Guitarist and songwriter most famous for being a founding member of the Finnish goth rock band HIM, with whom he has recorded platinum-selling albums like Dark Light (2005). He began fronting the side project Daniel Lioneye in 2001.
He fell in love with music after hearing Elvis Presley in his father's car as a child. He began taking guitar lessons at age 10.
He welcomes singer Ville Valo to HIM in 1995.