Klarens Leonidas Fender
Born in the USA in 1909. Inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, now known as Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Guitars and bass guitars of his design have been widely used in rock and metal music since the 1950s.
He died on March 21, 1991. He was 81 years old.
Sakari Harri Pekka Hietala
Born in Finland in 1962. Founder and guitarist of the band Tarot.
Hans Jurgen Kursch
Born in Germany in 1966. Vocalist and one of the main composers of the German metal band Blind Guardian. Until 1998, Hansi was also a bass guitarist.
Born in Sweden in 1972. Guitarist and composer, founder and leader of the band Therion.
Przemyslaw “Quazarre” Olbryt
Born in Poland in 1979. Vocalist of the band Asgaard, guitarist and vocalist of Devilish Impressions.
She was born in Finland in 1984. Vocalist and founder of the symphonic metal band Katra.
Born in Switzerland in 1989. Former vocalist of folk metal band Eluveitie. Currently a member of the Cellar Darling.
The guitarist and founder of the cult band Mayhem was killed on August 10, 1993 by Varg Vikernes from the band Burzum. He was 25 years old.