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Esa Holopainen

Finnish musician (born 1972)

Esa Holopainen

Finnish musician (born 1972)
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birthday
1st
October, 1972
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

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 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).
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. Holopainen uses ESP guitars and Koch amplifiers.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Amorphis, Chaosbreed, Violent Solution, Gorefest, Exit-13, Phobia, Goreaphobia, Epica

Genres

Thrash metal, death metal, death/doom, melodic death metal, progressive metal, folk metal

Labels

Nuclear Blast (with Amorphis)

Years Active

1987 present

Name

Esa Holopainen

Nationality

Finland

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