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.
Markus Ullrich and Jürgen Schrank both known from Lanfear, Markus Becker (Atlantean Kodex), Alexander Palma and Stef Binnig Gollub form this German band. After an intro, the first track “Revolt Against the Revolution” sets off and immediately [Read »]
Canadian Unleash the Archers uses fast old school U.S. (power) metal as a base for their music. Frontwoman Brittney Slayes has a voice you can perhaps best compare to that of Jill Janus (Huntress) or [Read »]
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