Symphoniker

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About Symphoniker

  • Birthday 04/07/1988

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    ask me :)

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Not Telling
  • Location:
    Illyria
  • Interests
    Literature, Music, Films, Videogames, art in general :)

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Italian, Mexican, japanese :)
  • Favourite Animal
    Dogs
  • Favourite Beverage
    Non Alcoholic: Pepsi Max & Dr. Pepper. Alcoholic: Red Wine and Beer
  • Favourite Colour
    Red
  • Favourite Place
    My room. My school. Yes, I love it.
  • Countries Visited
    None other than this one :(
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Yes
  • Do You Smoke
    No.
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Nothing Is Impossible!!
  • Do You Collect Anything
    CD's, I guess
  • Do You Have Pets
    A pair of cute turtles!!
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Piano & keyboard
  • Phobias
    Spiders. Bees. Anything that can sting

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Several years ago, a friend played Century Child for me
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    3
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    May 02 & 03 2008
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    A Wishmaster Vinyl signed by Tuomas.
  • Best Live Song
    Dead To The World. Works good with both singers.
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child
  • Favourite Song
    Ghost Love Score/Beauty of The Beast/While Your Lips Are Still Red
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    End Of An Era. I don't know, it just expresses so much about the concept of the album...
  • Favourite Music Video
    The Islander
  • Favourite DVD
    End Of An Era, of course
  • Least Favourite Album
    Wishmaster. When the ballads of your powermetal album are the best songs, you have a serious problem and should reconsider changing musical direction. Luckily, Tuomas did.
  • Least Favourite Song
    Should be Crownless. Or Bare grace Misery. They do nothing for me.

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Freak on a leash, by Korn. Original through the ages.
  • Favourite Drummer
    Dave Lombardo/Brann Dailor/Alex Holzwarth/Jukka Nevalainen/Jörg Michael/Every Drummer Therion has had.
  • Favourite Singer
    Bruce Dickinson/Every Therion singer/Fabio Lione/Phil Anselmo/Peter Steele/Floor Jansen/ Tarja & Anette/Vile Vallo
  • Favourite Bassist
    Marco Hietala/Cliff Burton/Patrice Guers/Steve Harris/Every Bassist Therion has had/Lauri Porra/Henkka Seppala/Rex Brown
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Tuomas Holopainen/Jens Johansson/Janne Wirman/Joost Van der Broek/Alex Staropolli/Emerson Burton
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    It depends. Changes through time.
  • Best Concert Attended
    Besides NW? Slayer June'11, Down November '11, Therion September '11, Iron Maiden '09
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Cowboys From Hell/ Lemuria & Sirius B/Dawn Of the New Athens/01001011/Master Of puppets/Reign in Blood/Power of The Dragonflame/Roadrunner United
  • Favourite Composer?
    Besides Tuomas?? humm...Ludwig Van Beethoven/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Hans Zimmer/John Williams/Howard Shore/Arjen Lucassen/Christofer Johnsson
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Besides Nw? Therion/Opeth/Pantera/Mastodon/Iron Maiden/Rhapsody Of Fire/Trivium/Ayreon/Slayer
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Whoever is the big musical product at the time: Justin bieber, Jonas brothers and the such/Reggeaton

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Hugh Jackman/Nicole Kidman/Sir Ian mcKellen
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Nolan/Kubrick/Peter Jackson/Miyazaki/Aronofsky/Del Toro/Burton/Snyder
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    See directors. Add The Matrix and X-Men films to that
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Friends/Trueblood/Seinfeld/South park/The Simpsons/House
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Lord of the Rings/Star Wars/Inception
  • Favourite Author
    William Shakespeare/S.T. Coleridge/Walt Witman/Hawthorne/Tennyson/TS Eliot/Joyce/Woolf/Tolkien/Alan Moore/ Frank Miller
  • Favourite Book(s)
    See authors. Add Harry Potter to that list.
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    X-Men/Wolverine/Batman/ Dragon Ball/ Saint Seiya/Sailor Moon/Fullmetal Alchemist

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  1. Well not as you put it, but there are several fanpages and sites that say that Nightwish nowadays only lives of past successes and live albums and can't be arsed to come up with a new album, especially since EFMB was so polarizing. So, yeah, releasing a third live album with Floor would be like adding fuel to the fire. Still, if they do not release a live album from this tour because of that, I would have gladly traded VoS for a live decades recording.
  2. If sad lyrics were the only relatable ones, we wouldn't have thrash or power metal. In fact, there wouldn't be any heavy metal at all....
  3. I'll point you to The greatest Show on Earth, which basically tells the greatest story there is....
  4. Boring. Getting tired of all the widows who say "I wish "insert name of former singer" would make a guest appearance at a concert and sing with them". For me, it's like "Screw their current singer, I haven't gotten over their former one and I still want them". No. Just no. Tommy is fine and in fact is better than Roy before he left. I've mentioned this before. Bands shouldn't look at the past, bands should always move forward.
  5. We have our first guest confirmed. Geoff Tate. Meh, not one of my favorite singers, but he's good.
  6. You can say that to Wordsworth, Coleridge and Blake. That's exactly what they did. Even Frankenstein is science with a poetic approach. So, I guess you're wrong?
  7. So, raise your bets! Who would you like as a guest in the new album? Kiske is a given, he's basically part of the project. I'd love Floor, she would make a fine new addition. Daniel Gildenlöw would also rock....
  8. Ya tengo mi boleto. No compré M&G , aunque sé de varios que lo hicieron. Ni siquiera estaré en sección general, pero sí en gradas hasta adelante :). Apenas puedo esperar para octubre!
  9. So, your favorite DPP songs are b-sides? Dammit, you really must hate that album. I'm fine with Amaranth. DPP needed some love in this tour, and since it's a retrospective, I think we needed a DPP song.
  10. For @hunebedbouwer, coming from the WT thread, If you want to start with Therion...it's a tough one, since each of their albums are different, but I would say pick either Lemuria or Sirius B (or both, since both were recorded and released at the same time), since both albums are their most "Nightwish-y", in terms of orchestrations. If you want something more prog and even a little folky, check Gothic Kabbalah, it's their less symphonic album and it's more power metall-ish than the rest. That done, you can check the rest of their catalogue, but I would suggest paying attention to Theli, Vovin and Secret of The Runes, the latter especially if you're onto Norse Mythology. Deggial is great also and if you like Blind Guardian it has Hansi singing on a song, Sitra Ahra lies between GK and Lemuria, so check it out too. Les Fleurs is just a project and not really considered an album. It's a cover album consisting of old French Pop songs. Their first four albums, althoug good, have nothing to do with their current sound. They are death metal, with some keyboards here and there. Check them if you have the time, but they are not essential, only if you want to know about the band's evolution. Finally, Beloved Antichrist, their latest release...mmmm...it's weird. It's not a metal album. It was designed to be a real opera, so it has some interludes and it's more carried out by vocals and diaogue rather than music. But it's still good. Hope I was clear enough...the band has changed so much throiughout the years that it's hard just to pick one.
  11. It's just that they had 7 weeks to change the setlist a little..7 weeks, more than a month. And they didn't. You can say that they will surely change the setlist for Europe, but after 7 weeks they should have done so by now and they haven''t. Even between gigs of the same leg they varied the setlists more in previous tours. It's not to say that I don't want them to, of course I want them to play even more rare stuff, but I'm a little disappointed that they haven't by now. I hope they surprise me in the near future.
  12. Naah, I think what we saw is what we're gonna get. Remember that the setlist is very limited due to the animations and projections they show during the songs, so they cannot play a song for which they do not have an animation, it would look weird AND besides, they seem to have decided the setlist a long time ago, since they recorded and added orchestral tapes to the old songs they chose to play. If you look at it they haven't played a single old song without orchestral backing tapes. So, no, I wouldn't keep my hopes really high about them adding songs to the setlist.
  13. All of you people blabbbering about which songs should NW play on this tour, yet the US tour is almost over and they've only replaced one song. . Yeah, I don't think they'll do it during the rest of the tour. Hope I'm wrong though.
  14. They're an awesome band. Perhaps I'm being a bit of a fanboy over here, but yeah, they do not have any bad albums. Even their worse albums..(do they have any?) are pretty solid.
  15. May I introduce you to a band called Therion? Anyway, yeah, I'm also one of those who liked Hydra better than The Unforgiven. The Unforgiven was nice and all, but I did find Hydra to be more catchy and memorable. Just my opinnion, though. But yeah, you can't expect a band to all the time release a copy of their "best" album. It's like those people that want NW to do power metal again and release Oceanborn 3.0 (2.0 was called Wishmaster and it wasn't as good). Not gonna happen.