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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 Turunen1

    Tarja Turunen

    Lied, Gothic metal

    AlbumsWhat Lies Beneath, My Winter Storm, Henkäys Ikuisuudesta, Leaving You for Me, Act I: Live in Rosario

    Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born 17 August 1977), known professionally as Tarja...  more

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  • Children of Bodom2

    Children of Bodom

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsFollow the Reaper, Hatebreeder, Blooddrunk, Are You Dead Yet?, Chaos Ridden Years: Stockholm Knockout Live

    Children of Bodom is a Finnish extreme metal band from Espoo. Formed in 1993 as Inearthed, the...  more
  • Nightwish3


    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal

    AlbumsOnce, Century Child, Oceanborn, Angels Fall First, Wishmaster

    Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead...  more

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    #318 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s#852 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • Sonata Arctica4

    Sonata Arctica

    Progressive metal, Power metal

    AlbumsSongs of Silence: Live in Tokyo, Orientation, Takatalvi, The Collection, For the Sake of Revenge

    Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard...  more

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  • Apocalyptica5


    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsWorlds Collide, Inquisition Symphony, Amplified // A Decade of Reinventing the Cello, 7th Symphony, Reflections

    Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is...  more
  • Alexi Laiho6

    Alexi Laiho

    Heavy metal, Power metal
    Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho (born Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho; 8 April 1979) is a Finnish guitarist,...  more
  • HIM7


    Gothic rock, Rock music

    AlbumsRazorblade Romance, Greatest Love Songs, Vol. 666, Uneasy Listening Vol. 1, Uneasy Listening Vol. 2

    HIM is a Finnish rock band from Helsinki. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist...  more
  • Ensiferum8


    Melodic death metal, Viking metal

    AlbumsIron, Ensiferum, Victory Songs, 1997-1999, Unsung Heroes

    Ensiferum (Latin ēnsiferum, n adj., meaning "sword bearing") is a Finnish folk metal band from...  more
  • Norther9


    Melodic death metal, Power metal

    AlbumsDeath Unlimited, Till Death Unites Us, Mirror of Madness, Dreams of Endless War, N

    Norther was a Finnish melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. The band broke up in 2012....  more

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  • Stratovarius10


    Progressive metal, Power metal

    AlbumsInfinite, Visions, Twilight Time, Fourth Dimension, Black Diamond: The Anthology

    Stratovarius is a Finnish heavy metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they...  more
  • Hanoi Rocks11

    Hanoi Rocks

    Glam metal, Rock music

    AlbumsTwo Steps From the Move, Oriental Beat, Back to Mystery City, Twelve Shots on the Rocks, Street Poetry

    Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish rock band formed in 1979. They were the first Finnish band to chart...  more

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  • Wintersun12


    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

    AlbumsTime I, Wintersun, Winter Madness

    Wintersun is a Finnish heavy metal band from Helsinki originally formed as the side project of...  more
  • Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen13

    Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal
    Erno Matti Juhani "Emppu" Vuorinen (born 24 June 1978) is a Finnish guitarist, most famous for...  more
  • Turisas14


    Viking metal, Black metal

    AlbumsBattle Metal, The Varangian Way, Stand Up and Fight, Turisas2013, The Heart of Turisas

    Turisas is a Finnish metal band from Hämeenlinna. They were founded in 1997 by Mathias Nygård...  more
  • Tuomas Holopainen15

    Tuomas Holopainen

    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal

    AlbumsMusic Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge, A Lifetime Of Adventure

    Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter,...  more
  • Roope Latvala16

    Roope Latvala

    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal


    Roope Juhani Latvala (born 25 June 1970) is a Finnish guitarist, best known as the former...  more
  • Jaska Raatikainen17

    Jaska Raatikainen

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal
    Jaska Raatikainen (born July 18, 1979) is a Finnish musician, the drummer and co-founder of...  more
  • Jari Mäenpää18

    Jari Mäenpää

    Melodic death metal, Viking metal
    Jari Mäenpää (born 23 December 1977) is a Finnish heavy metal multi-instrumentalist and...  more
  • Ari Koivunen19

    Ari Koivunen

    Rock music, Power metal

    AlbumsFuel for the Fire, Becoming, Give Me a Reason, Hear My Call, Fight Forever

    Ari Koivunen (born June 7, 1984, Kouvola) is a Finnish heavy metal singer who rose to fame as...  more
  • Jani Liimatainen20

    Jani Liimatainen

    Rock music, Melodic death metal


    Jani Allan Kristian Liimatainen (born 9 September 1980 in Kemi, Finland) is a Finnish...  more
  • Mikko Lindström21

    Mikko Lindström

    Doom metal, Gothic rock
    Mikko Viljami Lindström (born 12 August 1976), more commonly known as "Linde", is a Finnish...  more
  • Marco Hietala22

    Marco Hietala

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Gothic metal

    AlbumsApril Rain

    Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala (born 14 January 1966) is a Finnish heavy metal vocalist, bassist...  more
  • Sentenced23


    Doom metal, Melodic death metal

    AlbumsDown, Love & Death, The Cold White Light, Amok / Love & Death, Frozen

    Sentenced was a Finnish heavy metal band that played melodic death metal in their early years....  more
  • Amorphis24


    Doom metal, Death-doom

    AlbumsAm Universum, Tales From the Thousand Lakes, Tuonela, Elegy, Eclipse

    Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa...  more
  • The 69 Eyes25

    The 69 Eyes

    Horror punk, Glam metal

    AlbumsDevils, Wasting the Dawn, Savage Garden, Blessed Be, Paris Kills

    The 69 Eyes are a multi-platinum-selling Finnish gothic rock band. They are currently signed...  more