Invisible Enemy - Aapo Salo
Band members - Aapo Salo

Aapo Salo
Guitars & Keyboards

Birth:
• June 8, 1981

Equipment:
• Epiphone gothic explorer guitar
• Aria pro deluxe II guitar
• Washburn RS-980 guitar
• Serena SG-0 acoustic guitar
• Peavey 6150+ head & Valve King H100 + 412 slant cabinet
• Dunlop crybaby 95Q wah-wah
• Behringer multi FX600
• Rocktron hush super c pedal
• Harley Benton NG-100 noise gate & digital delay
• Roland A-800 pro keyboard
• Zeta Charlie Daniels signature violin
• AKG PW45 wireless instrumental set ISM

Why did you start playing?
• I wanted to make kick ass tunes!

Favourite IE song:
• Invisible enemy

Idols:
• Vesa-Matti Loiri, MacGyver and James Hetfield in the early 90's

Favourite bands:
• Dream Theater, Metallica, Megadeth, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius, John Williams, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Europe, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson... all kind of shit!

Favourite albums:
• Dream Theater - Black clouds & silver linings, Images and words, Awake
• Metallica - Ride the lightning, Master of puppets, ...and justice for all, Black album
• Guns and Roses - Use your illusion 1
• Megadeth - Rust in peace
• Europe - Out of this world
• Stratovarius - Destiny

Favourite all-time songs:
• J. Sibelius - Violin concerto in D minor Op. 47, Finlandia Op. 26
• Dream Theater - The mirror, Nightmare to remember
• Metallica - Disposable heroes, The unforgiven
• Megadeth - Holy wars, Sleepwalker
• Iron Maiden - Afraid to shoot strangers

Other bands / Projects:
• aCore (2013 - present)
• X-Pulssion (2009 - 2013)
• Sacrament (2008 - present)
• Oblique (2001 - 2005)
• Tapiola youth symphony orchestra (1998 - 2002)
• Chamber orchestra festivo (1989 - 1996)
+ other bands and projects.

Motto:
• “Chin to chest and onwards to new disappoitments!”

One word to sum up your fellow bandmates:
Janne: Pedantic
Jouni:
Matti:
Warner: Fastfinger

My links:
Personal webpage, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram