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Lead guitarist Esa Holopainen and drummer Jan Rechberger shaped the music group Amorphis in Finland in 1990. To finish their lineup they recruited vocalist/guitarist Tomi Koivusaari and bassist Olli-Pekka Laine. They released a demonstration in 1991 known as Disment of Soul. The demonstration was so effective in getting interest for …

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Erkki Aaltonen

Erkki Aaltonen was among Finland’s most initial composers, adopting contemporary methods into his composing while helping the authentic and moving expressive characteristics of his country’s traditional music. From 1929 to 1939, Aaltonen was students in the Sibelius Academy where he was instructed in the violin, piano, and body organ. He …

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