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Stratovarius

Effective period / Period of releases: 1989 - 2018

Members: Timo Tolkki, Jens Johansson, Timo Kotipelto, Lauri Porra, Jari Kainulainen, Mika Ervaskari, Tuomo Lassila, Rolf Pilve, Matias Kupiainen, John Vihervä, Antti Ikonen, Jyrki Lentonen, Jari Behm, Jorge Musielak

Finnish power metal band formed in 1984. Stratovarius (a portmanteau of Stratocaster and Stradivarius) was founded by Tuomo Lassila, John Vihervä, and Staffan Stråhlman originally under the name Black Water. The name "Stratovarius" was invented by Lassila. Along with German bands Helloween, Blind Guardian, and Gamma Ray, Stratovarius is considered one of the leading and most influential groups of the power metal genre. In its history, the band has gone through many chaotic lineup changes and since 1995 there are no founding members of the band that remain. Currently, the longest standing member is singer Timo Kotipelto, who joined in 1994.

Line-up:

Timo Kotipelto – Lead vocals (1994–)
Jens Johansson – Keyboards (1995–)
Lauri Porra – Bass, live backing vocals (2005–)
Matias Kupiainen – Guitars, live backing vocals (2008–)
Rolf Pilve – Drums (2012–)

Former Members:

Tuomo Lassila – Drums (1984–1995), lead vocals (1984–1985)
John Vihervä – Bass (1984–1987)
Staffan Stråhlman – Guitars (1984–1985)
Mika Ervaskari - Keyboards (1984–1987, died 2005)
Jyrki Lentonen – Bass (1987–1990)
Antti Ikonen – Keyboards (1988–1995)
Jari Behm – Bass (1989–1993)
Timo Tolkki – Guitars (1985–2008), lead vocals (1985–1994), backing vocals (1994–2008)
Jari Kainulainen – Bass (1993–2005)
Jörg Michael - Drums (1995–2012)
Katriina "Miss K" Wiiala – Lead vocals (2004)

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External Pages

stratovarius.com