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About Marius

  • Birthday 03/23/1991

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  • Gender:
  • Location:
    Oslo, Norway
  • Interests
    Music, traveling, nature, working, food, jogging, photography

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Italian, Greek, Indian
  • Favourite Animal
    Whales, sharks
  • Favourite Beverage
    Water, Red Wine, Urge (Norwegian soda)
  • Favourite Colour
  • Favourite Place
  • Countries Visited
    Sweden, Denmark, Finland, U.K, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, USA, Australia, South Africa
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
  • Do You Smoke
  • Do You Collect Anything
  • Do You Have Pets


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Through a friend when I was 11.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Many good memories connected to this band, but the best one for now was to attend the Tampere show and finally be able to re-live the experience on DVD (+ experience the Decades setlist live)
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    Signed DPP-poster, Emppu's guitarpic (x2) and Jukka's drumstick
  • Best Live Song
    Ghost Love Score, Dead to the World, Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean, Gethsemane
  • Favourite Album
    Oceanborn/Century Child
  • Favourite Song
    Beauty of the Beast, Ghost Love Score, The Greatest Show on Earth, 10th Man Down, The Riddler, Ghost River
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    The Siren
  • Favourite Music Video
    The Islander
  • Favourite DVD
    End of Innocence
  • Least Favourite Album
  • Least Favourite Song

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Eluveitie - The Call of the Mountains, Rammstein - Mein Herz Brennt
  • Favourite Singer
    Tommy Karevik, Tony Kakko, Jan Werner Danielsen, Roy Khan, Sharon den Adel, Floor Jansen
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Richard Kruspe, Thomas Youngblood
  • Favourite Bassist
    Marco Hietala
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    "Reise, Reise" by Rammstein, "Don't Say a Word" by Sonata Arctica and "Frindship to Last" by Two Steps from Hell
  • Best Concert Attended
    Rammstein @ Valhall, 19.02.2012 - Oslo, Epica (Retrospect) @ Klpkgebouw, 23.03.2013 - Eindhoven, Nightwish @ Ratinan Stadion, 31.07.2015 - Tampere
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    "Mercy Falls" by Seventh Wonder and "Winterheart's Guild" by Sonata Arctica
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Rammstein, Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Eluveitie, Ensiferum, Within Temptation, Epica, Seventh Wonder, Avantasia, Wintersun, Delain
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    I'm always openminded when it comes to music, but the only genre I really can't get into is the rap/hiphop thing


  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Lord of the Rings-series, The Hobbit-series, Jurassic Park-series, Outlander, Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    The Big Bang Theory, Two and a half men, Friends, Masterchef Australia, Criminal Minds

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  1. Marius

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    No, it is actually a problem, because putting a great metal song like Planet Hell in between a full set of medicore, half-way, boring, uninspired metal songs will show her audience just how lacking her metal career really is. It has always baffled me why Tarja focused on a metal career instead of a classical one after NW. Before Once was released she actually said that this would be her last NW album before leaving for a classical solo career. Which I support a 100% now, since that is where her strength is. Tarja's biggest problem is that she cannot write good metal songs, 5 released metal/rock albums have shown us this now. It always end up decent at best. It feels like she only does this to please her former background and fans, which is not a good strategy at all. Focus on your strength instead, which is classical music or ambient music, like Oasis, Wisdom of Wind or Until Silence. I love Tarja! She is the voice of my childhood and I appreciate all she has released with NW and the non-metal songs of her solo career, but I have felt ashamed of her metal direction ever since MWS and it hurts me to see such a great artist lose her potential.
  2. Marius

    The Floor thread

    Floor will be a part of a dutch TV-show called "The best singers" where 7 famous dutch singers gather for a dinner each night for 7 days were they all have their dedicated night were the other singers make renditions of their songs (Have the same show here in Norway called "Hver gang vi møtes"). I think Sharon also was a part of this a couple of years ago.
  3. Marius

    Within Temptation II

    I don't know what to think about this album to be honest. WT has been one of my go-to bands since I was a teenager and I even liked Hydra a lot, but listening to those snippets got me very disappointed. All songs have the same atmosphere and does not differ a lot in melody or structure (so far at least). Vocal melodies does not sound any challenging and I get a feeling of an average pop-album camouflaged with guitars. Will give it some spins when it's out though before making any more judgments.
  4. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Good point, the confidence part made me realize the word I was looking for - 'friendship'. Their friendship was blooming and so visible during the Decades tour. They were happy and confident, and it showed during the show and their performance.
  5. Marius

    Nightwish Off Topic

    Got my (signed! ) version of the "We were here" book in the mail today. Can't wait to read it tonight! Just had a quick look through it and the book is quite thick, so seems that there's a lot of content here, not mainly pictures (as I thought it would be)
  6. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I don't get the constant complains about them being stiff on stage. Have you guys actually attended a concert and seen that yourself? When I saw them in Gothenburg in November the band was very energic and interactive. I was at the front row and they fooled with us all the time (making faces, pointing, arm gestures, smiling etc). In all the heavy songs there were headbanging from Tuomas, Marco and Floor. They also did a lot of interaction with each other during the whole gig. (Floor and Emppu for example, they seems to like each other a lot on stage. Same with Marco and Troy). It's a very fun show, not the type of constant-headbanging-metal-show that you expect from the metal scene in general, but a fun and mature show which showcases skillful musicianship, storytelling and beauty of music. Point is, I think they adjust their performance, movements and interactions based on the song's mood, message and story, which makes sense to me. A lot of you who criticize seems to just base it on that it does not fit your ideal metal show, while the band's audience seems to be overall very happy.
  7. Marius

    Nightwish Off Topic

    I've noticed this too and I have to agree that the Anette-era has slowly vanished from people's mind, myself included. It's sad since when thinking about it her contributions made a big impact on the band's career and where they are today. DPP was the first album that made them play big stadiums in Europe, and Amaranth has 100 million views on YT (BBB has 50, Islander has 20, almost 170 + million in total for DPP). Who knows what would had happen if her years haden't take place and they had Floor right after Tarja. Floor has a undeniable talent for sure, but I think her popularity got boosted even more since she replaced Anette and not Tarja. Also, most of the songs from the band that I regularly listen to is from her two albums even if her presence as the lead vocalist is gone from my mind. I'm happy that we have Floor now and would not change her for anyone, but Anette deserves to be recognized more for what she did for the band even if her attitude and live singing wasn't the greatest.
  8. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Maybe EOAH just ins’t that fun to play compared to DCOW? It is a very basic song after all. They need to have fun as well to deliver a great show
  9. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Looks like Amaranth was replaced by Last Ride of the Day yesterday :)
  10. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    A good change would be to keep Dark Chest as an opener and switch out Wish I Had an Angel for End of All Hope. EOAE had it's place as the second song during the Century Child tour, so would be nice callback :)
  11. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Just got back to my hotel! A few summary points that comes to mind: - I cried so much, especially during Gethsemane, DBP and Ghost Love Score. I felt like I was 14 again. - No Deep Silent Conplete, which I was looking forward to the most - Amazing pyro show! - Gethsemane, Sacrament, The Carpenter, The Kinslayer and Devil were my absolute highlights of the show. All works amazingly well in a live setting. - Emppu is a very funny guy. We had a moment were he teased me with his pick, almost throwed it but quickly put it back in his fingers and made a funny face. Love him - The crowd was lame! You could feel it in the atmosphere. Beast in Black tried really hard to get us going. Steped up a little when Nightwish came on, but in generel Scandinavians needs to increase their energy in live shows. I feel for the artists - The girl next to me COULD NOT STOP TALKING during half the set. Just please, shut up. If you’re at a concert, enjoy the show or go somewhere else to do your jibberjabber and don’t destroy the experience for others around yoy Good night!
  12. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Front row in Gothenburg 😄😄 Will keep you updated if there’s anything new in the set
  13. Marius

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Nice! See you there! Will be on the train to Gothenburg in a few hours @Magnus We actually have one spare ticket if you suddenly find out that you can go
  14. Marius

    Nightwish Off Topic

    Loved, loved, LOVED this reaction!
  15. Marius

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Great video! Love watching these kind of reactions However, I find it a tiny bit ironic to watch her give (constructive) criticism to the ones who did Nemo when she never has been able to do a great job with that song herself, except the studio version.