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by AMBR@BEC
Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Accept + Stratovarius Live in México?
Replies: 23
Views: 8074

Re: Accept + Stratovarius Live in México?

And Nocturnal Rites is gonna be on Prog Power USA too! I would KILL to see them live. Saw them at Chicago Powerfest in 2006. Absolutely killer show in a venue that held no more than 300 people and on a stage that was like 2-feet tall. Can't believe we're getting a chance to see them again. Too bad ...
by AMBR@BEC
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Accept + Stratovarius Live in México?
Replies: 23
Views: 8074

Re: Accept + Stratovarius Live in México?

Well, Accept is playing the ProgPower USA Kickoff on Sept. 9th, then they have a few more North American dates from Sept. 23 - Oct. 13th, so they could quite possible head south for some dates in between. In NYC and Foxboro, MA support is Kings X, no mention of Strato yet. I've seen Helloween. Looki...
by AMBR@BEC
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius on "Seven Sinners" tour w/ Helloween
Replies: 351
Views: 308566

Re: Stratovarius on "Seven Sinners" tour w/ Hellow

We are really happy to announce today that we have been invited to join Helloween's Seven Sinners tour package at the end of this year. Naturally we accepted, since the idea is that our new album will be finished before the first date on the tour. Well now that's two pieces of really good news. Awe...
by AMBR@BEC
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: JENS YOU SON OF A BITCH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 8717

Re: JENS YOU SON OF A BITCH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Well, now that's an unexpected, but pleasant surprise. I knew about the vocalists but hadn't heard any news about other musicians. I've been very much looking forward to this new Advantasia, especially with the additions of Russell Allen and Klaus Meine. Now there's even more to anticipate. On a sid...
by AMBR@BEC
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: a question for Japanese fans and collectors
Replies: 33
Views: 10053

Re: a question for Japanese fans and collectors

There is also a U.S. promo, put out by Armoury Records, that has 10 tracks - missing "Deep Unknown". All the songs are full versions without any voice over but they have a "digital signature" to prevent them being put up for download. It came in just a sleeve with a clear, plastic front.
by AMBR@BEC
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: 200 unknown songs found from Jan Johansson...
Replies: 10
Views: 3699

Re: 200 unknown songs found from Jan Johansson...

Now that's something to look forward to. I would very much like to hear his music.
by AMBR@BEC
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Seattle, WA on October 4th
Replies: 17
Views: 6689

Photos from Seattle

Sorry, don't have the complete setlist, but here's a few photos: http://api.ning.com/files/eO6SWRK3LXv8r-Ktj93NU2UJItHRv-opvzo5lNQwByu2B3-M-vYvt0xVkGZLnPIr/09StratSea49.jpg http://api.ning.com/files/8LDYhUR1Gdopl33OZm4ji*bWPoQ7sH5SmNqto-qNGdwvyMbBaoICRLUK6iED5ew*/09StratSea36.jpg http://api.ning.com...
by AMBR@BEC
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius gig ended in a fire in Edmonton
Replies: 37
Views: 11605

Re: Stratovarius gig ended in a fire in Edmonton

Some actual footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQcvFKHsz6Q Don't click the latter link unless you know you can stomach watching actual footage of 100 people being burned and/or gassed to death. My take on it is that if something at a gig is burning, which looks like it should not be burning, e...
by AMBR@BEC
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius gig ended in a fire in Edmonton
Replies: 37
Views: 11605

Re: Stratovarius gig ended in a fire in Edmonton

Well, that was a bit alarming at first, but apparently it wasn't so bad. From HS-Music : Finnish metal band Stratovarius gig in Edmonton ended in flames. The band’s gig in Edmonton was in Starlite Room-club. During the last song “the Black Diamond” singer Timo Kotipelto noticed that the ceiling moun...
by AMBR@BEC
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: pyramid Club
Replies: 31
Views: 9734

Re: pyramid Club

Also the Pyramid was the last show with Pagan's Mind, who were a great support act.. nice people. Love those guys. They put on a killer show in Atlanta and were a blast to hang out with. Very sad they won't be on the western leg of the tour. My son really wanted to see them. Oh well, hopefully they...
by AMBR@BEC
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: pyramid Club
Replies: 31
Views: 9734

Re: pyramid Club

Not seeing any reviews of the show in this forum, but there are a lot here . Seems the general consensus was that the bands played well with a lot of energy despite being tucked in the corner of a sports bar that clearly wasn't accustomed to holding such events. It appears the crowd energy and enthu...
by AMBR@BEC
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Seattle, WA on October 4th
Replies: 17
Views: 6689

Re: Seattle, WA on October 4th

My buddy, Ben and I will be there. He lives in Seattle, but I've never been there. Can you tell me a little about the club? Size of stage, typical lighting? etc.
by AMBR@BEC
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: NY City, USA, Nokia Theater, Sept 16, 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 6102

Re: NY City, USA, Nokia Theater, Sept 16, 2009

Show was awesome. Loved the setlist. Same here, but didn't remember every song. Was it the same as previous shows? If not, can you post it? Thanks. Really? photos, videos, something please!!! Unfortunately, the lighting was very dark for the most part. Quite difficult to get quality, clear shots w/...
by AMBR@BEC
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Confirmed Stratovarius shows
Replies: 805
Views: 331137

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 AMBR@BEC
Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Confirmed Stratovarius shows
Replies: 805
Views: 331137

Re: Confirmed Stratovarius shows

The Enigma wrote:.

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:
by AMBR@BEC
Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What bands will be opening on the North American Tour?
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Re: What bands will be opening on the North American Tour?

Just curious, as I may be showing up at the Mokena Illinois or Cleveland Ohio show. Pagan's Mind is the band on tour with them. I've seen them a couple of times and will get to again at ProgPower USA. Great stuff, check 'em out . At the Pearl Room in Mokena, there will also be Sacred Dawn. I don't ...
by AMBR@BEC
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Masters of rock 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4352

Re: Masters of rock 2009

Hi All! We made some pictures on Masters of Rock. Here is the link for the pictures: http://savafan.freeweb.hu/angol/Masters_Of_Rock_2009/3_day/alap.htm Very nice photos. Thank you for sharing. Pardon the OT question, but I see Axxis played that fest. What did you think of them? I just got their la...
by AMBR@BEC
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!
Replies: 46
Views: 23818

Re: Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!

Wow, what a cool gig, and quite the honor. WTG, Timo and company. Medvedev made a good choice for the encore; Timo does a kick-ass version of "I Surrender." Would love to see that live some day.

Kudos to all the guys. Gotta be kind of nice to be appreciated at such "lofty" levels.
by AMBR@BEC
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: The first "official" review
Replies: 49
Views: 16005

Re: The first "official" review

Watch this! Hahahahahaha!!!! :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx9ARpa-6p4 Excellent. Tennis is good for you, but Polaris is Paradise! :D Love hearing that Finnish brand of English again, and I am currently drinking out of the exact same coffee mug . :P I think it says something along the lines ...
by AMBR@BEC
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: The first "official" review
Replies: 49
Views: 16005

Another Review

Well, my webmaster was true to his word and our review of Polaris has been published today.

So, check it out on BeyondEarCandy.com, and as soon as we get the real deal, we'll have the album on the radio as well. Hopefully, some recorded interviews too. Cheers!
by AMBR@BEC
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Listening to Polaris now
Replies: 77
Views: 34161

Re: Listening to Polaris now

I've been listening to it too and it really is a breath of fresh air in the Strato catalog, and power metal in general, if I dare say. Just sent my review to the webmaster who swears he'll have it up by tomorrow at the latest. I'll post a link when he does. In the meantime, I'll just say this is a v...
by AMBR@BEC
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Polaris writers, and online ordering
Replies: 102
Views: 42099

Re: Polaris writers, and online ordering

Thanks for the writing credits. It was interesting to try and figure out who had a hand in each song based on the strengths and focuses of the various parts. Definitely some surprises there. I think the collaboration and mixing of talents has had a very positive impact on the dynamic sound of the al...
by AMBR@BEC
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: RIP- Natasha Richardson
Replies: 11
Views: 3851

Re: RIP- Natasha Richardson

This is such an extraordinarily sad and terrible event. As a fan of the great talent and person of Liam Neeson for many years, I was overjoyed to see him married to an equally talented and beautiful person. To see their love and fidelity flourish in an environment known to destroy even the most dedi...
by AMBR@BEC
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Kotipelto wins Kuorosota (Finnish Battle of the Choirs)
Replies: 63
Views: 35686

Re: Kotipelto wins Kuorosota (Finnish Battle of the Choirs)

Fantastic news! Congratulations to Timo and Lappajärvi. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy and it's awesome to see a little town beat out the big cities. Obviously, it will be good for Stratovarius as well. Way to go, Timo and the Lappajävi choir! :headbang: Are there videos on line of the last performa...
by AMBR@BEC
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clash of the Choirs
Replies: 37
Views: 21924

Re: Clash of the Choirs

Timo Kotipelto will be in the Finnish TV series "Kuorosota". This is to be broadcast next year on the Finnish national TV channel 4. The program has the same concept as the Swedish "Körslaget": a handful of strong personalities each get to lead their own choir, which then performs, and viewers get ...
by AMBR@BEC
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS RETURNS IN 2009
Replies: 235
Views: 345436

Re: STRATOVARIUS RETURNS IN 2009

Excellent news! This made my day as well. Can't wait to hear the new music and looking forward to the first tour. :!:
by AMBR@BEC
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Rat, bear and new music :)
Replies: 16
Views: 6906

Re: Rat, bear and new music :)

Wow. Incredible. Wonderful idea colorizing along with the shift in the music. I love the childrens' expressions that accompany it. Was that shot at an actual school?
by AMBR@BEC
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratoshop
Replies: 27
Views: 11999

Re: Stratoshop

yes, we want more new Stratovarius merchandise, beautiful girlie shirts... ....... am I to interpret this as a hint that you wouldn't be that interested in some new beautiful KILLING AN ARAB merch?? :\ Might be fashionable, but no thanks. :lol: http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/beyondearcandy/...
by AMBR@BEC
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Work in progress II
Replies: 73
Views: 39554

Re: Work in progress II

Great stuff! :lol: I must say, your "swooping style" of photography has an interesting effect on the senses. :crazy1:
Thanks for letting us in on the secrets of making great music, but I must say, if it just took beer I'd be world famous right now. :beer: Rock on!
by AMBR@BEC
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: RR Forum
Replies: 59
Views: 18001

Re: RR Forum

Plisken wrote:...Mike isn't answering my emails, he used to always answers them =/
He's been busy all last week working on the crew at ProgPower USA. He didn't mention anything about RR when I spoke to him.