Niclas Etelävuori

Last updated: May 22, 2011

Date of birth: November 8, 1971
Gear: ESP Vintage-4 Custom basses, Seymour Duncan pickups, Ampeg SVT-VR head, Ampeg 810 speaker, T-rex Fuel Tank power supply, Boss TU-2 tuner, Sans Amp Bass DI, Electroharmonix Micro POG, Boss Chorus, DR-Strings 

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Idol/musical influence: Jimi Hendrix
Sources of musical inspiration: Things that happen around me might trigger a huge inspiration to write music, likewise they might kill all the inspiration
All-time favourite song: AC/DC: It’s A Long WayTo The Top
(If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll)
All-time favourite albums: Slayer: Reign In Blood
Metallica: Master Of Puppets
AC/DC: High Voltage
Current favourite album: Graveyard: Hisingen Blues
Best gig ever seen: Metallica ‘88
Favourite Amorphis songs: Crack In A Stone, Into Hiding
Best Amorphis gigs so far: Too many to mention and remember.
2010 Wacken was quite memorable
Personal highlight with Amorphis: Getting this far, meeting good people
& seeing a lot of the world
Funniest tour memory: A guy in St. Petersburg sat quietly next to me for 30 min, then he informed me that he was only into satanic, brutal death and left.
Maybe he came to the wrong show.
Worst moment on stage: Playing sick every day for one week during U.S. tour ’05
Recipe against boredom on tour: Sensi & sleep or Jack & Coke and party
Other bands/side projects: To Separate The Flesh From The Bones, Grease Helmet
Good & bad habits: There’s a very fine line to that. Somewhere
a good habit can a bad habit elsewhere.
First instrument: Hagström Classic guitar
First album ever bought: Deep Purple: Machine Head
Kalevala character: Kullervo
…songwriter: Mark Sandman
…classical composer: Jean Sibelius
…historical figure: Charles Darwin
…visual artist: Salvador Dali, Maurits Cornelis Escher
…movie director: Francis Ford Coppola
…movie: Battle Royale, Limitless
…book: Mr. Nice, I’m Ozzy
…cartoon: South Park
…concert venue: Z7, Pratteln (Switzerland)
…backstage: 1Rock, Moscow (Russia)
…holiday destination: Japan
…food & drink: Yaki Niku, Jack & Coke
…animal: Octopus
…sport: Hockey
…game: CIV 5
…TV show: Madventures