Hevein

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About Hevein

  • Birthday 02/07/1988

Other Info

  • Your real name
    Valeriya

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  • Website URL
    http://nightwish.com.ru/

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Saint-Petersburg
  • Interests
    music, movies, animals, space, future, sci-fi movies and books, cooking

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Can't think of anything special. I like food, that's it
  • Favourite Animal
    All of them, though dogs and iguanas are my biggest fascinations
  • Favourite Beverage
    Teas and juices; some wine on special occasions
  • Favourite Colour
    Navy, purple, white, beige, black
  • Favourite Place
    Basically anywhere I can curl up with a book/ipad in my hands
  • Countries Visited
    Too little to list
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Occasionally, but rarely
  • Do You Smoke
    Nope
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Tried to come up with something clever or witty, but meh...
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Just recently a mania called "collecting the precious" has found me. It's about getting my hands on as much Tolkien stuff and possible. Mostly various LotR, The Hobbit editions and his other Middle Earth related works, as well as movies and soundtracks
  • Do You Have Pets
    Used to. None atm
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Do air guitar and hairbrush count? :)
  • Phobias
    Bugs, moths, spiders, ants and other insects

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    It was through my friend back in 2002, she handed me From Wishes to Eternity DVD and said I might like it. I surely did! :)
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    5 times so far: Helsinki 2008 (Pre-Tuska), Moscow 2009 and the mighty DPP Tour Finale in Hartwall, 2009. Most recent ones are Saint-Petersburg and Moscow 2012 shows.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    That sweet feeling of discovering the band's catalogue and listening to all their albums for the first (and next, and next etc) time until you absorb them fully, and then your soul will be sold to them :D First show was also an emotional blast.
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    The collection of their CDs and singles and some memorable stuff like special "Mama, I'm coming home!" Hartwall t-shirt
  • Best Live Song
    Oh... Dead to the World, Sahara, Sacrament of Wilderness, Dead Boy's Poem, The Islander, Ghost River, Come Cover Me, Song of Myself, many more
  • Favourite Album
    Atm I'd say Century Child and DPP
  • Favourite Song
    7 Days to the Wolves, The Islander, Fantasmic, Walking in the Air, Astral Romance, Dead to the World, Higher Than Hope, Dark Chest of Wonders, Turn Loose the Mermaids, The Birdie Song, Scaretale, Rest Calm, Ghost Rover, Slow, Love, Slow, Song of Myself and maaaany more
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    DPP and iRum/The Islander and Storytime
  • Favourite Music Video
    The Islander, Storytime. The Carpenter has its charm too
  • Favourite DVD
    From Wishes to Eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    Wishmaster
  • Least Favourite Song
    Tutankhamen

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    The Killers - Spaceman
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    too many to choose from
  • Best Concert Attended
    Definitely NW ones, all of them
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Too many to list
  • Favourite Composer?
    James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, Aaron Zigman, Howard Shore
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Apocalyptica, The Killers, HIM, Muse, CoB, Brandon Flowers, Dark Tranquillity, Sonata Arctica, Hurts, Jamie Cullum, Johanna Kurkela, Linkin Park, Rammstein, Rebekka Karijord, Tarot, Swallow the Sun, etc
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    I don't appreciate some of female-fronted metal bands since they seem boring and too concentrated on their oh so metal attitude to me, but there are nice exceptions. The rest is optional, if music/lyrics/composition is good there are no genre/style/performer limits to me

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Lee Pace, Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal / Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, John Favreau, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Lord of the Rings, The Hobbits, Alien Saga, Star Wars, Sunshine, The Atonement, Penelope, Pacific Rim, Shutter Island, Harry Potter, loads of Disney and Pixar ones
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Doctor Who, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Hannibal, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Bones, Dexter, Misfits, The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks, X-Files, Friends
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    The Notebook, Lady in the Water, TRON: Legacy, LotR
  • Favourite Author
    Ray Bradbury, J.R.R.Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Harper Lee, George R.R.Martin, Robin Hobb
  • Favourite Book(s)
    "To kill a Mocking-bird" by Harper Lee, "Dandelion Wine", "Farewell, Summer" and "Summer Morning, Summer Night" by Bradbury, "Watchers" and "Cold Fire" by Dean Koontz, Lord of the Rings, "The Farseer Trilogy" and rest by Hobb
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck :D

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  1. Hevein

    Decades World Tour 2018

    To be exact, he said "I also have my doubts that we will even gonna do a music video in the future, because that's also something that I don't feel so comfortable with anymore. So, I think, there might be some new formats to explore in the future, but honestly, I don't know." I think he has a valid and honest point here. I can't say that the kinds of "average" music videos NW usually produces (except for The Islander, which was just art thanks to Mr Harju, and Storytime as well, which was just pure fun) aren't that needed nowadays, when there's so many ways to promote your art (internet and all these social media channels); when the's no "music tv" as it was in the 90s or a bit later in 00s (when pushing your newest music video there was a success and guaranteed you views and increase in audience coverage). Speaking of music videos quality and all that, nowadays you gotta be all creative and bold, thinking outside the box (in terms of approach to scenario and shooting, etc) in order to be 'on point' with various audiencies; be ready to spend quite an amount of money for production; to catch the 'hype waves' as, e.g., Within Temptation does recently (just look at their newest pr campaign). Moreso, I thinks you need to feel comfortable before cameras, be keen on the idea of shootings and posings, acting, dressing up and playing the roles etc. That was never NW's strong point. Most of their videos (and there aren't than many to begin with) are quite...ordinary, and sometimes even awkward (you know, these things like super tragic facial expressions of Tuomas, or heavily rouged Tarja in her gothic gowns, or that cartoonish The Siren video, or that legendary bathtub...). Again, except for The Islander and Storytime. As much as I want it, Nightwish were never this kind of 'breakthrough' in terms of music videos. And I'd say yeah, if the guys and Floor feel they cannot (for any reason) offer us music videos of high quality and filled with great ideas, great acting, costumes and production (which their artsy music and style demands), then thanks, I agree with the idea of no more music videos.
  2. Hevein

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Just as I thought, Floor was referring to the new outfit It might be about streaming their show too, but somehow I wouldn't count on it that much.
  3. Hevein

    The Old Era

    Well, back then, in the very first interviews and as DPP tour progressed, Anette admitted that she wasn't that much into NW and didn't have any idea of how big they were, how extensive and exhausting their tours are, etc. I guess she either thought that her experience with Alyson Avenue live gigs will be enough or that NW aren't that big at all and their tours won't cost her health and that much time. Plus, I guess, we must bear in mind that it was her all-time dream to become a famous and well-known artist, so perhaps Anette just put it all at cost in order to get that once in a lifetime chance. I guess if she had a lot more touring experience back at the auditions time and NW got to know that, her having a kid wouldn't have been such in issue. Like, "ok, you've got a little kid at home, and still, we see you've travelled the world and had your share of experience and know how to handle homesickness, we're really ready to consider your for the position".
  4. Hevein

    The Old Era

    to be honest, quite an amount of those people who came back exactly because of Floor gaining the position of NW vocalist, were rather vocal about EFMB not containing any operatic singing, or Floor's rendition of old songs containing more contemporary style and rockish approach to vocals; they didn't expect that. I think a lot of people saw Floor's hiring as the way for the band to acclaim they were wrong in their decision to move towards more easy-listening vocals and especially as a 'come back to older golden days'. Just remember how much talk there was around EFMB release that it is exactly the time to make Oceanborn 2.0 since there's again a skillfull operatic singer on board.
  5. Hevein

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'm not even sure it was a discussion at all, since everything Stefan24k posts (and not for the first time) doesn't mean he's there to discuss things and exchange opinions. He basically comes here to say everything 'tuomas' (c) and Co have done, does atm and will do in the future is doomed by their personalities and past decisions, and all the things that Tarja have done, is doing and will do, is, obviously, driven by her sane nature and care for her own wellbeing and career. Discussion board means sharing opinions, not saying 'you and you and also you are wrong, you have the incorrect picture of the world taught to you, lemme explain'. It's really pointless. As for the song recorded with Naomi, I'll put my bet on 'Together'.
  6. Hevein

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'm sorry to interrupt you, guys, but it is obvious to me quite a few people there cannot call themselves non-biased towards one or another party and not to put their thoughts as, you know, universal truth rather than personal feelings on the matter. You can clearly see people have already taken sides and simply cannot get past towards their established feelings. Their arguments and non willingliness to take opponent's opinion into account, even the way some write the name of the band or bandmembers (mistakes, small letters, etc), it says a lot. I guess maybe it is time to throw that hatred towards anyone aside and leave the matter. It's been 12 years, really... Besides, there's a new Tarja record coming, isn't it worth more attention? Rather than some old and heavily chewed dismissal thing...
  7. Hevein

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I won't pretend to be the know-it-all kind of person, first of all. Then, I'd say that judging from the biography book and Marco's words (and also that Tarja later didn't deny any of those claims related to tours, smth that, as nw said, they could prove by letters and documents etc), in the end when the whole question of what to do and how to continue with the band, they felt like Tarja and Marcelo were both trying to sink the band by their deeds like shows cancellations (infamous tour legs in USA which costed NW a records deal with label and promotion in USA with their then most successful album) or those claims regarding higher salary (which once again costed NW a tour leg with Iron Maiden > thus a chance to expand the audience and sell more etc). It felt like if those deeds were to be successful and nw disbanded, fans would have one and only Tarja aka, in the eyes of many, the main success factor of NW, with her glorious solo career and no band stealing the attention. So, the band felt like they were just a career springboard for Tarja. And from human point of view I totally understand that 'cornered animal' thing and, to some point, that letter, which was the coin NW felt they had to pay Tarja in response to her attitude towards her bandmember responsibilities, tour cancellations & whole 'I can leave the band at any time [you idiots, you aren't worth a damn without me] thing. That was nasty, childish (like, "no, she did it first, so we had to respond!" and no pro, but, I believe, both parties have done their share of crap back then.
  8. Hevein

    Anette Olzon

    I think it sounds more like this, the words I seem to distinguish are marked in bold
  9. Hevein

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Yep, +1 for a spooky Halloween record. Judging by the phragments of photo, the talons-nails, the grey like covered in ash surroundings, candles etc, it does seem like a Halloween or witches or vampyres or Dark Aestetics themed album. I'd actually expect to see Tarja red-eyed as a vampyre on this photo and album cover) or with any other unusual makeup, varying from her current stage makeup.
  10. Hevein

    Anette Olzon

    @sahara just recently, maybe 2 weeks ago or a bit more, in her Instagram.
  11. Hevein

    Anette Olzon

    Can't say I didn't like the song. It is pretty decent, but still.. wouldn't call it a triumphant comeback or anything like that. Hopefully the album as a whole will be much more interesting, cause I do miss Anette's voice a lot. As for the possible live shows, I must say I quite agree with what Symphoniker implied. We all know Anette isn't used to touring, no matter how much of it she had experienced with NW. She might have fun for the first 2 shows and then boom, and she complaints about hotel's beds and how she misses her kids and how incompetent show promoters are etc. And to make the tour profitable an artist needs to perform intensively, otherwise it's just a huge loss of money and efforts, unfortunately. It's just about her fickle character and attitude, I think. We've witnessed countless examples of her changing opinions and first being all cheerful and then throwing a tantrum while she was in NW. She keeps doing so nowadays too, just recently she posted smth like 'some guys at work f*cked up the schedule, and I didn't get enough sleep. Made me think if I chose the right job". Anette never changes
  12. Well, Anette's blog is the source for that. Whenever she felt unwell during the tour, she has mentioned it in the blog be it before the start of the show or tour leg or afterwards. I'd even go further and say that probably her health condition was much affected by her phsycogical one. Not saying she's crazy but her nervous system has experienced too much stress in her first years in NW, and it seems to me Anette's body and mind were kind of making her the signs there's smth wrong, or sort of protesting against her singing/performing commitments and hectic tour life. It's like they received the bad aftermath during the DPP tour and has since been like: "Hey, home is best. What, the tour is upcoming? You're once again going to receive some harsh critics from die-hard fans, you'll be nervous regarding your own performance, you'll travel in the bus!!! Stahp!!! Still no? Here, have a sore throat/severe headache/tonsillitis/kidney As far as I remember, there are quite some youtube recordings from Denver show which prove that yes, Tuomas and Troy have come on stage and explained Anette feeling really sick & being rushed to the hospital atm and the guys actually offered the audience a choice between cancelling the NW part of the gig or them performing with a help from Elyze and Alissa. If I'm not mistaken, the crowd was even voting for the decision to take by screaming or clapping their hands or smth like that. I can't provide the link since it's a bit inconvenient to search Youtube atm, but I surely remember watching the abovementioned video on Youtube.
  13. Hevein

    Vehicle Of Spirit

    I think I read on their Facebook in the comments section that only Wembley show will be available as Audio version.
  14. Hevein

    Tarja Turunen pt. II

    From what I got, she won't come back for this year's season due to having a tour supporting the album release. But it seems that her participation in the following year(s) when she has a free time is in the talks, and both Tarja and showrunners are keen on the idea of her comeback.
  15. Hevein

    Nightwish Off Topic

    You know, I follow the band for more that 15 years now I never heard or read in the interviews anything like that about Ocean Soul. The only thing Tuomas says regarding it when answering the question "will you play that song life any time soon?" Is that it's extremely personal and doesn't suite to being performed live for this reason. He doesn't explain it further but I guess it has some psychological and emotional impact on him, puts him in a sort of state he doesn't want to return to when being surrounded by the pack of fans during live shows. The song can be done out of emitions and feelings which are hard to swallow during the "normal" days. And I hardly believe it's all about the song being "his precious baby" from first note to the last bit of lyrics so noone can even get to play it or sing it without his approvement. He doesn't seem to be a Gollum kind of person grabbing all of his songs and hissing "Myyy prrrrrecccciuouuuussss, only mine". So no ban from being acknowledged or people "touching" the composition, at least from what I heard/read. That hyperbole Ahasversus used didn't sound correct at all, tbh. I think Ocean Soul screams about depression, loosing yourself right to the core, getting stuck and hardly beleiving it will pass. It can even walk around the hyperboled idea of getting rid of all ot it by dressing in white and searching the sea to be one with the waves, meaning to drown and die. I confess that for the first couple of years since Century Child release I thought that "being one with the waves" was about the highly romanticed freedom of doing what you want the ways you like it, being free like the wind and etc. but then I recalled all of the lyrics and was quite amazed to acknowledge Tuomas has used his favourite metaphor in a quite dark way this time. Well, no wonder Ocean Soul is personal and doesn't suit to being performed live.