Formed between musical schoolmates in Sibelius Upper-Secondary School in Espoo, Finland, Arion has forged a body of work of a unique brand of modern melodic power metal.  

2014’s edition of the Finnish Eurovision qualification tv-show UMK saw the teenage band pop out of the blue into the public eye with their 1st ever song Lost, shocking everyone with their musical maturity and impressive chops. Their debut EP and subsequent album Last of Us (2014) garnered well-deserved praise from journalists and the public alike.  

By the time of their internationally released sophomore album Life Is Not Beautiful (2018) and its singles, including the Spotify hit At the Break of Dawn (feat. Elize Ryd of Amaranthe), the band was already a household name in Finland, and guitarist Iivo Kaipainen has made his name not only as a top-notch songwriter but also the torchbearer of a new generation of Finnish guitar heroes. 

After 2021’s Vultures Die Alone the band has now three remarkable albums to their name, plus a reputation as a non-wavering, super-tight live act, Arion has everything it takes to take on the world. 


Iivo Kaipainen – Guitar 
Lassi Vääränen – Vocals 
Topias Kupiainen – Drums 
Arttu Vauhkonen – Keys 
Georgi Velinov – Bass 


Vultures Die Alone 2021 
Life Is Not Beautiful 2018 
Last of Us 2014 
New Dawn EP 2013


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