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Zachary Hietala

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Birth name  Sakari Hietala
Years active  1986–present
Music group  Tarot (Since 1985)
Instruments  Guitar
Siblings  Marco Hietala
Role  Guitarist
Origin  Tervo, Finland
Name  Zachary Hietala

Zachary Hietala Zachary Hietala by Hefaistion on DeviantArt
Genres  Heavy metal, power metal
Albums  Stigmata, Gravity of Light, For the Glory of Nothing, The Spell of Iron MMXI, Crows Fly Black

Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter

Tarot - Do You Wanna Live Forever ~ Stigmata (I Feel For You)

Sakari "Zachary, Saku" Hietala (born August 10, 1962 in Tervo, Finland) is guitarist, co-songwriter and founding member of Finnish heavy metal band Tarot (formerly Purgatory) in early 80's, together with his younger brother Marco Hietala, who joined Nightwish in 2001. Zachary works as a youth instructor in his hometown, Kuopio, as well as teaching music theory to ninth and tenth grade students, and takes part in the management of the official Tarot website, responding to questions and comments made by fans on the forum. Zachary is friendly and fun loving.


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Tarot has so far released eight studio albums, latest has been released in early 2010. The next year after, the band rerecorded The Spell of Iron with updated sound and few lyric changes. Zachary Hietala plays guitar in Marenne, and is one of the composers in the band's debut album that was released in February 2009.

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Zachary married in 2006, to Nina. They have a dog and a mini pig.

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Zac's armory consists of custom Kramers, Charvels, LAG, ESP, Tokai and plays through a Marshall stack.

Zachary Hietala Wings of Darkness The Official Tarot Website


Zachary Hietala Wings of Darkness The Official Tarot Website
  • The Spell of Iron (1986)
  • Follow Me into Madness (1988)
  • To Live Forever (1993)
  • To Live Again Live CD (1994)
  • Stigmata (1995)
  • For the Glory of Nothing (1998)
  • Shining Black Best of (2003)
  • Suffer Our Pleasures (2003)
  • Crows Fly Black (2006)
  • Undead Indeed Live DVD (2008)
  • Gravity of Light (2010)
  • The Spell of Iron MMXI (2011)
  • Marenne

    Zachary Hietala Zachary Hietala Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives
  • The Past Prelude (2009)
  • References

    Zachary Hietala Wikipedia