|Born on: 17.01.1973
Antero Manninen was born in 1973 in Tampere (Finland).
He began to play cello at the age of 7 and played in a lot of orchestras.
He joined Apocalyptica in 1993, when the band was created, but after the two firsts albums, he decided to leave the band and to join the "Helsinki Philarmonic Orchestra".
During the last 4 years he supported Apocalyptica.