2000- Sinisthra - vocals  
2005- Amorphis - vocals  
2005- Corpse Molester Cult - guitars, vocals (backing)  


08.07.2008 Amorphis

Personal information

Born on: 30.04.1975

Date of birth: April 30, 1975
Character: Small but sensitive
Gear: Audix OM 5, Shure 55 SH (modified by Sami-Hannu)

Idols/musical influences:
Joanitor (Xysma), Jörgen (Grave), Glenn Danzig, Mark Lanegan, E (Eels), Albert (Reverend Bizarre), Nick Cave, Keith Caputo (Life of Agony), Mike Patton (Faith No More)

All-time favourite songs:
Love Boat Theme
Procol Harum: A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Grave: You Will Never See
Napalm Death: Unfit Earth
Sepultura: Dead Embryonic Cells
Turbonegro: I Got Erection (live version)
Nick Cave: Stagger Lee
Fu Manchu: Weird Beard
Manic Street Preachers: Ocean Spray
Entombed: Morning Star
Xysma: Green Gas Station Jacket

All-time favourite albums:
Xysma: Deluxe
Xysma: Lotto
Entombed: Wolverine Blues
Magyar Posse: Kings Of Time
Amorphis: Tales From The Thousand Lakes
Danzig: Danzig 4
Eels: Souljacker
Slayer: South Of Heaven
Khoma: Tsunami
Swallow The Sun: The Morning Never Came
Massive Attack: Mezzanine
Porcupine Tree: In Absentia
Tool: Aenima
A Perfect Circle: Mer De Noms
Turbonegro: Apocalypse Dudes

Best gig ever seen: Mew at Provinssirock 2005
Favourite Amorphis song: Into Hiding
Least favourite Amorphis song: Cares
Funniest tour memory: I don't have any funny memories 'cause I'm a good boy and always go to sleep early
Most memorable studio session: Working with Marco Hietala during the recording of Eclipse
Motto/philosphy of life: "Try to be happy without hurting others" - usually I fail in both aspects
Sources of musical inspiration: Music, feelings, intuition, interpersonal chemistry
Other bands/side projects: Sinisthra (voc), Feelings (dr), Käsi (voc), Corpse Molester Cult
First instrument: Drums, Pearl Export Series
First album ever bought: Kiss: Animalize


…Kalevala character: Tuonelan Joutsen - the Swan of Tuonela
…songwriter: Nicke Andersson
…visual artist: Pekka Kainulainen, Sami A. Hynninen
…movie director: Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino
…actor/actress: Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis
…magazine: Rumba, Inferno
…cartoon: Gary Larson's Far Side
…concert venue: Z7, Pratteln/Switzerland
…sport: Press-ups and kicking the football around
…game: Table ice hockey
…holiday destination: Paris