Quote of the Day #25

I trust in the gospel of doubt and wonder. It is often the pride of mankind which makes them think they have all the answers. I rather live in mystery and have an open mind towards everything. Faith sometimes makes a virtue out of not thinking. – Tuomas Holopainen [1] I trust in the gospel of […]

Amberian Dawn – Circus Black (2012)

For one reason or another (or perhaps for no reason at all), I have missed out completely on music for a while. No good. Until this weekend I hadn’t heard Nightwish’ new ”The Crow, the Owl and the Dove” single with the previously unreleased ”The Heart Asks Pleasure First” b-track (cover of the theme song […]

Google och jag

Det är alltid kul att se hur högt bloggen ligger i googlesökningar. Nej, jag sitter inte och googlar själv, men de vanligaste sökningarna som tar folk hit kommer fram genom FireStats. Sökningen ”instuderingsfrågor stormakten” ger plats två till mina instuderingsfrågor från att jag läste historia på gymnasiet, en tre år gammal artikel. Andra sökresultat är […]

Starve like huge poodles free in the rain forest…

…and try to figure out why this has been my most visited post for quite a while now (even ahead of the startpage by 40 % or so). It may simply be the obscure reference in the header leading forth many Poe fans, but I can’t find a lot of her in the general Google […]

Nightwish – Imaginaerum (2011) track by track first listen review

While Nightwish’ new album Imaginaerum is set for a November 30, 2011 release, for some reason my preordered edition arrived early in the mail, and I got the chance to listen to it right away. So I made som hot cocoa, light up some candles and popped the CD in. Here goes with my first thoughts […]

”Storytime” review

The new Nightwish track ”Storytime” is finally out. The single can be bought or downloaded, and the video can be viewed on YouTube (the video version of the song is shortened by a minute and twenty seconds, with parts of the intro and the symphonic section removed). The song is surprisingly good, both melodic and interesting, […]

Imaginaerum thoughts

Thoughts now that Nightwish has released the tracklist to their upcoming album Imaginaerum: ”Taikatalvi” = ”Takatalvi”? ”Turn Loose The Mermaids” = ”Turn Loose the Swans”? ”The Crow, The Owl And The Dove” = ”The Crow and the Warrior”? ”Song of Myself” = ”Song of Myself”? Alright, ”Takatalvi” and ”The Crow and the Warrior” are a […]

New Nightwish song out (sort of)

A song from Nightwish’ upcoming album Imaginarium has been remixed into a one and a half minute track by DJ Orkidea (who also made a remix of Bye Bye Beautiful in 2007), and is being used as the intro song for the Finnish sports team Kiteen Pallo. After the song has been released in poor versions on […]

Nightwish reveals information on upcoming album and film: ”Imaginarium”

Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish today revealed the title and concept of their upcoming seventh album Imaginarium. As the super fan I am, I am ofcourse incredibly psyched, and I’ve collected all information I’ve gathered on the subject. Imaginarium is the seventh studio album by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, set to be released in […]

Music releases of 2011

I entered 2011 thinking most music releases came in 2009 and 2010, and this would be a pretty calm year. I’m slowly realising I was damned wrong. Symphonic metal act Within Temptation will release their first album since 2007, the experimental ”The Unforgiving” on March 25. The album is released alongside a comic book series written […]