Member:
1990-1993 Depravity - guitars  
2001- E. Vil - guitars  
2007- Sonata Arctica - guitars  
Live musician:
2007 Sonata Arctica - guitars  
Guest musician:
2008 Celesty - guitar  
2010 Hevisaurus - guitar  


Interviews

20.12.2009 Sonata Arctica


Personal information

Born on: 08.07.1975
Official website

Elias 'E. Vil' Viljanen (born July 8, 1975) is a Finnish musician, known for being the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007. Viljanen joined Sonata Arctica in spring 2007 in order to replace Jani Liimatainen, who left the band in August 2007 to fulfil his civil duties in Finland. The decision was only made official on August 8, 2007, but Elias Viljanen had been known to replace Liimatainen in concerts during the spring and summer tour. Viljanen cites Kiss, Metallica, Slayer, and Whitesnake as his musical influences.