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by CES
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What a Shameless Rip-off
Replies: 16
Views: 5626

Re: What a Shameless Rip-off

It actually sounds quite good.

Add it to the list of music that "borrows" from Strato. We've had Cellador, DBZ: Budokai (3 times) and now this.
by CES
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Elysium World Tour 2011?
Replies: 48
Views: 14250

Re: Elysium World Tour 2011?

I suspect it's an ebb and flow thing really. Speaking for nobody other than myself a few years ago I got really burned out on all the pomp and cheese in Metal and started to listen to less melodic, more crushing sounds. A few years after that I started getting back into Prog and Power Metal since I ...
by CES
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Elysium World Tour 2011?
Replies: 48
Views: 14250

Re: Elysium World Tour 2011?

Clearly. Just when I was thinking "we don't see much in the way of a power metal tour in the UK" I saw in the newspaper that Sonata have some UK dates (and outside of London no less, nearly gave me a heart attack from shock) which should go some way to sorting the lack of Strato on this tour. Incide...
by CES
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: A good keyboard/synthesizer to get
Replies: 15
Views: 15738

Re: A good keyboard/synthesizer to get

A better first instrument will inspire you to practise and experiment more, so going for the cheapest option isn't always the best idea. I can't stress this enough. If you buy the absolute minimum you simply won't have fun playing and as such you're less willing to learn. That's not to say you shou...
by CES
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: A good keyboard/synthesizer to get
Replies: 15
Views: 15738

Re: A good keyboard/synthesizer to get

Slight necrobump here but my main MIDI device died earlier on in the week and I figured "well, why not try something a bit different" so I went out and bought the RB3 keyboard. As it turns out, it's a rather fun little device. About the only irksome part is that the ribbon is natively mapped to mod...
by CES
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: A good keyboard/synthesizer to get
Replies: 15
Views: 15738

Re: A good keyboard/synthesizer to get

Slight necrobump here but my main MIDI device died earlier on in the week and I figured "well, why not try something a bit different" so I went out and bought the RB3 keyboard. As it turns out, it's a rather fun little device. About the only irksome part is that the ribbon is natively mapped to modu...
by CES
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Demo Songs
Replies: 28
Views: 15158

Re: Demo Songs

After having a few more days to listen, I want to thank whichever person in the band came up with the idea to provide the demos as a bonus. They offer a slightly different take on the songs. The Darkest Hours demo amusingly sounds "darker" than the CD version.
by CES
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Demo Songs
Replies: 28
Views: 15158

Re: Demo Songs

Thing is, lyrics really have to match the melody of the song (this isn't Rap music after all) so some words might have too many syllables or sound odd when changed to fit the melody.
by CES
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius in America?
Replies: 32
Views: 22164

Re: Stratovarius in America?

Scotland has a separate legal and educational system, as well as its own currency (well sort of.) There's even a party which is trying to get Scotland to become an independent state (which I'm sure will work out wonderfully.) As for Scottish national identity, from what I gather it mostly revolves ...
by CES
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius in America?
Replies: 32
Views: 22164

Re: Stratovarius in America?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I192mfDgEU Part of a hilarious German TV report about food in Great Britain. I love that report :D And I would definitely love fried Mars bars, that's why I won't ever try one :lol: They're actually not as good as they probably should be. A gooey, greasy mess of food...
by CES
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: RIP- Gary Moore 1952-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: RIP- Gary Moore 1952-2011

What the fuck....

Rock on, Gary.
by CES
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Demo Songs
Replies: 28
Views: 15158

Re: Demo Songs

It's interesting to note that what makes up a Stratovarius demo could very well just be released as an album on its own.

As for the Infernal outro not making it in, it might be because it sounds remarkably like Kiss of Judas.
by CES
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius in America?
Replies: 32
Views: 22164

Re: Stratovarius in America?

venues are largely clustered together with hundreds of miles of nothing but empty space. WRONG! :x :x :x :x :x http://www2.orlandoweekly.com/blog/images/mcds.jpg http://www.barcelonareporter.com/img_uploads/McDonalds_Chicken_McNuggets.jpg Buddy, I'm from a country that pioneered the art of deep fry...
by CES
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius in America?
Replies: 32
Views: 22164

Re: Stratovarius in America?

For some strange reason, Power Metal bands seem to have a hard time cracking the US (and to a lesser extent, the UK). It's probably not helped by the Latin America and Japan regions who are, shall we say, rabid fans of the genre. It's not cheap to tour the US either since venues are largely clustere...
by CES
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Do you play an instrument?
Replies: 193
Views: 113871

Re: Do you play an instrument?

AGAG wrote:
adrian9 wrote:
Emma Frances wrote:baroque flute and harpsichord...
from where the hell do you buy a hapsicord?
She is english, they can do anything
Except win a World Cup (again).
by CES
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: More bad news
Replies: 16
Views: 5865

Re: More bad news

Jens, are you sure the band didn't pick up some Gypsy curse somewhere along the way? For the last five years it's been one thing after another just shitting on everything that Strato do. Flu, cancer, cancelled shows and even shows going up in flames. Strato could easy fuel a trilogy of Emo albums wi...
by CES
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: does Metal get radioplay in your country?
Replies: 65
Views: 21161

Re: does Metal get radioplay in your country?

But then again I think that's why there is an appeal for metal to a lot of fans because it isn't a popular genre, I mean seriously if metal was as popular as pop music would we think of it in the same way? Forgive me for stepping onto a soapbox here. Metal is an obscenely popular genre, even in the...
by CES
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: does Metal get radioplay in your country?
Replies: 65
Views: 21161

Re: does Metal get radioplay in your country?

Yeah about US i can believe you got some radio station that play hard rock shit like slipknot or korn or something else american wannabe metal music. :D Would be cool if somebody would actually found a radio station that would play only genres from power metal, melodic death metal, symphonic black ...
by CES
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 5794

Re: Judas Priest is retiring in 2011

They're not splitting up, they're just not going to tour after 2011. Plenty of future music to come from JP I think.


I saw them in early 2009 alongside Megadeth and there wasn't a single thing wrong with Rob's voice (or Megadeth for that matter). He even managed Angel perfectly.
by CES
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: OSBOURNE's New Guitarist GUS G. To Make Debut At BLIZZCON
Replies: 36
Views: 7700

Re: OSBOURNE's New Guitarist GUS G. To Make Debut At BLIZZCON

One thing I'll give Ozzy is that he has a very unique voice, however I have talked with many other metal fans and most do agree with me that when it comes to the best singers Black Sabbath ever had they consider Dio to actually be the best. Thing is, Dio has always had one of the best singing voice...
by CES
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Dave Mustaine: I Have Regained My Stature In The Metal World
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Dave Mustaine: I Have Regained My Stature In The Metal World

If he wants to hit up the UK for another tour I wholeheartedly encourage him. The guy himself may be a dick but MD put on a fantastic live show when I saw them back in February with Priest.
by CES
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Lil' Wayne Must Be A Huge Stratovarius Fan
Replies: 34
Views: 10304

Re: Lil' Wayne Must Be A Huge Stratovarius Fan

Lil Wayne is known to be a pretty big fan of rock and metal so I'm not too surprised he's sampled another metal track.

That said, it's not actually that bad a track. Never thought I'd say that about Lil Wayne but he's easing up on Autotune a little which was my only main complaint.
by CES
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New tour dates for Europe tour posted
Replies: 14
Views: 10745

Re: New tour dates for Europe tour posted

Huh, does that mean the UK still isn't a viable place to do a tour for the band?
by CES
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: SPV bit the dust
Replies: 42
Views: 9862

Re: SPV bit the dust

as long as disney music group is still open in 5 years i'm good. :lol: :lol: Where would the world be without Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers. The world's pre-teens would be a hell of a lot more emo. Thinking about it, that'd be hilarious, seeing alittle 9 year old kid running around listenin...
by CES
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH
Replies: 71
Views: 13628

Re: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH

I don't give a fuck about how much an album sells. Look how shit like Jonas Brothers or Hana Monthana sells. Does it make the music any good? "Good" is entirely too subjective a merit to be used for music. Sales are the real mark of a successful musician. In addition, if something is sold in vast q...
by CES
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Maybe one of the hottest Jens pics ever
Replies: 24
Views: 9059

Re: Maybe one of the hottest Jens pics ever

A backfist is when you swing a punch outward from yourself instead of inward and catch the target with the back of your hand. With an open fist, it's a pimp slap. I'd imagine that getting hit like that in the groin would drop a man for quite some time.
by CES
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH
Replies: 71
Views: 13628

Re: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH

I understand what your saying Icecab and usually I would agree with you but in this case it seems as if sharon is determined that they get the Black Sabbath name. I mean don't get me wrong I love Ozzy and he's a great vocalist but Tony Iommi is the one who started Black Sabbath and he should decide...
by CES
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH
Replies: 71
Views: 13628

Re: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH

:lol: So writing Sharon with a $ instead of a S is as worse as fucking around with Iron Maiden's equipment and the electricity during a live show, propably beeing responsible for the Bass/drum re-recordings on the re-releases of the first 2 albums so that she doesn't need to pay any royalties to th...
by CES
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH
Replies: 71
Views: 13628

Re: OZZY Sues TONY IOMMI Over Ownership of BLACK SABBATH

Oh yea I remember that... ridiculous! You mean the thing on Ozzfest 05 when she fucked around with Maiden's sound and turned off electricity during the show? Yeah, very mature from her. But why do I expect matureness? We're still talking about $haron Osbourne, right?[/quote] Little bit of hypocrisy...
by CES
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius: 'Keep Fighting In The Face Of Disaster'
Replies: 64
Views: 16439

Re: Stratovarius: 'Keep Fighting In The Face Of Disaster'

[quote="lalodrums2" That's exactly my big concern because If they did It in the past, they can do it now, maybe someday they will decide to switch, and Matias is going to play with RR and TT again with Strato? Maybe they wanted to have an extra guitar player in the band and this is the strange way o...