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by Shogakat
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Lost Saga
Replies: 28
Views: 8511

Re: Lost Saga

I loved Shine in The Dark and Lost Without a Trace and I am not convinced about Lost Saga. Sure it has a good intro (when the song started was like "oh god, I will be fuckingmindblowed") and some superb rhythm guitars (for me, Stratovarius lacks of rhythm guitars live)and the soloing is mindblowing ...
by Shogakat
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Lost Without a Trace [New Song]
Replies: 37
Views: 14498

Lost Without a Trace [New Song]

In my opinion a very complete song: starts with a midtempo that runs slowly to a the chorus (which I like a lot). When it seems that everything is calm Kupiainen strikes with a good ( superb?) solo. The outro is kjbddbkdbk fantastic! I like a lot those dark and powerful guitars!! I think it's a mode...
by Shogakat
Tue May 05, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jani Liimatainen - Next Cain's Offering Album
Replies: 79
Views: 24453

Re: Jani Liimatainen - Next Cain's Offering Album

Here you're if you want to have a 1st listen. It's a fantastic album... I really have enjoyed a lot this album in all the ways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2FyHSwUsio (change speed to 1.25) The main point of this album is that Kotipelto shines a lot. The second main point is that Jens nails it,...
by Shogakat
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271648

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Some Videos from the Last Shows: RocktoberFest Oulu: :arrow: Forever Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_07EeCH9jE :arrow: The Kiss Of Judas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0iGaDo5aAQ :arrow: Under Flaming Skies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOhepQjDvmc :arrow: The Kiss of Judas + Legions http...
by Shogakat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: SONATA ARCTICA – New Album "Pariah’s Child"
Replies: 112
Views: 36046

Re: SONATA ARCTICA – New Album "Pariah’s Child"

In the end, it's a really good album. I really did not expect that result, though being realistic it's still out of the excellence those finns always are expected to be. The only BIG downside of this album perhaps (of course, it's my opinion) is about the big differences in styles into only one CD. ...
by Shogakat
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: SONATA ARCTICA – New Album "Pariah’s Child"
Replies: 112
Views: 36046

Re: SONATA ARCTICA – New Album "Pariah’s Child"

I don't know why but while hearing the samples I'd got the feeling that it's a 3-4 "good tracks" album. Kakko still has the feeling to write brilliant slow/ballad and midtempo songs but the fast ones are 'mediocre' (if you want, not as good as the others) and lower the level of the whole album a lot...
by Shogakat
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: SONATA ARCTICA – New Album "Pariah’s Child"
Replies: 112
Views: 36046

Re: SONATA ARCTICA – New Album "Pariah’s Child"

It's a good song! Anyway, this band is young (3x's everyone in the band) and Tony Kakko had experimented with them new musical routes and in the end they've returned to kinda "power metal" style (let's see the whole album...). They had the privilege to experiment music for 5-6 years and, after that,...
by Shogakat
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271648

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Ohhhhhhhh yeah! Kotipelto does it pretty well!

Practising for the 30th anniversary tour :lol: :lol:
by Shogakat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: If The Story Is Over, new Official Videoclip?
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

If The Story Is Over, new Official Videoclip?

Well, I was surfing on Facebook when I saw a very well designed banner telling that Stratovarius will upload a new videoclip and that this will be "If The Story Is Over". Then I went to "Verdadera Imagen" Facebook page (an artesanal video & photography company) and I saw several posts about how was ...
by Shogakat
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Today at 2:00 am (EDIT: Could be 2:15 am) GMT-Madrid Stratovarius will be broadcasted at TVE2 here in Spain. I remember you if someone could be awake in order to watch it. I don't know if people out of Spain had permission to see it online, but for sure wll be uploaded the next day at the same page....
by Shogakat
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Thanks mocob! Amazing performance! Timo is singing really really well. Intro+Abandon+Speed of Light http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXiiJ9diqMk Fantasy -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWX7_oTH_Q HHAL-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSlFo-9bg04 Look Jens at 4:30, Lurdi and I were in front of him ...
by Shogakat
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Hi, I only post to let you know that the TV Show recorded in Spain for the national TV (RNE/RTE) will be broadcasted the Thursday 18th at night. For more information follow the rock/metal spanish program radio called "El Vuelo del Fénix". https://www.facebook.com/elvuelodelfenixr3?ref=ts&fref=ts Fro...
by Shogakat
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Of course! Here in Spain the crowd is growing a lot! There's a lot of effort from the band there, so it's normal that old and new fans support the band! If that's just the beginning so I am really curious to know the next step they'll follow... :) :) :) :) The TV Show will be televised the next week...
by Shogakat
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

And that's just the beginning. In Barcelona they played a great show too, and the crowd was very warm with the band, always singing (including the new songs - Unbreakable the loudest-) and that's why the show went to the fucking olympus! I still regret that they chose Amaranthe as "co-headliner" ban...
by Shogakat
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

I really like the setlist, in the end 7 of 13 songs are from the new era (6 of them from Nemesis :roll: ). I miss a lot the serenity of Winter Skies and the raw of The Kiss Of Judas. Definetely Speed of Light + The Kiss Of Judas was a winning formula but that's OK if they change setlists on the tour...
by Shogakat
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A question about Dreamspace and Fourth Dimension
Replies: 11
Views: 5011

Re: A question about Dreamspace and Fourth Dimension

Definetely Dreamspace is an album that demands 3 or 4 deep listenings. When I listened for the first time Stratovarius it was for their melodies and lyrics, I always refused to say Stratovarius is just Power Metal because, In my opinion, the trademark of Stratovarius are their good melodies (evolvin...
by Shogakat
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Setlist in St.Petesburg 1.Abandon 2.Speed of Light 3.Under Flaming Skies 4.Eternity 5.Deep Unknown 6.Fantasy 7.Distant Skies 8.Stand My Ground 9.Dragons 10.Drum Solo (by Rolf Pilve) 11.Halcyon Days 12.Forever (Tour Premiere) 13.Destiny 14.Black Diamond Encore: 15.Unbreakable 16.Hunting High and Low...
by Shogakat
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Happy Birthday Timo K!
Replies: 26
Views: 11112

Re: Happy Birthday Timo K!

Happy Birthday And Rock The Metaaaaaaal! :headbang:
by Shogakat
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Well intro+ Abandon + Speed Of Light in a better quality. Pretty well played! :)

About the intro... The Jörg Farewell Tour one was magical, It was impressive! This one is good but, hell the last one was extracts of songs of every album mixed perfectly!
by Shogakat
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Cam for Rolf Pilve on Abandon! This is a Pilve clip but you can hear Abandon sounding too.

This guy is a beast, anyway of course Timo is vocally tired at the end of the show! He does the lead vocals, the backing vocals, all the stuff in abandon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI_25sLt_4o
by Shogakat
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Best post-Tolkki songs
Replies: 12
Views: 3873

Re: Best post-Tolkki songs

From Polaris : Deep Unknown + Winter Skies From Elysium : Elysium + Infernal Maze PS: Under Flaming Skies fits perfectly live, and it's, for me, a good option too. From Nemesis: Castles In The Air and Stand My Ground. PS: Unbreakable live is bombastic! I personally think that those 3 albums are bett...
by Shogakat
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Well, Stand My Ground and Unbreakable were the highlights! Very well played and sung. Anyway, on the other hand there's a horrible "Halcyon Days" out of tune and out of rythm from the beginning 'til the end; Perhaps one of the best tracks of Nemesis lacks a lot live due to the vocals and for leaving...
by Shogakat
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

Perfect, Thanks! I haven't written this setlist, I just put what the guy wrote and edited on setlist.com . :)
by Shogakat
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 49192

Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

This seems to be the first one. I like it! Abandon Speed of Light Under Flaming Skies Eternity Deep Unknown Will the Sun Rise? Fantasy Distant Skies Stand My Ground Dragons Drum Solo Father Time Halcyon Days Destiny Black Diamond Encore: Unbreakable Hunting High and Low In black new songs The editor...
by Shogakat
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Favourite song on Nemesis? (Updated)
Replies: 25
Views: 12054

Re: Favourite song on Nemesis? (Updated)

Castles In The Air, first for the music, then I realised the lyrics. Stratovarius is different (this does not mean better or worse) than other Power Metal kings like Helloween or Gamma Ray. They are fire, but Stratovarius touches souls... And this song has touched my heart and mind.
by Shogakat
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Halcyon Days vid teaser!
Replies: 30
Views: 11463

Re: Halcyon Days vid teaser!

1) Very good videoclip 2) I love Arnold Layne 3) I m really disappointed with the decision about the "premiere" videoclip for Finns (No offense for them :) ) 4) The intro of Halcyon Days Is awesome! If there's a need to cut something, why not the electro-stuff (which it's possible to not be performe...
by Shogakat
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Halcyon Days vid teaser!
Replies: 30
Views: 11463

Re: Halcyon Days vid teaser!

I am not the person to say what's right and what's wrong, but pff, this kind of things (weird things) annoy me a lot. From his point of view could be normal to thank the national supporters (from Finland) for being there giving them the opportunity to watch the clip before, reasonable if the band me...
by Shogakat
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Favourite song on Nemesis?
Replies: 55
Views: 22994

Re: Favourite song on Nemesis?

Definetely Castles In The Air! Other options closer to that one could be Nemesis or Halcyon Days but in fact the whole album is great and very balanced and straight-forward!