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by Pancio
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: video game music
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: video game music

My favorite compositions come from: FF8: Liberi Fatali but I love everything, it was one of my first JRPG and I loved it mora than FF7 FF Crisis Core: "Why" but not for the music, only for the mood during the cutscene; music fits well The Legend of Zelda: Main Theme and some pieces from OoT, MM, TP ...
by Pancio
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 633
Views: 259211

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Wow, mind blowing to know there is still material to be discovered out there! And the audio quality is surprisingly good, given the year and the quality of integrated mics at that time. Anyway, good concert and nice instrumental performance, nice setlist but they could have chosen more songs from Tw...
by Pancio
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Finally meeting Strato

Same here, don't know why little ladies don't like my peepee, it's kinda sad; dick pics are awesome :(
by Pancio
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Finally meeting Strato

It's time for some historical notions and sociological theories as well. First of all, Power Metal came from Germany as a "melodic" evolution of Speed Metal, then spread across Europe during mid ''80s. Early Blind Guardian and Helloween are a good example of that. Stratovarius wasn't really a thing ...
by Pancio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Finally meeting Strato

For what I know about Strato in the USA the actual problem is the lack of interest showed by local promoter, the expensive trip and accommodation and the price of the location and logistic as well. I believe they want to play in USA but touring there it's not worthy 'cause the lack of interest in Po...
by Pancio
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Finally meeting Strato

Nice pic and I'm happy for you, of course! I'm following their tour in Latin America by Instagram and Facebook and I can say the crowd is really good and there's a lot of people, even tho the locations seems smaller than what we have in Europe. The band seems happy with your response and your sing a...
by Pancio
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 754

Re: Forum upgrade

Thanks for the update, Jens,

I was thinking about it and magically it happened, wow, I must be a medium.

At a first glance I was like: "WTF, wrong forum?" then my panic attack ended.

We will let you know about problems and welcome back, Stratoforum.

Cheers!
by Pancio
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2995

Re: StratoUnited

I don't think so but I partly agree with you about the shredders scene nowadays. Replying to Zenith: Square-built solos means, in my mind, a very static fingering pattern in playing scales which leads Tolkki in playing basically up and down scales in the same neck positions. Tolkki was actually a go...
by Pancio
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2995

Re: StratoUnited

I don't think so, absolutely. Timo Tolkki once was a good composer, maybe the better songwriter along with guys from Blind Guardian and Gamma Ray (Helloween too but, tbh, without Hansen their level decreased a lot). I love Dreamspace, Episode, Visions and Elements pt. 1 along with some songs from De...
by Pancio
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2995

Re: StratoUnited

Yep, Mika Ervaskari committed suicide in 2005 and he was in Stratovarius in 1987, I believe, so he wasn't an original member but a session musician for the first two demo or, maybe, some concert too. About the reunion, no, it's not a good idea, at all. Tolkki can't play, can't stay focused and no on...
by Pancio
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2995

Re: StratoUnited

Well, Tolkki posted about him missing Timo Kotipelto as a friend. Problem is: How about the constant bashing on his vocal duties in both studio and live sessions? He also stated that he will be at Kotipelto-Kupiainen acoustic show and that's weird: can you imagine him stalking them across Finland ju...
by Pancio
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2995

Re: StratoUnited

Here's Tolkki profile, if you have an account please check by yourself, there are way too much posts for me to check again: https://www.facebook.com/tolkki777 About StratoUnited you can check his behavior here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=137986077582241&id=100041125472479&anchor_com...
by Pancio
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2995

Re: StratoUnited

Sorry for the On Topic Off Topic unrelated with ex Strato forum members. Anyway, Tolkki is in his breakdown phase, he is posting constantly shit. Curiously I believe him in seek of attention and publicity and, at the same time, out of control. Sure he asked for StratoUnited but, after a couple of da...
by Pancio
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Very interesting find, Pancio! You know, I always thought something sounded a little off, pitch-wise, with Dreamspace, but I never investigated it. Based on my findings, Dreamspace is tuned to roughly 322 Hz, which is E4 - 41 cents. I couldn't figure out what equipment was used to record Dreamspace...
by Pancio
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: In Cauda Venenum and music dissertation
Replies: 1
Views: 217

In Cauda Venenum and music dissertation

What do you think about "In Cauda Venenum" and Opeth in general? I know it's not melodic power metal but I enjoy them since they decided to end with growls and screams, I love also their good taste in music with a lot of references to prog stuff from '70s (PFM and so on) Maybe I'm turning into those...
by Pancio
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Is Dreamspace weird?

Hi guys, Since we are talking about mixing, mastering and production in general I want to share with you a little thing I noticed years ago while listening to Dreamspace while transcribing it. The weird thing is that all the songs are not tuned down by half a tone (one semitone) but by a three-quart...
by Pancio
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!

Yep, we were talking about this snippet. About Strato I must admit I'm not very comfortable with their "Black Album", I think it could be definitely better with less slow/mid tempo and repetitiveness. I like Back to Madness and United but from an emotional point of view, music wise I think Gypsy in ...
by Pancio
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Stratovarius back to work. Finally!

So here we go again, Stratovarius are back with, hopefully, a new release in view. Ideas about what we are going to listen? At the moment Jens, Timo and Matias are in Timo K. Studio aka "Tomb of Anoppi" recording, and maybe already mixing and producing, new album. On Matias FB page a video was poste...
by Pancio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

Well, that's weird! lol No Kotipelto, no Pilve, no Kainulainen and not even the songs, only titles written with a "Song Title Generator": https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/song-title-generator.php and album name in reminiscence of Stratovarius. Basically Tolkki stated that, at the moment, he nee...
by Pancio
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1287

Re: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?

First of all you need to buy the best of: it's compiled by the band members and contains their vision of the "best part" of their discography. About my personal taste (I'll try to include my top 3 songs from every album): Fright Night : Witch Hunt, Fright Night and False Messiah Stratovarius II/Twil...
by Pancio
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 52
Views: 6913

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I do not agree with you on this one: Avalon II is pure shit, not only the production. Bland songs, mostly a copy/paste of other artists, bad production, in every song there's this awful pentatonic scale with bending and vibrato and the fast runs are wooden as fuck with the same pattern, bad singing ...
by Pancio
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

But is crystal clear that Tolkki isn't the main player, writer and producer with Lonobile taking care of everything along with other people (Lehtiniemi and so on). Production wise the album is horrific, there are a couple of tunes produced very well (like Promises, that was a bait) and the remainin...
by Pancio
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 52
Views: 6913

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Way better than 2017 shows for sure, but everything without Livas is OK lol Jokes apart, Tolkki's playing is slightly increased, at least he is "there" with his brain, but the shredder parts are mindless, dumb and rusty and he fail way too much on melodic parts (Black Diamond in particular). Anyway ...
by Pancio
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

Let me put the things in this way: There are no certainty in what kind of involvement Tolkki has on Avalon III, that's sure since Frontiers is a very low transparency label. But is crystal clear that Tolkki isn't the main player, writer and producer with Lonobile taking care of everything along with...
by Pancio
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

The label, on Facebook, said, while answering to a comment, that Tolkki stated that a misunderstanding happened. And the label is unaware of Kotipelto and Rolf not actually involved? Sure, AHAHAH! So you're making an artist sign for a project with you and you're unaware of what's happening; you're j...
by Pancio
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

I'm curious about this. Can you elaborate and explain your sources? Specifically on the second point? A couple, or more, of months ago Frontiers released Avalon III. The album itself isn't that great and Frontiers barely promoted it on Facebook, Tolkki has played only a couple of solos and his invo...
by Pancio
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

https://www.prideandjoy.de/ Still online the official announcement by the label. I believe the project is real since Tolkki's credibility is so low, in the music business, that another error will cost him to retire forever. And he knows very well cause the guys from Frontiers almost kicked his butt ...
by Pancio
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2761

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

Nice to see Tolkki with positive attitude and without mindless and lifeless eyes. Nice to hear that he will hit the road once again with a new project. About the project itself I'm curious but cautious: PRO: -Good fanservices line-up with old and new Stratoguys -Mikko Karmila back -Mika Jussila back...
by Pancio
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 52
Views: 6913

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Hi guys, Once again sorry for the delay but I'm very busy with work and stuff. That said, just to be clear and in response, I'm not happy at all if the album is not written, produced, mixed, recorded and/or played by Tolkki itself, I'll be furious because it's a sort of "misleading advertising", a ...