I started playing drums at school in the fall of 1994 and got my first kit in the spring of 1995. Music and drumming have been the biggest things in my life ever since.
I'm mainly self-taught, but did take some lessons in the beginning and have done few sessions with Kai Hahto later on. I'm left-handed, but lead with my right side and have played open-handed since 2002 - it simply makes the most sense to me.
I currently use Sakae Almighty/Trilogy drums, Sabian HHX cymbals, Vater Rock sticks, Aquarian heads, Pearl Eliminator Redline pedals, Roland triggers and TM-2 module.
I currently play in Aeon and A Sullen Day. In the past I've been part of Atakhama, Crippler, Funeris Nocturnum, Serocs, Sotajumala and Where Victims Lie. I've also done session work for Abyssal, Kataplexia, Vile and Wintersun.