The Name Of The Wind

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About The Name Of The Wind

  • Birthday 01/16/1994


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  • Interests
    Books, music, languages, cultures, a lot of stuff :P Just not maths :P

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Pancakes.. I love them :)
  • Favourite Animal
    Dogs and cats
  • Favourite Beverage
    Lemon lemonade and all sorts of tea
  • Favourite Colour
    A deep, dark wine red
  • Favourite Place
    By the sea or in the mountains
  • Countries Visited
    Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Great Britain, Czech Republic, and now Sweden :)
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
  • Do You Smoke
  • Do You Collect Anything
    CDs... I already own quite a few.
  • Do You Have Pets
    No, but if I would be allowed to, I would have a cat.
  • Phobias
    Spiders, heights


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    I have a friend and once she came to me to download various songs from youtube. One of them was Amaranth. I had another friend who listened to Nightwish, so I decided to listen to it because our tastes in music back then were very similar. Loved it :) A while later I ordered Dark Passion Play and I have been a fan ever since :)
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Just once, on May 6th, 2012 in Stuttgart. It was great :)
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Seeing them live for the first and so far only time.
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    My old, ragged copy of Dark Passion Play as it is the first Nightwish CD I bought
  • Best Live Song
    In Stuttgart it was Planet Hell, Marcos introduction was just so funny and Anette really nailed that one :) Though The Islander was magical too.
  • Favourite Album
    Either Imaginaerum or Oceanborn, can't decide.
  • Favourite Song
    Too many...
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Angels Fall First, it's simple and beautiful.
  • Least Favourite Album
  • Least Favourite Song
    Forever Yours

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Tommy Karevik and Anette Olzon, they are my two absolute favourite singers but I enjoy a lot of other singers, like Roy Khan, Michael Eriksen, Ross Jennings, Ailyn (only from Perils of The Deep Blue on though), Lori Lewis, Tarja or Sharon den Adel.
  • Favourite Bassist
    Andreas Blomqvist of Seventh Wonder: I like how he draws attention to the bass.
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Oliver Palotai is just outstanding.
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    I could list a lot of songs, it depends on my mood.
  • Best Concert Attended
    Seventh Wonder Alingsås (Sweden) September 6th, 2014
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Also too many. I have one for almost every band I listen to but a few highlights include: Kamelot "Haven", Seventh Wonder "The Great Escape", Circus Maximus "Isolate" and Haken "The Mountain"
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish (of course), Kamelot and Seventh Wonder
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Most Mainstream/Radio Pop. It lacks depth and it all sounds the same to me.


  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Friendship! (German film), Inception, Into the Wild
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Sherlock! I love Series 1 and 2.
  • Favourite Author
    Patrick Rothfuss
  • Favourite Book(s)
    The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. That's where name on this forum comes from. I've read that book at least five times and it's still not boring :)

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  1. I know. It's definitely not a computer you'd expect in the hands of a student like me. I feel lucky to have it, because it's a great quality computer and it's very durable. It's over seven years old at this point, and it still works fine. I have a feeling that it s the kind of a computer that could last a lifetime, if I took good care of it.
  2. Nice thread idea In no particular order: Within Temptation "The Heart of Everything" The CD that got me into metal, together with DPP. Orginally, I picked the WT CD up, because I had heard of them before, and the CD was cheap (8€ I think). Back then, it was a lot heavier than what I was listening to, but I adored it, so decided try out similar stuff, and that's how I got in Nightwish and metal in general. Nightwish "Dark Passion Play" I remember ordering the CD on a Thursday evening, and only that particular copy I have because it was shipped with express delivery It arrived on my birthday which was a Saturday, and that's why I can remember the precise date I got it. Both DPP and ThoF are very important to me, and I wouldn't sell them, even if I got new copies. Seventh Wonder "The Great Escape" (Japanese Version) I bought the Japanese version of The Great Escape after my regular edition broke. I guess I played it a bit too much The Japanese version has a re-recorded song from their debut as bonus track. It's miles better than the original version. The production is better, and while their original vocalist wasn't bad, Tommy is a much better singer. His vocal performance lifts the song a bit up. I bought the CD a years ago at a surprisingly cheap price for a Japanese CD. Looks like the prices went up quite a bit. I paid around 16 pound in late 2014. Now it costs almost 90 pound I guess I was lucky. My computer (HP Compaq 8710w) I got the computer my father for work when my old computer broke suddenly. My father was allowed to buy his work computer cheaply after using three years. He had an idea how to use the computer, but that never took it off, so I got it. It's a very nice, expensive computer and it has an excellent sound quality. It allows me to rip my CDs in perfect quality and listen to my music in the same perfect quality when I work. The sound quality of my computer also started my apprecation for good sound quality and how it impacts my appreciation for music. It sort of kickstarted that apprecation in a way, and few months after getting my computer I bought new headphones with an improved sound quality. This brings me to next item. My headphones (Beyerdynamic DTX 101ie) I bought my first pair in 2014, but I lost them on a bus about a year later I wrote to the bus company, but my headphones were not found, so I bought my second pair of the same model. I still have them, and these are the headphones that lasted the longest. They are almost two years old by now and the paint is going off, so every few days I have to write which one is the left and right. I can't tell the difference otherwise.They don't look expensive in any way but that suits me nicely. Before I got this model, my headphones lasted me six to nine months at most. I also bought cheaper headphones, which had a cost of 20€. These were my first expensive pair at 55€, and I love them. They have a clear, natural sound which is great. They are not heavy on bass, but it's there. I hope they last me a while longer. Bonus: I have a copy of Conception's last album Flow. Cost me 27€ in 2014, and it has gone up quite a bit since. I also have a self made Kamelot t- shirt as well as a Seventh Wonder t-shirt. I put a few hour's work in both of them. I still use my Kamelot regularly.
  3. @Harvest I agree. To The Bone is still fanastic, and Permanating reminds me of Abba as well. It's a good thing, because Abba made good music. I also agree that it is difficult to write a sing along melody, and I think that Steven has displayed that kind of talent already a long time ago with Piano Lessons. It's a bit similar to Permanating in a way, though not as extreme. I can't pick a favourite right now, because almost all songs are really good. The only thing I don't find that interesting is the second half of Detonation, which is instrumental. It lacks something compared to say, Ancestral or Russia on Ice which have a similar structure.
  4. Steven's new album has been out since August. What do you think? I'm finally giving it some proper listens right now, and I think it's really good. Not as great as HCE, but that album is near perfection, so it was expected. From what I read, the album has gotten quite a mixed reception because of some of the new elements, but I like them. Permenating is very good, for example. It's catchy, uplifting, and very different from what I heard from Steven. I always to sing along to the chorus, so that's a good sign . Here are the videos that have been released for the album so far:
  5. I have only had time to listen to the first half of the album until Ghost and the Reaper. I like what I heard so far, even though I think Anette's vocals sound very edited and almost robotic. Her performance itself is really good though.
  6. I miss summer, too! The summer in Denmark was way too cold and rainy. It didn't really feel like summer at all. Thankfully, I had a taste of summer when I visited my mum in July. One day we had 35 degrees Celsius. At the same time, I hope for a nice winter. Not this rainy mess we've had in the last few years. I hope there will be snow. It's not really winter without snow.
  7. Her name is Jenny Karevik, and she is on a few Seventh Wonder songs, like One Last Goodbye or Long Way Home. She's great, and her voice matches really well with Tommy's.
  8. @Speckofdust There's also a topic for Seventh Wonder. I posted the news there, since it's more appropriate there in the Kamelot thread. @WhiteLagoon If it's true, the DVD will be recorded after the release of the new album. It has already been confirmed for spring next year. @Silent Dawn Kobra is a good singer, but the contrast between her voice and Tommy's is too strong for my taste. I prefer Alissa or Tommy's sister to sing with him.
  9. So, a few hours ago they finally announced the new album. This their whole statement, taken from their Facebook page: I mean, it's about time. The album has been in the works since forever, and getting what amounted to only small news, I was getting impatient. Seems like the album close to finished, so hopefully it'll be released soon. The cynic in me thinks that there will be a while before the eventual release but I hope I'm wrong there.
  10. I have recently started an Instagram account. For now, there's only picture online but more will follow soon. It's going to be mostly pictures of nature and sightseeing. I am aware that this is nothing special but I have so many pictures that have been on my computer for years but that deserve to be shown somewhere. They were taken for fun, and thus, the account is also just for fun. I don't expect anthing special, but if you want to take a look, my account is here:
  11. @Stefan2k4 Someone who is under a lot of pressure and stress, especially under a long time, doesn't always rationally. I think that Nightwish were under a lot of pressure and stress, so they weren't thinking rationally. I find it believable that they didn't think about how the letter would play out in the media since they couldn't think straight because of their stress and pressure in their strained relationship to Tarja and Marcello. It had a huge impact on their every day life and it even threatened their career. It's difficult to imagine how stressed and pressed they were at the time. In a situation like this, you (general you) don't think everything through. I think this is happened to Nightwish and Tarja. Edit: I'm not saying that is exactly what happened, but that is a possible explanation.
  12. Nightwish are still a symphonic metal at the core though, so I don't think calling "Popwish" is correct. Anyway, we're getting off topic. Let's go back to a discussion of Tarja's new album.
  13. I've been on a bit of a Leprous binge lately. Their latest album, Malina, is fantastic and very addictive!
  14. Loreena's voice is great. Her music quite a bit different from what I normally listen to and that's why I find it a hit and miss for my taste. My favourite album has to be The Book of Secrets. It's also the album I discovered her with and there's no bad song on it. Edit: I can't deny that all of her music is very well made, but I don't like all of it.
  15. Mir gefällt's My Sweet Mystery erinnert schon an Nightwish, aber das stört mich nicht. Der Titelsong gefällt mir allerdings besser. Jedenfalls freue ich mich schon auf das Album. Es ist schön, Anette wieder Metal singen zu hören