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About Cristermo

  • Birthday 04/24/1964

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  • Interests
    Reading, writing, painting, movies, music...

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Spanish omelette and pisto manchego
  • Favourite Animal
    pigs, crocodiles, turtles, lovebirds, donkeys...I even like some human beings
  • Favourite Beverage
    beer, wine
  • Favourite Colour
  • Favourite Place
    Outer space
  • Countries Visited
    Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Tunicia, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Poland
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Yes, of course
  • Do You Smoke
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Thinking about future misfortunes is living them twice
  • Do You Collect Anything
    No, only memories
  • Do You Have Pets
    Two turtles, two lovebirds, two children
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    No.Well, the flute a little..., but very little


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    I don't remember, on the web, I think
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Once, in Madrid, the tenth of September, 2016
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    That concert
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    Not exactly Nightwish, but The Life and Adventure of Scrooge signed by Tuomas.
  • Best Live Song
    Ghost Love Score and Romanticide (Floor)
  • Favourite Album
  • Favourite Song
    The poet and the pendulum/Ghost Love Score/The Greatest Show On Earth
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Endless forms most beautiful (cover)
  • Favourite Music Video
    Amaranth, The Islander, Nemo
  • Favourite DVD
    Showtime, Storytime
  • Least Favourite Album
    I like all of them, but if I had to choose one it would be Angels Fall First
  • Least Favourite Song
    Master Passion Greed, Where were you last night?

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Ashes to ashes (David Bowie)
  • Favourite Drummer
    Mick Fleetwood, Hunt Sales, Jukka, Kai
  • Favourite Singer
    David Bowie, Marco Hietala, Albano, Floor
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Paco de Lucía, Adrian Belew, Mick Ronson, David Gilmour, Lindsay Buckingham, Earl Slick, Eric Clapton, Frank Infante, Empu
  • Favourite Bassist
    Rutger Gunnarson, Paul McCartney
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Mick Garson, Benny Andersson
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Ashes to Ashes (Bowie) Avalanche (Cohen), Ma solitude (Moustaki) and a milion moreand many more
  • Best Concert Attended
    David Bowie (Sound and Vision), George Moustaki in Alcalá de Henares, Nightwish in Madrid (2016), Víctor Manuel in Alcalá de Henares, Nuevo Mester de Juglaría in Madrid, Candeal in Alcalá de Henares and many more
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Revolver (Beatles), Blackstar (Bowie), Various positions (Cohen), Bahane (Sezen Aksu), La Voz de la Ciencia (Aviador Dro), Coplas de la Raya (Candeal) The Album (Abba) and a million more
  • Favourite Composer?
    David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Tuomas Holopainen, Schubert, Bach, Benny Andersson, Bob Dylan, Servando Carballar, Moustaki, John Lennon, Manolo García, ...
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish, Leonard Cohen, Beatles, Lene Lovich, Triana, Alameda, David Bowie, Sezen Aksu, Natacha Atlas, Manolo García, El Último de la Fila, Joaquín Díaz, Kraftwerk, Blondie,Patti Smith, Abba, Bjork, Aviador Dro, George Moustaki, Mecano, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Candeal, Tarika, Status Quo, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Sade, Eduardo Paniagua, Francis Cabrel, Javier Krahe, Bob Dylan, No me pises que llevo chanclas
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    One Direction, Justin Bieber or any other indutrial product


  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Marcelo Mastroianni, Luis Tosar, Peter O'Toole and many more
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Víctor Erice, Eric Rohmer, Wong Kar Wai, Kubrick
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    El Sur, El espíritu de la Colmena, In the Mood of Love, Apocalypse now
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Space 1999
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    In The Mood Of Love
  • Favourite Author
    Too many
  • Favourite Book(s)
    Buf, too many to pick only one.
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime

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  1. I don't think they will, it's too frantic, so no time for rehearsals etc. I'm sure they will include something new in the European leg: Beauty of the Beast, Beauty and the Beast or Pharaoh? I hope so.
  2. Interesting conversation about imaginary retirements and the inevitable pass of time, but since this is Tuomas thread, I feel the need to say that what has caught my attention in the interview we are (at least "were") discussing is Tuomas's obsession with keeping a good atmosphere in the band. He sounds like someone who has lived in hell for ages and doesn't want to go back. On that side I think Troy has been basic. You may like his contribution to the band or not, but I think he's the oil the machinery of NW needed to work properly. Probably Floor's attitude, willingness of work and professionality have a lot to do with it as well, but Tuomas gives the impression of having reached the peace of mind he needed and don't want to take any risk to jeopardize it.
  3. The Crow, The Owl and the Dove is great. Turn Loose the Mermaids would be fine too. I would like to hear it again too. Tutankhamen? Nothing against it, but I prefer The Beauty of the Beast, Astral Romance, Pharaoh Sails to Orion, Meadows of Heaven, Our Decades in the Sun, Know Why Nightingale Sings or Rest Calm.
  4. The difference between zero and once is huge, specially if it is recorded for a DVD release . I don't think they will play Alpenglow or Edema Ruh on this tour, but I think ODITSA will appear sooner or later. It deserves it. Romanticide, for example, wasn't played during the ONCE tour, not a single time, but it was included in the setlists of the three following tours. As for Edema Ruh; it it had been released as the main single it would have been played a little more at the beginning of the torur but it would have disappeared after the first few gigs. Being a single doesn't mean too much; remember that EFMB (the song) was removed from the setlist at the very moment it was released as a single. I don't think Edema Ruh would have been played much more.
  5. They played Meadows of Heaven once.
  6. A good interview to see how Mr Holopainen feels now
  7. You can call it a hunch, if you want it. During EFMB tour they said they would play that song sooner or later on the tour, but eventually it didn't happen. I think they will fulfill that promise now. Besides, the name of the tour is Decades and I think it's a very good song to be played live, very emotional. I'm pretty sure that on the European leg they will make some changes in the setlist and ODITS could be one of the songs that will be played, at least occassionally.
  8. No sé si saldrá del setlist o no, yo más bien creo que la alternarán con Beauty and the Beast. En cuanto a Nightwish, creo que no deberían tocarla como en la demo, pero con unos arreglos más elaborados, ¿por qué no? Sería una curiosidad y, además, un homenaje a ellos mismos porque esa es la primera canción que grabaron y la que le dio nombre a la banda.
  9. Did we? I didn't know. As a matter of fact, The Space Between sounds like Lagoon (at the beginning) and Elan (in the chorus). Holopainen is there.
  10. A curious review about last night's concert in Toronto from the point of view of two people who only knew three songs and don't know much about the band. It's interesting that, for them, one of the highlights of the show was The Carpenter. Refreshing.
  11. Gosh, I don't agree with you, but I love the way you word it and the feelings you evoke. I actually like the direction they are taking (I'm one of those odd lovers of EFMB) but if you need cheese, please, Tuomas, more cheese.
  12. I like Troy as a guitarrist and that probably should be his main contribution to the band. His pipes are OK from time to time, his flutes just in some particular cases (not in Nemo and not in Elan) and his voice, sparsely. But Marco? Of course I want more vocals by Marco. I hope Dead to the World or Rest Calm will be in the setlist soon.
  13. My dream is listening to NW without backing tapes, so no, I don't like that alternative at all. I like Marco's voice and I want more of him (live and in studio).Yes, sometimes he sounds better than others, but so does Floor. I definitely want more vocals by Marco, so no problem if he's present in every single song.
  14. Oh, no, please, don't tell me that. I really want to be a genuine false metal poser!
  15. Thanks for the information