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Symfonia

Post by Rebel » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:07 pm

Official Lineup
Andre Matos- Vocals
Timo Tolkki- Guitar
Jari Kainluainen- Bass
Uli Kusch- Drums
Mikko Harkin- Keyboards
:o

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Re: Symfonia

Post by valo_666 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:15 pm

I still can't make my mind that this is real XD

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Ruoskar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:16 pm

I thought the name was Symfonia. haahaahaa.

Edit. You already changed the topics name, ruined my best joke ever...

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Arkash » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:24 pm

Woaaaaaw, epic lineup!!!!!!!
Through the storms we've wandered
Many mountains we have climbed
But all the bad times are behind
The road is free - I'm coming home

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Rebel » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:27 pm

What a religious mix too. You have Uli Kusch, who was the only athiest in Helloween, Timo Tolkki (Who needs no religious summary), Andre Matos wearing a cross in the promo shot, Jari Kainluanen, who Tolkki mentions as having a sort of Buddhist philosophy in the interview, and Mikko Harkin, who spent most of his time after SA playing in Christian Power Metal bands.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Symfonia

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:27 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Symfonia

Post by Balu » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:31 pm

Sounds great, new Strato album will kick their ass anyway.

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Susie » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:37 pm

That band doesn't exist... :crazy2: :lol:

None of them exist :bandit:

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Rage1979 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:49 pm

Balu wrote:Sounds great, new Strato album will kick their ass anyway.
Hard to believe... But I hope for 2 killer records!

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Post by Balu » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:51 pm

Rage1979 wrote:
Balu wrote:Sounds great, new Strato album will kick their ass anyway.
Hard to believe... But I hope for 2 killer records!
Why not?
New band, already planning to record -> most of the stuff is probably by Tolkki, he's pretty much out of ideas since Strato selftitled -> mediocre album with lotsa talent.

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Re: Symfonia

Post by RazielSR » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:58 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Incredible. If this doesn't work for Tolkki, then I think nothing could work. And with these names, now it's all easier. Wow, what a band (if this works).

He should have made something like this two years ago. The RR thing, from the very beginning, seemed really strange and amateur.

Let's see how this works. Let's hpe to see TT again making great music and having fun. That is good for everybody.
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Re: Symfonia

Post by Tema » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:01 pm

You should read the interview on the site. Open and insightful stuff from Tolkki. Promising band so far and I really hope it stays together to the premiere show december next year...

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Re: Symfonia

Post by rikkertje » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:17 pm

Andre Matos. :(

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Post by crostrato » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:20 am

This is great, this is revolution, timo looks so good on those photos, and new guitar look amazing too, I dont know, too many good news, and the interview is great too!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :!:

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Re: Symfonia

Post by HinatAArcticA » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:24 am

Mikko Harkin is here? :lol:

I just remember when I said something a few months ago, about Mikko taking the Keyboards in RR... and well, here we are today.

Also, Mikko is here, and there have not been any news from Cain's Offeing in... years I think? What ever happened to that project-band-whatever?

Anyway, I think the band is just AWSOME, but I just wonder... won't they crash with each other? I mean, like a talent crash. But I'm sure Timo is aware that he can't be the only composer here, so well... we'll have to wait to see what will happen. And I hope there will be some nice quallity videos of their upcoming live performance.

Oh, and Timo looks thin :lol:

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Balu » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:30 am

I wonder who'll play the solos.

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Re: Symfonia

Post by NeverendingAbyss » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:56 am

Nice line up! I just hope it doesn't end in one year... :roll:

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Re: Symfonia

Post by icecab21 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:18 am

i love this lineup, will be fun to hear what they come up with.

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Post by ggonza43 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:24 am

I'm just picturing in my mind the idea of listening TT's guitar skills (no mattter what I say, he's one of the best out there) with Matos' voice (I still prefer "Angels Cry" or "Holy Land" rather than "Aurora Consurgen" and MAYBE "Rebirth"), Jari's amazing bass (Lauri's also good, but Jari has hell a lot more story in Strato than Porra), Uli's mind-blowing drums (Helloween and Gamma Ray, should I say anything else?), and Miko's keyboard ("Silence" is one of SA best works, just after "Ecliptica").

TT, please (pretty please)...DON'T MESS WITH THESE GUYS :?!
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Re: Symfonia

Post by valo_666 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:30 am

ggonza43 wrote:Uli's mind-blowing drums (Helloween and Gamma Ray, should I say anything else?)
MASTERPLAN

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Post by ggonza43 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:44 am

valo_666 wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:Uli's mind-blowing drums (Helloween and Gamma Ray, should I say anything else?)
MASTERPLAN
Those 2 were the most recognizeble, but you're damn right there :)
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Post by DawnIsHere » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:44 am

valo_666 wrote:
ggonza43 wrote:Uli's mind-blowing drums (Helloween and Gamma Ray, should I say anything else?)
MASTERPLAN
Ride The Sky. Their album New Protection is awesome!
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Post by ggonza43 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:48 am

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Never heard of them, but sounds cool
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Re: Symfonia

Post by Empathica1928 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:34 am

Ride the Sky is kind of forgettable to me except the songs New Protection, A Smile From Heaven's Eye, and The Prince of Darkness... it's extremely pop metal, not even in a happy way, just how it sounds is very commercial. But I still bought the album.

Hopefully Uli Kusch doesn't jump ship on this project due to bad sales/reception like Ride the Sky :lol:

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Re: Symfonia

Post by adrian9 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:47 am

this really give hopes , Im so sure that this guys would make a hell of a record!! there is no chance of failure here. I expect at least a wonderful record and a great tour and maybe a dvd with a lot of extras is too much to ask for? Ill buy everything!!

I was really surprised that mikko joined, I though he was 100% dedicated to his band,and Im so glad that Jari and Tolkki work together again those two have a magic vibe, Jari was always the backbone of stratovarius. the other guys were not surprise for anybody I think.

now, this is a band I think everybody wants to see live ( sooooooo different from RR hehehe)
:lol:
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Re: Symfonia

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:50 am

Timo Tolkki has lost weight which is great, though it makes my job harder. :lol:

The interview is also positive, which I like. Very refreshing!

On the band itself: the lineup is a dream come true- especially because I'm a huge Matos fan. But I still can't imagine how Matos and Tolkki are going to get along. Creative differences, personal issues, and financial issues might bring this project to a quick end.

But with good chemistry and good songwriting...this could be fantastic. 8)

Image

I never thought I'd see this picture! :lol:

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Star_Ocean » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:56 am

Welcome to everyone's favorite gameshow, TIMO OR ROSEANNE! A show in which our contestants attempt to guess, from one picture, whether or not it is power metal guru Timo Tolkki, or comedian/actress Roseanne Barr!

First picture!

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Time to play...TIMO OR ROSEANNE?!

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Re: Symfonia

Post by Arkash » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:59 am

What a religious mix too. You have Uli Kusch, who was the only athiest in Helloween, Timo Tolkki (Who needs no religious summary), Andre Matos wearing a cross in the promo shot, Jari Kainluanen, who Tolkki mentions as having a sort of Buddhist philosophy in the interview, and Mikko Harkin, who spent most of his time after SA playing in Christian Power Metal bands.
Haha, you're right!!!

Okay, first album's gonna be call:

Genesis.

The most notable song will be:

The fruit of knowledge.

Then an annoucment:

Uli Kusch has left the band...
Through the storms we've wandered
Many mountains we have climbed
But all the bad times are behind
The road is free - I'm coming home

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Re: Symfonia

Post by RazielSR » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:14 pm

Arkash wrote: Uli Kusch has left the band...
Because Jari went cycling...
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Re: Symfonia

Post by Timo Tolkki2 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:30 pm

RazielSR wrote:
Arkash wrote: Uli Kusch has left the band...
Because Jari went cycling...
He doesn't cycle anymore, he is into motocross these days.
They live 100km from each others. Uli likes fishing.
Funnily Mikko is the most metal guy from us all:) He loves some extremely
dark stuff.
The religious/political and dark stuff we gladly leave to present day Strato :)
We are up for a positive kick ass record.

PS. And I havent laughed so much in years like during the last weekend.
It was a very similar feeling to the Visions days Strato, as cliche it might sound :)
But it's true :)

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