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by JensJohansson
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 72349

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

im pro/banning only when people cross the line, and that line is this massive rejection by all the strato/forumites to one member because of his/her behaviour, in other words, vote for banning. when there is a user that insults with no reason about your, religion, politicians, what country are you ...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: is "power metal" dying?
Replies: 30
Views: 13417

Re: is "power metal" dying?

http://www.google.com/trends/explore?q=sonata%20arctica%2C%20sarin&cmpt=q#q=wacken%20open%20air%2C%20Tuska%20%20open%20air&cmpt=q with music festivals we can see tuska as the little baby of wacken interesting that wacken gets the most interest during the month it happens while tuska gets the most i...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: is "power metal" dying?
Replies: 30
Views: 13417

Re: is "power metal" dying?

Meh you're probably right. Google Trends seems to suggest that music itself is in decline, which is unlikely. click Also, searches for penis have gone up (no pun intended): click I expect this is because searching it in the Facebook search bar is not a realistic option... Your theory is haphazardly...
by JensJohansson
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: is "power metal" dying?
Replies: 30
Views: 13417

Re: is "power metal" dying?

Rebel wrote: http://www.google.com/trends/explore?q= ... sic&cmpt=q Is Rap music dying too?
Please... yes
by JensJohansson
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: is "power metal" dying?
Replies: 30
Views: 13417

Re: is "power metal" dying?

Click Google trends, which reports search volume, seems to suggest yes. Wonder if our favorite bands are going to throw in the towel one of these days... Discuss! You're doing it wrong, click here :lol: This seems to suggest power metal is doing great, at least every October... Anyway it seems from...
by JensJohansson
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 72349

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

icecab21 wrote:mr cool edit uses the word "cunt" in his signature then trys to play innocent like he is not some disgusting asshole?
WTF, I thought I had disabled signatures a long time ago?

I'm not gonna ban the use of the word 'cunt'
by JensJohansson
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 72349

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

Make it what once was Jens, come on. I notice you have been here a while... are you really sure you want to make this place "what it once was!?!?!" :lol: For instance let's say "once was" means the spring of 2004.... I think it's more peaceful here now than it's been in a long time. As you could se...
by JensJohansson
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Why are so many songs named "Undertow"?
Replies: 19
Views: 9871

Re: Why are so many songs named "Undertow"?

It means "the stuff which accumulates in your shoes" I think it falls in "wow that sounds somehow cool" territory. https://online.gema.de/werke/ 119 hits .... and with next stratovarius album, 120, thanks for the tip! :lol: Here's a list of bands, off the top of my head, which have a song named "und...
by JensJohansson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Varg Vikernes arrested for allegedly plotting a massacre
Replies: 18
Views: 7940

Re: Varg Vikernes arrested for allegedly plotting a massacre

Breivik killed 77 people in a bombing in central Oslo and a shooting spree on a nearby island in July 2011. He was imprisoned last year for a maximum term of 21 years The guy got only 21 years for killing 77 people? wtf? I'm going to Norway if I ever wanna commit mass murder. It's like a volume dis...
by JensJohansson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Varg Vikernes arrested for allegedly plotting a massacre
Replies: 18
Views: 7940

Re: Varg Vikernes arrested for allegedly plotting a massacre

This is all over the world news because of the attention Breivik got. I haven't had a chance to read so many details about this yet, but it seems the evidence they have against Varg is weak. Still, he is a formidable psycho and one can expect anything from this guy. Discuss! Weak!? I think there wa...
by JensJohansson
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Varg Vikernes arrested for allegedly plotting a massacre
Replies: 18
Views: 7940

Re: Varg Vikernes arrested for allegedly plotting a massacre

This is all over the world news because of the attention Breivik got. I haven't had a chance to read so many details about this yet, but it seems the evidence they have against Varg is weak. Still, he is a formidable psycho and one can expect anything from this guy. Discuss! Weak!? I think there wa...
by JensJohansson
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Tribute to Stratovarius Heaven, Earth & Hell Edition - p
Replies: 114
Views: 23622

Re: Tribute to Stratovarius Heaven, Earth & Hell Edition - p

http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~squire/blueball_files/blueball.gif http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~squire/blueball_files/blueball.gif http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~squire/blueball_files/blueball.gif http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~squire/blueball_files/blueball.gif http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~squire/blueball_files/bluebal...
by JensJohansson
Tue May 14, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: stratovariUs
Replies: 9
Views: 7415

Re: stratovariUs

I always believed this one http://www.hm-hr.com/stratovarius/logo-stratovarius-02-20051115.jpg was their best logo. It's modern, sharp, the lily looks great and it fits the band for me. I like the sharpness, lily, etc. but I still feel like if they kept the U it would reflect some of the arcane qua...
by JensJohansson
Sun May 12, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: stratovariUs
Replies: 9
Views: 7415

Re: stratovariUs

Hello all, I was always wondering, why did Strato change their logo ever so slightly from this: I'm always surprised when people imagine that we (people in bands) often have a super formulated strategy / clearly thought out plan for these type of things. Especially in this band it can get a bit cha...
by JensJohansson
Tue May 07, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tour the USA
Replies: 13
Views: 5559

Re: Tour the USA

, but Jens has explained this a couple of times here on the forum a few times: it ultimately costs them more money than they would earn to tour here. Because our country has sh*tty musical taste (for the most part), they don't have the level of popularity here like they do in Europe, Japan, or Sout...
by JensJohansson
Sun May 05, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jeff Hanneman passed away
Replies: 18
Views: 13483

Re: Jeff Hanneman passed away

It's like, if everyone is standing in line with a ticket to a boat that's on the other side of the door, and nobody can see beyond the door, the satanist is the one who burns their ticket to shock everyone else standing in line. Shock for fun and profit. :-) I chuckle a bit when I think about how i...
by JensJohansson
Sun May 05, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jeff Hanneman passed away
Replies: 18
Views: 13483

Re: Jeff Hanneman passed away

I don't believe neither in heaven, nor in hell, but I will never wish he's suffering down there; I believe those fans took the word of satanism way too serious. And that just show how ignorant and stupid people can be That was just me writing in the voice of a hypothetical very serious fan. Ie I ne...
by JensJohansson
Sat May 04, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jeff Hanneman passed away
Replies: 18
Views: 13483

Re: Jeff Hanneman passed away

Perhaps some dead satanists were only pretend satanists, like for show and publicity? Jens, my friend, it has been always about publicity. It has been happening since the very beginning and Constantine the Great crystallised that idea. Hell or heaven has been always something that at least till now...
by JensJohansson
Sat May 04, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jeff Hanneman passed away
Replies: 18
Views: 13483

Re: Jeff Hanneman passed away

An RIP is always in order. That sounded like a tough last couple of years for the guy. I was never a huge Slayer fan but it's always sad when people die a bit early. On a more meta level, I find it an interesting phenomenon how people (like fans) deal with death of an avowed satanist. On facebook fo...
by JensJohansson
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: EMI Discographic Claims stupid copyrights - Fucking Company
Replies: 7
Views: 3676

Re: EMI Discographic Claims stupid copyrights - Fucking Comp

There you have mr jens... tell me if i stole samples in this, i put you my screen and i hope that you can understand spanish or someone that you have around you.... All its original and the ambient simple is Free downloable! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=165658106930982&set=a.157226241107...
by JensJohansson
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Musician talk in English
Topic: EMI Discographic Claims stupid copyrights - Fucking Company
Replies: 7
Views: 3676

Re: EMI Discographic Claims stupid copyrights - Fucking Comp

Who want explainme this please.... emi says that i copy his ideas, vivaldi in Metal simphonic opristic or Powermetal spimphonic Operistic is my idea, and vivaldi copyrights donsent exist!!! he die more of 100 years ago!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=165418816954911&set=a.1572262411075...
by JensJohansson
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist
Replies: 146
Views: 52013

Re: Stratovarius Nemesis World Tour Setlist

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I thought this was pretty funny. : o)

(Does anyone know where this damned picture is actually from? It looks like it could be from "MTV's behind the music" or some such place)
by JensJohansson
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Cyprus Bankrupt?
Replies: 10
Views: 8907

Re: Cyprus Bankrupt?

until Merkel told them they were insane... so public employees who are now angry at the Germans will have her to thank that they will even get a pension...) Here's some advice to the world..... it applies also to my own experience.. and any context, really. When the Germans tell you you are doing s...
by JensJohansson
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 703
Views: 285171

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Well the thing is I absolutely love his voice on Nemesis. :) He sounds so comfortable and relaxed. So that's why I wonder why it is such a big difference live. That's all. :) Well the short version; tuned down sounds heavier, you don't want to go too low or you need heavier strings, some things are...
by JensJohansson
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Open Letter to Jens
Replies: 17
Views: 6662

Re: Open Letter to Jens

Thank you all for the kind words!

Japanese fans have to pay a hell of a lot for their records .. it's how it is!
by JensJohansson
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 703
Views: 285171

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Exactly what I was afraid of has happened. They released Nemesis but instantly started playing Unbreakable a semitone lower than the album version. Why release songs that you can't sing live? Why not place it in this live key on the album? I have a truly marvelous answer to this question, but the m...
by JensJohansson
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Tragedy in Brazil(Nightclub Fire)
Replies: 20
Views: 10634

Re: Tragedy in Brazil(Nightclub Fire)

adrian9 wrote:and dont let any assholes perform in such small places.
Well, this particular idea would be a personal problem for me though. I mean it's not as if I can go play at an arena and the other guys in the band still go to the small club....
by JensJohansson
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Tragedy in Brazil(Nightclub Fire)
Replies: 20
Views: 10634

Re: Tragedy in Brazil(Nightclub Fire)

don't brazillions kill more in soccer games every day? Wasn't there a W Bush joke with the punch line "how many are a brazilion again?" Anyway I don't particularly like soccer. I often think to check the emergency exits of any place I play (especially in .... some places). The idea is often to shut...
by JensJohansson
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: TOLKKI: Hopes Visions Lineup Can Reunite For Album and tour
Replies: 123
Views: 40615

Re: TOLKKI: Hopes Visions Lineup Can Reunite For Album and tour

Another testament to how powerful music can be. :) Having said all that, maybe there will be some other situation where everyone (or a few of us) feels comfortable working together in the future on something. I'm usually quite easy going, but for some of the other people i think more water still ha...
by JensJohansson
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: TOLKKI: Hopes Visions Lineup Can Reunite For Album and tour
Replies: 123
Views: 40615

Re: TOLKKI: Hopes Visions Lineup Can Reunite For Album and tour

I can't believe we had a band member come on here and say there is essentially no chance of a reunion (Not that he was somehow opposed, but just that he recognized the situation and knew that Tolkki could NEVER stomach it, among other factors), and we're still arguing like we know better. :lol: :lo...