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(Drum roll) and the new drummer is...

Post by cliff » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:39 pm

Rolf Pilve

source: http://www.iltasanomat.fi/musiikki/art- ... 65244.html

Good luck to him and welcome to the band!
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Post by foerg » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:56 pm

can´t hardly read that, but:

WELCOME!

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Post by Raven » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:43 pm

Good choice. This guy can really play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_WSmESkMk0

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Post by Skyggeboy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:06 pm

Good choice. Welcome Rolf! :beer:

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Post by fernandotcl » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:14 pm

I'm curious to see how that's gonna play out, he seems to use a much smaller drum kit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cizrjWC8YLk

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Post by Empathica1928 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:12 pm

Finally! And he's so young! Can't wait to hear what he brings to the band. I've never heard of him before, but I have no doubt that if he was chosen for Stratovarius he's a phenomenal musician.

Welcome, Rolf!!

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Post by JensJohansson » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:03 pm

Yes he is!

:)

Really good guy and great player.

We had so many brilliant people to choose from so it got quite difficult in the end!

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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:25 pm

Great news! Can't wait to see the new lineup!
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Post by finnlandia » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:28 pm

Welcome to the band Rolf!! :)

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Post by Verdades Parias » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:51 pm

impressive curriculum to his age....Check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EH1oyQSeNM

I want to see him playing strato songs!!!...ELYSIUM please!!

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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:34 pm

Great news! Welcome to the band, Rolf!!!! :beer: :headbang:
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Post by mocobhc » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:44 pm

Finally! Welcome in the best band on earth, man, have fun and enjoy it - we will for sure :) I really like what I saw in youtube till now, totally looking forward to see the new lineup live on stage in August! Aaaah, next weeks will be full of win, new DVD and lots of Rolf-vids to check :)

Edit: Forgot to add some very nice new pics with the guys around, for example http://www.iltalehti.fi/popstars/201206 ... 5_ps.shtml Guess after that last pic and getting in close touch with our beloved Jens, Rolf knew what to expect and what he is about to do :lol:

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Post by Mormegil » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:53 pm

Welcome Rolf! :beer:

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Post by a_Sniper » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:16 pm

Nice choice, this was nice video where i remember the name :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3wSXlxNsdc

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Post by mocobhc » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:16 pm

Hey, wait - first gig: Tavastia, 11.07. !?!?! Me wants!!!

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:20 pm

Can't wait to hear him in the next album. 8)

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Post by Patricia » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:33 pm

Welcome to Rolf in the Strato adventure!
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Post by Shogakat » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:33 pm

Fantastic!! new young unknown talented musician to complete this line-up. Matias was, as Rolf, one of those talented finns who have that new vision of music. Matias was, with no doubt, the best decision of Stratovarius since 1996. I hope this will be one of those good decisions!!

Rolf "Rolle" Pilve welcome board!

PD: Now, there is no way to evit playing "Event Horizon" or "Elysium" live! I predict that the new Strato album will be the best eveeeeer :)

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Post by Texidor » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:25 am

Congrats to Rolf...... I am so happy for you and your new journey with my favorite band in the world....When I saw the pic, I was a bit narrow minded I must admit. I am huge Jorg fan and part of his allure was his drum kits. The double bass kits were such a visual for Stratovarius. But nothing is constant but change. I seen the vids and you are very talented. Maybe you'll have a cool kit as well with Strato to supplement your extraordinary playing. Best of luck to Rolf an S T R A T * V A R I U S.
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Post by brought2ubyletterC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:35 am

Welcome to our crazy Stratofamily, Rolf! Image

Congrats to the Stratoguys on finding their new drummer! :beer: Can't wait to hear the new music you guys make together! Image

Hi there Cliff; long time, no see! Image

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Post by hiro23 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:53 am

This is awesome news, Welcome to the band Rolf and I'm sure I'll be hearing good things from you in the future. :D
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Post by bockrocker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:58 am

He better start growing that hair out, he's got big hat to fill!

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Post by Betlodocus » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:25 am

The line-up is complete! CHEERS!!!!!!!! :)

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Post by Black_Kitty » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:24 am

Welcome Rolf!!! :D

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Post by foerg » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:55 am

c´mon, rock´n´rolf, sign up in the forum!

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Post by mayhem-for-all » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:55 am

This is a very pleasant surprise. I know him from Status Minor who just released their second album. His playing on their records is really good + This guy has a background of playing Progressive Metal and that is a HUGE plus for the future of Stratovarius.

I would also like to advise people to buy the Status Minor albums Dialog and Ouroboros to get familiar with this guys drumming. The best songs don't seem to be available online in youtube or their own player so just buy the albums. They are damn good.

From the Biography on his page:
Rolf Pilve is a Finnish drummer currently living in Helsinki, known for his musical playing and versatility as a drummer with bands like Miseration, Solution.45 and Beyond the Dream. He has played in 16 different countries and over 500 shows and played on over thirty albums, demos and singles.

His musical journey began at the age of seven and his first professional break was in 2005 with Dreamtale and Sightless. He recorded an album for both bands and started to emerge on a club scene in Tampere, doing everything from wedding and cover gigs to jazz gigs.

In 2006 only 18-year old Rolf joined Essence of Sorrow featuring names like Mikko Härkin (Sonata Arctica), Mats Léven (Yngwie Malmsteen) and Jani Stefanovic, who would also be a long-time collaborator with Rolf. They played few shows and recorded the album "Reflections of the Obscure". This was also his first international break as he got to play a tour in Europe with Essence of Sorrow. Same time his interests in other musical styles like funk and jazz got him into different musical challenges from metal world and he started to work more as a freelancer.

His collaboration with Jani Stefanovic in 2007 led him to Miseration and Solution.45, featuring respected singer Christian Älvestam(ex-Scar Symmetry). Both bands have got amazing reviews in media. Same time Rolf joined Status Minor, one of the leading progressive metal bands in Finland.

In 2009 he met another important collaborator, producer Teemu Liekkala, who is a major player in Jyväskylä. At the moment they are playing together in Beyond The Dream and Code For Silence.

At the moment Rolf is living in Helsinki, where he studies music in Pop & Jazz Conservatory while gigging and recording all over the Finland. He also teaches privately at Helsinki, Tampere & Jyväskylä. His main project at the moment is Random Eyes, featuring singer Christian Palin (Adagio, X-factor) and producer Tero Kinnunen (Nightwish).

Rolf has played and worked with: Solution.45, Miseration, Timo Tolkki, Code For Silence, Status Minor, Beyond The Dream, Dreamtale, Sightless, Pulse - Tribute to Pink Floyd, Rock-It-Launcher, Crystalic, Section 8, Heikki Malmberg, Sweet Jeena & Her Sweet Hearts, Nousu, Kalevi Louhivuori, The Magnificent et

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Post by brought2ubyletterC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:19 am

c´mon, rock´n´rolf, sign up in the forum!
Prepare to get sick of me when you guys come back to L.A.! :lol:

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Post by Raven » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:06 am

Tolkki told at his fb -profile that Rolf played also at the Symfonia's first demo.

Funny and interesting coincidence..

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Post by brought2ubyletterC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:38 am

Yeah, I noticed the Tolkki mention a few posts back when his bio was posted.

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