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by Pancio
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: 2008 statements, Wayback Machine and the old.stratovarius.com stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 31

2008 statements, Wayback Machine and the old.stratovarius.com stuff

Okay, guys, this will be a very long post since I will copypaste the 2008 statements by Timo Tolkki and the band itself. This post is intended as an historical find, since most of the pages are gone from years, for anyone of you who don't know what happened back then and want to know. The way to get...
by Pancio
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 73
Views: 8651

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

Pancio turn out to be 100% right. In his podcast interviews Tolkki mentioned that he was barely involved in Avalon part 3 and they just wanted to use his name. Interesting.... :lol: Eheheh, I know. Actually it was pretty easy to understand while listening to the songs, solos and to the overall prod...
by Pancio
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: the coronavirus thread
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: the coronavirus thread

Well, I'm not yet infected and I'm training in order to keep my body in a good shape, since it's almost forbidden to go outside (but there are some major issues about this, legally-wise). From the health's point of view the situation is slowly getting better, we're still at the peak but the infectio...
by Pancio
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Could you all please ..
Replies: 38
Views: 935

Re: Could you all please ..

Mmm, I believe it to be a difficult decision to digest by the forum members but, tbh, it's not far from the reality. The worldwide situation is pretty bad: freedom of speech is promoted as an important thing but, at the same time, freedom of speech is free until a certain point and, to me, it's pret...
by Pancio
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2561

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Prepare for the same progression over and over with key change at the end. Double post, apologies. 8) What is your ideal chord progression, key change, song structure, guitar tone, singer, drummer and keyboard player? :lol: I’d like to know, bro. If you want key changes every other bar listen to ja...
by Pancio
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2561

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

And he is trying to chase his past, faking deal with Nuclear Blast and telling he can write a song in 10 minutes (well, for the shitty quality of his last efforts 10 minutes it's enough, I can take bigger shits in half that time) Give him a year and everything will be "ok", no doubt. Do you believe...
by Pancio
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2561

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Oh you're too kind for me, I will post a dick-pic o mine but I want it to be photoshopped on Tolkki's neck. He deserve a bigger schlong. Back on topic: Tolkki refused help by Tero and Nina. Tero gave him his house between the two flight to Mexico and Nina helped Timo at her best. But 1st: Timo decid...
by Pancio
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2561

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

I'm not religious nor spiritual, I'm much more in scientific method rather than: "OMG, God blessed you with *insert randomic sentence*" so, for me, talent isn't "God-based" at all, is much more about luck, brain and genetics. The right definition of gift is, actually, a combination of genetics (for ...
by Pancio
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2561

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Actually he is active on Facebook because of the fans. Without them he wouldn't be here spamming shit and give himself this blessed-by-god-musician attitude. C'mon, Tolkki WAS influent during late 90's and early 2000, he was a good mastermind and a good composer but hell, he wasn't that gifted. Zapp...
by Pancio
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2561

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Flavio report is correct, plenty of shit during these months. Actually is not under medication at all, he declared it himself during an interview in three parts with a YouTube channel (there's also a briefly recap of the situation). You can find the interview here: https://youtu.be/J5vlWU7SbXM Aside...
by Pancio
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2561

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Here's the real reason. I was overthinking it. :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV-pCRlAKzQ&t=854 Tolkki didn't have a tuner, for some reason, so all of the instruments were tuned to the same pitch between Eb and E by ear. This process was repeated for each song, so every song has a slightly d...
by Pancio
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 86
Views: 2137

Re: Throwback Thursday

Zenni glasses are dirt cheap but I've had to buy 3+ different frames to get the right one. The last pair of glasses that I ordered from them broke when I accidentally sat on them, while vacationing Chicago. Thank god I had my contacts with me as backup because I am one blind motherfucker. Pancio, a...
by Pancio
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 86
Views: 2137

Re: Throwback Thursday

Wow, only 130lbs? Roughly 58kg, if I'm not wrong. I'm around 166lbs, or 75.5kg and I'm eating like a cesspool, but I'm not able to gain anything more than this, even tho I want to. And I don't practice sport since high-school days, 10 years ago, I barely spend 3/4 hours a week for jogging or free-bo...
by Pancio
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 86
Views: 2137

Re: Throwback Thursday

Zenni glasses are dirt cheap but I've had to buy 3+ different frames to get the right one. The last pair of glasses that I ordered from them broke when I accidentally sat on them, while vacationing Chicago. Thank god I had my contacts with me as backup because I am one blind motherfucker. Pancio, a...
by Pancio
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 86
Views: 2137

Re: Throwback Thursday

Yeah, on the outside.

On the inside not at all, damn I'm not even religious since, in my region, blasphemies, cursing and swear-words are quite common.
But hey, that's Italy.
by Pancio
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 86
Views: 2137

Re: Throwback Thursday

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Here with my girlfriend at Luonnontieteellinen Museo

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And that's also me with my cock censored
by Pancio
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 86
Views: 2137

Re: Throwback Thursday

I'm a little shy but I will post my photos anyway, I don't give a fuck 'bout my privacy since the notion of privacy during the current era it's very blurred and kind of non-existent. FB_IMG_1576179782447.jpg That's me 4/5 years ago during a M&G, I was a little bit tired after a day of work, a concer...
by Pancio
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: video game music
Replies: 118
Views: 1774

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: 653
Views: 264226

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: 33
Views: 1180

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: 33
Views: 1180

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: 33
Views: 1180

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: 33
Views: 1180

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: 29
Views: 1842

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: 4547

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: 4547

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: 4547

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: 4547

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: 4547

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: 4547

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...