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Emppu Vuorinen

Emppu Vuorinen

Real/full name:
Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen
44 (born Jun 24th, 1978)
Place of birth:
Finland (Kitee, Pohjois-Karjala)


Vuorinen is a Finnish guitarist, mainly known for being a founding member of Nightwish. He started playing guitar at the age of 12 and learned to play as both a rhythm and a lead guitarist.

While the first Nightwish albums featured more guitar solos, the later ones have less guitar work, so Vuorinen always employs a standard-tuned guitar for the most difficult tracks and a D-tuned one for the ...


Bass (1996-1997), Guitars (electric, acoustic) (1996-present)

1996 Demo (Demo) Guitars (acoustic)
1997 Angels Fall First Guitars (electric, acoustic), Bass (as "Emppu")
1997 The Carpenter (Split) Guitars, Bass
1998 Sacrament of Wilderness (Split) Guitars
1998 Oceanborn Guitars, Songwriting (track 4) (as "Emppu")
1999 Walking in the Air (Single) Guitars
1999 Sleeping Sun (4 Ballads of the Eclipse) (EP) Guitars
2000 Wishmaster Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 3, 7, 8)
2000 Deep Silent Complete (Single) Guitars
2001 Over the Hills and Far Away (EP) Guitars
2001 Wishmastour 2000 (Compilation) Guitars
2001 From Wishes to Eternity (Live album) Guitars
2002 Bless the Child (Single) Guitars
2002 Ever Dream (Single) Guitars
2002 Century Child Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 5, 10)
2004 Nemo (Single) Guitars
2004 Once Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Songwriting (track 6)
2004 Wish I Had an Angel (Single) Guitars
2004 Tales from the Elvenpath (Compilation) Guitars
2004 Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (Single) Guitars
2005 Bestwishes (Compilation) Guitars
2005 The Siren (Single) Guitars, Songwriting
2005 Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (Compilation) Guitars
2005 Sleeping Sun (Single) Guitars
2006 End of an Era (Live album) Guitars
2007 Eva (Single) Guitars
2007 Dark Passion Play Guitars (electric, acoustic), Songwriting (track 8)
2007 Amaranth (Single) Guitars
2007 Amaranth (Single) Guitars
2007 Amaranth (Video) Guitars
2007 Hi Five: Female Fronted Metal (Split) Guitars
2007 Erämaan viimeinen (Single) Guitars
2008 Bye Bye Beautiful (Single) Guitars
2008 The Islander (Single) Guitars
2008 The Sound of Nightwish Reborn (Compilation) Guitars
2009 Made in Hong Kong (and in Various Other Places) (Live album) Guitars
2009 Amaranth (live) (Single) Guitars
2011 Walking in the Air - The Greatest Ballads (Compilation) Guitars, Bass (tracks 2, 13), Guitars (acoustic) (tracks 2, 13)
2011 Storytime (Single) Guitars, Arrangements
2011 Imaginaerum Guitars
2012 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove (Single) Guitars
2012 Trials of Imaginaerum (EP) Guitars
2012 Imaginaerum - The Score Guitars
2013 Storytime (live) (Single) Guitars
2013 Ghost Love Score (live) (Single) Guitars
2013 Showtime, Storytime (Live album) Guitars
2014 The Three Goddesses (Split) Guitars
2015 Élan (Single) Guitars
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful Guitars
2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Single) Guitars
2016 My Walden (Single) Guitars
2016 Vehicle of Spirit (Video) Guitars
2017 Live at Wembley (Single) Guitars
2018 Decades (An Archive of Song 1996-2015) (Compilation) Guitars, Bass (CD2 tracks 11, 12)
2019 Decades: Live in Buenos Aires (Live album) Guitars
2020 Human. :||: Nature. Guitars
2021 Music (Single) Bass, Guitars (electric, acoustic)
2021 Nemo (Virtual World Version) (Single) Guitars
2022 Virtual Live Show from the Islanders Arms 2021 (Video) Guitars
2023 The Phantom of the Opera (live) (Single) Guitars
(show all)


As Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen:
Guitars (2006)

2006 Almah Guitars


Guitars (2002-2004)

2003 Invitation Guitars
2007 Divine Invitation (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9)


Guitars (1994-1996)

Brother Firetribe

Guitars (2001-2020)


Guitars (1994-1996)


Guitars (1994-1996)


2003 Days of Rising Doom Guitar solo (CD1 track 13)


2003 Barilari Guitars, Guitars (acoustic) (track 10)
2003 Barilari (EP) Guitars

Darkwoods My Betrothed

As Erno Vuorinen:

1998 Witch-Hunts Guitars (solos, acoustic)


2011 Räyh! Guitars (lead) (track 7)
2012 Heavysaurios Guitars (lead) (track 7)

Inactive Messiah

2006 Be My Drug Guitars (solo) (track 6)


2006 Crows Fly Black Guitars (lead, 2nd solo) (track 2)

Visions of Atlantis

2004 Cast Away Guitars (first solo) (track 4)


2006 Almah Engineering (guitars)


2007 Beyond the Dark Recording


2003 Barilari Producer
2003 Barilari (EP) Producer

Kings of Modesty

2007 Kings of Modesty (EP) Producer


2004 Nemo (Single) Recording (additional)
2004 Once Engineering (additional)
2004 Wish I Had an Angel (Single) Recording (additional)
2004 Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (Single) Recording (additional)
2007 Dark Passion Play Engineering
2011 Imaginaerum Engineering (guitars)
2012 Imaginaerum - The Score Arrangements
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