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Nightwish – San Francisco – April 28th, 2015

Artist: Nightwish Supporting: Sabaton & Delain Date: April 28th, 2015 Location: San Francisco Venue: The Warfield Tour: North American Endless Forms Most Beautiful Tour Remarks: It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2.5 years since the last Nightwish show, where Floor was still settling into the recently and abruptly vacated spot behind the mic. But after pulling it together to finish what must’ve been a nightmare of a tour, and dropping another great album, Nightwish was back to prove they’re still masters of the symphonic metal domain. Even though the price keeps creeping up, I had no problems dropping money...

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2014 Album Micro-Reviews

Gonna try something new this year. I’m not that great at writing album reviews, so I’ll just keep them super short! These aren’t all the albums I listened to this year, but ones that stood out to me, or ones from artists I follow closely. In no particular order: Triosphere – The Heart Of The Matter: Polished, diverse, catched, powerful; one of my favorites this year. They have found their stride and are a force to be reckoned with. Amaranthe – Massive Addictive: More diverse songs, doesn’t feel as derivative as The Nexus did. Still is catchy and has that...

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2014: My Year In Scrobbles

Total Scrobbles In 2014 4341 scrobbles First Track Of 2014 Nightwish – Taikatalvi (Good way to start out the year, with Imaginaerum!) Last Track Of 2014 Ayreon – Day Twenty: Confrontation Top Artists Of 2014 1) Nightwish – 385 scrobbles 2) Dream Theater – 288 scrobbles 3) Sonata Arctica – 265 scrobbles 4) Ayreon – 241scrobbles 5) Within Tempation – 156 scrobbles Sonata and Ayreon switched back, and Within Temptation makes a return to my top 5. This means it’s just the same as 2012! Top Albums Of 2014 1) Ayreon – The Theory of Everything – 124 scrobbles 2)...

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2013: My Charts In Review

First Track Of 2013 Nightwish – Taikatalvi (Good way to start out the year, with Imaginaerum!)Last Track Of 2013 Dream Theater – Octavarium Top Artists Of 2013 1) Nightwish – 524 scrobbles 2) Dream Theater – 384 scrobbles 3) Ayreon – 363 scrobbles 4) Sonata Arctica – 342 scrobbles 5) Kamelot – 244 scrobbles Ayreon bumped Sonata for number 3; not sure why. Kamelot made the jump this year dethroning Within Temptation, I have become quite fond of them since seeing them with Nightwish in 2012. Top Albums Of 2013 1) Nightwish – Imaginaerum – 149 scrobbles 2) Ayreon –...

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“The Theory Of Everything” First Impressions

Earlier this week I received a big package from the Netherlands. Inside was the brand new limited edition art book version of Ayreon’s The Theory Of Everything. The product was a lot larger than I expected, but it’s so beautiful! Hardcover book, quality printwork inside, amazing imagery. It’s really one of my favorite “limited edition” versions of any album I’ve purchased; I didn’t even listen to it yet! Like nearly all of Ayreon albums, this one was a double length album, so I had to carve out some time to be able to sit down and listen to it with...