Guitarist and songwriter who was a founding member of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.
He started playing guitar when he turned twelve and went on to play with a variety of bands, including Brother Firetribe.
He shreds guitar on Nightwish tracks like "The Pharaoh Sails to Orion" and "Romanticide."
He has a twin brother and three sisters.
Nightwish songs often reference themes from the written works of J.R.R. Tolkien.