- Emppu spent his youth in Kitee, Finland, among his family of seven. His childhood and youth were spent as they are usually spent, doing this and that: sports, wandering in the woods, playing music, and occasionally even studying. Emppu got seriously into music when he was about 11, thanks to a couple of guitarist buddies. After Emppu learned how to tune the guitar, he listened to all kinds of cassettes and records, trying to play the tunes. He stubbornly waded through all musical genres until he found the one he preferred most.Read More
After playing in numerous bands, his path finally crossed with Tuomas and the rest of the guys. Emppu has remained on that same path – despite it being winding and sometimes a little bumpy.