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Pasi Kauppinen

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Pasi Kauppinen
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Kauppinen performing with Sonata Arctica at the Rockharz Open Air 2016.
Background information
Born (1978-08-19) August 19, 1978 (age 42)
OriginKokkola, Finland
GenresPower metal, progressive metal
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
Years active1995–present
Associated actsSonata Arctica, Winterborn, Silent Voices, Klingenberg Syndrome

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Pasi Kauppinen (born August 19, 1978) is a Finnish musician and producer from Kokkola, Finland. He is best known as the bassist of the power metal band Sonata Arctica since 2013.[1]


Kauppinen learned to play bass at the age of 13, due his brother's band need a bass player.[2]

Kauppinen cites Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Halloween, Yngwie Malmsteen, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Slayer, Metallica as his musical influences. And his favourites bassists include Billy Sheehan, Tony Levin, Dave LaRue.[2]

In 2013, Kauppinen joined Sonata Arctica to replace Marko Paasikoski, who left the band due to unsolvable issues with being part of a touring ensemble.[3] He is also the bassist for Winterborn, Silent Voices and the Klingenberg Syndrome project.[4]

Apart from being a bassist, Kauppinen also co-owns the Studio 57 in Kronoby, Finland, where he works as a producer and a studio engineer.[4]


  1. "Pasi Kauppinen on metalfromfinland.com". Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pasi Kauppinen Info". Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. "Sonata Arctica – Tijdlijnfoto's". Facebook. Retrieved June 8, 2014.[non-primary source needed]
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pasi Kauppinen biography". Metal Archives. Retrieved 5 March 2020.

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