Relationships

member of:Altaria (until 2002-09)
Sonata Arctica (until 2007-05)
Tricky Means (from 1997 until 1999)
Cain’s Offering (from 2009 to present: guitar)
original member of:The Dark Element (from 2017 to present: guitar, keyboard)
Wikipedia:en: Jani Liimatainen [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/artist/474422 [info]
Wikidata:Q432750 [info]

Appearances

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
composer
A Night to Forget
Antemortem
Child of the Wild
Constellation of Tears
Dawn of Solace
Elegantly Broken
Enigma
Few Are Those
Gather the Faithful
Get out of My Head
I Am Legion
I Have to Go
I Will Build You a Rome
If I Had a Heart
If the Story Is Over
In My Line of Work
Into the Blue
More Than Friends
Morpheus in a Masquerade
My Heart Beats for No One
My Queen of Winter
My Selene
Not Your Monster
Oceans of Regret
On the Shore
Out of the Fog
Pills on My Pillow
Rising Sun
River Runs Dry
Shine in the Dark
Silence Between the Words
Songs the Night Sings
Stolen Waters
Stormcrow
Tale Untold
The Best of Times
The Pallbearer Walks Alone
Thorn in My Side
To Whatever End
Too Tired to Run
When It All Comes Down
You Will Learn
engineer
Endless ForestStratovarius2:16
Feeding the FireStratovarius4:12
Few Are ThoseStratovarius4:11
Fire in Your EyesStratovarius4:15
GiantsStratovarius5:28
In My Line of WorkStratovarius4:19
Lost Without a TraceStratovarius5:28
Man in the MirrorStratovarius4:43
My Eternal DreamStratovarius6:04
Rise Above ItStratovarius4:26
Shine in the DarkStratovarius5:05
The Lost SagaStratovarius11:39
instrument
19998th CommandmentguitarSonata Arctica3:42
1999Blank FileguitarSonata Arctica4:05
1999Destruction PreventerguitarSonata Arctica7:44
1999FullMoonguitarSonata Arctica5:08
1999Kingdom for a HeartguitarSonata Arctica3:52
1999Letter to DanaguitarSonata Arctica6:01
1999Mary-LouguitarSonata Arctica4:30
1999My LandguitarSonata Arctica4:37
1999Picturing the PastguitarSonata Arctica3:37
1999ReplicaguitarSonata Arctica4:55
1999UnOpenedguitarSonata Arctica3:43
2000 – 2001…of SilenceguitarSonata Arctica1:18
2000 – 2001Black SheepguitarSonata Arctica3:43
2000 – 2001False News Travel FastguitarSonata Arctica5:18
2000 – 2001Land of the FreeguitarSonata Arctica4:24
2000 – 2001Last Drop FallsguitarSonata Arctica5:14
2000 – 2001RevontuletguitarSonata Arctica1:32
2000 – 2001San Sebastian (revisited)guitarSonata Arctica4:37
2000 – 2001Sing in SilenceguitarSonata Arctica3:52
2000 – 2001TallulahguitarSonata Arctica5:20
2000 – 2001The End of This ChapterguitarSonata Arctica7:01
2000 – 2001The Power of OneguitarSonata Arctica11:37
2000 – 2001WeballergyguitarSonata Arctica3:51
2000 – 2001Wolf & RavenguitarSonata Arctica4:18
2002-09 – 2002-11Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, ExploitedguitarSonata Arctica5:38
2002-09 – 2002-11BrokenguitarSonata Arctica5:18
2002-09 – 2002-11Champagne BathguitarSonata Arctica3:58
2002-09 – 2002-11GravenimageguitarSonata Arctica6:58
2002-09 – 2002-11Silver TongueguitarSonata Arctica3:58
2002-09 – 2002-11The CageguitarSonata Arctica4:37
2002-09 – 2002-11The MiseryguitarSonata Arctica5:09
2002-09 – 2002-11The Ruins of My LifeguitarSonata Arctica5:15
2002-09 – 2002-11Victoria’s SecretguitarSonata Arctica4:43
2004-04 – 2004-06Ain’t Your FairytaleguitarSonata Arctica5:26
2004-04 – 2004-06Blinded No MoreguitarSonata Arctica5:34
2004-04 – 2004-06Don’t Say a WordguitarSonata Arctica5:49
2004-04 – 2004-06JamguitarSonata Arctica2:52
2004-04 – 2004-06MisplacedguitarSonata Arctica4:43
2004-04 – 2004-06My SeleneguitarSonata Arctica5:29
2004-04 – 2004-06Reckoning Day, Reckoning Night…guitarSonata Arctica3:21
2004-04 – 2004-06ShamandalieguitarSonata Arctica4:05
2004-04 – 2004-06The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Real PuppetguitarSonata Arctica4:45
2004-04 – 2004-06White Pearl, Black Oceans…guitarSonata Arctica8:47
2004-04 – 2004-06WildfireguitarSonata Arctica4:37
8th Commandment (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica3:56
8th Commandment (live)guitarSonata Arctica3:55
Ain't Your FairytaleguitarSonata Arctica5:17
Ain’t Your FairytaleguitarSonata Arctica5:14
Animaladditional, electric guitar and guestHuman Temple3:40
Black Sheep (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:08
Black Sheep (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:01
Blank File (live)guitarSonata Arctica4:34
Blinded No More (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:17
Broken (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:26
Calebelectric guitarSonata Arctica6:17
Die With Your Boots OnguitarSonata Arctica4:24
Don't Say a Word (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica6:36
Don't Say a Word (edit)guitarSonata Arctica4:15
Don’t Say a Word (single version)guitarSonata Arctica4:12
Draw MeguitarSonata Arctica5:05
Draw Me (instrumental version)guitarSonata Arctica4:10
Dream ThievesguitarSonata Arctica4:25
Fade to BlackguitarSonata Arctica5:44
False News Travel Fast (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:20
Fly With the Black Swanelectric guitarSonata Arctica5:08
Fly With the Black Swanacoustic guitarSonata Arctica5:08
For the Sake of Revengeelectric guitarSonata Arctica3:23
FullMoon (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:24
FullMoon (edit)guitarSonata Arctica4:00
FullMoon (live)guitarSonata Arctica4:55
Fullmoon / White Pearl, Black Oceans... (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:49
Get out of My HeadguitarThe Dark Element4:44
Get out of My HeadkeyboardThe Dark Element4:44
Good Enough Is Good EnoughguitarSonata Arctica5:30
Good Enough Is Good Enoughelectric guitarSonata Arctica4:39
Gravenimage (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica2:23
I Have to GokeyboardThe Dark Element3:02
I Have to GoguitarThe Dark Element3:02
I Want OutguitarSonata Arctica3:52
If I Had a HeartguitarThe Dark Element4:47
If I Had a HeartkeyboardThe Dark Element4:47
If the Story Is Overacoustic guitarStratovarius6:07
In Black and Whiteelectric guitarSonata Arctica5:04
Intro (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica1:12
It Won’t Fadeelectric guitarSonata Arctica5:58
Kingdom for a Heart (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:10
Kingdom for a Heart (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:18
Kingdom for a Heart (live)guitarSonata Arctica3:41
Land of the Free (live)guitarSonata Arctica4:54
Last Drop Falls (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:16
Letter to Dana (live)guitarSonata Arctica5:32
Letter to Dana (Returned to Sender)guitarSonata Arctica4:38
Mary-Lou (acoustic version)guitarSonata Arctica5:06
Misplaced (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:44
My Dream's but a Drop of Fuel for a Nightmare (instrumental version)electric guitarSonata Arctica7:11
My Dream’s but a Drop of Fuel for a Nightmareelectric guitarSonata Arctica6:13
My Land (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:36
My Land (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:02
My Land (2006)guitarSonata Arctica4:52
My Land (live)guitarSonata Arctica4:23
Not Your MonsterguitarThe Dark Element6:24
Not Your MonsterkeyboardThe Dark Element6:24
Out in the Fieldselectric guitarSonata Arctica4:56
Out in the Fieldsacoustic guitarSonata Arctica4:06
Out in the Fieldselectric guitarSonata Arctica4:06
Paid in Fullelectric guitarSonata Arctica4:24
PeacemakerguitarSonata Arctica3:31
PeaceMakerguitarSonata Arctica3:28
Pills on My PillowguitarThe Dark Element4:31
Pills on My PillowkeyboardThe Dark Element4:31
Replica (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:08
Replica (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:12
Replica (2006)guitarSonata Arctica4:32
Replica (live)guitarSonata Arctica4:48
Respect the WildernessguitarSonata Arctica3:52
Respect the Wilderness (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:03
Revengeadditional, electric guitar and guestCelesty4:51
San SebastianguitarSonata Arctica4:47
Shamandalie (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica3:54
ShyguitarSonata Arctica4:19
Silence Between the WordsguitarThe Dark Element4:35
Silence Between the WordskeyboardThe Dark Element4:35
Sing in Silence (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica3:50
Songs the Night SingskeyboardThe Dark Element5:10
Songs the Night SingsguitarThe Dark Element5:10
Still Loving YouguitarSonata Arctica4:34
The Cage / Vodka (Hava Nagila) (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica7:27
The End of This Chapter (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:59
The GunguitarSonata Arctica3:37
The Harvestelectric guitarSonata Arctica4:21
The Pallbearer Walks AloneguitarThe Dark Element5:40
The Pallbearer Walks AlonekeyboardThe Dark Element5:40
The Power of OneguitarSonata Arctica9:35
The Rest of the Sun Belongs to MeguitarSonata Arctica4:22
The Viceelectric guitarSonata Arctica4:09
The Wind Beneath My WingsguitarSonata Arctica4:47
The Worlds Forgotten, the Words Forbiddenacoustic guitarSonata Arctica2:57
The Worlds Forgotten, the Words Forbiddenelectric guitarSonata Arctica2:57
They Followelectric guitarSonata Arctica4:50
To Create a Warlike FeelguitarSonata Arctica5:04
To Whatever EndkeyboardThe Dark Element5:16
To Whatever EndguitarThe Dark Element5:16
Two Minds, One SoulguitarSonata Arctica3:56
Under Your Treeelectric guitarSonata Arctica5:14
Unopened (live)guitarSonata Arctica4:01
Victoria's Secret (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica5:03
Weballergy (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica4:25
When It All Comes DownkeyboardThe Dark Element5:59
When It All Comes DownguitarThe Dark Element5:59
Wolf & Raven (live, 2001-09-04: Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan)guitarSonata Arctica6:09
World in My EyesguitarSonata Arctica4:02
You Will LearnkeyboardThe Dark Element5:56
You Will LearnguitarThe Dark Element5:56
You Will Learn (Reprise) (Bonus Track)keyboardThe Dark Element3:59
You Will Learn (Reprise) (Bonus Track)guitarThe Dark Element3:59
Reckoning Nightguitar familySonata Arctica
Reckoning Nightguitar familySonata Arctica
Reckoning Nightguitar familySonata Arctica
Uniaguitar familySonata Arctica
Uniaguitar familySonata Arctica
UniaguitarSonata Arctica
Winterheart's Guildguitar familySonata Arctica
Winterheart's Guildguitar familySonata Arctica
Winterheart's Guildguitar familySonata Arctica
Winterheart's Guildguitar familySonata Arctica
lyricist
A Night to Forget
Antemortem
Burn Your Ship
Child of the Wild
Constellation of Tears
Dawn of Solace
Elegantly Broken
Feeding the Fire
Few Are Those
Get out of My Head
I Am the Storm
I Have to Go
I Will Build You a Rome
If I Had a Heart
If the Story Is Over
In My Line of Work
Into the Blue
Last of Us
Lost
Lost
Lost Without a Trace
More Than Friends
Morpheus in a Masquerade
My Eternal Dream
My Heart Beats for No One
My Queen of Winter
My Selene
New Dawn
Not Your Monster
Oceans of Regret
On the Shore
Out of the Ashes
Out of the Fog
Pills on My Pillow
Rise Above It
Rising Sun
River Runs Dry
Seven
Shadows
Shine in the Dark
Silence Between the Words
Songs the Night Sings
Stolen Waters
Stormcrow
Tale Untold
The Best of Times
The Lost Saga
The Pallbearer Walks Alone
Thorn in My Side
To Whatever End
Too Tired to Run
Watching You Fall
When It All Comes Down
You Will Learn
You're My Melody
producer
Get out of My HeadThe Dark Element4:44
I Have to GoThe Dark Element3:02
If I Had a HeartThe Dark Element4:47
Not Your MonsterThe Dark Element6:24
Pills on My PillowThe Dark Element4:31
Silence Between the WordsThe Dark Element4:35
Songs the Night SingsThe Dark Element5:10
The Pallbearer Walks AloneThe Dark Element5:40
To Whatever EndThe Dark Element5:16
When It All Comes DownThe Dark Element5:59
You Will LearnThe Dark Element5:56
You Will Learn (Reprise) (Bonus Track)The Dark Element3:59
programming
Get out of My HeadThe Dark Element4:44
I Have to GoThe Dark Element3:02
If I Had a HeartThe Dark Element4:47
Not Your MonsterThe Dark Element6:24
Pills on My PillowThe Dark Element4:31
Silence Between the WordsThe Dark Element4:35
Songs the Night SingsThe Dark Element5:10
The Pallbearer Walks AloneThe Dark Element5:40
To Whatever EndThe Dark Element5:16
When It All Comes DownThe Dark Element5:59
You Will LearnThe Dark Element5:56
You Will Learn (Reprise) (Bonus Track)The Dark Element3:59
recording
Get out of My HeadThe Dark Element4:44
I Have to GoThe Dark Element3:02
If I Had a HeartThe Dark Element4:47
Not Your MonsterThe Dark Element6:24
Pills on My PillowThe Dark Element4:31
Silence Between the WordsThe Dark Element4:35
Songs the Night SingsThe Dark Element5:10
The Pallbearer Walks AloneThe Dark Element5:40
To Whatever EndThe Dark Element5:16
When It All Comes DownThe Dark Element5:59
You Will LearnThe Dark Element5:56
You Will Learn (Reprise) (Bonus Track)The Dark Element3:59
2012BlackousticKotipelto & Liimatainen
UniaadditionalSonata Arctica
UniaadditionalSonata Arctica
vocal
8th Commandment (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica3:56
Black Sheep (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica4:01
Blinded No More (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica5:17
Broken (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica5:26
Don't Say a Word (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica6:36
Fullmoon / White Pearl, Black Oceans... (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica5:49
Get out of My Headbackground vocalsThe Dark Element4:44
Gravenimage (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica2:23
I Have to Gobackground vocalsThe Dark Element3:02
If I Had a Heartbackground vocalsThe Dark Element4:47
Kingdom for a Heart (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica4:18
Misplaced (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica4:44
My Land (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica4:36
Not Your Monsterbackground vocalsThe Dark Element6:24
Pills on My Pillowbackground vocalsThe Dark Element4:31
Replica (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica4:08
Shamandalie (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica3:54
Silence Between the Wordsbackground vocalsThe Dark Element4:35
Songs the Night Singsbackground vocalsThe Dark Element5:10
The Cage / Vodka (Hava Nagila) (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica7:27
The Pallbearer Walks Alonebackground vocalsThe Dark Element5:40
To Whatever Endbackground vocalsThe Dark Element5:16
Victoria's Secret (live, 2005-02-05: Shibuya-AX, Tokyo, Japan)background vocalsSonata Arctica5:03
When It All Comes Downbackground vocalsThe Dark Element5:59
You Will Learnbackground vocalsThe Dark Element5:56
You Will Learn (Reprise) (Bonus Track)background vocalsThe Dark Element3:59
writer
8th Commandment
Picturing the Past
Where My Rainbow Ends