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by Aldaron
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Tolkki song!
Replies: 47
Views: 15042

Re: New Tolkki song!

icecab21 wrote:so it seems timo is sucking at the business side of it and does not want to deal with it.
He pretty much always did. His creativity and innovation was his strengths. Too bad the one overcame the other. I have not been pleased with much of his actions over the past few years, but I wish him the best.
by Aldaron
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Your get well wishes to Jorg
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: Your get well wishes to Jorg

Thank you for this Ilaria. I'm sending mine too. Please people take 5 minutes and write something nice to Jorg, this helps very much when you are in this situation. Cheers everybody, Eduardo. Sent. Really freaked by this. Hope the guy can stay strong through the struggle and realize many people are...
by Aldaron
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Chinese dates, New Lauri Video, New album news
Replies: 60
Views: 27234

Re: New Chinese dates, New Lauri Video, New album news

Cool video. Didn't know there was any elevation in that area for skiing. Is that Vuokatti?
by Aldaron
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New MASTERMIND (Jens USA band) album came out!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4861

Re: New MASTERMIND (Jens USA band) album came out!!!!

I think they are gonna play live now.. for the first time... Indeed they are: SHADOW GALLERY will headline the ProgPower Europe 2010 festival on Saturday, October 2 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. SHADOW GALLERY, known purely as a studio band until this point, has released six albums while ...
by Aldaron
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New MASTERMIND (Jens USA band) album came out!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4861

Re: New MASTERMIND (Jens USA band) album came out!!!!

Oh yeah..Have any of you guys ever heard of Shadow Gallery? They are kinda progressive I guess.. I live pretty close to where they are from. One of my all time fav bands! I own all their albums and been a fan since 96. Really tragic when Mike passed away. I think they are gonna play live now.. for ...
by Aldaron
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New MASTERMIND (Jens USA band) album came out!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4861

Re: New MASTERMIND (Jens USA band) album came out!!!!

Mastermind has been around since the mid-80's. They released like 5 full-length albums, I think, a couple of live ones and a few EP's. They had considerable success considering they were trying to do a kind of guitar oriented, prog-fusion type thing in the U.S when grunge was polluting the music sce...
by Aldaron
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki
Replies: 268
Views: 61654

Re: Timo Tolkki

NEWS ABOUT MY BOOK After a lot of thinking, feeling and getting some distance to my book, I have come to a conclusion that much of the book was written in anger and doesn't represent accurately how things are/were. I cannot release something like that. Specifically the parts of the book concerning ...
by Aldaron
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki
Replies: 268
Views: 61654

Re: Timo Tolkki

:shock: Past what? :shock: 1950. Dumbass Oh, and I thought that meant prior to 2010. I'm a dumbass too. Tolkki knows how to play us, he has 92% experience. His whole tourplan on the best place in STRATOS Forum. 92% experience in what? As opposed to what? Why not 93 or 90? Maybe I need more coffee, ...
by Aldaron
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Matias's new guitar!
Replies: 15
Views: 5741

Re: Matias's new guitar!

HinatAArcticA wrote::shock:

Oh, and I have one declaration to make.

To me:

Matias > Vai
:)
Not yet, dude. :roll:

Yes, very beautiful guitar. Looking forward to hearing how it sounds.
by Aldaron
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What do you expect for the next album?
Replies: 140
Views: 27062

Re: What do you expect for the next album?

Rage1979 wrote:I want Timo to sound in that way he sounds on the Cain's offering album.
This - and stronger guitars.
by Aldaron
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Somehow Precious + Luminous + Close Encounters
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: Somehow Precious + Luminous + Close Encounters

browneyedgirl wrote:Now that you mention it, it does sound like that. But, who wrote those songs?
John Williams, very famous composer.

He's also done the music for Star Wars and the Indiana Jones movies, E.T., Superman, some of the Harry Potter films, Jurassic Park, Jaws and so on.
by Aldaron
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Koti`s voice?
Replies: 51
Views: 12487

Re: Koti`s voice?

I rarely ever hear a power metal singer perfect live. In fact, the only one I can think of that is close to perfection live is Fabio Lione, who is around Kotipelto's ago (a couple years younger I believe) and is still amazing. But Kotipelto has never been perfect. I recall an Anthem of the World pe...
by Aldaron
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: interview with Timo K
Replies: 37
Views: 10496

Re: interview with Timo K

can't understand why someone would be surprised about timo liking nightwish, its very simular music that it seems natural. Nightwish and Stratovarius are not similar at all to my ears. Strato is more power with emphasis on guitars. NW is more bombastic and symphonic with emphasis on keyboards and b...
by Aldaron
Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkkis book
Replies: 68
Views: 15793

Re: Tolkkis book

life-l wrote:Ragehead91, don't say Soviet Russia, please... :pissed4:
Really. Faux pas.
by Aldaron
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: European Tour!!!
Replies: 120
Views: 27642

Re: European Tour!!!

stratovana wrote:(Belgium pics)

(Amsterdam pics)

Enjoy! :)
Very nice, photos! Thanks! The ones from Amsterdam really stand out. Was the lighting better? Appears to be. Bigger venue? Thanks for the close-up of the duck. I couldn't figure out wth that was at first. :)
by Aldaron
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: European Tour!!!
Replies: 120
Views: 27642

Re: European Tour!!!

stratovana wrote:48 pics from the Antwerp show can be found online on my website.

I hope to add the Amsterdam pics tonight or at least tomorrow!
Link?

Anyone else have photos?
by Aldaron
Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: European Tour!!!
Replies: 120
Views: 27642

Re: European Tour!!!

Good luck to the guys on the tour. Have fun, stay well and may your flights be on time, your buses keep running and all the equipment work reasonably well.

To you lucky Europeans, have a blast, take photos and be sure to share your experiences. :headbang:
by Aldaron
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Merry XMas 2009 and happy 2010 greeting from Timo Tolkki.
Replies: 20
Views: 7597

Re: Merry XMas 2009 and happy 2010 greeting from Timo Tolkki.

Well, that was nice. Didn't look hungover to me. More like he had a cold or was freezing. Lovely scenery, but made me run for another cup of coffee and a sweatshirt. Brrr.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
by Aldaron
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki shows in Chile and crazy booking agent
Replies: 18
Views: 7432

Re: Tolkki shows in Chile and crazy booking agent

Well, if you're going to post a topic that has the potential to be inflammatory a little more explanation should be given. He has strange rude booking agent, my friend said the booking agent threatened to kill for canceling the shows :shock: Ok, who did the booking agent threaten to kill? Your frien...
by Aldaron
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius confirmed for Wacken 2010!
Replies: 34
Views: 9247

Re: Stratovarius confirmed for Wacken 2010!

Crap. I have an opportunity to go, but I'm still trying to justify the flight price. Think this may be the year I finally break down, give in to my friends' badgering, and finally make it to Waken . Really hope so. If you buy an alarm, it could help you waken! (I can send you a brown one) :lol: But...
by Aldaron
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius confirmed for Wacken 2010!
Replies: 34
Views: 9247

Re: Stratovarius confirmed for Wacken 2010!

DawnIsHere wrote:IRON MAIDEN CONFIRMED!!! :shock:

This year is gonna be awesome! Who else is going?
Crap. I have an opportunity to go, but I'm still trying to justify the flight price. Think this may be the year I finally break down, give in to my friends' badgering, and finally make it to Waken. Really hope so.
by Aldaron
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: King Of Nothing (Matias Kupiainen Death Star Mix)
Replies: 29
Views: 12505

Re: King Of Nothing (Matias Kupiainen Death Star Mix)

I'd be lost with out my JVC turntable. The rice krispy sound effects only add to the music, imo. You too can get one for only $15. It is getting harder to find replacement needles, though. :?
by Aldaron
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: TT/RR concerts in São Paulo
Replies: 41
Views: 9654

Re: TT/RR concerts in São Paulo

@icecab: I find more negativity in you always trying to contradict other people's opinions and feelings. Negative comments are not bad in theirselves, they can sometimes help in improving and changing into a positive direction, but trying to attack others just for the sake of attacking is the negat...
by Aldaron
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: TT/RR concerts in São Paulo
Replies: 41
Views: 9654

Re: TT/RR concerts in São Paulo

icecab21 wrote: Perhaps One example of marketing that worked for tolkki was getting Jens Johansson
That's not marketing. That's enhancing production.
by Aldaron
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens gets a comment from TT
Replies: 44
Views: 10340

Re: Jens gets a comment from TT

Ah well, here we are again. Rather an impotent discussion at this point. But really, I haven't noticed Jens' posts to be particularly bitter. Resigned if anything. I guess he could have said nothing, but I don't see his posts being at all venomous towards Tolkki, perhaps a bit petulant if you want t...
by Aldaron
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Timo Tolkki's interview
Replies: 9
Views: 3008

Re: New Timo Tolkki's interview

"I hope it comes out next month but since translations take time I don´t know exactly when it will be done." Just a notable quote about his biography. Looks like it might not be coming out early this November like planned. :?: But why does it have to be released in all languages at once? Usually, o...
by Aldaron
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Vote For Stratovarius!
Replies: 16
Views: 5949

Re: Vote For Stratovarius!

I couldn't...:cry: It wrotes: Virhe äänestyslomakkeessa!Syöttämäsi nimi on virheellinen :shock: :shock: Well, I don't know Finnish all that well, but that appears to be an error message saying you entered an incorrect name. Don't know if that means you need to register first or maybe you entered th...
by Aldaron
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New RR Bass player!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 19028

Re: New RR Bass player!!!

icecab21 wrote:the mans stage presence is legend. with the epic writing of tolkki and bruno, and if they add magnus to writing, they should pull off some very epic music.
Lord knows we can only hope. Truly wish it happens. Magnus rules and I only want him associated with epic music.
by Aldaron
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Lil' Wayne Must Be A Huge Stratovarius Fan
Replies: 34
Views: 9886

Re: Lil' Wayne Must Be A Huge Stratovarius Fan

Ragehead91 wrote:OH MY GOD! WHAT KIND OF ABOMINATION IS THIS? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE SOMEBODY KICK THIS KID INTO HIS FACE!
Oh crap. That's what we've come to? In any language, that was an abomination. Little boy man-tits and bad rap are beyond toleration.
by Aldaron
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Pics in Hellfest, France
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Re: Pics in Hellfest, France

Excellent photos. Thanks for sharing.