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by Shurik
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: I finally saw Stratoivarius live
Replies: 18
Views: 7396

I finally saw Stratoivarius live

Had to go to Finland for that, but anyway, the show in Helsinki on 16/9 was great. The warm-up band - Serenity - were pretty good too.
by Shurik
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Edguy - Space Police (April 18th)
Replies: 27
Views: 10581

Re: Edguy - Space Police (April 18th)

The album cover is a pale imitation of the almighty Slough Feg:
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by Shurik
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Favorite 2013 albums?
Replies: 28
Views: 7721

Re: Favorite 2013 albums?

1. Amorphis - Circle
2. Mael Mordha - Damned When Dead
3. Finntroll - Blodsvept
4. The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack
5. Tyr - Valkirja
by Shurik
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Nightwish parts ways with Anette
Replies: 40
Views: 13410

Re: Nightwish parts ways with Anette

Yeah, she was rather bad with the old songs. The worst was probably Sacrament Of Wilderness, as far as I remember from their show here about 5 years ago.
by Shurik
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Ancestry and origins
Replies: 17
Views: 6187

Re: Ancestry and origins

Both my parents are Jewish and their families come from Eastern Europe (mother's family is from Byelorussia and father's is from Ukraine). My last name sounds Polish, but that's probably because someone along the way changed it from something Jewish, a common practice after the Bolshevik Revolution.
by Shurik
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Nightwish parts ways with Anette
Replies: 40
Views: 13410

Re: Nightwish parts ways with Anette

On a slightly unrelated note - did they stop playing songs from the first three albums? I've seen 10 or so of their most recent playlists and they have songs from Century Child and later albums only.

I mean, a Nightwish show without Wishmaster or Sacrament Of Wilderness? :shock:
by Shurik
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: The Walking Dead Tv Series ( Spoilers )
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: The Walking Dead Tv Series ( Spoilers )

The Walking Dead is a great show.
by Shurik
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Nightwish parts ways with Anette
Replies: 40
Views: 13410

Re: Nightwish parts ways with Anette

Nightwish is Tuomas' band anyway, so they will find another female singer who will have absolutely no impact on the band's material and will tour with her until she says something Tuomas won't like. I liked Dark Passion Play, but Imaginarium was pretty lame and boring. Anyway, Annete was a good sing...
by Shurik
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: GEOFF TATE Unveils His Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE
Replies: 26
Views: 8061

Re: GEOFF TATE Unveils His Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE

brought2ubyletterC wrote:Thanks for the info, Shurik. Also glad to see you around! How are you doing? Image
As usual - studying most of the time, doing a Ph.D ...
by Shurik
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Metal shows in London
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: Metal shows in London

Rebel wrote:just keep an eye on the Camden Underground. I saw Crimson Glory there when I was visiting
Thanks, there's a Marduk, Immolation and two other bands show on 29th ... Sounds interesting.
by Shurik
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Metal shows in London
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Metal shows in London

I'll be in London from 27/9 till 30/9 - are there any decent metal concerts there on those dates?
Same question about Dublin, 15-16/9.

I also intend to take a picture of myself in Spinal Tap t-shirt near the Stonehenge.
by Shurik
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: GEOFF TATE Unveils His Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE
Replies: 26
Views: 8061

Re: GEOFF TATE Unveils His Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE

Glenn Drover was pretty good in Megadeth, I've seen him live with them in 2007. He was also in King Diamond, meaning he's a very competent guitar player ...
by Shurik
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: HBO is going to adapt George Martin's Game Of Thrones
Replies: 299
Views: 236779

Re: HBO is going to adapt George Martin's Game Of Thrones

He's a freaking Julius Ceasar from Rome. Best casting news since Stephen Dillane, Carice Van Houten And Liam Cunningham were cast as Stannis, Melisandre and Davos, respectively. Ramsay Snow has already been cast, or rather a character who is not named Ramsay for spoilerish reasons, but judging from ...
by Shurik
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: True Religion
Replies: 139
Views: 86762

Re: True Religion

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Cthulhu fhtagn!
by Shurik
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: do your worst
Replies: 48
Views: 8556

Re: do your worst

I actually liked Virtual XI, more than some of the more recent Maiden stuff. Load is a load of horseshit, but so is everything Metallica did in last 20 years. You should definitely get Megadeth's Risk, straight from "WTF were they thinking" territory. Thankfully, Dave Mustaine forgot about this nons...
by Shurik
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: HBO is going to adapt George Martin's Game Of Thrones
Replies: 299
Views: 236779

Re: HBO is going to adapt George Martin's Game Of Thrones

GRRM supposed to have a cameo in one of the first season episodes and i think I found him. At Dany's wedding feast at the very beginning there is a fat man with a gray beard dressed in a white robe, wearing a black tuban who presents Dany with a gift. He is there all of 3 seconds. I think that is t...
by Shurik
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Strapping Young Lad Topic
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Re: Strapping Young Lad Topic

Devin Townsend is God and Strapping Young Lad is one of my favorite bands ever.
by Shurik
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: The song that introduced you to power metal.
Replies: 36
Views: 9507

Re: The song that introduced you to power metal.

Something from Stratovarius, SOS I think ...
by Shurik
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Nightwish - Imaginaerum
Replies: 37
Views: 12082

Re: Nightwish - Imaginaerum

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by Shurik
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: What would YOU do? Self-defense, or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: What would YOU do? Self-defense, or not?

Totally self-defence. She was right and I would do the same.
by Shurik
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Good night sweet prince
Replies: 20
Views: 5249

Re: Good night sweet prince

And now that the american troops are out of Iraq they can go to spread "freedom", "Liberty" and "Democracy" to North-Korea. Well that is exactly what they have done since the WW1 wheter the people want their "freedom" or not. And no I am not a communist or even anti-american. I am just disappointed...
by Shurik
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Good night sweet prince
Replies: 20
Views: 5249

Re: Good night sweet prince

Another communist piece of shit is dead.

And there was much rejoicing.
by Shurik
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Nightwish - Imaginaerum
Replies: 37
Views: 12082

Re: Nightwish - Imaginaerum

I didn't like it much, Dark Passion Play was better.
Storytime is, IMO, the best song on the album.
by Shurik
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Agalloch
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Agalloch

Sounds cool, Shurik! :headbang: My youngest son is a fan of this band, and played a lot of their music before he left home. They sounded pretty good to me, a little unique in my opinion. Is their music classed as Folk Metal? It's hard to define their genre. It's a mix of folk, black, doom and all s...
by Shurik
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Agalloch
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Agalloch

I saw them live yesterday, they played a special double-sized show, with 2 separate setlists - one with songs from Ashes Against The Grain and Marrow Of The Spirit and another with songs from The Mantle, Pale Folklore and various EPs. I love this band and as much as they are great on disk, they are ...
by Shurik
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Huge Asteroid Headed Close to Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 2971

Re: Huge Asteroid Headed Close to Earth

Bruce Willis to the rescue!
by Shurik
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Occupy Wall Street Movement
Replies: 35
Views: 14281

Re: Occupy Wall Street Movement

I bet a lot of those high and mighty wealthy French fled the country in 2 seconds flat! Laughing Which made France a really crappy place. And then came Napoleon. Rich people pay a lot of taxes, that's a good thing. No rich people means less taxes. There were series of protests in Israel too, during...
by Shurik
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Steve Jobs is dead
Replies: 20
Views: 5142

Re: Steve Jobs is dead

RIP. Steve Jobs was a visionary who knew how to take an idea and develop it into world-wide phenomena. I'm not an Apple fanboy and don't own anything they released, but Apple products surely pushed other companies to develop similar (and perhaps better products).
by Shurik
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Any singers here?
Replies: 13
Views: 3819

Re: Any singers here?

I air-sing, air-guitar and air-drum. I'm one-man air-band.
by Shurik
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: USA Credit rating AA+
Replies: 28
Views: 6300

Re: USA Credit rating AA+

Meanwhile the same agency raised Israel's credit rating to A+, whatever that means ...