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Old December 20th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I really like Netta's outfit. Very cool.
As for the rest of them, I actually kind of like them. I do kind of miss the fur though.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 04:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I guess we all feel nostalgic with respect to the older outfits; I sure would have liked to see Turisas in their early furry days. Talking about changes, according to my magical predictive powers, get ready to miss the current website layout as a new one will replace it.

Anyone else have the feeling that the costume designer never talked to the album cover designer?

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Old December 20th, 2010, 04:56 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I am not sure if you would have wanted to see them in the early furry years XD
anyways, yeah but I am happy when there will be a new layout somehow, looking forward to such a change (wow, miracles happen, me likes changes hahaha)

Well, costumes and album covers do not necessarily have to be going hand in hand, at least in my opinion...
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Old December 20th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Love the cover also, nice style.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 05:53 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I think i need to get used to it.Hope they look a lil bit better live in those
As the website changes i'm looking forward to that actually.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 06:09 AM   #31 (permalink)
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The apocalypse happened and I missed it?

I really like Netta's outfit, really cool. But what's with the samurai look? It's just not the same without fur...
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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I am not sure if you would have wanted to see them in the early furry years XD
Agreed! That surely was a sight to behold...but not in a good way, per se.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Not sure why you people are saying that about the early costumes. I like that look that sorta screams "we just got out of the cave to catch a few sabercats for breakfast".

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Old December 20th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Not sure why you people are saying that about the early costumes. I like that look that sorta screams "we just got out of the cave to catch a few sabercats for breakfast".

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I see an evolutionary line here.
cavemen-> vikings-> 80's road warriors -> ... space..jedi?
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Old December 20th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #35 (permalink)
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now that evolutionary line scares me. i donīt wanna imagine them looking like space warriors or jedis.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:29 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I like the new style, no complaints from me.

Does Nygard have hand grenades strapped to his chest? Because that would be badass.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 12:16 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Honestly, I love it. It seems only right that their image evolve with their sound. Even more stoked for the new album now!
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 03:40 PM   #38 (permalink)
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@ The Shinster,

What would be so bad-ass about him strapping a fake grenade to his chest, exactly? =P
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 08:38 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Just seen from the second picture that they're binoculars.

Psst AndreasS, they're not really Vikings either, and Ollie isn't a Samurai. So what?
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Old December 24th, 2010, 02:05 AM   #40 (permalink)
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they look as if they time travelled
very cool
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Old December 24th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #41 (permalink)
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@ The Shinster, you don't get my point...obviously. I asked what would be badass about grenades.

I thinks grenades are not exactly bad-ass in general, so I was wondering what's so cool about them.

FYI, even if they dressed in jeans I wouldn't care as long as the music is good.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Grenades explode and thus are inherently cool.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 08:59 AM   #43 (permalink)
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except for the fact theyīre used in war and injured/kill people...

so maybe we should just keep the discussion on topic )

@Andreas
true, I couldnīt care less if they would wear normal clothing, though itīd be also weird at the beginning hahah
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Old December 24th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I couldnīt care less if they would wear normal clothing, though itīd be also weird at the beginning hahah
Nooooooooooooo !!! They go the extra mile to include costumes as part of their extravagant display of entertainment. Costumes can't be dismissed! Doing so would be tantamount to telling Warlord that you don't care what the lyrics mean as long as there are some sort of lyrics . . . or telling Netta you don't care how the accordion sounds as long as she's there wearing one . . . .

It is preferred to melancholically reminisce than to dismiss costumes as purely incidental utilitarian accessorization.


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Old December 24th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #45 (permalink)
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ehrm why?
i am there mainly for music and not because I wanna see the outfits (sorry guys n Netta) - I mean, if the music would be as great as it is it wouldnt become better just through the visuals...
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Old December 24th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #46 (permalink)
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i agree that the quality of the music wouldn't change if they played in jeans and t-shirts , but it would definitely make a statement - and it's not "we're warriors!!!!"
i think the costumes are a big part of what the band is all about
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Old December 26th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I think the outfits and warpaint are a great way to create a "stage persona", but musically, they don't need it. It's not like I take them more (or less) serious because they dress a certain way. They've always got a nice humorous "tongue-in-cheek" sort of attitude, wouldn't want that to change for the world. It's just a form of expression that suits them, but it's not THE most important part of their identity, imho.

The new outfits still have to grow on me, obviously, but because I am 100% certain the new album will kick ass, I find the whole discussion displayed here a bit unnecessary. I don't agree with wm_crash about the importance of costumes. The music (+ lyrics) is their vessel to bring across any messages they have, not their costumes. So the parallels you draw are more or less an argument against your own case: the lyrics and music aren't just "lyrics and music", they are the essence. The costumes are just the first impression and visual addition that complete the "package". If they had great costumes but terrible music and/or lyrics, they wouldn't be as successful as they are now, or when it was the other way round (great music but no costumes)

It's a "gimmick" (god, I hate that word) that has helped them stand out and gain attention and if would be weird if they stopped wearing them, but it is (and always should) stay less important than the music. If the new album would suck (it doesn't, but IF) they could lose fans. If they decide to drop the outfits, they won't lose any fans. Only a couple of misguided poseurs perhaps (people who are only in it for the lulz, so to speak), but not the real fans who have supported them since Battle Metal came out (or some even before that). Real fans are in it for the music, and not because the band is wearing outfits.

If you listen to the CD, you're not constantly thinking "omg this band is cool, they dress up every night!", now are you? =P If you're into Cosplay and all that, you are bound to disagree with me. lol.

/end of respectful and friendly rant.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #48 (permalink)
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All my argument was that if the band cares that much about it, then it's important to their act . . . as opposed to Iron Maiden for example for whom clothing is really just clothing. When I listen to Turisas, I have their image in my mind and it's part of the whole experience.

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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #49 (permalink)
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it's a tool, like I stated previously, but I doubt it's a goal on itself, as you seem to claim.

I never said it wasn't a part of their image - and as we all know: image IS important.

Also, do you experience their music any different now than you did before you ever saw them live (and at that time absorbed their image)? That would mean you can't be a fan unless you've seen them live (or that if you are, you are missing out on the music itself and not just missing out on a good time).
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Old December 26th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #50 (permalink)
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My first exposure to Turisas was YouTube, specifically their appearance on Get In The Ring. I have watched a lot of stuff on YouTube before I got my hands on the albums. When I listen, the live image is in my mind. It was there before I saw them live, and it remained unchanged afterwards. I listen to them and I feel stage presence. I want to mosh but my family will start asking questions, so I refrain as much as I can.

Now, can you be a fan before seeing them live? Of course. Will you be a bigger fan after you see them live? Absolutely. And how does seeing them live affect your experience of the music? Depends from one person to another; for me, it totally connects the image with the sound. I am not sure what it does for others.

So now there is a new sound and a new image that I have to deal with. Some of the things that were set in my mind need to be shaken up. I will let you know of the end result in March after the shows.

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