This is the obituary of Miika Tenkula - easily one of the most innovative Finnish guitar players ever.
Sentenced's composer and lead guitarist Miika died after a sudden heart attack exactly ten years ago (Feb 18, 2009) in his home at Muhos, Finland. He was only 34 years old.
I got to know the guys of Sentenced around 1991-1992, when they were playing these relatively small concerts all around Finland, with groups such as @amorphisband
and many other upcoming underground death/black metal bands.
Sentenced were from the Northern Finland (and I wasn't), but I always got along with them from the day one. So, witnessing the last ever Sentenced-concert in Oulu's @clubteatria
in October 2005 was a memorable moment - and there was some tears as well.
Miika's death was a huge shock, although he drank quite heavily now and then. But he was still young, and he was planning a new band as well.
Well, now it's time to listen to End Of The Road, Mourn and few other tunes... #miikatenkula #sentenced