Spectre

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About You

  • Favourite Food
    Pasta and Sushi
  • Favourite Beverage
    At the moment: Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
  • Favourite Place
    Where my beloved ones are.
  • Countries Visited
    Where to start with? Travelled across Europe, North and South America but Australasia is still a blank spot on my map ...
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Won't refuse a nice cold beer, white wine or whiskey!
  • Do You Have a Motto
    'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied - chains us all irrevocably.'
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Long time ago ...

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    A friend lent me his NW CDs back in 2003.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    3
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Emppu looking straight into my eyes at an EFMB concert and giving me the horns!
  • Best Live Song
    GLS
  • Favourite Album
    Once or EFMB? Hard to decide ...
  • Favourite Song
    Ever Dream
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    EFMB
  • Favourite Music Video
    Amaranth
  • Favourite DVD
    Showtime, Storytime but definitely looking forward to VoS!!!
  • Least Favourite Album
    None! Used to be Imaginaerum but it grew on me over time!

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Our dear Floor and Mr. Bruce Dickinson
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Constantly changing ... right now: Brave New World
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Besides NW: Ayreon and essentially all of Arjen's projects, Iron Maiden, Amorphis and many more ...
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Anything with Rap music ...

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Patrick Stewart
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Ridley Scott, James Cameron - almost forgot David Lynch!
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Alien(s), Dune, Star Wars I - III, Star Trek 4 and 6, Total Recall, Starship Troopers and a lot more SciFi stuff
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Star Trek TNG, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, 24, Futurama
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Star Wars or LOTR? Sooo hard to decide...
  • Favourite Author
    Isaac Asimov
  • Favourite Book(s)
    LOTR, Fahrenheit 451

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  1. Spectre

    Chernobyl

    Amen to that. I recommend anyone who praises nuclear energy the chilling experience of a fallout, if only remotely. Btw, I love Finland for all the great music it gives us but building another reactor is an act of national folly (sorry Finns for being blunt here).
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    Ayreon

    Any idea whether Marcela's new project Dark Horse White Horse is related to Arjen? They seem to have recorded at Sandlane Studios in mid-March according to Joost's FB and just have launched a new website. Some familiar faces are involved:
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    After Forever

    I don't think that this is true (although it would seem that Amanda had had a "stake" in the fate of AF). The After Forever trademark still seems to be registered on Sander. I'm copying the excerpt from the Benelux trademark register for your info below. Interestingly, the trademark seems to have been renewed in 2012. I think that this also answers the question why Floor would not have been able to carry on with AF on her own back in the days. While Transmission obviously seems to own the rights to the albums before the self-titled album, I wonder if they could have released the remastered versions without his consent - probably not, but this is speculation on my end.
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    Nightwish and humor

    ^Well, not all give you a headache - in fact, there's also a lot of praise of Floor (rightly so). Just read this one under the official Storytime video: "This woman probably snores in key."
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    ^haha, that's hilarious! 😂 Then Kimmi Ahola could use this song as an intro: https://youtu.be/zKQfxi8V5FA
  6. Anyone who knows what love is will understand...

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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I'm already on the hype train. Tuomas mentioning awhile ago that he took inspiration from Black Mirror was the best NW-related news for quite some time for me. Black Mirror is one of the most brilliant - if not THE most brilliant - Netflix show I have ever seen. The dystopian angle of many episodes on the new digital age and social media in particular (recommend to watch "15 Million Merits" and "Hate in the Nation") could inspire some great dark themes, but there is also room for hope (see "San Juniper" on life after death in the digital age). I can imagine that this could lead to songs that please NW fans who (1) wish Tuomas to stick to more mature themes (as with EFMB) rather than the "dead boy", (2) generally want NW to return to darker songs (rather than EFMB happiness) and (3) maybe also heavier songs. Obviously, I'm gazing into the crystal ball now but this is where I'd like to see the new album.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    SWNTOE = southwest north to east - the directions of the nightwinds (Nattvindens)?
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    Vuur

    Great interview, Damian. I love how humble she still is. Thanks for sharing!
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    Chernobyl

    Thanks for sharing, will definitely look into it. One of my first childhood memories is that the playground near the house of my parents was closed shortly after the disaster, which I could not grasp as a child. Everything looked normal though everyone was concerned. The government had ordered public places to be closed temporarily due to increased radiation levels after the fallout over central Europe.
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    Sabaton

    Haha, so true! Indeed, their newer stuff sounds a bit repetitive to me. Then again, they are constantly pushing the boundaries - seems they are the first metal band ever to perform on a fishing trawler! Many of the older songs are still fun to listen to me. There are also a few gems, such as the "Cliffs of Gallipoli" which I think capture the gruesome fighting and blodshed quite well. I have always wondered if Pär and Joakim have also been inspired by Iron Maiden's war metal songs (e.g. Paschendale, Alexander the Great).
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    The Floor thread

    *un-lurking* I had expected something different, too, but let's stay open-minded - I'm sure Floor has the ability to even give pop rubbish her very own, interesting spin. As for her discography, it would be a shame if they excluded her live records with NW from the menue. Would be interested in hearing the opera singer's take on her version of GLS...
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    ReVamp

    When I listened to Revamp the first time, I was not sure what to think of it; some of the songs seemed musically disjointed, but after giving it a couple of spins it made sense musically and grew on me a lot. I respectfully disagree that it's a world apart from After Forever - on the contrary: Revamp's invention is obviously a result of AF's break up which I think is quite notable in the first (self-titled) album. Joost van den Broek also played a big part in writing and producing it (though I wish the quality of the recoding was not as blurry). In Break, for example, you can almost feel Floor's pain about AF's break up:
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    Northward

    Great stuff from Dean Kopri:
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    Greetings from Estonia

    Welcome to the vehicle of spirit! There are also discussion threads on other metal bands which you may find interesting.