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Marko Hietala
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Marko Hietala in 2019
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Birth name Marko Tapani Hietala
Born 14 January 1966 (1966-01-14) (age 55)
Tervo, Finland
Origin Finland
Genres Heavy metal, symphonic metal, power metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, Studio engineer
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, guitar, synthesizers, drums
Years active 1984–2021
Associated acts Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings, Raskasta Joulua, Sapattivuosi, Sinergy, Ayreon, Dreamtale, Altaria, Amorphis, Delain, Conquest

Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala (born 14 January 1966) is a Finnish heavy metal vocalist, bassist and songwriter. Internationally, best known as the former bassist, male vocalist and secondary composer to Tuomas Holopainen, of the symphonic metal band Nightwish. He was also the vocalist and bassist as well as composer and lyricist for the heavy metal band Tarot.

He was also a member of the supergroup Northern Kings, and portrayed one of the main characters in Ayreon's 2013 album The Theory of Everything.

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