Sonata Arctica originally created as a hard rock band, known as Tricky Beans in late 1995 by Portimo and guitarists Jani Liimatainen and Marko Paasikoski. The line-up was completed in early 1996 with the addition of Kakko on vocals and keyboards and Pentti Peura on bass. After changing their name to Tricky Means the following year, they released three unsuccessful hard rock demos. After the departures of Paasikoski and Peura, the band decided to continue with only one guitarist and replaced Peura with Janne Kivilahti, before changing their name to Sonata Arctica in 1999 and turning into a metal band. The release of the demo FullMoon led to the release of the band's first full-length album, Ecliptica.
Sonata Arctica Reviews & Ratings
No Reviews / Ratings Yet