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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
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    The Dark Knight
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    The Dark Knight
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    Richard Dawkins
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    The God Delusion, The Htichhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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  1. Adrn_2810

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Regarding the poor mixing I should say that the live mix was phenomenal
  2. Adrn_2810

    Nightwish Off Topic

    There are DVD-Audio releases for Dark Passion Play and Once both with 48kHz/24bit (the former is rather hard to obtain, though), otherwise every Live DVD-release since Showtime, Storytime has a PCM with 48kHz/24bit. >I know, that was not the question but I should stress that anything above the standard of 44.1kHz/16bit is nowhere near audible; technically, humans can hear up to about 20kHz, normally anything above 17/18kHz is practically already inaudible and most equipement isn’t fit to actually play these high frequencies anyway. >Same goes for the bit-depth; there is no way (and I want to stress this even more), that anyone could honestly tell the difference between 16bit and 24bit. 16bit just means 2^16 or about 65,500 possibile spaces to technically store a particular point on within the borders of the maximum amplitude range. 2^24 is indeed a lot more precise with close to 17 million possible places, but large numbers do not always translate into a real effect for humans. Besides, through all the limiting, compressing and equalizing (which are essential parts of the mastering), the original signal is distorted anyway.
  3. Adrn_2810


    What the hell is this video??😂
  4. Adrn_2810

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Well, they usually ended shows with Ghost Love Score as an encore on this tour, but I guess someone claiming to bleed for literally ever is way more cheerful indeed.
  5. Adrn_2810

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    How would you even do that? The song isn’t bad, just admit you don’t like it and be done with it. If you truly believe every other song of theirs is at least somewhat alright but this one isn’t, nobody will take you seriously anyway. Besides, literally nothing in your last statement about the song is true. Fingers crossed, but I have a feeling that whatever is on the 2020 release, some of it will probably set you off.
  6. Adrn_2810

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Hm, I guess that is too little a timeframe to come up with something new or at least more sensible to get all worked up about
  7. Adrn_2810

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    You are still going on about that?
  8. Adrn_2810

    Beyond the Black

    The album seems fine enough, though really (and I mean really) basic and a bit by the numbers -- really no deal-breaker. But I will be damned if these are not the worst or at least bland lyrics any mildly popular sympho-metal has ever put out. And what is with some of these song titles? I mean《Fairytale of Doom》? They must have such a cynical team of writers ...
  9. Adrn_2810

    Within Temptation

    Not entirely sure if this is meant sarcastic 😂
  10. Adrn_2810

    Ask Tuomas [OPEN]

    Just thought of another one: . How are the chances for a remastering of the whole back-catalogue with the same dynamic range and fidelity as the previous two releases? I reckon the versions of the Decades release resonated very well with the fanbase and someone in the line of production definetly had a change of heart so I am curious if there might be something we can look forward to in the future?
  11. Adrn_2810

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Nah, Vehicle of Spirit sounded alright, a little less bass wouldn’t have hurt though. It’s a cliché, I know, but it sounds better with a capable set of headphones. I still consider EOAE to have the cleanest sound of their live releases, though the visuals are somewhat lacking, especially by today’s standards. (I wonder if anyone ever mentioned it, but they kept their promise and didn’t slow down the BluRay-release like they did with Showtime, Storytime. This is so rarely the case, it deserves a tad more appreciation.) VOS was released on CD with the Earbook version and it is available on the US-shop of NB. I guess they took a step back maybe because live shows don’t sell that well on CD or something like that. Besides, isn’t that rather business of NB, who do have a rather interesting history with their releases (Epica’s “The Quantum Enigma” comes to mind)? What they really should do is to improve the visuals. What I gathered from the VOS material is, that the shows itself were probably rather memorable but the weird editing (probably due to some mistakes or quick decisions in the planning for the filming) and (let’s be honest) bad quality of the videos wasn’t really supportive of that. There were clearly visible compression artifacts on the BluRay-release; that is a big no-no and shouldn’t happen. I wouldn’t hold such high expectations to their (live-)releases (or any for that matter). Not because they are bad by any means (because they aren’t) but because expectations of that kind are almost always bound to be not met. — (You know that if you feel like the voice of Floor is too quiet/loud in the mix, you can just increase/decrease the volume of the voice track in the 5.1 mix. It is a bit of an effort but not an impossible task to perform).
  12. Adrn_2810

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I agree, they are and refer to themselves as a metal band.
  13. Adrn_2810

    Nightwish Off Topic

    Some of these questions are downright offensive; I seriously wonder if some few people actually want the fanbase to look kind of toxic; like that idea needed any more pushing anyway. Well, I hope they have that kind of sense of humour where they get at least a chuckle out of it, because otherwise I would not be totally mega surprised if the next Q&A is going to take a while to be offered ...
  14. 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” and “Decades” 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 you left the room. I am just 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 were 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. I think there are quite 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? . This one is rather specific and probably really weird: Do you actually type the lyrics for the booklets? I noticed that in almost all Nightwish-booklets the apostrophes [ ’ ] are actually accents [ ´ ] and the booklet for “Auri” featured this as well. Do you by any chance know if ToxicAngel uses InDesign when he does your booklets? There is this weird setting in the program that sets a single opening [ ‘ ] instead of an apostrophe [ ’ ], and I noticed that former to be in the booklet of “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, so I am wondering. I am studying design and typography so my curiosity is more of a professional nature. — It is just so wonderful that you give us the opportunity to ask you such random things, thank you very much for that! I hope you guys have a splendid time with the current tour (and those that follow as well!). At Wacken I finally get to see you perform for the first time so I definetly am looking forward to that! Cheers
  15. Adrn_2810

    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