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Emppu Vuorinen


After careful planning and execution, Emppu and his twin brother popped out on June 24, 1978 in Kitee to the joy of the Vuorinen family. The final number of siblings came to be five: me, bro and three wonderful sisters. The family is completed by my mom and dad, the instigators of this chaos.

My childhood and youth were spent as they’re usually spent, doing this and that: sports, wandering in the woods, playing music, and occasionally even studying. After playing in numerous bands, our paths finally crossed with Tuomas and the rest of the guys. And I’m still on that path. It’s a winding road that’s sometimes a little bumpy, but we’re speeding on with terrible clatter and sputter.

I got seriously into music when I was about 11, thanks to a couple of guitarist buddies, especially Matti Turunen. He was the one responsible for the snowball effect in my playing.

After I learned how to tune the thing, I basically listened to all kinds of cassettes and records, trying to play the stuff. I stubbornly waded through all musical genres. Obviously I liked some of the stuff more — who knows why?

In addition to the band, I’m currently involved in Brother Firetribe with the rest of the “uncles”. We’ve been pretty quiet for the last couple of years, something that’s basically also in tune with our philosophy: we do what we do when we feel like doing it. You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink, or how do they say. Anyway, we’re still active and have even recorded a couple of new tracks.

So, here you have some facts of this guy’s life, off the top of my head. More later, when I remember them.

Fact File


ESP Guitars

Other bands


I have no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or MySpace accounts of my own. Everything “Emppu Vuorinen” related is either a fan site or a false profile.

Your favorite Nightwish song(s)

Changes from time to time.

Your biggest guilty pleasure

Solitary lavatory drinking (SLD)


Camper van, music, family & friends, judo

Life Philosophy


Top 5


  1. Metallica: Black Album
  2. Helloween: Keeper Of The Seven Keys
  3. Yngvie Malmsteen: Seventh Sign
  4. Sepi Kumpulainen: Everything
  5. Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät: Kuus kuppia kahvia ja yks kokis


  1. Forever Young, Alphaville
  2. I Want Out, Helloween
  3. Enter Sandman, Metallica
  4. Wonderful Life, Black
  5. Juokse sinä humma, Tapio Rautavaara


  1. Anything by Steven Seagal
  2. Anything by Steven Seagal
  3. Anything by Steven Seagal
  4. Anything by Steven Seagal
  5. Anything by Steven Seagal


  1. Kalevala, Väinämöinen
  2. Sinuhe Egyptiläinen, Mika Waltari
  3. Seitsemän veljestä, Aleksis Kivi
  4. Tuntematon sotilas, Väinö Linna
  5. Alastalon salissa, Volter Kilpi


  1. Beer
  2. Cola
  3. Pepsi
  4. Another beer
  5. Coffee


  1. Pizza
  2. Hamburger
  3. Kebab
  4. Corn dogs
  5. Sushi

A personal word to the fans


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