Ville Friman

Dr. Ville Friman (born April 30, 1980) is a Finnish musician. He is one of the founders, main composer, and guitarist of the melodic death metal band Insomnium. Although Insomnium is his main band, he also plays guitar for the dark/thrash/black-metal band Arrival and bass guitar for melodeath act Enter My Silence. Friman has a PhD in evolutionary ecology from the Helsinki University, and is a Research Associate in that field at the University of York, UK.[1][2]

Ville Friman
Friman performing with Insomnium in 2017
Friman performing with Insomnium in 2017
Background information
Born (1980-04-30) April 30, 1980 (age 42)
GenresMelodic death metal
LabelsCandlelight Records
Edgerunner records


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  2. ^ "Friman, Dr Ville". Biology, University of York. 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2021-06-08.

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