History Music / Turisas

30th May '15 2:11:48 AM Scaramouche
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* AlliterativeName: Drummer Jaakko Jakku and former bassist Hannes Horma.


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* TheQuietOne: Jussi Wickström. Both of the band's drummers - Tude Lehtonen and Jaakko Jakku - also apply, to a certain degree.


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* RedOniBlueOni: Nygård (headstrong, outgoing, opinionated) is red, Wickström (quiet, rather antisocial, introspective) is blue.
28th Feb '15 12:07:09 PM clockworkbrain
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* Istanbul: ''Miklagard Overture'' is an ode to medieval Constantinople's splendor, from the viewpoint of arriving recruits for the Varangian Guard.

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* Istanbul: {{Istanbul}}: ''Miklagard Overture'' is an ode to medieval Constantinople's splendor, from the viewpoint of arriving recruits for the Varangian Guard.
28th Feb '15 11:30:41 AM clockworkbrain
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* BreadAndCircuses : Venetoi - Prasinoi is ''all over this trope.'', being about a Roman chariot race.

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* BreadAndCircuses : Venetoi - Prasinoi is ''all over this trope.'', being about a medieval Roman chariot race.



* ConceptAlbum: ''The Varangian Way'' tells the story of a group of Scandinavians traveling the river routes of medieval Russia down to the Byzantine empire. The story continues on "The March of the Varangian Guard", the opening track of ''Stand Up and Fight''.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''The Varangian Way'' tells the story of a group of Scandinavians traveling the river routes of medieval Russia down to the Byzantine empire.Empire. The story continues on "The March of the Varangian Guard", the opening track of ''Stand Up and Fight''.


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* Istanbul: ''Miklagard Overture'' is an ode to medieval Constantinople's splendor, from the viewpoint of arriving recruits for the Varangian Guard.
--> Konstantinopolis
--> Ten gates to eternity
--> Seen all for centuries
--> Your inconquerable walls
--> Your temples and your halls
--> See all, hear all, know it all
8th Jan '15 1:56:57 PM Scaramouche
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* ChildhoodFriends: Wickström and Nygård. They were probably young teenagers when they first met; Nygård's older brother was dating Wickström's older sister at the time. The band formed in 1997, when they would have been fourteen or fifteen, so it's reasonable to assume they met somewhere between 1995 and 1997.
5th Oct '14 2:52:06 AM m8e
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Turisas is a battle/folk/viking metal band from Hämeenlinna, Finland, formed in 1997. Their name comes from Iku-Turso, an ancient god of war in the Finnish mythology. Their debut album ''Battle Metal'' pretty much named and kick-started an entire subgenre of Music/HeavyMetal.

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Turisas is a battle/folk/viking metal band from Hämeenlinna, Finland, formed in 1997. Their name comes from Iku-Turso, an ancient god of war in the Finnish mythology. Their debut album ''Battle Metal'' pretty much named and kick-started an entire subgenre of Music/HeavyMetal.
HeavyMetal.
22nd Mar '14 8:59:58 AM Scaramouche
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luv4sfhPMl1r65b6ao1_500.jpg Yes, that is Warlord]]. [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luv4sfhPMl1r65b6ao2_500.jpg Yes, he has a crew-cut (presumably from army service) and yes, his entire upper body is covered in black paint and yes he is wearing bell-bottom jeans]]. These were probably around 2001 or 2002, considering the length of Warlord's hair (it was roughly shoulder-length by the time 'Battle Metal' rolled around in 2004).
6th Feb '14 11:49:38 PM OrgaNik
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* * So far, the only musicians who have remained through the entire bands career are Mathias Nygard (Lead vocals), Jussi Wickstrom (Guitar) and Olli Vanska (Violin).

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* * ** So far, the only musicians who have remained through the entire bands career are Mathias Nygard Nygård (Lead vocals), Jussi Wickstrom Wickström (Guitar) and Olli Vanska Vänskä (Violin).
23rd Jan '14 5:09:38 PM femoman
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* BloodKnight : Being a Viking Metal band, lots of their songs (and their costumes) give off this vibe. When your lead singer is nicknamed 'Warlord,' it kinda comes with the territory.
* BreadAndCircuses : Venetoi - Prasinoi is ''all over this trope.'' "Ladies and gentlemen! The main event of tonight:/On chariots of fire!"

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* BloodKnight : Being a Viking Viking/folk/battle Metal band, lots of their songs (and their costumes) give off this vibe. When your lead singer is nicknamed 'Warlord,' it kinda comes with the territory.
* BreadAndCircuses : Venetoi - Prasinoi is ''all over this trope.'' '', being about a Roman chariot race.
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"Ladies and gentlemen! The main event of tonight:/On chariots of fire!"



* LargeHam: They're ''very'' theatrical.

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* LargeHam: They're ''very'' theatrical.Red and black warpaint? Costumes that frequently feature leather, fur and armour? A lead singer who can switch from clean baritone vocals to gravelly roars at the drop of a hat? Yeah, they are known for being ''pretty theatrical''.



* NewSoundAlbum: ''[=Turisas2013=]'', which toned down tremendously the pompous orchestrations that were so prominent part of their sound in previous albums, aiming for a more organic rock sound with a touch of punk. The band even described it as the antithesis of ''Stand Up and Fight''.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''[=Turisas2013=]'', which toned down tremendously the pompous orchestrations and choirs that were so prominent part of their sound in previous albums, aiming for a more organic rock sound with a touch of punk. The band even described it as the antithesis of ''Stand Up and Fight''.Fight''.
** Not to say they got rid of it altogether. There was still choirs, horns, timpanis and string sections aplenty, but it wasn't nearly as prominent as the previous album, which was practically straight-up symphonic metal.


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* * So far, the only musicians who have remained through the entire bands career are Mathias Nygard (Lead vocals), Jussi Wickstrom (Guitar) and Olli Vanska (Violin).
26th Nov '13 10:32:05 PM radoxeald
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At around the 2:20 mark on their cover of 'Supernaut', you can hear someone (it sounds like Wickström) doing a completely irrelevant monologue, in English, regarding what exactly a Supernaut is, and its place of origin:
** What is 'Supernaut', anyway? They have, like, astronauts, and, um, takionauts, and spationauts...maybe it's from Sweden. IKEA is from Sweden. They have great meatballs at IKEA. I like meatballs. Meatballs come from cows. I once saw a cow in Denmark. Maybe it's from Denmark?
23rd Nov '13 12:57:47 PM Scaramouche
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At around the 2:20 mark on their cover of 'Supernaut', you can hear someone (it sounds like Wickström) doing a completely irrelevant monologue, in English, regarding what exactly a Supernaut is, and its place of origin:
** What is 'Supernaut', anyway? They have, like, astronauts, and, um, takionauts, and spationauts...maybe it's from Sweden. IKEA is from Sweden. They have great meatballs at IKEA. I like meatballs. Meatballs come from cows. I once saw a cow in Denmark. Maybe it's from Denmark?
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