Tomi Koivusaari

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Tomi Koivusaari
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Koivusaari performing in 2018
Background information
Born (1973-04-11) 11 April 1973 (age 45)
Genres Black metal, death metal, heavy metal, thrash metal
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active1987–present
Labels Nuclear Blast (with Amorphis)
Associated acts Amorphis, Ajattara, Abhorrence, Violent Solution, Verenpisara

Tomi Koivusaari (born 11 April 1973) is the current rhythm guitarist and former vocalist of the Finnish metal band Amorphis. [1] He started playing at the age of 12, [2] his first band was Violent Solution formed in 1987, with him on guitars and vocals, Esa Holopainen on guitars and Jan Rechberger on drums. The band played thrash metal, recorded a demo and an EP. He also formed a death/doom band called Abhorrence in 1989, and recorded a demo and an EP. Both bands broke up in 1990, but Tomi was not a member of Violent Solution since he formed Abhorrence.

Finland Republic in Northern Europe

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

Amorphis Finnish heavy metal band

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Esa Holopainen Finnish musician

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In 1990, Tomi was hired to be in Amorphis.

In 2006, Tomi was briefly in the band Ajattara , under the name "Samuel Lempo".


With Violent Solution

With Abhorrence

With Amorphis

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With Ajattara

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  1. Hill, Gary. "Biography: Amorphis". Allmusic . Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  2. "AMORPHIS interview Tomi Koivusaari - Skyforger (2009)" (in French). 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2011-11-06.