Elias Viljanen

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Birthday
8, 1975
Birthplace
Finland
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1975 (age 43)
Birthplace
Finland

About

Guitarist and musician most well known as a member of the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica. He has also released several solo albums including Taking the Lead, The Leadstar, and Fire-Hearted. 

Before Fame

His father introduced him to the guitar in 1983 when he was only eight years old. A year later, he got his first acoustic guitar and by thirteen he'd formed his first band. 

Trivia

He briefly served as a drummer in the band Twilight Lamp. They released the album Grandiose in 1999. 

Family Life

He has stated that if he were not a musician, he would have become a silversmith. He has been married. 

Associated With

Tony Kakko, Tommy Portimo, Henrik Klingenberg, and Pasi Kauppinen are also members of Sonata Arctica.