ELIAS VILJANEN

NAME:
Elias Viljanen


INSTRUMENT: Guitar

DATE OF BIRTH: July 8th

EQUIPMENT: ESP, Engl

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG FROM EACH OF YOUR ALBUMS?

ECLIPTICA: Full Moon
SILENCE: Last Drop Falls
WINTERHEART'S GUILD: Victoria's Secret
RECKONING NIGHT: Don't Say A Word
UNIA: In Black & White
THE DAYS OF GRAYS: The Last Amazing Grays
STONES GROW HER NAME: Alone In Heaven

HOW DID YOUR FIRST GIG WITH SONATA ARCTICA GO?
- Teatria Oulu, 2007. Playing was fairly ok, but still I was pretty terrified of the fireworks.

HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF (WITH THE BAND) IN TEN YEARS?
- (dead) tired…Ok, just kidding. I see us playing in a huge stadium, and having some cool opener, like Metallica… :-)

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A SHOW? ANY SPECIAL RITUALS INVOLVED?
- Just basic stretching, warming up, getting nervous and making jokes about basically everything like myself, the band, fans, god, love, getting drunk, being drunk, being sick etc..

WHAT IS THE THING YOU MISS MOST WHEN BEING AWAY FROM HOME (BESIDES FAMILY)?
- Sauna

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO TAKE WITH YOU ON A PLANE?
- Flight socks

WHAT LIVING PERSON WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET THE MOST?
- Steve Vai

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
- The last book I read was Dave Mustaine´s book.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD/DRINK?
- Thai Chicken with chili+onions, beer

CAN YOU COOK? IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?
- Apple pie

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GAME?
- Gran Turismo

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?
- Eat, sleep and you know.

IF YOU ACCIDENTLY ENCOUNTERED A TIME MACHINE, WHERE AND WHEN WOULD YOU GO?
- Somewhere to the past where I could be the one to build the first sauna of the whole world...

IF YOU COULDN'T LIVE IN FINLAND, WHRE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
- Depends on the mood, sometimes I would think it would be cool to live  in L.A.
for instance and sometimes I´d rather choose, I don´t know, Greenland. I´d move to some nice pacific desert island and build my own sauna!

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST (MOST COMMON) THOUGHT WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
- Coffee! Beer? Toilet….No, but seriously, "Where am I?"

IF A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE WERE MADE, WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY YOU, AND WHY?
- I don´t know, Robert Downey Jr.?

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE KNOWN / ANY LAST WORDS?
- Be nice!