Search found 149 matches

by Pancio
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 122
Views: 5166

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Since we are talking about shirts and stuff, they just opened a new webshop. :D www.backstagerockshop.com/stratovarius I can't really afford any, maybe somebody else can here. 8) I ordered "Infinite" and "Logo" t-shirt plus Polaris on vinyl, since mine is cracked for unknown reasons, and the price ...
by Pancio
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271340

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

https://youtu.be/GIgDdwiIcO0?t=1513 Timestamped! I really like this because he starts with "we must..." before ad-libbing the rest. The only thing Timo K remembered was that it was some vague spiritual call to action. :lol: I attended at least 10 live shows and Kotipelto always fucked up some lyric...
by Pancio
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271340

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

He wrote a message "I want everybody to know that a certain Mexican girl just killed me". Followed by the usual "see you in heaven" stuff. Later he elaborated that she blocked him and doesn't even want to be friends. And that the beautiful life they shared was thrown away. Kind of makes you wonder ...
by Pancio
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271340

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Sigh. And another suicide threat on Facebook. :( What's happened, this time? His fat girlfriend "left" him? Someone "betrayed" him? Or he just realized he sucks? :lol: He wrote a message "I want everybody to know that a certain Mexican girl just killed me". Followed by the usual "see you in heaven"...
by Pancio
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271340

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:34 am
Sigh. And another suicide threat on Facebook. :(
What's happened, this time? His fat girlfriend "left" him? Someone "betrayed" him? Or he just realized he sucks? :lol:
by Pancio
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271340

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Full stream: https://youtu.be/q3TRjSRkKYs I just feel really bad. Don’t even want to poke fun at it. Wish somebody would get him help instead of putting him on the spot like this. This one comment had me LOL, though. https://i.ibb.co/gSMFsfv/6-A98-A228-04-A8-434-F-9069-F0-DF94-BA093-E.jpg Jokes asi...
by Pancio
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 689
Views: 271340

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjtf_igVhEg His voice is better than I expected tbh. Cute little ending too. He sings it like someone screaming in pain and I can't imagine a worse result than this, frankly :lol: The show was a flop, however: very few people connected, singing and guitar skills not ...
by Pancio
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Happy birthday Infinite
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Happy birthday Infinite

robocop wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:09 pm
Pancio, get FLAVIO to sing for that song!!!
At least I can quote a single comment just to say: "No way, no Flavio allowed", I'm pretty bad but not that desperate :lol:
by Pancio
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Happy birthday Infinite
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Happy birthday Infinite

Exactly, I generally use a tuned pair of Yamaha HS7 as my neutral "speakers" but I cannot use them at the moment. I'm in a very quiet flat and area and my "home studio" is booked until September and all my rig is there, hence I'm using backing stuff like AudioTechnica, my iMac and a Bose Soundlink b...
by Pancio
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Happy birthday Infinite
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Happy birthday Infinite

Your analysis is what I was searching for: straight to the point. Accurate analysis are appreciated but, of course, I prefer something not too deep 'cause a "perfect mix" is almost unreachable (you can optimize your mix for your main device but not for every single device out there and the best way ...
by Pancio
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: Happy birthday Infinite
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Happy birthday Infinite

As some of you may know, I'm a musician too but I've never managed to record something by my own because, well, I'm a little bit shy and I prefer live shows. This time, thanks to quarantine, I decided to record my tribute to "INFINITE" 20th Anniversary and so here's my instrumental cover of Hunting ...
by Pancio
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

I can be rude, sometimes, but I always joke and most of what I write should not be taken too seriously. So I don't consider myself bad, I prefer to be considered realistic. I'm an outspoken guy by nature and I'm cheeky on purpose and this can cause lots of troubles, at least in my country: you can k...
by Pancio
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

summer? here is winter.... i have my ass under ICE..... :shud: Really?? I never knew. It’s summer here from now till the end of September. I know Australia has the opposite as here too. Are you going to watch Tolkki talk about burgers on his live stream??? Tune in and donate ramen noodles to the ki...
by Pancio
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

- Tarot is a good band and Tolkki heard them during military service in the Finnish forest (strange since Tarot first album came out in '86 while Tolkki was 20, was already in Stratovarius and finnish conscription is mandatory at 18 years old. And yes, Marco Hietala is the same age as Tolkki). Here...
by Pancio
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

Another silly interview from Tolkki: https://youtu.be/DchnfPhgeGw So: - He gave the name "Sonata Arctica" to the band (can be, since the name itself came from a "friend" of the band, but I doubt). - In his honest opinion Tony Kakko is a good performer but he sucks at lyrics (I don't like Sonata Arct...
by Pancio
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

Wow, three months of lockdown to create a WordPress site with an already written and customizable sample theme? Wow, Tero must be a sort of wizard :shock: I checked it and I noticed that Timo plans to organize another livestream after the failure of the previous one? Wow, he's brave! I also wonder i...
by Pancio
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

https://i.ibb.co/VDKg5Qh/5300-AD7-C-7-DE6-43-C0-BE1-C-077-FB244-D34-A.png The key to the universe is burgers. :) I heard he’s going to move to India and wear a robe to start being a guru. =P Yes, sir, of course he will! Just like Saana's Foundation and his music school for poor children. Oh, but th...
by Pancio
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!
Replies: 17
Views: 2437

Re: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!

Nothing new, unfortunately. Ruokangas is building a couple of new guitars for Matias while he's mixing Arion, Lauri is busy with some "cabin concerts", Rolf played and released an album with Smackbound (a sort of female AOR/Hard Rock band in the style of Doro) but Jens and Timo are totally disappear...
by Pancio
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

:lol: :lol: :lol: This guy is comedy gold. Definitely, and when he finds out that his plan is nothing more than yet another failure, well ... There will be thunderous applause Is Tolkki retarded? Yes, no doubt. He want a reunion with his ex-bandmates and still he's ready to blame Kotipelto for ever...
by Pancio
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

One little detail I noticed during the interview: Around minute 47:30 Wayne asked Jari about the past and if he forgave Tolkki for everything that happened and Jari talked him that his feelings towards Tolkki is and was good since he never did anything to him personally, the problems arose between o...
by Pancio
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

Little updates I was able to grab here and there: 1. Tolkki did an interview on "Rat Salad" with Jari Kainulainen who explained why he left/was fired from Stratovarius: basically Tolkki prevented him to bring his girlfriend to the "Stratovarius" release party (while they were shooting Maniac Dance v...
by Pancio
Sat May 30, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

Still I'm enjoying the events so far and, since everyday something new happen, it feels like a real life trash teen drama, better than Netflix for sure :lol: Its been like that for a long time now. :lol: And keep in mind that it never sets a starting price or starts a public auction, he deals direc...
by Pancio
Fri May 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

The dude seems afraid of direct feedbacks and the possibility to lose the edge on his fans but he does not consider the drawback of his behavior and that his marketing strategy is a little bit silly and amateurish 🤔 :lol: :lol: :lol: That whole story was too funny. And some other guy chimes in "Mat...
by Pancio
Fri May 29, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

Tolkki blocked me on Facebook for the second time so I won't be able to give you news, sadly. This time he called me Mr. Negativity only because he was trying to sell a 15 watts amp as 45 watts and I corrected him: "It's a Marshall MG15CD, 15 watts and not 45" After a couple of bittered bitchy repli...
by Pancio
Thu May 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: What bands / albums do you recommend?
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: What bands / albums do you recommend?

Nowadays I'm not into Power Metal anymore, I check only new material from: Gamma Ray, Helloween, Blind Guardian and Rage (especially with Lingua Mortis) plus, of course, Stratovarius but that's it. Other bands are simply boring: both Rhapsody bands are uninspired and Angra, Freedom Call, Kamelot,Son...
by Pancio
Tue May 26, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

Yeah, I dared to say something uncomfortable for him and boom, he replied with all his bitterness that I'm an asshole and the worst human being he ever encountered on the whole planet while his dumbass fans supported him. But, of course, he putted the ":)" in order to show his superiority. Damn, he ...
by Pancio
Tue May 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

Okay, guys, news for you. Jari Kainulainen will be part of the old but new Timo Tolkki's project: "Infinite Visions" and this time seems a legit info and not a fake statement by Tolkki. I don't know why Jari should join an already sinking boat: Money? Doubt since Tolkki is poor and homeless. Friends...
by Pancio
Fri May 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

robocop wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:23 am
Bahahaha. Such a fuckin' joke, man. :lol:
Here in Italy we have this "musician" called Richard Benson, a trash character and living meme and well, Tolkki managed to reach and overcome his level of trashiness.
At least Benson never stole anything lol
by Pancio
Fri May 22, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 161
Views: 13847

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

some random stuff but also a little behind the scenes of strato story, just found out that Jari K was fired because we wanted to bring his now-wife to a listening party and Tolkki fired him via text message. cold AF. In his new book Tolkki says he didn't fire him, but Jari himself wanted to leave b...
by Pancio
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: 2008 statements, Wayback Machine and the old.stratovarius.com stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 2273

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

I'm sure the existing members of the band love having all this bullshit dredged up. :lol: :lol: :lol: Someone could make a really good movie about all of this! I sometimes wonder what peculiar strain of autism I have that makes me so fascinated with all this... :oops: You and me both brother. I got...