Matias Kupiainen / Stratovarius

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Hellcat Custom / Matias Kupiainen

Matias plays

Ruokangas Hellcat Custom

Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Their material contains elements of power metal and symphonic metal. To this day the band has sold over 2.5 million records worldwide. Timo Tolkki played guitar in the band since 1995 until 2008, when he officially resigned. Later on the same year the band announced that the new guitarist would be Matias Kupiainen.

Matias has studied in Helsinki at Sibelius Academy and Pop & Jazz Conservatory. He has worked as a session musician, among others, on albums of Olavi Uusivirta and Milana Music, and worked as producer and recording engineer as well.

Matias plays Hellcat Custom both live and in studio.

“The Ruokangas guitars kick ass!”
– Matias Kupiainen