Esa Holopainen

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Esa Holopainen
Esa Holopainen live at Jurassic Rock 2008
Esa Holopainen live at Jurassic Rock 2008
Background information
Born (1972-10-01) 1 October 1972 (age 47)
GenresThrash metal, death metal, death/doom, melodic death metal, progressive metal, folk metal
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1987–present
LabelsNuclear Blast (with Amorphis)
Associated actsAmorphis, Chaosbreed, Violent Solution, Gorefest, Exit-13, Phobia, Goreaphobia, Epica

Esa Holopainen (born 1 October 1972) is a Finnish musician, currently the main songwriter, occasional lyricist, founding member and lead guitarist of the Finnish metal band Amorphis.[1] He is one out the two longest standing members of the band (the other being Tomi Koivusaari) and one of the four original members in the band (the others being Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari and Olli-Pekka Laine).

He was also formerly the guitarist of the bands Violent Solution (1990) and Chaosbreed (2003–2004).[2]

Holopainen did the guitar solo on "Dambuster" from Hellroad Caravan by Mannhai.

His influences include Ritchie Blackmore, David Gilmour, John McLaughlin and Petri Walli of Kingston Wall.[3] Holopainen uses ESP guitars and Koch amplifiers.[3]

Discography[edit]

With Violent Solution[edit]

  • Period of Depression (demo, 1990)
  • Paralysis / Individual Nightmare (EP, 1990)[4]

With Amorphis[edit]

With Chaosbreed[edit]

  • Unleashed Carnage (EP, 2003)
  • Brutal (album, 2004)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Gary. "Biography-Amorphis". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Biography-Chaosbreed". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Esa Holopanien". Amorphis. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Esa Holopainen". Past Bands. Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Esa Holopainen". Active Bands. Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved 20 July 2012.