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OT: Nightwish

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by nlukes, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Danny rctv

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    That sucks I was hopping to get an intervie with her & the band when they play SF this Wednesday. Not looking good. Hope she feels better. She should really take some time off to recover is she's that sick.
     
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    If you interview her, get specifics on that cyst. She's a mother of two young children. She can't take that lightly.
     
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    Yup. And to be honest, I'm more interested. Floor Jansen is the best vocalist they could get. That woman's voice is incredible.
     
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    Whoa what a newsflash! I was told bytheir PR person that the band was not doing anymore press for the rest of the tour now this!
     
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    Yet another sign this was long coming. You don't just bring in someone the caliber of Floor on a whim.
     
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    Here's Floor and her old band covering a Maiden song:

     
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    That show last nightwas fuckin' INCREDIBLE!!! That singer for only her 3rd show was performing like she'd been with them for yaers. You wouldn't know it was her 3rd show! I have a sneaking suspicion the band was prepared for Annette's health failing and maybe had this girl all primed to come in and save the tour. It has to be you can't just ahve palyed 2 shows and have the songs down taht perfectly if you were barely learning them!

    I though Kamelot stole the show though. made my night to see Alissa from teh Agonist & taht otehr girls singing with them. Alissa stole teh show from them she' Friggin' rules!!!
     
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    As much as I'm disappointed of how the band let go of Anette, I'm very impressed with how Floor's vocal style blends with the songs. She seems to have no problems performing both eras of Nightwish. Hope they keep her in the band after the tour.

     
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    The SF crowd got quite a leg show. That's a short skirt on a very tall woman. I think Floor is over 6'.

     
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    Last week, I sourced an advance copy of Imaginaerum. Here's my review:

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    Imaginaerum
    Caramel Films/Solar Films/Scene Nation, 2012
    Directed by Stobe Harju
    Written by Stobe Harju and Tuomas Holopainen
    Based on the album Imaginaerum by Nightwish
    Running Time: 85 minutes
    Not Rated (suggested PG-13). Contains graphic violence and strong language.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMhwh0-xcLo]Imaginaerum Trailer[/ame]

    Cast
    Quinn Lord (Student in The Possession) as Thomas Whitman, age 10
    Francis-Xavier McCarthy as Thomas Whitman, age 75
    Marianne Farley as Gem Whitman, age 35
    Joanna Noyes as Ann, age 73
    Elias Toufexis as Mr. White (voice)
    Keyanna Fielding as Gem Whitman, age 7
    Victoria Ann Jung as Ann, age 8
    Ilkka Villi as Theodore Whitman and Mr. White
    Roy Lea as Dr. Jansson
    Stephane Demere as the Twisted Toy Soldier
    Troy Donockley (uilleann piper and Nightwish collaborator) as the Magician
    Hélène Robitaille as Arabesque

    Nightwish
    Tuomas Holopainen (keyboardist) as Thomas Whitman, ages 34 and 47
    Anette Olzon (lead vocalist, 2005-2012) as Ann, age 32
    Marko Hietala (bassist) as Marcus
    Emppu Vuorinen (guitarist) as Emil
    Jukka Nevalainen (drummer) as Jack

    "Miracles come in small packages. It takes so little to turn a child into the most fortunate being in the world."

    Synopsis
    Thomas Whitman is a 75-year-old man who has lapsed into a coma as a result of dementia. As he is clinging to his life while his estranged daughter Gem plans to pull the plug on him, his mind is in a fantasy world where he relives his childhood memories and tries to come to terms with his past while facing his inner demon in the form of a snowman called "Mr. White".

    Lowdown
    It's not very often that a music artist ventures to make a movie out of their own works; and those that do have varying levels of success. The Beatles' Yellow Submarine was a critical success while the KISS TV film KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park is widely regarded as one of the worst movies ever made.

    And then we have the symphonic metal band Nightwish, Finland's most successful music act today. As majority of their albums are "concept albums" with songs sharing a common theme, it would be hard not to imagine a few movies or stage plays made out of them. For their 2011 album Imaginaerum, that's exactly what they set their sights on. The songs from the album are vividly created on the big screen, from the bluesy "Slow, Love, Slow" to the climactic "Last Ride of the Day" roller coaster ride scene. The story borrows plenty of elements from Tim Burton films and other movies about dreams and imagination, and it plays very well - making a lot more sense than Sucker Punch.

    Produced at a modest budget of US$3.7 million, the Imaginaerum film has the acting quality of a typical made-for-TV special, but the special effects and cinematography are surprisingly amazing. Much like Iron Sky (another movie from Finland), a lot of the CG effects in this film look like they were done on a larger budget than you think. Many of the costumes and props look cheap and cheesy, but they're supposed to be, as a dream world has infinite degrees of surrealism.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQTu4dNNDPE]Imaginaerum Score Sample[/ame]

    The soundtrack consists of a breathtaking orchestral score by Petri Alanko, based on the album's songs. As for the band themselves, their performances in the film are minimal, as keyboardist/leader Tuomas Holopainen acts out several non-speaking roles of Thomas Whitman in his 30s and 40s while the other members are simply band members in the background.

    Overall, Imaginaerum is a fun ride, whether or not you're into Nightwish and their music. The acting may not be the best, but the visual effects are worth the rental.

    Rating: B+

    Links
    Official Imaginaerum Homepage
    Nightwish Official Homepage

    References
    The Internet Movie Database
     
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    Did anybody know Nightwish has a new singer? Her name is Floor Johanson from After Forever. I've watched nightwish with floor live on youtube they sound amazing. Being the true Nightwish fan that I am I welcome floor to the band.
     
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    Dude we've been talking about it since she joined last September. Use search.
     
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    I saw the one show they did with her. Their website has no announcement of a new singer but she's on their list of former singers.
     
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    I still don't understand why anette left the band.
     
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    Personal differences and she got pregnant.
     
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    oh ok I also heard she got really sick to. Well being the true nightwish fan that I am I'm very excited to hear the news that they hired floor Jansen. I was sad and bummed to hear the news that Anette parted ways. I hope that it was a mutual agreement.
     

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