Emppu Vuorinen

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Date of Birth June 24, 1978
Place of Birth Kitee, Finland
Age 42 years old
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Erno Matti Juhani "Emppu" Vuorinen is a Finnish guitarist, most famous for being a founding member and occasional songwriter of the symphonic metal band Nightwish. He is the oldest of five children, having a twin brother and three younger sisters. He started to play guitar as a private study at the age of 12 and since then has played in various bands including Nightwish, Brother Firetribe, Barilari, Almah, and Altaria. Emppu is primarily a rhythm player, often supporting the keyboard or orchestral parts of Nightwish songs. However, he plays lead melodies and solos as well. Vuorinen's solo techniques usually include alternate picking, tapping, sliding, legato, and minor to extreme whammy bar use; he also employs sweep picking, although very rarely. His solos are more melodic than those of most metal bands, but he sometimes shreds. Nightwish's first three albums feature a larger amount of lead guitar work from Emppu than their later albums.

Birth name: Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen
Born: June 24, 1978
Origin: Kitee, Finland
Genres: Symphonic metal, power metal, hard rock, AOR, black metal
Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter
Instruments: Guitar, bass
Years active: 1996–present
Associated acts: Nightwish, Brother Firetribe, Altaria, Almah, Barilari
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About Emppu Vuorinen

Guitarist and songwriter who was a founding member of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.

Before Fame

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."

Family Life

He has a twin brother and three sisters.


Nightwish songs often reference themes from the written works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Information related to Emppu Vuorinen

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Latest information about Emppu Vuorinen updated on November 30, 2020.

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