Klaus-Erik Wirzenius


2004-2014 Anthriel - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 02.09.1987

Name: Klaus Wirzenius

Date of birth: September 2. 1987

Place of birth: Tampere, Finland

Sign: Virgo

Toured with: Graham Bonnet, Doogie White, Mats Leven, Pate Mustajärvi etc.

Done miscellanious gigs with: David Readman (Pink Cream 69), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Pekka Heino (Brother Firetribe), Ville Tuomi (Suburban Tribe), Muska, Maya Paakkari, Martin Alvarado, Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), Petra (ex-Tik Tak), Taage Laiho (Kilpi), Mathau Mikojan (ex-Bloodpit), Ari Koivunen, Kristian Meurman, Agnes Pihlava, Jani Wickholm, Pete Parkkonen, Rock N' Roll Sensation etc.etcÖ

Influences: Peter Pan (Seriously! Think about it: He lives in a neverland where he can
fly and do anything he wants. There's no money and the best thing is that you never grow up!
Wearing green tights and a silly hat wouldn't bother ME if I had the same kind of situation in my life...),
Jaco Pastorius, The Beatles & Paul McCartney, Adam Nitti, John Patitucci, Michael Manring,
Lee Morgan, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Jeff Scott Soto, Chris Cornell...

Favourite bands: The Beatles, Talisman, Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden,
Transatlantic, Rush, Stone Temple Pilots, Crowded House, The Monkees...

Favourite albums: Transatlantic-SMPTe, Gn'r-Appetite For Destruction & Use Your Illusion Pt.1,
Jaco Pastorius albums in overall, Soundgarden- Louder Than Love, The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely...,
Talisman-Humanimal, Chris Cornell-Euphoria Morning, Crowded House-Woodface,

Favourite songs: There's too many of them..well, I haven't written those yet...

Book: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman-Good Omens, Neil Gaiman-American Gods, Salman Rushdie books..

Food: Meatballs & mashed potatoes

Favourite Actor/actress: Kate Hudson

Favourite quote(s): "Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot."

Movies: Machinist, Jackie Brown, Older Walt Disney movies

Hobbies: Girls

Gear: I would say gear one, all the time.

Ok seriously all of them?

-Yamaha Attitude II
-Spector Legend 4 Custom
-Ibanez SR 505

-Hamer Explorer
-Alvarez RF8C steel str. acoustic
-Rodriguez nylon str. acoustic
-Hofner 12str. acoustic

-EBS HD350
-2x EBS Classic Line 410 cabinet

Effects (aka "Goodeners"):
-Boss TU2 Tuner
-Boss RT2 Loop station
-Boss RE20 Space echo
-Boss CE-2B Bass chorus
-MXR Bass driver di
-EBS Bass IQ-envelope filter
-EBS Octabass-octaver
-Digitech Bad Monkey-overdrive

-Dbx XL266 compressor/gate
-Tascam BTB Bass trainer

Musical background: Studied freak. Contemporary and classical. Nowadays everything...