbH
Öschstr. 40
73072 Donzdorf
Germany
www.nuclearblast.de

BOOKING AGENCIES EUROPE (except Finland)
DRAGON PRODUCTIONS GmbH
Jörg “Schrörg” Düsedau
Rahlstedter Str. 92 a
22149 Hamburg
Germany
Tel +49.40-675 699 36
Fax: +49.40-675 699 30
@
www.dragon-productions.com
www.facebook.com/dragonproductionsofficial

BOOKING AGENCY NORTH AMERICA
John Finberg
4735 Sepulveda Blvd 221
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Tel: 818 994 9544
Fax: 818 694 3131
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BOOKING AGENCY SOUTH AMERICA
Dynamo Productions
http://dynamoprod.com.br/site/

BOOKING IN FINLAND
Grey Beard Concerts & Management
Fredrikinkatu 61 A 24
00100 Helsinki, Finland
@
www.greybeard.fi

VIDEOS

Wolf and Raven

Broken

Dont Say a Word

Paid In Full

Flag In The Ground

Shitload of Money

I Have A Right

Alone In Heaven

The Wolves Die Young

Love

MEMBERS

CURRENT

Tommy Portimo
drums (1995−present)
Tony Kakko
lead vocals (1996−present)
keyboards (1996–2000, 2003, studio only: 2007–present)
Henrik Klingenberg
keyboards, keytar, backing vocals (2003−present)
Elias Viljanen
guitars, backing vocals (2007−present)
Pasi Kauppinen
bass, backing vocals (2013–present)

FORMER

Jani Liimatainen
guitars, backing vocals (1995–2007)
lead vocals (1995-1996)
Marko Paasikoski
bass (1995–1996, 2000–2013)
guitars (1996–1997)
backing vocals (1995–1997, 2000–2013)
Pentti Peura
bass, backing vocals (1996–1998)
Janne Kivilahti
bass, backing vocals (1998–2000)
Mikko Härkin
keyboards, backing vocals (2000–2002)

If members listed here are not accurate please inform us at webmaster@metalfromfinland.com This includes both CURRENT and FORMER members.