Eilenna

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About Eilenna

  • Birthday June 14

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    http://eilenna.tumblr.com

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Sweden
  • Interests
    Music, Fandom, Books, Movies, Philosophy, History

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Fish, seafood, pasta, vegetables, italian
  • Favourite Animal
    Owl, cat
  • Favourite Beverage
    Tea, Juice, White wine
  • Favourite Colour
    Orange
  • Favourite Place
    By the sea. Walking in parks and nature. Summer when it's sunny but not too hot, anywhere. Autumn is my favourite season. My parents house.
  • Countries Visited
    Norway, Denmark, UK, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Wine and fruity drinks
  • Do You Smoke
    No
  • Do You Have a Motto
    It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default. - JK Rowling. It's very poignant for me, because I need to keep this in mind, I'm afraid of everything.
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Started a very humble vinyl collection.
  • Do You Have Pets
    Two cats
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Vocals, piano, (guitar badly)
  • Phobias
    Spiders, submarines, strangers, being trapped, being powerless

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    By a friend who gave me AFF, OB, WM & CC as a gift. They caught my attention immediately, from the first notes of Elvenpath, and I soon fell very deeply in love. Once was the first album I bought myself. So I became a fan around 2003.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Once, Nov 2 2018 in Gothenburg.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Maybe Floor answering a few of my questions in the forum interviews.
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    End of an Era. Signed Showtime, Storytime.
  • Best Live Song
    Changes, but when I'm writing this: Song of Myself, Ghost Love Score, The Islander, Elvenpath, Dead To The World, Kinslayer, Come Cover Me, Sahara, Islander, 7 Days, Last Ride, Storytime with Floor, Dark Chest of Wonders, Shudder Before The Beautiful, Weak Fantasy.
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child. Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
  • Favourite Song
    Elvenpath, Gethsemane, Passion & the Opera, Dead Boy's Poem, Bless the Child, Beauty of the Beast, Dark Chest of Wonders, Ghost Love Score, While Your Lips Are Still Red, The Poet and the Pendulum, Meadows of Heaven, Song of Myself, The Escapist, My Walden, The Greatest Show On Earth.
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    The other one for Oceanborn. EFM
  • Favourite Music Video
    Sleeping Sun.
  • Favourite DVD
    From wishes to eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    Wishmaster and Imaginaerum.
  • Least Favourite Song
    Crownless, For The Heart I Once Had, Two For Tragedy, Bare Grace Misery, I Want My Tears Back, Storytime (with Anette).

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights, Florence & The Machine: Cosmic Love. Many other favorite ones
  • Favourite Singer
    Floor Jansen, Anneke van Giersbergen, Kate Bush. Susanne Sunfør. Florence Welsh, Russell Allen, Tony Kakko, Damian Wilson, Ulf Christianson, Matthew Ward, Tarja, Beyonce, Simone Simons, Amy Lee, Lana del Rey, Shagrath.
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Joost van den Broek just because he deserves to be mentioned.
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    So many, just a few that came to mind at the time of writing: Epica: In all Consciousness, My Dying Bride: Sear Me III, Epica: Consign to Oblivion, Symphony X: The Divine Wings of Tragedy, The Odyssey, Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights, The Dreaming, The Man with a Child in his Eyes, Tuomas Holopainen - The Last Sled, Opeth - Deliverance, Dimmu Borgir - The Insight and the Catharcis....
  • Best Concert Attended
    Ayreon Universe, Tilburg 2017. Dimmu Borgir, Midgardsblot 2018, Inferno 2019. Heilung - Midgardsblot 2019.
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Again, just a few that came to mind. After Forever: Decipher, Invisible Circles & After Forever, Ayreon: Any album, Michael Jackson: Thriller, Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics, Symphony X: Any Album, The Gathering: Mandylion & Nighttime Birds, Tiamat: Wildhoney, My Dying Bride: The Light at the End of the World & Like Gods of the Sun, Epica: Any Album, 2nd Chapter of Acts: The Roar of Love, Tristania: Widows Weed's & Beyond the Veil, Dream Theater: Images and Words, Lana del Rey: Born to Die (Paradise), Ghost: Any Album, Dimmu Borgir: Any album, Auri - Auri, many more..
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish, Floor Jansen, Dimmu Borgir, Kate Bush, Danny Elfman, Ayreon, Devin Townsend etc etc
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Swedish indie music in general, jazz and big band, reaggy, generic rock, generic boring pop, generic boring metal.

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Kate Winslet, Richard Armitage, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Richard Dean Anderson, Cate Blanchett
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Tim Burton, Peter Jackson
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    The Lord of the Rings everything, Dead Poets Society, Edward Scissorhands, Maleficent, Howl's Moving Castle, many many more...
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Hannibal, Stargate SG-1, Robin Hood BBC, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, The Simpsons, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Young Dracula, How I Met Your Mother, White Collar, The Vicar of Dibley, Pushing Daisies., House of Cards, Poldark
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Nightmare Before Christmas, Harry Potter
  • Favourite Author
    Tokien, J.K. Rowling, etc etc...
  • Favourite Book(s)
    LOTR, Harry Potter, ...
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Gravitation. Stardust. Nemi. Prince Valiant

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  1. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    No idea. At least three, you, me and Magnus would be there
  2. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    @NighttimeBird Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Does that work?
  3. Eilenna

    Nightwish World Tour 2020

    I think it's also because the forum has been around for so many years, and some of us have been members and fans for a really long time, and have had the same or similar discussions many times already. And what Imagineer said. It's always great when new people join.
  4. Eilenna

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Maybe it's not so Nightwishy, but it is a bit in character for them to pose in a typical serious cool rock way, but tongue in cheek; remember the Once cowboy hats?
  5. Eilenna

    Nightwish World Tour 2020

    This was recorded in Oslo spektrum: The venue is also pretty near the train station if you are travelling.
  6. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    I found this in a Youtube comment. Interview with Floor on Omroep Brabant (regional broadcaster): Despite all her success, Floor Jansen only has one number one: her daughter Freja. GOIRLE - Who doesn't know her? Since her appearances on the popular television programme Best Singers, the success and popularity of Goirle-born metal singer Floor Jansen (38) knows no bounds anymore. The media want to talk to her, the music world wants her on stage and a world tour with her Finnish band 'Nightwish' is on the agenda. In short, her planner is packed. Yet she is clear about her priorities. Because when it comes down to it, there is only one number one for Floor. And that's her daughter. Written by Jacky Goossens Floor Jansen has been living and working in Sweden for years and has been successful for years as lead vocalist of the Finnish metal band 'Nightwish', both there and abroad. Thanks to the television programme 'Best Singers', she is now also known and loved by the general Dutch public. Twenty years in the music business "And that's great! But sometimes it's also overwhelming", says Floor in the radio programme 'Muziek en Zo' (Music and so on). "But of course it's not like I'm the new kid on the block, I've been in the business for almost twenty years. Then you'll learn to deal with pressure and success. And do you know what is perhaps the best thing about the success with Best Singers? That this way I have been able to take away the prejudices about metal music and have shown that heavy metal is more than rough music by men in leather jackets." Floor was born in Goirle, lived in Tilburg, studied at the Rock Academy in Tilburg. She attended a high school in Veghel. That school and in particular one of the teachers were of great influence on her future. Shy, dullish "This is a beautiful and special story to tell. I was taught there by a teacher who actually made me start making music. You have to understand that I was a very shy, dullisg girl back then. I was also bullied. Not nice at all. But then I got one of the leading roles in the school musical and he had arranged it for me. We also wrote songs together. He sent me a letter the other day and wondered if I remembered all of this. Of course I remember, he was my great source of inspiration!" Almost a professional soccer player When Floor Jansen tells about her life, an image emerges of a strong woman, but also a woman who has to keep a lot of balls in the air. And has to change from one role to another. After all, she is not only a singer, but also a daughter, wife and mother. How does she make sure those balls don't all fall down? "Haha", laughs Floor, "when you see how they sometimes scatter in all directions, I almost feel like a professional soccer player. Still, there's only one big ball. And that's Nightwish. Also, after twenty years and a burn-out, I know better what I can and can't do. But it's certainly true that I have a lot of different hats on. That works out well, but sometimes it's also exciting. Because you don't always have control over what happens." Freja at number one When it comes to the agenda, there is no such thing as peace and quiet in the coming period. Her hubby, the Swede Hannes van Dahl, drummer of the Swedish metal band Sabaton, is currently in America and Floor is preparing for her world tour with Nightwish (including an already sold out Ziggo Dome on November 24, 2020). This makes it all the more important for her to enjoy this period in the Netherlands, together with her daughter Freja, who is two and a half years old. "My daughter really likes it when we are here. Because that means that we go to her grandparents. She is doing well and that's what it's all about. She is number one with me. She always leads the way." From YouTube, by Jan Douwes
  7. Eilenna

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I don't think she took any other singer at all into consideration when she was working on her vocal lines for EFMB. I don't think she cares about inviting comparisons, I think she sings it in the way which works for her and she feels suits the song. I think Floor and Marco's voices are beautiful together, I almost like those songs live the most. Both when they sing harmonies and when they take turns.
  8. Eilenna

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I don't think it should be moved, it wouldn't make as much sense in another thread, since the discussion was born closely within this topic and is relating to it ("is Greta an inspiration for the next record, and if so how, and will the album talk about the environment?" does belong here). Of course discussing Greta herself is slightly off topic. But it seems we're already back on topic. And it is a current event which will affect current discussions in general, as we don't live in a vacuum, and as has been pointed out, art isn't created in a vacuum either. I would understand if things went away from topic for pages and pages, and had nothing to do with the topic at hand. But I think it makes for a weird reading experience if things are cut away all the time. Unless it's wildly off topic. That's how I feel anyway. If anyone wants to continue the Greta stuff further, then they could perhaps just do so in the politics thread.
  9. Eilenna

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Holy Fred. Ok, firstly, @Magnus and @Baki, yes . What you said. Secondly, what on earth am I reading, @KamKhronos and @Cristermo. And I won't ignore this, because @Cristermo what you just said about people with high functioning autism is just ridiculous. So degrading. You do realize people with those diagnoses are not cardboard copies, but actual people? Do you have any friends with these diagnoses, who are your friends on an equal level, not somebody you look down on and patronize like this? I can tell you don't. Because I do. And you are wrong. @KamKhronosCalling people "triggered" etc clearly shows what kind of values you yourself have. Thanks for clarifying much, dear. Yes, this. It makes me laugh when people who aren't Swedish (the only swedes who say these things about Greta are the "Sweden democrats" (blue-brown), funnily enough ) think she's a poor little victim. She's no victim. She does what she wants by her own accord. Her parents are good parents as far as I know, from interviews with Marlena Ernman, she seems like a great parent. And Greta is 16, not a little girl. It's funny how scared and threatened grown men can be of a girl who ignores social conventions and doesn't "know her place" The only thing I'm concerned about regarding Greta is that she's too inexperienced to know her limits and will get a burnout from not taking time off. Hopefully her parents will look out for her in that regard. Because when you're 16 you think you're invincible. Yeah, and regarding the upcoming album, I hope it will have less repetitive parts. And more quirky stuff. Let them try to move away from the Nighwish formula a bit. They always have something like that on each record, but more is super welcome. And I am a sucker for the long orchestral tracks, so I hope for one of those. And a lot of atmospheric stuff. Less chug chug. Goodnight people, it's been a long day.
  10. Eilenna

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Ooooh, now that hashtag I think is relevant! #very excited about it all
  11. Eilenna

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Wow Magnus your version is much better!
  12. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    Oh can someone do subtitles?
  13. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    Floor posted that there might be more dates, and she will do an TV interview: A short video in Dutch to react to the massive reactions to the song #Winner I sang last Saturday for Tim Akkerman on Dutch tv show #BesteZangers. It’s number 1 on iTunes again and the video is watched so often on YouTube, unbelievable! Next to this I #soldout my 6 shows in The Netherlands in one day! Thank you for this wonderful and unexpected reaction to my idea to maybe do something live haha! I am working hard to book more shows! Tonight I will be on Dutch tv again with an interview with RTL Boulevard, between 18:30 and 19:30! Thank you for all the love and support! 🙏🏻❤️
  14. Eilenna

    The Floor thread

    I got a ticket for Heerlen 26th! So I also had to get tickets for Dimmu/Amorphis in Tilburg 25th, and make it a thing. And I wasn't gonna go to more concerts in the foreseeable future, because of stress and I want to save money, and I don't want to fly. Also it will be winter, and cold. But, it's Floor.
  15. Eilenna

    Epica

    @SpeckofdustHm, well I can certainly hear a world of difference. But I'm also very familiar with the originals. A new music video.