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Esa Holopainen

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Instruments  Guitar, vocals
Years active  1987–present

Name  Esa Holopainen
Role  Musician
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Born  1 October 1972 (age 43) (1972-10-01)
Genres  Thrash metal, death metal, death/doom, melodic death metal, progressive metal, folk metal
Labels  Nuclear Blast (with Amorphis)
Associated acts  Amorphis, Chaosbreed, Violent Solution, Gorefest, Exit-13, Phobia, Goreaphobia, Epica

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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. He is one out the two longest standing members of the band (the other being Tomi Koivusaari) and one of the three out of four original members left in the band (the others being Jan Rechberger and Tomi Koivusaari).

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He was also formally the guitarist of the bands Violent Solution (1990) and Chaosbreed (2003–2004).

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

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

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With Violent Solution

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  • Period of Depression (demo, 1990)
  • Paralysis / Individual Nightmare (EP, 1990)
  • With Amorphis

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  • Disment of Soul (demo, 1991)
  • Amorphis (single, 1992)
  • The Karelian Isthmus (album, 1992)
  • Privilege of Evil (EP, 1993)
  • Tales from the Thousand Lakes (album, 1994)
  • Black Winter Day / Fear (split with Gorefest, 1995)
  • Black Winter Day (EP, 1995)
  • Elegy (album, 1996)
  • My Kantele (EP, 1997)
  • Divinity / Northern Lights (single, 1999)
  • Tuonela (album, 1999)
  • Alone (single, 2001)
  • Am Universum (album, 2001)
  • Mourning Soil (single, 2003)
  • Far from the Sun (EP, 2003)
  • Day of Your Beliefs (single, 2003)
  • Far from the Sun (album, 2003)
  • Evil Inside (single, 2003)
  • Relapse Singles Series Vol. 4 (split with Goreaphobia, Phobia, and Exit-13, 2004)
  • House of Sleep (single, 2006)
  • Eclipse (album, 2006)
  • The Smoke (single, 2006)
  • Silent Waters (single, 2007)
  • Silent Waters (album, 2007)
  • Silver Bride (single, 2009)
  • Skyforger (album, 2009)
  • From the Heaven of My Heart (single, 2009)
  • Martyr of the Free Word / From the Heaven of My Heart (split with Epica, 2009)
  • Forging the Land of Thousand Lakes (DVD, 2010)
  • Magic & Mayhem - Tales from the Early Years (compilation, 2010)
  • You I Need (single, 2011)
  • The Beginning of Times (album, 2011)
  • Circle (album, 2013)
  • Under the Red Cloud (album, 2015)
  • With Chaosbreed

  • Unleashed Carnage (EP, 2003)
  • Brutal (album, 2004)
  • References

    Esa Holopainen Wikipedia


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