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Elias Viljanen

Elias Viljanen

Real/full name:
Elias Viljanen
48 (born Jul 8th, 1975)
Place of birth:
Finland (Kemi, Lappi)


Viljanen started playing guitars at a young age, and he took only few lessons before starting to play in local thrash and heavy metal bands. He founded his solo project in 2001 and in 2007 he replaced Jani Liimatainen in Sonata Arctica.

Elias Viljanen

As Elias "E.Vil" Viljanen:
Guitars (2001-present)

2002 Taking the Lead Guitars
2005 The Leadstar Guitars
2009 Fire-Hearted Guitars
2017 Live at Calle Night Club, Kokkola, Finland, Nov 13th 2015 (Live album) Guitars (as "E.Vil Viljanen")
2021 The Evillusionist Guitars
2022 Acoustic Intelligence Guitars

Klingenberg Syndrome

Guitars (2012-present)

2012 ...and the Weird Turned Pro Guitars
2017 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Guitars


Guitars (2005-?)

2006 Mess (Demo) Guitars

Sonata Arctica

Guitars (2007-present)

2009 The Last Amazing Grays (Single) Guitars
2009 Flag in the Ground (Single) Guitars
2009 The Days of Grays Guitars
2011 Flag in the Ground (live) (Single) Guitars
2011 Live in Finland (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2012 I Have a Right (Single) Guitars
2012 Stones Grow Her Name Guitars (as "Elias")
2012 Shitload of Money (Single) Guitars
2013 Alone in Heaven (Single) Guitars
2014 The Wolves Die Young (Single) Guitars
2014 Cloud Factory (Single) Guitars
2014 Pariah's Child Guitars
2014 Love (Single) Guitars
2014 Kingdom for a Heart (Single) Guitars
2014 Ecliptica - Revisited (15th Anniversary Edition) Guitars
2015 Christmas Spirits (Single) Guitars
2016 Closer to an Animal (Single) Guitars
2016 Life (Single) Guitars
2016 The Ninth Hour Guitars
2017 Ei oo muutako (Single) Guitars
2018 The Harvests (2007-2017) (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1, 3-6, 8-14, CD1; tracks 2-11, CD2)
2019 A Little Less Understanding (Single) Guitars
2019 Cold (Single) Guitars
2019 Talviyö Guitars
2022 Acoustic Adventures (Volume One) Guitars
2022 Acoustic Adventures (Volume Two) Guitars
2023 First in Line (Single) Guitars
2023 A Monster Only You Can't See (Single) Guitars
2024 Dark Empath (Single) Guitars
2024 Clear Cold Beyond Guitars
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As Elias "E.Vil" Viljanen:
Guitars (Studio Only)


As Elias "Enska" Viljanen:
Guitars (lead) (1990-1993, 2015-2016)

1991 Demo I (Demo) Guitars
1991 Galvanizer (Demo) Guitars
1992 Remasquerade (EP) Guitars
1993 Phantasmagoria (Demo) Guitars (as "Enska")
1993 Silence of the Centuries (EP) Guitars (lead) (as "Enska")


Drums, Synthesizer, Guitars (1992-1993)

1992 Descent into Hell (Demo) Drums, Songwriting (as "E. Viljanen")


As Enska Viljanen:
Guitars (lead)

1998 Global Me (Demo) Guitars (lead)

The Enemy


Twilight Lamp

As Grande Viljanen:
Drums (1993-2000)

Sonata Arctica

Guitars (2007)

Black Sun

2020 Silent Enemy (EP) Guitars (track 6)


2009 Vendetta Guitars (lead) (track 6)


As E. Viljanen:

2003 Unseen Age of War (Compilation) Drums (tracks 19-22), Keyboards (tracks 18, 21, 23), Guitars (lead) (track 19)


2010 Hirmuliskojen yö Guitars (track 12)


As Elias "Evil" Viljanen:

2006 Apocalypse Guitar solo (track 10)

Mental Care Foundation

2022 III Guitars (additional) (track 5)


1991 Galvanizer (Demo) Music, Mixing (as "Elias "Enska" Viljanen")

Elias Viljanen

2002 Taking the Lead Producer (as "Elias "E.Vil" Viljanen")
2005 The Leadstar Producer
2009 Fire-Hearted Producer
2021 The Evillusionist Producer, Recording
2022 Acoustic Intelligence Producer, Recording


2006 Mess (Demo) Recording (guitars, bass)

Sonata Arctica

2009 The Days of Grays Recording (additional guitars)
2012 Stones Grow Her Name Recording (guitars)
2016 The Ninth Hour Recording (additional) (as "Evil")
2019 Talviyö Recording (additional) (as "Evil")
2024 Clear Cold Beyond Recording (as "Evil")
Added by: Cursarion Modified by: similar_name
Added on: 2011-04-09 16:02:48 Last modified on: 2024-04-20 00:17:51
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