Erna Siikavirta

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Erna Siikavirta
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Enary during Lordi's concert in 2003.
Background information
Birth name Erna Inari Kaarina Siikavirta
Also known as Ms. Erna, Enary, Magistra Nocte
Born (1977-10-08) 8 October 1977 (age 36)
Origin Espoo, Finland
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, power metal
Occupations Keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter
Instruments Keyboard, Vocals
Years active 1997–2005
Associated acts Lordi, Arthemesia, Sinergy, Children of Bodom, Deathlike Silence

Erna Inari Kaarina Siikavirta (born 8 October 1977 in Espoo) is a Finnish keyboard player. She is best known as a member of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi, which she joined in 1997 under the stage name Enary. She left the band in 2005, at the request of the other members.[citation needed]

In 1998, Erna joined Children of Bodom on their first European tour, temporarily replacing keyboardist Janne Wirman.[citation needed] In the same year, Erna sang soprano on the album Fallen Angel's Symphony for the German band Ancient Ceremony.[1] In 1999, she played keyboard for Sinergy during their live gigs.[2] Erna was also keyboardist for the Finnish group Grain, until their split in 2001.[citation needed] In 2001 and 2002, she played synthesizer in Markku Klami's Meditation (op. 10/1) and Hymn For Christmas.

In 2006, Erna joined the Finnish "gravedigger metal" band Deathlike Silence, replacing former keyboardist Mr. Rigor Mortis. In 2008 she had to leave because of her pregnancy, eventually moving to the band Arthemesia, which was disbanded in 2010.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderle, Chris (2005), Ancient Ceremony biography, retrieved 2007-10-20 
  2. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2007), SINERGY: MusicMight Biography, retrieved 2007-10-20 
  3. ^ Deathlike Silence Biography, 2007, retrieved 2007-10-20