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 Old Era

    David Gilmour didn't write a song about Roger's wife being an asshole. As I said, as long as MPG is out there... I don't know.
  2. Symphoniker

    The Old Era

    Why am I not surprised you had to try to excuse Anette's horrible behavior once again? Yes, yes it is. Especially when a) It was clearly a passion project for Tuomas and b) it was more than halfway done. Again, it's the same attitude for which Se was fired. Acting as if it was HER band and she could demand whatever she pleased. Once again, the same attitude as wanting to cancel a whole tour that had already begun just because she got pregnant. She is selfish and petty.
  3. Symphoniker

    The Old Era

    Finally, someone with a little sense around here. People don't understand how bad things ended between NW (mostly Tuomas) and their former singers. So many people expected a reunion show for the Decades Tour, and I insisted that was not gonna happen. And it didn't. Please stop expecting that, it's NOT going to happen. As long as Master Passion Greed exists, I doubt Tarja will ever forgive Tuomas and I think Anette is too stubborn and childish to do so too. Yes, I know that even Guns N roses reunited but you must understand that, for example, the GNR guys know it would mean something big. For Nightwish it's all the same. They are more successful than ever. And I'm glad they haven't sold out like that.
  4. Symphoniker

    Epica

    Yes. He said he's working on new music. But don't get too excited, he probably means composing, so, very early stages.
  5. Symphoniker

    Nightwish World Tour 2020

    And I'm just sitting here, waiting for a Mexican date.
  6. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    They've already recorded an orchestra, so we more or less know what to expect.
  7. Symphoniker

    Nightwish World Tour 2020

    They won't. Otherwise what was the point of the Decades tour? Better accept that fact before you end up disappointed. I'm pretty sure they'll play 5 new songs, and the songs we're used to by now. Don't get too excited.
  8. Symphoniker

    The Old Era

    So, let's recall. Only for old fans like me. What were your thoughts back then? Did you think NW would recover? Do you still think, 14 years later, that Tarja is ever gonna come back? I think everyone was shocked, but I was one of those that had faith in the band. I decided to support and believe them. After all, while Tarja's voice was special, it was the music and lyrics what spoke the most to me. And Tarja had nothing to do with that. I remember that while searching for more info on the web I ended up joining the forums. And here we are, 14 years later. They ended up hiring an unknown (and amateur) singer just to move away from Tarja, and then, well, history repeated. But, hey they haven't given up and cheers to that! And no, I don't think and want Tarja to return. Not even for a single show. I do think both parties hurt each other beyond that. And while last year Tarja sang with Marco, we know Tuomas is the real deal, and hey, I don't think they'll ever speak again. They would have by now.
  9. Symphoniker

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Then listen to the album versions. I mean I'm not saying I want to have a Bootleg-quality live record in which you can hear better the guy selling beers than the band, but I do want to hear a crowd in a live album, I think part of the experience of watching a live recording is to feel like you're there.
  10. Symphoniker

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    You're getting a live album with one of the wildests crowds in the world, comparing that to most European crowds who just stand there in silence, I think watching it will let you compare.
  11. Symphoniker

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    It's a freaking live album and one that's actually worth having since most of the songs were rearranged and are not gonna be played live again. Jesus. They're already recording the new album as we speak. I swear people just like to complain.
  12. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I do think the orchestra is already recorded, they just were too quiet about it this time. I'm also thinking that the album recording went on too swiftly. I may be wrong, but perhaps a January/February window is open.
  13. Symphoniker

    Nightwish Off Topic

    No, it wasn't. They've already explained the change. First, the classical singing was never a fundamental part of Nightwish, it was more so an accident and the way Tarja sang. Since Century Child, they has been stepping outside from that. It was more so, something so related to Tarja, that the guys wanted to find something different. Why? Imagine you broke up with a redhead. Are you gonna search for another redhead? That would be wrong in so many levels. Exactly the same happened here. Not to mention that Tuonas' vision for the band since the beginning was with a voice more like Anette’s. So, they took the chance to find something different. If you ask me, I'm glad they did. It meant not being stuck with just one kind of voice and allowed them to experiment more, not to mention, they took a risk, and I always value when artists do that.
  14. Symphoniker

    The Floor thread

    Uhhh.. You can hear Tuomas sing in the original recording of Beauty and the Beast and in Astral Romance (Angels Fall First). He has said he'll never sing again, because he doesn't have the training. And he has stuck to his word.
  15. Symphoniker

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    It basically is. I hate to write this, but she's no Tarja. No, really. Releasing a couple of albums every few years without a proper tour to support them, and just expecting people to buy them isn't exactly having a successful musical career