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Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (12/25/1976 Kitee, Finland)

Tuomas Holopainen is the founder of the gothic metal band Nightwish. He writes most of the band's music, and all of the band's lyrics. He is also in the goth metal band For My Pain, which is a side project with friends of his. Other bands he has been in include Darkwoods My Betrothed, Nattvindens Gråt and Furthest Shore. He has also been a session member in the bands Kotiteollisuus, Sethian and Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus.

He was the 3th child of his family. He was a very clever boy. He was very alone when he was teenager. He did not go out often. He prefered to stay in home and read his fantasy books. He is a great fan of Walt Disney and his characters when he was a child.

He begun his music life when he was 7. He learnt basic musical things, majored clarinet and minored piano. His first band is Dismal Silence, the local band of Kitee guys.

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