Metal singer and founder of the band Turisas, who are known as much for their folk/metal fusion as their intimidating red and black body paint and viking-themed attire. He also performed keyboards and percussion for the band.
He and Jussi Wickström originally formed the band in 1997, but their first album wasn't released until 2004.
The band is named after Iku-Turso, a Finnish sea monster of lore. Their third and fourth albums, Stand Up and Fight and Turisas2013 were both top 10 hits in Finland and charted in the top 100 in Germany.
He was born in Hameenlinna, Finland, but often performs in English.
He and his band have performed and toured with Dani Filth and Cradle of Filth.