170px|right|thumb|Elias ViljanenElias 'E.Vil' Viljanen (born July 8, 1975) is a Finnish musician, known for being the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007. Viljanen joined Sonata Arctica in spring 2007 in order to replace Jani Liimatainen, who was fired from the band in August 2007. The decision was only made official on August 8, 2007, but Elias Viljanen had been known to replace Liimatainen in concerts during the spring and summer tour. Viljanen cites Kiss, Metallica, Slayer, and Whitesnake as his musical influences.
Taking the Lead (2002)
The Leadstar (2005)
Profile on the Official Sonata Arctica Website
Official announcement concerning the departure of Jani Liimatainen
Elias Viljanen official website
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