Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Finland

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List of Finland bands, listed by their level of fame. This Finland musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Finland bands are included, as well as many Finland musicians of underground status. This list of Finland musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Finland bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Tarja Turunen Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop Tarja Soile Susanna Cabuli, generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a full lyric soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. Turunen studied ...more

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Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Children of Bodom Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal Children of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Roope Latvala, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, and Jaska ...more

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Nightwish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Nightwish Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja ...more

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Sonata Arctica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Sonata Arctica Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal 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, ...more

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Apocalyptica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Apocalyptica Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso ...more

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Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Alexi Laiho Heavy metal, Power metal, Thrash metal Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish vocalist, composer, and guitarist. He is best known for being the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist for melodic death metal band Children of ...more

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HIM is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
HIM Gothic rock, Rock music, Gothic metal HIM is a Finnish rock band from Helsinki. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, HIM's ...more

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Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Ensiferum Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal Ensiferum is a Finnish folk metal band from Helsinki. The members of the band label themselves as "melodic folk metal."

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Norther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Norther Melodic death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Norther was a Finnish melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. The band broke up in 2012.

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Stratovarius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Stratovarius Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 15 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums. Along with German bands Helloween, Blind ...more

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Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Hanoi Rocks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish hard rock band formed in 1979, whose most successful period came in the early 1980s. The band broke up in 1985 after their drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley ...more

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Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Wintersun Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk ...more

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Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal Erno "Emppu" Matti Juhani Vuorinen is a Finnish guitarist, most famous for being a founding member and occasional songwriter of the symphonic metal band Nightwish. He is the oldest of ...more

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Turisas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Turisas Viking metal, Black metal, Power metal Turisas are a Finnish metal band from Hämeenlinna. They were founded in 1997 by Mathias Nygård and Jussi Wickström, and named after an ancient Finnish God of war. Turisas are a ...more

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Tuomas Holopainen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Tuomas Holopainen Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal ...more

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Roope Latvala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Roope Latvala Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal Roope Juhani Latvala is a Finnish guitarist who currently plays with the bands Children of Bodom and Sinergy. He was one of the founding members of Stone, which was one of the first notable ...more

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Jaska Raatikainen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Jaska Raatikainen Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal Jaska Raatikainen is the drummer and co-founder of the band Children of Bodom.

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Jari Mäenpää is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Jari Mäenpää Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal Jari Mäenpää is a Finnish guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist. He is the founder of the band Wintersun in which he performs vocals, plays guitar and ...more

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Ari Koivunen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Ari Koivunen Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal Ari Koivunen is a Finnish heavy metal singer who rose to fame as the winner of the Finnish singing competition Idols in 2007. Koivunen is vocalist of the Finnish metal band Amoral.

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Jani Liimatainen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Jani Liimatainen Rock music, Melodic death metal, Power metal Jani Allan Kristian Liimatainen is a Finnish musician, songwriter and backing vocalist . He is the former guitarist and one of the founding members of the power metal band Sonata Arctica. He has ...more

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Mikko Lindström is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Mikko Lindström Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music Mikko Viljami Lindström is the lead guitarist of the Finnish rock band, HIM. Lindström is commonly called by his nickname, Linde.

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Marco Hietala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Marco Hietala New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Gothic metal, Power metal Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala is a heavy metal vocalist, bass guitarist and songwriter. Internationally, he is most known as the current bass guitarist, male vocalist and secondary ...more

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Sentenced is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Sentenced Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal Sentenced was a Finnish heavy metal band that played melodic death metal in their early years. The band formed in 1989, in the town of Muhos, Finland, and broke up in 2005.

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Amorphis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Amorphis Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into ...more

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The 69 Eyes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
The 69 Eyes Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock The 69 Eyes are a multi-platinum selling Finnish rock band. They are currently signed to EMI Finland. The band's albums are now distributed worldwide. The End Records acts as the band's official ...more

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Darude is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Darude Hard trance, House music, Trance music Ville Virtanen, better known by his stage name Darude, is a Finnish electronic dance music producer and DJ from Eura, Hinnerjoki. He started making music in 1996 and released the hit single ...more

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Lordi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Lordi Horror punk, Glam metal, Progressive metal Lordi is a Finnish hard rock and heavy metal band, formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume maker, Mr Lordi. Beside their melodic metal music Lordi is known for wearing ...more

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Mariska is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Mariska Hip hop music, Rap music Mariska is a Finnish rapper. She writes her songs by herself, and the lyrics often deal with relationships, male chauvinism and politics.

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Kalmah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Kalmah Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal Kalmah is a melodic death metal band from Oulu, Finland that formed in 1998. In less than a year after its formation, Kalmah was signed by Spinefarm Records. The word "kalmah" is ...more

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Rotten Sound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Rotten Sound Crust punk, Heavy metal, Deathgrind Rotten Sound is a grindcore band from Vaasa, Finland, formed in 1993. The band comprises vocalist Keijo Niinimaa, guitarist Mika Aalto, bassist Kristian Toivainen and drummer Sami Latva. The ...more

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Finntroll is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Finntroll Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Finntroll is a folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of black metal and folk metal. Finntroll's lyrics are mostly in Swedish, the only exception being the song ...more

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Havoc Unit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Havoc Unit Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Melodic death metal Havoc Unit, formerly known as ...and Oceans, is an industrial black metal band from Finland. It was formed in 1989 as a death metal outfit called Festerday, but soon changed its style to ...more

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Tarot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Tarot New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Tarot is a heavy metal band from Finland. They are most famous for the song “Wings of Darkness” from the 1986 album Spell of Iron. While having enjoyed a broad underground popularity in Finland, ...more

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Amoral is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Amoral Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal Amoral is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They play technical, progressive, melodic, hardrock oriented metal. The band's 4th album was an about-turn, replacing the dominance of quirky death ...more

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Barathrum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Barathrum Black metal, Heavy metal, Dark metal Barathrum is a Finnish black-doom band. They originate from Kuopio but have since re-located to Helsinki. The first letters of their full-length albums spell "HEIL SOVA", which ...more

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Insomnium is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Insomnium Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal Insomnium is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and nature. On 9 September 2011 Insomnium ...more

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Battlelore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Battlelore Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal Battlelore are a Finnish heavy metal band from Lappeenranta, founded in 1999 by guitarist Jyri Vahvanen and bassist Miika Kokkola. The name derives from the union of the words 'battle' and ...more

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Impaled Nazarene is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Impaled Nazarene Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Impaled Nazarene is a Finnish black metal band that incorporates elements of grindcore and punk rock. The band is credited with helping to pioneer the Finnish black metal scene. The band is ...more

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Zachary Hietala is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Zachary Hietala Power metal, Heavy metal Sakari "Zachary, Saku" Hietala is guitarist, co-songwriter and founding member of Finnish heavy metal band Tarot in early 80's, together with his younger brother Marco Hietala, who ...more

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Beherit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Beherit Dark ambient, Black metal, Heavy metal Beherit is a black metal band from Finland. The band was formed in 1989 by Nuclear Holocausto, Black Jesus and Sodomatic Slaughter, with the purpose of performing "the most primitive, ...more

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Poisonblack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Poisonblack Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal Poisonblack is a Finnish heavy/gothic metal band led by singer/guitarist Ville Laihiala.

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Sinergy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Sinergy Gothic metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Sinergy was a Finnish metal band started in 1998 by American musician, Kimberly Goss. Aside from Sinergy, the most notable bands Goss has been involved with are Dimmu Borgir; as keyboardist, and ...more

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Cain's Offering is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Cain's Offering Power metal, Heavy metal Cain's Offering is a Finnish power metal supergroup that formed in 2008.

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Altaria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Altaria Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Altaria is a power metal band from Jakobstad, Finland, who have released four albums on the record label Metal Heaven and a fifth on Escape Music.

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Tacere is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Tacere Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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Alexander Kuoppala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Alexander Kuoppala Melodic death metal, Power metal Alexander Kuoppala is a Finnish musician. He was the rhythm guitarist for the Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom from 1995 to 2003. He played on their albums Something Wild, Hatebreeder, ...more

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Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Moonsorrow Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal Moonsorrow is a pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound. The band call their sound ...more

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Linda Brava is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Linda Brava Pop music, Rock music, Folk music Linda Magdalena Lampenius Cullberg, better known by her maiden name Linda Lampenius and international stage name Linda Brava, is a Finnish classical concert violinist and recording artist.

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Eternal Tears of Sorrow Doom metal, Thrash metal, Melodic death metal Eternal Tears of Sorrow is a Finnish symphonic death metal band formed in Pudasjärvi in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Romantic lyrics and soft keyboard melodies show gothic metal

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Ville Sorvali is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Finland
Ville Sorvali Viking metal, Technical death metal, Black metal Ville Sorvali is a Finnish musician and music journalist. He is the vocalist, bass guitarist and lyricist for the Finnish pagan metal band Moonsorrow. His cousin Henri "Trollhorn" ...more