Teemu Raimoranta

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Teemu Raimoranta
Also known as Somnium
Born (1977-05-19)19 May 1977
Died 16 March 2003(2003-03-16) (aged 25)
Helsinki, Finland
Genres Folk metal, Black metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1995-2003
Labels Spikefarm/Spinefarm, Osmose
Associated acts Finntroll, Barathrum, Impaled Nazarene, Thy Serpent

Teemu (Somnium) Raimoranta (19 May 1977 – 16 March 2003) was a Finnish metal musician. He was the founding guitarist of Finnish folk metal band Finntroll along with vocalist Jan "Katla" Jämsen. He was active in Finntroll as a guitarist until his death in 2003. He also played in Thy Serpent, Barathrum, and Impaled Nazarene.[1]

Raimoranta died on March 16, 2003 after falling from the Kaisaniemi bridge in Helsinki while intoxicated.[2] His death occurred shortly after his involvement in Finntroll's completion of Visor Om Slutet, which was dedicated to his memory.

Discography[edit]

Thy Serpent[edit]

  • Into Everlasting Fire Demo (1995)

Barathrum[edit]

  • Saatana (1999)
  • Okkult (2000)

Finntroll[edit]

Impaled Nazarene[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musician: Teemu Raimoranta March 16, 2003. Retrieved on September 15, 2010.
  2. ^ "FINNTROLL Guitarist's Death Was Alcohol-Related". Blabbermouth.net. March 18, 2003. Retrieved September 15, 2010.