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by The Enigma
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jörg Farewell Tour
Replies: 52
Views: 17587

Re: Jörg Farewell Tour

It's sad to see Jörg stepping aside, as he has been such a "cornerstone" along the band's turbulent path. But if he sees fit to call it a day, I'm sure they have found a skinbeater to match the band and their music. Just to avoid any confusion about his "retirement plan": "Jörg Michael has announced...
by The Enigma
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jörg Farewell Tour
Replies: 52
Views: 17587

Jörg Farewell Tour

. Newsflah released today less than an hour ago in the Finnish media: Stratovarius say farewell to drummer Jörg Michael Jörg Michael who last year was treated for thyroid cancer has decided to leave Stratovarius for personal reasons. Stratovarius who have sold over 2.5 million records worldwide will...
by The Enigma
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Can people fuck in heaven?
Replies: 82
Views: 19256

Re: Can people fuck in heaven?

"For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven." - Matthew 22:30 No marriage, and no need for procreation in the hereafter. Yeah, once you get there it'll be enough, you done your deeds. No need to pollute the heaven by procreating next generati...
by The Enigma
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: About Matias' Songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: About Matias' Songs

Why does all songs of Matias have boogie in their name? boogie n noun (also boogie-woogie) (plural boogies) 1 a style of blues played on the piano with a strong, fast beat. 2 informal a dance to pop or rock music. n verb (boogies, boogieing, boogied) informal dance to pop or rock music. ORIGIN earl...
by The Enigma
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Official finnish album charts
Replies: 25
Views: 8226

Re: Official finnish album charts

Bought the Elysium Digipack version last Friday, so my action will add the Finnish charts on the second week. :) Also, I heard a commecial on radio while I was driving to the city (just after they played a live version of "Black Diamond") so, it does look like the record company is actually pushing ...
by The Enigma
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: HO HO HO!
Replies: 44
Views: 8765

Re: HO HO HO!

. This Christmas Everyone Will Believe in Santa Claus! HOHOHO!!! :twisted: <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9RQlikX4vvw?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></p...
by The Enigma
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Interview of MATIAS KUPIAINEN on GetMetal
Replies: 23
Views: 5596

Re: New Interview of MATIAS KUPIAINEN on GetMetal

Yeah, Matias, yet another Finnish metal musician with his roots grown in the classical side...

Do I see a pattern here? :P
by The Enigma
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Some extremely bad news
Replies: 141
Views: 54739

Re: Some extremely bad news

Cancer, always shoking news when it hits. The good part in this miserable news is that Jörg was operated immediately and most likely the docs got the tumor out before it spread outside the gland. Which means that the prognosis will be good and he should be back behind his drumkit quite soon. Wishing...
by The Enigma
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: TT interview (in finnish)
Replies: 40
Views: 10357

Re: TT interview (in finnish)

. Since I translated this interview for other purpose, I'll post it here, too, for all you people with a handicap in Finnish language... :P Enjoy! Interview with Symfonia http://www.imperiumi.net/index.php?act=interviews&id=1361 © Imperiumi.net MMVII. Interview: Mape Ollila Photos: Jussi Eerola Timo...
by The Enigma
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Sad news for Kiuas fans
Replies: 18
Views: 3661

Re: Sad news for Kiuas fans

But he was amazing. I hope they will find a proper replacement. They have found a decent stand-in for Ilja already. His name is Asim Searah. Kiuas was supporting Turisas live at Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland yesterday Oct 29. 2010 with Asim Searah as vocalist. Warrior Soul - live at Pakkahuone, Tamp...
by The Enigma
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Recently seen movies
Replies: 2598
Views: 747301

Re: Recently seen movies

Umm, just finished watching "Machete" by Roger Rodriguez. Not much of a movie to talk about considering it as a works of art, but it has a serious message in revealing the fact that illegal Mexican immigrants make the backbone of the American society by providing the ultra cheap labour and service f...
by The Enigma
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Finland is the New Japan [NSFW]
Replies: 60
Views: 9047

Re: Finland is the New Japan [NSFW]

Heh, nice remix & video! This track "Oi Beibi" was a huge radio hit back in 1989 in Finland. Raptori's debut album sold over 80 000 units in 1989-90. But in order to get the point, you really need to understand the sexually abrasive yet humorous lyrics. :twisted:
by The Enigma
Fri May 14, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Can someone from Finland please explain this?
Replies: 13
Views: 3557

Re: Can someone from Finland please explain this?

Just... what? What? This :P 65 million years ago five dinosaur eggs of metal were laid. Witches found them and cast spells on them for numerous years until last year 2009 the eggs cracked open and out of them came the Hevisaurus, the band consisting of Mr Hevisaurus, Riffiraffi on guitar, Muffipuff...
by The Enigma
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: A motorbike for a girl
Replies: 23
Views: 6185

Re: A motorbike for a girl

Morgana, you obviously are quite tiny, but you can do it. I bought a motorbike when I was 16, (a loooong time ago :p ) so maybe I can give you some advise. I'm a male, but at the time I wasn't fully grown up physically yet, my weight was under 50 kg and my height was only 155 cm and it took me anoth...
by The Enigma
Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius confirmed for 70000tons of METAL
Replies: 59
Views: 22638

Re: Stratovarius confirmed for 70000tons of METAL

Link to the official Triton Power Cruise Discussion Board "TexasBeth" is the nickname of Beth Mays, the Triton Power Cruise's promoter. If you have questions about the cruise and arrangements, you can ask her directly on the board or use PM . . This is not the same cruise!!! The Triton Power Cruise...
by The Enigma
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius confirmed for 70000tons of METAL
Replies: 59
Views: 22638

Re: Stratovarius confirmed for 70000tons of METAL

Link to the official Triton Power Cruise Discussion Board

"TexasBeth" is the nickname of Beth Mays, the Triton Power Cruise's promoter. If you have questions about the cruise and arrangements, you can ask her directly on the board or use PM .

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by The Enigma
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius @ Club Teatria, Oulu Nov 20. 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3801

Re: Stratovarius @ Club Teatria, Oulu Nov 20. 2009

Fantastic show. Pretty good sound from the camera too, what were you using? Sorry, those aren't my clips, I live 600 km south of Oulu. I didn't want to travel that far since I saw Strato twice this summer already here in south. :D Found those on YT while looking for clips from this show at Club Tea...
by The Enigma
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius @ Club Teatria, Oulu Nov 20. 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3801

Stratovarius @ Club Teatria, Oulu Nov 20. 2009

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Winter Skies
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68-W0f2rswM

Black Diamond
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=devfGe-5eds


Decent quality clips from awesome performances - as always :D

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by The Enigma
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Tarja's Husband Files Lawsuit Over Nightwish Book
Replies: 12
Views: 5711

Re: Tarja's Husband Files Lawsuit Over Nightwish Book

Why now? The wheels of justice turn slooooww... Actually the civil charges about libel in the Nightwish book were filed at court by Mr Cabuli almost three years ago. Tuomas Holopainen was asked about the issue at Imperiumi.net interview which was posted online in Sept. 2007 and he replied that he ha...
by The Enigma
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Confirmed Stratovarius shows
Replies: 805
Views: 324027

Re: Confirmed Stratovarius shows

. The Pearl Room closes down! Hence the Stratovarius gig on September 25, 2009 at Pearl Room, Mokena, IL, USA is moved to Pyramid Club in Addison . You beat me to it! I just logged in to share the news. My, you're speedy. Must be that annoying "time-zone" thingy. :lol: Hah! don't complain: Every da...
by The Enigma
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Confirmed Stratovarius shows
Replies: 805
Views: 324027

Re: Confirmed Stratovarius shows

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The Pearl Room closes down!

Hence the Stratovarius gig on September 25, 2009 at Pearl Room, Mokena, IL, USA is moved to Pyramid Club in Addison.
by The Enigma
Sat May 23, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: End of UK Tour, summer is here!
Replies: 24
Views: 10231

Re: End of UK Tour, summer is here!

... when the task at hand is to drink all of Dublin dry! :lol: Next we invade Russia! :lol: I can't imagine any better surroundings than Ireland for drinking rehersals for meeting the challenge in mother Russia. Irish are tough to beat on whisky consumption (even for the steel-livered Finns!) but t...
by The Enigma
Wed May 20, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's review of Polaris
Replies: 200
Views: 61680

Re: Timo Tolkki's review of Polaris

Com'on, I don't think anyone has to take Timo's opinion as a personal attack. He is well entitled to say his view about Polaris like we all do. Actually he did not say anythng bad about the CD, mainly his message is that he would have done it differrently. Since he was over 20 years the leader of th...
by The Enigma
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!
Replies: 46
Views: 23475

Re: Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!

Translation of the Iltasanomat article linked above: Timo Kotipelto will perform at the official dinner for Medvedev 20.04.2009 19:38, updated 20.04. 21:06 The President of the Republic Tarja Halonen and her spouse doctor Pentti Arajärvi will serve an official dinner at the Presidentinlinna residenc...
by The Enigma
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Polaris cover art and track list
Replies: 162
Views: 88328

Re: Polaris cover art and track list

Amazing cover artwork. Beautiful. It also carries on with the tradition of previous album covers and same time looks so fresh. Hits right on the soft spot of my sci-fi loving heart.
by The Enigma
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New video clip: Work in progress III.
Replies: 99
Views: 46740

Re: New video clip: Work in progress III.

Awesome! :D

I'm definitely going to add "Polaris" to my Stratovarius CD-collection when it'll be out. And also going see a gig or two in the summer. :elk:
by The Enigma
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS RETURNS IN 2009
Replies: 235
Views: 343237

Re: STRATOVARIUS RETURNS IN 2009

I'm definitely *not* complaining about this decision :twisted: :P

Now we need the new CD to start with and then let's have some gigs here and there :D
by The Enigma
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Kotipelto: We will continue
Replies: 48
Views: 24184

Timo Kotipelto: We will continue

From Iltasanomat, Aug 05. 2008 Timo Kotipelto will remake Stratovarius Timo Kotipelto who was attending to the 7 yrs birthday party of "On The rocks" -bar in Helsinki said that they [Stratovarius] will continue, but he's got no idea which name the band will take in the future. - Also, Mr Timo Tolkki...
by The Enigma
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 2nd Amendment Interpretation
Replies: 12
Views: 4911

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 2nd Amendment Interpretation

. Permitted, but on conditions In order to acquire and possess a firearm ... the applicant must have a justifiable purpose for its use. The applicant must also fulfil the application requirements for acquisition permits. A firearm acquisition permit may be granted only if it is to be acquired for an...
by The Enigma
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: It's now official, isn't it.. Stratovarius is no more.
Replies: 53
Views: 18410

Re: It's now official, isn't it.. Stratovarius is no more.

Strato is dead - Long live Strato! :headbang: Since the first time of me hearing Stratovarius music aions ago, they have always been the uplifting force in metal music to me, the special band bringing positive vibes to people all around the globe. They still are. Now when the band are no more, the m...