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  Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 587

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:33 am   Subject: Helloween - Pumpkins United
and that's what people want.
...

no.

This. Literally nobody wants it, except Tolkki diehards who haven't realized Tolkki is in literally no shape to do it, and Matias and the other boys are mor ...
  Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 587

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:10 pm   Subject: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Agreed, there's no reason to get back with Tolkki.
  Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 587

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:38 pm   Subject: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Kai Hansen is hardly Kai Hansen anymore and Deris still kicks Kiske's ass on the Keepers era stuff. Wish they'd have done this 10 years ago when the fogeys could still sing

Last time I saw Kai was ...
  Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 587

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:36 pm   Subject: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Bought my ticket to see Pumpkins United in Chicago next September. Fuck yeah.
  Topic: Last Albums you got
Empathica1928

Replies: 1224
Views: 352508

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:51 am   Subject: Last Albums you got
Also adding every Fates Warning album to that list. So that's Night on Brocken, The Spectre Within, Awaken the Guardian, No Exit, Perfect Symmetry, Parallels, Inside Out, A Pleasant Shade of Gray, Dis ...
  Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 587

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:48 am   Subject: Helloween - Pumpkins United
A US ticket vendor keeps saying Helloween dates are coming soon. I will pay fat money to see Pumpkins United in the States. Any day now...

Song is good. I wouldn't mind getting a whole album of stu ...
  Topic: Music about depression
Empathica1928

Replies: 8
Views: 359

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:46 am   Subject: Music about depression
Depends. Do you want to fix depression or make it worse?

The real question. Laughing
  Topic: Last Albums you got
Empathica1928

Replies: 1224
Views: 352508

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:54 pm   Subject: Last Albums you got
Let's see... what have I ordered recently

Avantasia - Angel of Babylon
Axenstar - Perpetual Twilight
Axenstar - Far From Heaven
Stratovarius - Fourth Dimension (third time ordering, FINALLY arri ...
  Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Empathica1928

Replies: 37
Views: 1641

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:52 pm   Subject: What do you want to hear on the next album?
At this point I also kind of wish they'd release an album like Intermission again with all the bonus stuff since Elements
  Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Empathica1928

Replies: 7
Views: 342

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:13 pm   Subject: Jani + Anette OTP
I don't think it's so much resting on his laurels as it is he's finally found the 'sound' that he's been chasing forever and can finally produce on a reasonable basis. No way he's making 'a lot' of mo ...
  Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Empathica1928

Replies: 7
Views: 342

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:57 pm   Subject: Jani + Anette OTP
I should look before I post. I thought that was what you linked in the first post, instead it was the first song they released. Whoops. Laughing

The drummer looks like he's holding in a humongous du ...
  Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Empathica1928

Replies: 7
Views: 342

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:52 pm   Subject: Jani + Anette OTP
I got a Nightwish vibe, again, at the beginning of the song. Thankfully not nearly as blatant as Antemortem. Good song for a single, I enjoyed it. I hope there's some meatier power metal type stuff on ...
  Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Empathica1928

Replies: 37
Views: 1641

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:50 am   Subject: What do you want to hear on the next album?
I think the Matias era albums sound great...

One thing I do miss about the late 90s production is however Timo mixed the drums - I think he also used some VST samples on top of Jorg's playing, for ...
  Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Empathica1928

Replies: 37
Views: 1641

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:27 pm   Subject: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Hasn't been announced, just got the feeling, you know. It's almost that time, and they're reflecting on Eternal, so fingers crossed we'll hear some kind of news on going into the studio soon.

I wou ...
  Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Empathica1928

Replies: 37
Views: 1641

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:38 pm   Subject: What do you want to hear on the next album?
My, how time flies. We're due for another Stratovarius album soon.

Quick recap. The band has been on fire since 2009. Every two years we've gotten a new album. Looks like we might be waiting until ...
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:14 pm   Subject: Re: news
Cut the guy some slack. I saw the Madrid gig and it was quite good, much better than the athens clips, beginning to sound like a band. This is a "band" that got together, with only a few pra ...
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:41 am   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
You Finnish trolls are a weird bunch.

Finntrolls, if you will.
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: Re: news
Cut the guy some slack. I saw the Madrid gig and it was quite good, much better than the athens clips, beginning to sound like a band. This is a "band" that got together, with only a few pra ...
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:09 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
And yet by the time this was even going down, Sonata had moved on from that kind of Stratovarius-clone power metal. Hah.
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:49 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Guess there were some ego-clash between Timo and Andre as well. But didn't Timo write a whole album worth of material in Siberia before they officially called it quits?

Timo never seemed to accept ...
  Topic: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!
Empathica1928

Replies: 23
Views: 9860

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:56 pm   Subject: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!
I hope a new album comes this year, or early 2018 (looks more likely).

I'm getting nervous, though. Each album since Matias joined has been better and better than the last. I'm not sure how they ca ...
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:13 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Trinity is not good. At all. Just my opinion.

Symfonia is decent but that title track is awful (so are the ballads) and the rest of the songs sound like Timo just couldn't shake the Strato writing ...
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:45 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
In my honest opinion, I think he should just hang it up for good. It's over. Clearly he needs to focus on his health more than anything else. God, I feel so bad for him. I wish I could help.

But if ...
  Topic: do you think this guy looks a bit like Lauri Porra?
Empathica1928

Replies: 2
Views: 578

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:50 pm   Subject: do you think this guy looks a bit like Lauri Porra?
Not really, not to me, no.

Guy has a lot of cool videos though!
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 62
Views: 8601

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:46 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Breaks my heart seeing the guy who got me into guitar and is probably the inspiration for most of my music, xanaxed to shit, morbidly obese and unable to play the same songs he's been playing for the ...
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 14955

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:19 am   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Which leads me to this... I'm bored and gonna rank the albums as I feel today, from most to least favorite.

1. Dawn of Victory
2. Legendary Tales
3. Symphony of Enchanted Lands
4. Power of the D ...
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 14955

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:05 am   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Holy shit, the original Rhapsody is playing the entire Symphony of Enchanted Lands album on their reunion tour. Including Dark Tower of Abyss.

https://youtu.be/oirapQxqiOs

That song means so dam ...
  Topic: My infant son is a Stratovarius fan ;)
Empathica1928

Replies: 6
Views: 1257

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:36 am   Subject: My infant son is a Stratovarius fan ;)
That is a badass design (combining the fleur de lys and star)! And you're raising your kid right. Awesome stuff dude!!
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 14955

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:43 pm   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Love Land of Immortals. Giacomo's a great fit for this band. When Demons Awake - he does a very good job on that one, although that song's never been one of my favorites.

Can't wait to hear Dark To ...
  Topic: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Empathica1928

Replies: 15
Views: 1733

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:38 am   Subject: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Man, I put on some Elysium tunes today and that album is SO good. Infernal Maze is excellent, I love Timo's voice in that one. The beginning still weirds me out a bit, I'm not so sure it fits the rest ...
 
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