How many of you have heard about Sonata Arctica? If so then you might be familiar with the guitarist, Elias "E. Vil" Viljanen professionally known as Elias Viljanen. He is a Finnish musician famous as the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007.
Besides his incredible guitar talent, people have now dragged their attention on Elias Viljanen's net worth. Today, we will let you know about Elias Viljanen's net worth, professional career, and awards. Also, learn more about him.
Elias Viljanen was born on July 8, 1975, and is a Finnish musician. He is famous as guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007 replacing Jani Liimatainen. Liimatainen left the band to fulfill his civil duties in Finland in August 2007.
Elias Viljanen Source: karaoketexty
At present, the band consists of songwriter and keyboardist Tony Kakko, bass guitarist Pasi Kauppinen, guitarist Elias Viljanen, keyboardist and keytarist Henrik Klingenberg and drummer Tommy Portimo.
Viljanen started playing guitar at the age of eight. Joe Satriani and Steve Vai introduced him to the world of music in the early 90s. In one of the interviews, Viljanen stated that it if had not become a musician, he would have likely been a silversmith.
It's been almost two decades that Viljanen started his musical career thus people assume that he has a huge amount and huge earnings. Moreover, being a member of Sonata Arctica has helped him to add a huge buck to his net worth.
Elias Viljanen Source: metalpodcast
It looks like Viljanen is quite secretive thus did not share the exact figure of his net worth. He also did not reveal his total earnings and salary as well. Moreover, his house, cars, assets, properties, expensive gadgets are yet to be disclosed by him.
Sources claim that Viljanen began playing guitar at the age of eight back in 1983. He got his acoustic guitar a year later and got an electric guitar after four years. He was profoundly influenced by Metallica's thrash metal and started playing in local bands.
Adipocere Records signed the first record contract with his band Depravity at the age of seventeen. He set himself as a drummer in a band "Twilight Lamp" that released EP "Grandiose" in the year 1999.
Lion Music offered him a recording contract, and he became successful to begin his first dream album "Taking the Lion." In 2007, he traveled with the band Sonata Arctica replacing their guitarist Jani Liimatainen.
Speaking of Elias Viljanen's awards, till the date he did not grab any awards. As he is working hard in his musical career, he will be winning awards in nearby future.