Teemu Raimoranta

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Teemu Raimoranta
Also known asSomnium
Born(1977-05-19)19 May 1977
Died16 March 2003(2003-03-16) (aged 25)
Helsinki, Finland
GenresFolk metal, black metal
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1995-2003
LabelsSpikefarm/Spinefarm, Osmose
Associated actsFinntroll, 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 16 March 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.


Thy Serpent[edit]

  • Into Everlasting Fire Demo (1995)


  • Saatana (1999)
  • Okkult (2000)


Impaled Nazarene[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. Archived from the original on September 8, 2005. Retrieved September 15, 2010.