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. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Now, If only Tuomas, Emppu or Marco had some social networks to keep us updated when their instruments are recorded...
  2. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Last time they that about the songs, it ended being iRum, which, you know, has A FRICKIN ROLLERCOASTER for cover art. Yet, I don't know what you're referring to, Floor seems quite happy. Leave it to NW fans to find drama where there is none.
  3. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I don't think JUkka will return. I mean, for him to return, not only would he need to be rid of his problems (for which I've known that sometimes they are permanent), he would also require A LOT of practice. Imagine how much skill he has lost on this five years. He's not in the physical shape the band requires. Perhaps Kai will record the album, tour with them a bit while Jukka regains his skills. But I doubt it. Anyway, I don't mind, I'm a Kai fan.
  4. Symphoniker

    Nightwish Album Rankings 2019

    1. Century Child 2. Dark Passion Play 3. Imaginaerum 4. Once 5. Endless Forms Most Beautiful 6. Oceanborn 7. Angels Fall First 8. Wishmaster
  5. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Here we have a good example of what I was referring to. Basically , "I wanted them to do something and they did not do that, so their album is crap". First of all, we're not their bosses, so they owe us nothing. Second of all, if, since the begining you were setting up expectations, it was clear they were not going to fulffill those expectations and you would end up disappointed. And third, just because they did not do what you wanted them to do, that does not make the end result crap. EFMB is not my favorite NW album, but I do think it's objectively superior to WM, for example. You don't have to like every single thing the band releases, but not liking them because they did not do what you wanted them to do is quite entitled.
  6. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I think stuff like this really gets on my nerves. They've already done that. TWENTY YEARS ago. They clearly moved on from that sound. You said "orchestra for orchestra's sake is boring", but so is nostalgia for nostalgia's sake, in fact , I do think it's even worse. Becuase then, people start expecintg something they've already done, Serioulsy, want Oceanborn? Go and listen to Oceanborn!
  7. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Nightwish moved on from classical vocals since Century Child. That was almost 20 years ago. It's not part of "NW's DNA", it was an accident. A lucky one, but it was never the plan. Yeah, Floor can handle them, but again, she's always said it's not her specialty, so don't expect a song entirely like that. And, @Encaitar, how's that double standard going? "Orchestra hasn't always been part of NW, but classical vocals are"? I mean, they only recorded THREE albums without an orchestra, whereas they've already recorded FIVE albums without classical vocals as the focus. And what's wrong with "delicate" songs? If NW, especially Tuomas, exceeds at something is at writing very beautiful lyrics for balllads/softer songs. Elan has lifted my mood countless times since it was released. Anyway, as I've always said, I don't expect anything. I'm not their boss, so I don't have anything to ask them for. They'll release and write what they like. If I'm expectant of something I'll obviously end up disappointed, so I've learnt to sit back and try to enjoy what they offer regardless of any expectation.
  8. Symphoniker

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    @DamianIt was during the Sitra Ahra recordings. It wasn't to replace Lori (she was still in the band back then), it was to replace Katarina Lilja. Floor was busy writing and recording the first Revamp album, so she declined, but AFAIK, she actually thought about the proposal but turned it down in the end. They eventually chose Linnea, but that was after Floor rejected the offer. And Baki is right. I'm not actually saying one is better over the other, but that actually, I do think working with Tarja wouldn't be a walk in the park. I'm not saying she's a bad person but that she sure has her ego, and I do not imagine her sharing stage with 3 other singerst what @Baki said is correct.
  9. Symphoniker

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    @hunebedbouwerThank you for stating more clearly what I wanted to say! And on-topic..well, I'm not really hyped for the new album. Dead Promises is more of the same. Nothing new. TBH I just want to hear the duet between her and Cristina, but at this point that is something that is also long overdue, I feel she should have released it some years ago. Still, I may be surprised, who knows? Edit: I just remembered a little trivia fact: Therion is a band renowned not only for being one of the first symphonic metal bands, but because they have (set) quality standards with their singers. Their singers have been some of the best of the genre, usually actually classically trained. Several years ago, they were searching for a singer. You know who they considered and was about to sing with them, had she not been busy with her own projects? The answer: Floor Jansen (this was at the time of writing the very first Revamp album and you may check it on the liner notes of Sitra Ahra) You know who they have NEVER, ever considered? Tarja. Take from that what you may. I think this little fact shines light on some issues, but hey, perhaps it's just me.
  10. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Star Wars Needs Tits Or Else...
  11. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    You've already heard it. Master Passion Greed was composed using a guitar as a main instrument, unlike most of NW material which as we know, is composed using a keyboard.
  12. Symphoniker

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    THIS. So much this. I've always felt that Tarja focused on a metal career because it was the sure and most comfortable thing to do. She didn't try anything remotely new, she didn't risk anything. She already had her fans, she already had Nightwish fans, so she wasn't going to risk anything at all and was not going to risk anything. MWS was not a risky album. It was a watered-down version of NW, which was what people (and her fans) expected her to do. I'm not saying she does not like metal, but for me, saying she suddenly loves metal A YEAR after saying she was going to focus on a classical career is too hypocritical for me (and yes, I know, Tuomas once said without Tarja NW was doomed, but those are completely separate things). Compare that to NW, who did risk everything by hiring a singer that was as far as Tarja as she could be. THAT is why I chose NW. They took a risk. They did not play it safe. And still to this day, they still take risks, whereas Tarja is still in her comfort zone, playing the same thing she has always done. And going back to her career, while I admire she has endured more than a decade as a solo artist, I also think that her albums musically and lyrically speaking are good at best, mediocre at worst. And don't get me speaking about her chest voice. For me, her sudden move to suddenly sing with her horrible chest voice is an answer to Nightwish, since, hey, their two singers managed to sing with their chest voice, so, why not her? And it leads me back to the fact that it also points out that she should have followed a classical career, not even her chest voice is properly trained....
  13. Symphoniker

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Oh God. Not another Crapalon album. The previous two albums were the proof that no matter if you have amazing singers in your album , if the lyrics and the music are bland, the singers will fall short.
  14. Happy Birthday and many more, Fellow Nightwish Friend!  :clap::drinks::friends::music::yahoo::jester:
  15. Symphoniker

    2020/2021 Tour Setlist

    None. I have no expectations whatsoever. Whatever they play is fine for me.