Tomi Koivusaari

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Tomi Koivusaari
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Koivusaari performing in 2008
Background information
Born (1973-04-11) April 11, 1973 (age 41)
Genres Black metal, death metal, heavy metal, thrash metal
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1987–present
Labels Nuclear Blast (with Amorphis)
Associated acts Amorphis, Ajattara, Abhorrence, Violent Solution, Verenpisara
Notable instruments
ESP Eclipse 1 CTM Crescent

Tomi Koivusaari (April 11, 1973) is the 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.

In 1990, Tomi, Esa, Jan and bass guitarist Olli-Pekka Laine (who played in Nuxvomica at that time) formed Amorphis.

In 1996, Tomi formed Ajattara with Pasi Koskinen. He used the "Samuel Lempo" name in the band.

Discography[edit]

With Violent Solution[edit]

  • Paralysis / Individual Nightmare (1990)
  • Period of Depression (1990)

With Abhorrence[edit]

  • Vulgar Necrolatry (1990)
  • Abhorrence (1990)

With Amorphis[edit]

With Ajattara[edit]

  • Helvetissä On Syntisen Taivas (demo, 1998)
  • Itse (album, 2001)
  • Kuolema (album, 2003)
  • Tyhjyys (album, 2004)
  • "Ilon Juhla" (single)
  • "Joulu (single, 2005)
  • Äpäre (album, 2006)
  • "Sika" (single, 2006)

References[edit]

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