Invisible Enemy - Janne Ollikainen
Band members - Janne Ollikainen

Janne Ollikainen

• August 22, 1989

• Pearl drums (Pearl Vision VBX)
• Paiste cymbals (2002, Rude and Alpha)
• Promark sticks

Why did you start playing?
• I had always been fascinated by drums but never really got a chance to play them. Then one day, when we were celebrating New year’s eve, a friend of mine (thanks to mr. Antti Virkki) got this crazy idea and wanted to set up a band. Neither of us had any musical background but somehow we managed to compose even our own songs and had a great fun making them!

Favourite IE song:
• I like all of them, but if I had to pick one it would be "Invisible Enemy" or "The End of the Universe".

• In life: Mom
• In music: Dave Lombardo, Jörg Michael, Kai Hahto, Gene Hoglan, Jukka Nevalainen, Mike Mangini, list goes on forever...

Favourite bands:
• Nightwish, Dream Theater, W.A.S.P, Kamelot, Michael Jackson, Mötley Crue, Brother Firetribe, Kings Of Modesty, Metallica, Stratovarius, Cradle Of Filth, Motörhead, D'espairsRay, Rammstein, Tarot, Devin Townsend Project, X-Japan, Megadeth and many many more...

Favourite albums:
• Dream Theater - Images & Words
• Nightwish - Century Child
• Metallica – Ride the Lightning
• Stratovarius – Visions
• D'espairsray – Coll:set

Favourite all-time songs:
• X Japan – Art of Life
• Nigthwish – Dead boy's Poem

Other bands / Projects:
• Random Fly (2014 - present)
• aCore (2014 - present)
• Devious Minds (2013 - 2015)
• Deviant Compound (2012 - 2014)
• Phantom of an Inamorata (2012 - 2013)
• Nauzea (2010 - 2013)
• Several cellar / cover projects between 2006 - 2009

• “You don't learn from mistakes unless you make them”
• “Everything happens for a reason”

One word to sum up your fellow bandmates:
Aapo: Multi-talent
Warner: Solobeast

My links:
YouTube, Instagram