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Biography

  • Years Active

    1999 – present (22 years)

  • Founded In

    Kemi, Lappi, Finland

  • Members

    • Elias Viljanen (2007 – present)
    • Henrik Klingenberg (2002 – present)
    • Jani Liimatainen (1999 – 2007)
    • Janne Kivilahti (1999 – 2000)
    • Marko Paasikoski (2000 – 2013)
    • Mikko Härkin (2000 – 2002)
    • Pasi Kauppinen (2013 – present)
    • Tommy Portimo
    • Tony Kakko

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 2019, the band has released ten full-length albums (three via Spinefarm Records and seven via Nuclear Blast), their most recent being Talviyö on September 6, 2019.

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