Tonmi Lillman (Kouvola, 1973) played drums in Finnish thrashers Hateframe. Previously he played in Sinergy and To/Die/For, and Ajattara. He's also member of parody punk group Kylähullut.
January 2006 saw Tonmi Lillman join gothic metal band Vanguard.
More recently saw Tonmi drum with heavy metal monsters Lordi using the moniker Otus. He joined Lordi in October 2010 as the replacement for Kita (real name: Sampsa Astala).
Tonmi, who was actually born Tommi Lillman but changed his name to Tomni in 2004, grew up surrounded by a large assortment of instruments. He received his first drum kit at age nine and started performing live at age fourteen.
A gifted musician, Lillman also played guitar, bass and keyboards. Over the course of his career, he taught digital recording and drums at Kouvola Musiikkiopisto (Kouvola Conservatoire) and played in numerous folk, dance and pop orchestras.
He also sat behind the kit during the "Dimebag Beyond Forever" 2009 tour alongside Rainer "Raikku" Tuomikanto.
Tomni Lillman was featured on several albums as a studio musician, including Reflexion and Twilight Ophera, and made a name for himself as a studio engineer, having mixed and recorded such bands as Beherit, Lie In Ruins, Mygrain, and Rytmihäiriö.
In February 2012 Tonmi Lillman sadly passed away at the age of 38.