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 46)
GenresBlack metal, death metal, heavy metal, thrash metal
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1987–present
LabelsNuclear Blast (with Amorphis)
Associated actsAmorphis, 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.

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[edit]

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

With Abhorrence[edit]

  • Vulgar Necrolatry (1990)
  • Abhorrence (1990)

With Amorphis[edit]

With Ajattara[edit]


  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.