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  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    My father bought “Imaginaerum”, fell in love with it instantly.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Zero, but I have met Tuomas in person a couple of years ago.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Meeting Tuomas Holopainen and having my favourtie albums signed
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    Still sealed gold Earbook of “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”; Signed “Storytime”-Single.
  • Best Live Song
  • Favourite Album
    Endless Forms Most Beautiful
  • Favourite Song
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Endless Forms Most Beautiful
  • Favourite Music Video
    Storytime. Has a really unique touch and I love the setting.
  • Favourite DVD
    End of Innocence. Such an honest insight, it’s almost a little frightening.
  • Least Favourite Album
    Angels Fall First, though I’m not the biggest fan of Once either to be honest.
  • Least Favourite Song
    End of All Hope, I’ll never get used to it.

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    Too many to list here.
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    Appearantly music.
  • Do You Have Pets
    Yes, one cat.
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Not yet, but at the moment, I’m learning
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    Too many to list here, I’m afraid.

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  • Favourite Music Video
    None to be honest, I do think that music videos got quite bad with time though…
  • Favourite Drummer
    Phil Collins
  • Favourite Singer
    Tobias Sammet
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Tuomas Holopainen
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Avantasia – Savior in the Clockwork
  • Best Concert Attended
    Avantasia (Ghostlights Tour 2016)
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Avantasia – The Mystery of Time
  • Favourite Composer?
    Tuomas Holopainen
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  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Anything with genuinely bad songwriting


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    I can think of a couple great ones, it’s the usual suspects though…
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    Christopher Nolan
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    The Dark Knight
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    The Dark Knight
  • Favourite Author
    Richard Dawkins
  • Favourite Book(s)
    The God Delusion, The Htichhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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  1. Adrn_2810

    Ask Tuomas [OPEN]

    Hey Tuomas, so many questions so little chance for any of them to be answered, I might give it a shot anyway;) . Are you aware of the loudness war that is still a current trend in the music industry? Both Endless Forms Most Beautiful featured a wonderfully dynamic mastering that makes me wonder whether there was some change in direction: If so, was it because of you, or did Mr. Jussila have the last word? And can we expect you to follow this particular path? . At some point you mentioned Endless Forms Most Beautiful to feature the very pinnacle of your career as a songwriter. Do you still think that and if so, what do you think makes this particular album stand out? . We actually met at a signing session in early 2013 in Donzdorf where Nuclear Blast Headquaters are. I was there with my dad and I think we were the last people talking to you before we left. I am just so curious whether you remember that day and, more importantly, if there is any chance you will be giving a signing session there (or at least somewhere in germany) ever again? . Once there was some rumors going on, whether Once was going to be released as Instrumental Version along with the regular album. Are there any chances this might at some point happen? I really do love instrumentals since they give a little more spotlight to the rather complex and wonderfully orchestrated arrangements, and I think there are a few people who really would dig it ... . Will Alpenglow at some point return to the setlist? It is my favourite song of yours and I still do wonder why it was never released as a single. Was it ever considered? And can you tell me something about the creative process behind it? I just love anecdotes, maybe there is something interesting? . Do you by any chance know Tobias Sammet and his Avantasia project? I always felt it had a similar vibe to what you do and Marco collaborated with him on his latest release, so I just wonder if you guys have at some point met? It is just so wonderful that you give us the opportunity to ask you such random things, thank you very much for that:D Also I hope you guys have a splendid time with the current tour. At Wacken I finally get to see you for the first time so I definetly am looking forward to that! Cheers:)
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    How did they manage to pull that off? Dark Passion Play is one of the most compressed albums I own
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    hah, that happens to me all the time xD I don’t want to think about how many tracks and stuff I already lost because of my poor memorizing skills
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    I was about ten years old then, so that was way before I got hooked with the band :/ Now, I’m honestly curious how many mixes they do before they settle for one, I bet there are loads of orchestral tracks we never got to hear
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    Nice, where did you get it? I had to search ebay for about a year until I finally had the chance to get a copy Well at least they left in that small part in the middle so I guess they did not remove all the orchestration from this particular track. It’s funny, each time I listen to the version with vocals for a change (I just love their instrumentals in particular), I felt something was missing. Mostly the orchestrations of BBB and the orchestral hits in CoHLB, I think Amaranth had some additional stuff in the middle part, too. If they never include it in the regular tracks, then I do at least hope, should they ever remaster their back catalogue after all, that the do remaster the instrumetal versions as well
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    Well, the remasters were done by the same person who did the original masterings, so I guess it is not unlikely. A friend of mine once asked Mika Jussila directly via Facebook about the remasters and among other things he said, that he would love to basically redo the whole back-catalogue, so I guess it is not entirely unlikely. The DVD-Audio mixes are a nice alternative (though it is really hard to get a copy, and the front channels do clip slightly, though it still makes a hell of a difference!) They did that with songs on all their albums (Nemo had some extra arrangements in the alternative version featured on the single, Taikatalvi from Imaginaerum had different arrangements in both the Instrumental and Orchestral version respectively). I too guess it was just some creative adjustments that did not carry over to the final mix with vocals. The instrumental versions even more than the regular album; it is irritating to be honest, I mean, why would anyone squash them even more?
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    Anette Olzon

    Had about the same feeling about the Dark Element, never touched it again after listening through two or three times; I remember that the production was quite nice and the lyrics were rather dull. I don’t think her voice or singing style is bad (I begin to see why people think she was no good fit for Nightwish after all though, I enjoyed the albums they did with her a lot nevertheless), she’d probably do very well with an acoustic/balladesque album (at least her performance on songs like Slow, Love, Slow was about perfect and these kinds of songs are hard to sing)
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    Anette Olzon

    Terrible, terrible comeback argument. No offense; this has about the same impact as telling someone they should not criticize food unless they know how to cook a better meal.
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    Cheesy isn’t bad, though
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    I get what you are saying, and I see where you are coming from; you are proving my point though. It should not be tied to any (arbitrary in that case) criteria whether or not anyone gets to see and or enjoy any band performing. I find heaviness to be a rather cynical one, especially with this band; Nightwish was never too heavy to begin with. Even if someone *only* likes songs like Élan, who am I to tell them to go away? I wonder where this sentiment of exclusivety comes from. No surprise the fanbase is rather disjointed, so many people claim the authority to know best what is best that they would rather argue for who is right than to let people come together and just enjoy a couple of musicians doing their thing. Whatever you find so trashy about Élan, I do not see; I honestly could not care less to find out though, because I am already fairly certain that in the end, it is basically nothing more than ◇I do not like it, therefore it is bad◇ and what could I or anyone argue with that?
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    No, not what I was impying at all, you literally said, you want people driven away who like songs like Élan, hence the joke. I am fairly tired of having to explain such things to be honest.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Ah, the inclusive philosophy of the metal community shines through again!
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    Decades - An Archive Of Songs (Best Of 1996 - 2015)

    Na ja, die Remasters zu Angels Fall First waren eher sowas wie ein Re-Release mit Bonus Material. Der Begriff Remaster ist an sich nichtssagend, es gibt genauso gute wie schlechte (oder weder noch). Was die Decades jetzt konkret absetzt ist, dass einfach gute Arbeit bei den Remasters geleistet wurde. Die Tracks sind um einiges dynamischer, die ganzen Clipping- und Limiting-Artefakte sind nicht mehr drin und der Mix klingt etwas ausgeglichener. ___Achte doch Mal auf folgende Dinge: . Klarheit der Instrumente (besonders das SCHLAGZEUG; v.a. an lauten Stellen; z.B. Anfang von End of All Hope oder Storytime wenn die ersten Schläge einsetzen) . Räumliche Wirkung des Klangs (z.B. offener Klang? eher gedrückt?, etc.) . Im Vergleich: was klingt natürlicher, was klingt angenehmer auch bei höheren Lautstärken Im Idealfall das ganze mit *Kopfhörern* … Ist ein wenig wie mit der roten und blauen Pille bei Matrix; sobald der Groschen fällt bist du dankbar für den Decades-Release …
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    Decades - An Archive Of Songs (Best Of 1996 - 2015)

    Wer den Unterschied zwischen den Remasters und den Originalaufnahmen nicht hört, sollte sich mal durchchecken lassen; die Tracks der Decades haben klangtechnisch eindeutig die Nase vorne.