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by Korppi-
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Strato's Forever and Kirka's In My Dreams
Replies: 13
Views: 6222

Re: Strato's Forever and Kirka's In My Dreams

I just have to mention this even though at least some finns might know this already, but just a few months before Kirka passed away he mentioned in some interview that he'd like to do a heavy metal album some day. And there was some talk about Tolkki composing the songs :p It would have been interes...
by Korppi-
Mon May 04, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo/ Matias acoustic in TV2 (Finland), Deep Unknown links
Replies: 61
Views: 29042

Re: Timo/ Matias acoustic in TV2 (Finland), Deep Unknown links

hmm... some misunderstanding? I would so have loved to hear them do those acoustic songs :(

And the actual interview was nothing special. They just told they're having great time with the new line-up and stuff.
by Korppi-
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!
Replies: 46
Views: 23894

Timo and Matias performing to D.Medvedev!

Just read from a finnish tabloid that TK, MK and Jani Liimatainen are performing to the president of Russia this evening as Medvedev is having dinner with the finnish president Tarja Halonen! :D Would be interesting to know what songs they've been doing? Maybe Timo or Matias could enlighten us :) bt...
by Korppi-
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Sample "Higher We go" is offline
Replies: 243
Views: 66056

Re: Sample "Higher We go" is offline

WOU :D First of all, I have nothing against Strato without TT. I Just said that I don't like the clip that much. It just lacks that something. Like some songs on RR album lack that too. Secondly, TK has written the lyrics of HHAL, but TT composed the song :) Altogether I don't like it when certain p...
by Korppi-
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Sample "Higher We go" is offline
Replies: 243
Views: 66056

Re: Sample "Higher We go" is offline

Sounds exactly like TK's faster songs on his solo records... I mean, it's an ok song, but listening to this I can clearly see why TT didn't want songs like Seeds of Sorrow to Stratovarius albums. I hope rest of the songs are not that straightforward... And of course I shouldn't judge the song by thi...
by Korppi-
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Age of Aquarius Reviews
Replies: 92
Views: 31170

Re: Age of Aquarius Reviews

Fuuuck, AoA is released in Finland on wednesday :s can't wait!
by Korppi-
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Revolution Renaissance Documentary
Replies: 86
Views: 32028

Re: Revolution Renaissance Documentary

It's great to see (or actually hear) that after all this soap-opera Tolkki is again putting out some stunning material. Not to forget the other guys' effort. Especially Kyrie Eleision sent shivers oscillating back and forth my spine :o this was even more than I expected. Imho tops Stratos new materi...
by Korppi-
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Should Stratovarius make a videoclip for POLARIS album?
Replies: 26
Views: 8490

Re: Should Stratovarius make a videoclip for POLARIS album?

I think they will make a clip, because Kotipelto said in in one Kuorosota-interwiev, that he had to cancel Stratovarius' videoshoot while he was ill.
by Korppi-
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson and Leverage HHAL live 3-1-09
Replies: 13
Views: 6540

Re: Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson and Leverage HHAL live 3-1-09

Hmm... about the program... I might be wrong, but I think we maybe heard some new Stratovarius playing there while they were telling some background of Timo :D At least the guitar shredding sounded a lot like Matias playing. But again, maybe it was just my wishful thinking :D who knows... maybe some...
by Korppi-
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Epic Stratovarius Photos
Replies: 59
Views: 32577

Re: Epic Stratovarius Photos

btw... isn't that first pic from ragehead's last posting actually from TK:s first solo-gig? I mean from the gig they performed under some secret name I can't remember right now... at least it was in finnish :D
by Korppi-
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson and Leverage HHAL live 3-1-09
Replies: 13
Views: 6540

Re: Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson and Leverage HHAL live 3-1-09

muah, I was there ! :D it really blew the audience when Timo invited Jens on the stage and they started playing hhal. Timo did an outstanding job on vocals, as always. He also sang songs like ozzy's shot in the dark, yngwie malmsteen's rising force and gary moore's out in the fields (together with l...
by Korppi-
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson and Leverage HHAL live 3-1-09
Replies: 13
Views: 6540

Re: Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson and Leverage HHAL live 3-1-09

muah, I was there ! :D it really blew the audience when Timo invited Jens on the stage and they started playing hhal. Timo did an outstanding job on vocals, as always. He also sang songs like ozzy's shot in the dark, yngwie malmsteen's rising force and gary moore's out in the fields (together with l...
by Korppi-
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A question about orchestral arrangements
Replies: 8
Views: 5189

Re: A question about orchestral arrangements

I think Strato only had a full orchestra in Elements-albums. At least those the only albums that have a name of an orchestra on the booklet :D (by the way, wasn't Joensuu city orchestra the orchestra Tuomo Lassila played in?) On previous albums they only had some strings.
by Korppi-
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Heavy Metal SURPRISE! Oh, Man TT Copped a Sneaker!
Replies: 38
Views: 21768

Re: Heavy Metal SURPRISE! Oh, Man TT Copped a Sneaker!

Would be interesting if Lassila also composes music for that album. I mean he has played a great variety of musical styles in his career, and would be interesting to hear how that would be heard in his metal music :)
by Korppi-
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Heavy Metal SURPRISE! Oh, Man TT Copped a Sneaker!
Replies: 38
Views: 21768

Re: Heavy Metal SURPRISE! Oh, Man TT Copped a Sneaker!

Tolkki's big surprise was a bit late... Sounds a bit weird to me because as far as I know, neither Lassila nor Ikonen has played metal after TT kicked them out from strato. At least at the moment the guys after all play in a same band though. There is this finnish band Cartes Art Machine (http://wee...
by Korppi-
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player
Replies: 34
Views: 19636

Re: RUMOR: Stratovarius's new guitar player

Well I've heard this guy playing, and I think he can at least match Jens' solos :D would be very interesting choice indeed. A very talented player.
by Korppi-
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today
Replies: 25
Views: 11477

Re: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today

Sorry, we were just talking about the availability of the interview as podcast :) But there was this funny story Tolkki told about how he met Tobias Sammet: Tobias had broken into Timo's hotel room in Germany, and said he was a journalist :D Actually his intention was to play Timo some Edguy songs a...
by Korppi-
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today
Replies: 25
Views: 11477

Re: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today

I'm not sure, but the interview might be available as podcast in radio rock website. And it wasn't the whole interview, just a small clip :) the guys were talking about how they invented the name Stratovarius :) /Ot in Finnish: jos löydät sen podcastin radiorockin sivulta, nii pistäs tänne tulemaan...
by Korppi-
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today
Replies: 25
Views: 11477

Re: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today

I'm not sure, but the interview might be available as podcast in radio rock website. And it wasn't the whole interview, just a small clip :) the guys were talking about how they invented the name Stratovarius :)
by Korppi-
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today
Replies: 25
Views: 11477

Re: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today

No he didn't say the bands name but... how many famous guitar players there are from sweden? :D
by Korppi-
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today
Replies: 25
Views: 11477

Re: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today

He said: "I can't tell the new bassplayer's name yet because he plays in a certain famous swedish guitar player's band".
by Korppi-
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today
Replies: 25
Views: 11477

Re: Tolkki to Guest on Radiorock.fi Today

They played a part of an old interwiev with Lassila and Tolkki from 1989 :D it was funny to hear. Tolkki also hinted the new RR bassplayer plays now in Yngwie Malmsteen's band.
by Korppi-
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Your favourite Strato video
Replies: 42
Views: 20329

Re: Your favourite Strato video

I think S.O.S is the only good video from Strato. Well, maybe Maniac Dance too :)
by Korppi-
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Has Timo Tolkki run to the end of his course?
Replies: 33
Views: 13585

Re: Has Timo Tolkki run to the end of his course?

I will never understand why when a band reach a lot of fame they ALWAYS try to change the direction and turn into comercial shit. Are you saying that Elements Part I is more commercial than the albums before it? :o I think it's just the opposite. The only thing that is "commercial" on that album is...
by Korppi-
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Lets talk about something more positive...
Replies: 26
Views: 10438

Re: Lets talk about something more positive...

Fright Night - Future Shock Twilight Time - Out of the Shadows Dreamspace - Hold On to Your Dream Episode - Forever Visions - Coming Home Destiny - Destiny Infinite - Infinity Intermission - Will My Soul Ever Rest In Peace? Elements Part I - Fantasia Elements Part II - Liberty Stratovarius - United ...
by Korppi-
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's next gig
Replies: 24
Views: 9452

Re: Tolkki's next gig

Hmm, now that Timo is posting here again, I'd like to ask if you will sing on those gigs in Italy? :)
by Korppi-
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's waiver and transfer of royalties
Replies: 79
Views: 52618

Re: Tolkki's waiver and transfer of royalties

If you allow me to get back in to the topic :D I saw TK yeasterday and asked him about this interview of JM and the continuation under the name Stratovarius. Well TK confirmed TT wasn't lying, BUT that the interview was done BEFORE TT gave them the right to the name... so he didn't say anything abou...
by Korppi-
Sun May 11, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: statements topic
Replies: 205
Views: 115703

Re: statements topic

Bute a reporter of a finnish music-mag Soundi wrote in the magazines webpage that JJ had phoned him and asked him to comment the statement ;)
by Korppi-
Sat May 10, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: who could replace Tolkki
Replies: 108
Views: 40932

Re: who could replace Tolkki

I don't know how easy it is for the guys to make an "epic" record without TT... I mean Koti has made only one epic song, I think, Last Defender, which to me sounds like Koti has tried to force himself to write an epic song. I'm not saying Koti or Jens have not wrote good songs, because they have wro...
by Korppi-
Sat May 10, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: who could replace Tolkki
Replies: 108
Views: 40932

Re: who could replace Tolkki

I hope the new guitarist is not wäinölä, because then we have Koti, Porra and Wäinölä from Kotipelto band, and on the top of that Jens has also been doing some gigs with Kotipelto line-up, so the on ly difference between Stratovarius and Kotipelto would be the drummer then :D