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About NeoGeorg

  • Birthday 06/30/1995

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  • Gender
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  • Interests
    Music. Video games. Creative stuff. Humans. Politics and philosophy when I feel like it.

About You

  • Favourite Food
    I like food.
  • Favourite Animal
    Avians. And giraffes!
  • Favourite Beverage
    Soda. Apple juice. Just water is pretty great too. :P
  • Favourite Colour
    Reddish purple. Blueish not as much.
  • Favourite Place
    Home. And home is where the heart is...?
  • Countries Visited
    Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Spain, Cyprus
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Nope. I tasted the wine, and didn't like it.
  • Do You Smoke
  • Do You Have a Motto
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Collector's/Limited Editions of things. Also, to a lesser extent, plush toys.
  • Do You Have Pets
    None of my own at the moment. I'm allergic to cats and dogs, but I've had a few hamsters. My sister has a rabbit and we are the best of cuddly-wuddly friends.
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Vocals only.
  • Phobias
    Helicopter rotor blades in motion and knives give me unpleasant intrusive thoughts.


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Fan videos of Artix Entertainment's Adventure Quest on Youtube. Coincidentally, my brothers were already fans at that time.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Gothenburg 2012, Imaginaerum movie premiere in 2012 and Stockholm 2015!
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    First concert attended. Especially Finlandia for some reason. Also "We were here!"
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    Lokikirja box, and a piece of confetti from the first concert.
  • Best Live Song
    Nemo at Wembley.
  • Favourite Album
    Imaginaerum is the best as a whole.
  • Favourite Song
    Know Why The Nightingale Sings, The Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean, Ever Dream, Ghost Love Score, Meadows of Heaven, The Islander, Élan, The Greatest Show On Earth.
  • Favourite DVD
    Vehicle Of Spirit.
  • Least Favourite Album
    Angels Fall First... :P (Hey, it's not bad though.)
  • Least Favourite Song
    Nymphomaniac Fantasia, duh. Also, I don't think you can have a more neutral opinion about Ocean Soul than mine.

General Music

  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish, Within Temptation, Tarja, Two Steps From Hell + various video game soundtracks.
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    I'm not much for "urban music" - jazz, rap, R'n'B etc. Also most mainstream Swedish radio pop.
  1. You know, I'm just about convinced I saw Floor referring to Hannes as her husband in an interview last year. I'm 100% certain they were getting married a while back. Doing some digging, it seems they both go just by the name "Dahl" as of now. I swear I'm not a stalker. So I'd say they are married for sure, and we can also assume their newborn daughter's last name... But I already kinda feel I'm violating their privacy... They will still be Jansen and Van Dahl to me...! Congratulations to the new family!
  2. I'll just allow myself to bring some counter-arguments to "less Troy"... Saying that you don't "need" another male vocalist when you have Marco seems kinda... shortsighted to me. For one, three vocalists allows for (not enforces) more elaborate vocal work than two. We have a few songs where Floor sings the melody and Marco does harmonies. This works on its own, but Troy singing the melody as well, an octave lower, adds another layer of depth. It's not "essential" to the song, but I would never want it taken away. Second, this is music - art! Marco and Troy have different voices, and songs written with their respective voice in mind probably wouldn't be the same, since just because you can sing something doesn't mean it wouldn't sound more authentic/fitting (depending on the genre, story etc.) with someone else's voice! Of course, we don't know if there will ever be any such songs... In what way has Troy's instruments taken too much room? Guy plays the flute, which has been a part of Nightwish's sound since Angels Fall First. And I still kinda want more of it at this point. As for the pipes I somewhat agree... I don't think they need to be fully put to rest, but maybe have their role changed a bit. I keep saying I'm all for more folk in the future, but that doesn't mean Élan/My Walden pipe hooks that's just the chorus melody anyways. The final part of My Walden is awesome, because there's a whole other kind of build-up, followed by the pipes really being highlighted, bringing something new... Beyond that he's only credited for bodhran and bouzouki which only appear in - I quote - "small doses". The changes to Nightwish's musical style is the result of much more than just "Troy's influence", I believe. One thing is certain: the direction in which Nightwish will take their music from here on is the one they feel is right. I would be really excited for a step backwards to a dark, heavy, bombastic Dark Passion Play/Imaginaerum/something in between style, but it doesn't feel realistic. It has proven to be difficult to explain what I would want from them going forward instead, though it would be less predictable, less "single-friendly", and definitely bring back the organic, the roots. More nature. Go softer, and heavier. Something new! About live concerts... I feel kinda sad when Troy is not there on stage with the others, which is during several songs... Here's the thing: he has been with the band for almost ten years. I think they've figured out by now how to keep a good balance and the band happy. There is lots of potential using him as a second guitarist. The idea of him stealing Emppu's parts is ridiculous. Adding new instruments to old songs I can accept being a matter of taste. I think Nemo from Wembley is the ultimate performance of the song ever, while some might find the flute unnecessary... ... A true ballad or two on the next album would be pretty sweet!
  3. Why can't all interviews be like this? Absolutely fabulous, as Troy himself might have described it! Really, the subjects they spoke of were great as usual, but it's such a delight having engaging, longer interviews with great audio and picture. Yes. Let Troy be a multi-instrumentalist, second guitarist included, in the future. I hear great things coming! All of it really makes me realize what an impact this era of Nightwish has had, both for the band and also for me personally. Endless Forms Most Beautiful is not their most interesting album musically, but looking at how the band seems tighter and plays better together than ever before, and seem to bond over the new themes being explored, the greatest may be yet to come?! And my eyes have definitely been opened to the science and the ideologies, to the point where I see my own presence on Earth in a whole different light than a few years ago. No doubt it has, and will continue to influence the changes to my life I have planned in the near future. Oh, Troy and you other wonderful people, Tuomas, Emppu, Jukka, Marco, Floor and Kai...! So inspiring...
  4. Nemo from Wembley is so PERFECT. Everything from the last chorus and onward is pure gold! Amazinnnnnnggg...!
  5. Got around to watch the Tampere show today at last! I expected amazing-ness and got amazing-ness. I felt just as emotionally invested at the end as I had been hoping for, so that was fortunate. Still got plenty of bonus material to watch, but first the Wembley show. Gonna watch that in my own room, with the "somewhat" smaller speakers, so no need to find a time when the family's not home... Lots of songs to look forward to! Might just watch it this evening already! EDIT: And that's Wembley as well. Quite spectacular! It's a shame the sound (or the picture) is not as good as Tampere, but it kinda felt like it got better over time...? Guess i got used to it. Love every instance of the EBow, and Floor really nailed The Poet And The Pendulum! Better than... the original singer... if I may say. Only thing left I'm really looking forward to now is Sahara... Tomorrow maybe.
  6. OHMYGOSHYESSSSSS. That sounds so exciting! They need to play in Sweden so brother and I can go again. And now they better rework those songs good with all the time and talent they have.
  7. Can't help but feel a little guilty in discussions like these, because I don't want to give the impression that the previous album's lasting appeal wasn't good... But it's only natural to look forward to more of something you love, am I right? For me, Nightwish have earned a position where they could release almost anything and I will like it for what it is. Doesn't mean I'll enjoy it, though I likely will. But it's important that they are true to themselves and make music that's authentic. On the other hand, we're consumers, and I do have a wish list... It's time to stir things up. EFMB was an excellent safe card. - Previous album nailed the narrative, now it's time to focus on the music itself. Letting the songs write themselves isn't always a good thing. - More instrumental parts/fully instrumental songs. (Last of the Wilds style, not Eyes style.) - Less predictable song structures and repeating motifs. This is a tough one since you can't force it either. - Songs led by a certain instrument, or vocals. Especially guitar or keyboards! - More metal, but also less metal. I don't understand this one either. - Also more acoustic and folk elements. - More vocals by Marco and especially Troy. The harmonies on EFMB are already so awesome. When was the last time we had a proper duet, by the way? - Save the orchestra for where it has the greatest impact. Choir is in a good spot as is, I think. - That E-bow. - Proper mastering and all that everyone agrees on. And when it comes to lyrical themes it's anything goes for me...
  8. How awesome is Orkahaugr? I listen to it almost daily, preferably followed instantly by End Of Faith. Really interesting music!
  9. Finally picked up my Earbook... Asked EMP to cancel my order (don't know if they did it yet, but now it's out of stock anyway...) and ordered it Tuesday from instead. They shipped it that same day. I have decided to watch Tampere first and Wembley second. I'm expecting to like Tampere better, which means I hopefully achieve the "maximum impact" of the release. However, there is still the possibility Wembley surprises me. Win-win either way. Question is... do I open it now or on Christmas Eve? It's open. I want that promo artwork of the band on the last pages.
  10. Oh, look at that... Turns out EMP can't ship until release day anyway. I guess I'll need luck to get my Earbook before Christmas then. But it's honestly not a problem. It's not like I haven't heard all the songs before!
  11. Turns out I'm being punished for pre-ordering early. Retailer doesn't have my card details anymore so now I have to fill them in before they can ship it, even though it was ready yesterday. That sucks, because the 16th is the last day I would have been able to watch in peace (at my preferred volume) before everyone comes home for Christmas breaks and the like. Great...
  12. ^ "We're Still Here! (But not right now. We're on a break)." I think Floor has definitely earned her position to say "our first 20 years of career". Still a bit funny since everyone knows she's only been there for four. A 20th anniversary collection sounds intriguing, especially since they said they weren't doing anything special. I guess a release doesn't count. Or maybe they meant they wouldn't do anything for the band's 20th, which was this year, while it will be 20 years since their first real album next year...! It's probably gonna be quite costly though... I don't see a reason buying their entire discography again unless everything's been remastered to EFMB standards. (And I already own Lokikirja, which isn't that old...) Might change my mind if they include some real goodies as bonus stuff. Oh, well, we know nothing yet.
  13. It's so awesome. So excited for December 16! Though I had no real issues with the Wembley footage I understand the complaints about dry vocals and poor camera setup. But now, all such worries I might have had about Tampere are gone. Of course, we haven't heard any orchestra-heavy footage from there yet... But I honestly feel they have listened to a lot of the criticism since last time. Even the cuts are less frequent, hmm...?
  14. Of course it was the right thing to do to keep it in! Removing it would have completely changed our interpretation of Emppu's reaction!
  15. It was her response to a question about the next album though. But it does indeed seem more likely it was about their plans in general. Still very exciting! They keep coming back to that they have something special in the planning, and I want to believe the next release (maybe it's not a traditional album?!) is part of that. I mean, after EFMB, a world tour and a huge live release, what could possibly be so special about a tour after the break...? I'm eager to find out!