Niilo Sevänen

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Niilo Sevänen
Niilo Sevänen (Insomnium live in Bologna 2010).JPG
Sevänen performing with Insomnium in Bologna in 2010
Background information
Born (1979-08-19) 19 August 1979 (age 39)
OriginTurku, Finland
GenresMelodic death metal, punk rock
InstrumentsVocals, bass
Years active1997–present
LabelsCentury Media Records
Associated actsInsomnium
Watch Me Fall

Niilo Sevänen (born 19 August 1979) is a musician from Joensuu, Finland. He is best known as the current vocalist/bassist for the melodic death metal band, Insomnium.[1]


Sevänen grew up on the coast of Finland in the town of Turku, before moving to Joensuu where he was raised. In 1994 he began learning the bass and formed his first band: a punk rock act called Paise. The following year the band changed its name to Stonecrow and began to shift its musical style. Sevänen left the band two years later due to musical differences. However, following his departure, he quickly collaborated with musicians whose interests aligned themselves with Sevänen and formed the melodic death metal band Insomnium.[2]

Musical influences[edit]

Sevänen grew up listening to a variety of hard rock, glam metal, grunge and heavy metal bands, among them Queen, Aerosmith, Sepultura and Metallica.[2]

Outside Insomnium[edit]

Niilo Sevänen is, outside Insomnium, the director of culture in Kotka, Finland. He organizes, amongst others, the Kotka Maritime Festival. He also majored in history of culture and literature. [3]


  1. ^ "Niilo Sevänen Biography". Metal Storm.
  2. ^ a b "Niilo Sevänen Biography". Insomnium.
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