06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
The Paganfest tour is heading out for the seventh time next year and the Finns Wintersun will be co-headlining the trek with Turisas. You can mark your calendars for March 2015. Wintersun will team up with their Finnish comrades Turisas to form the headlining-duo of the upcoming tour. Three other acts will join the normal tour dates and three more will take part in the extended shows. See the tour dates below!
It appears that the plot seems to be thickening in the new feud between Nuclear Blast and Wintersun's mastermind Jari Mäenpää. He issued a second, very lengthy update about crowd funding, Time II and his squabbles with Nuclear Blast.
It seems like Wintersun's mastermind Jari Mäenpää still has a lot to say about Time II after a recent update where he discussed the reasons for the delay of the album. This time, he talked about why he doesn't take the road of crowdfunding and didn't have a lot of nice things to say about the band's label, Nuclear Blast Records.
There's finally some news addressing the future release(s) from Wintersun. Even if we don't get a date, mastermind Jari Mäenpää felt the need to at least talk about some of the reasons why there's no release date confirmed for Time II now but the initial plan was to release it in early 2014. Time I was released back in 2012, of course.
While they don't release their new album Time II, and that could be a while but the plan is 2014, Wintersun have announced a North American headlining tour for this summer. The band played a series of sold-out shows last year in North America with Eluveitie and the Finns will now return for a headlining tour this August/September. Joining them are Italian symphonic death metal champions Fleshgod Apocalypse, melodic tech-death outfit Arsis and up-and-comers Starkill.
Finns Wintersun have recently confirmed that they will play at several club shows across the United Kingdom and Ireland this coming July. The band will be performing in support of their latest new album Time I, which was released on October 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.
The time has come to listen to the new Wintersun album. The long awaited and extremely over-due Time I is finally here. You can stream the album exclusively and in its entirety at the band's official website. Time I is Wintersun's second album and it will see its first release on October 19th, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Norway under Nuclear Blast.
No, it is not a new full song from Wintersun, but the band just announced that they and Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie will co-headline a North American tour this winter. They will be joined by Varg as well. The trek will celebrate Eluveitie's 10th anniversary and serve as Wintersun's introduction to North American shores. See the dates below.
This short but significant excerpt of the track "Sons Of Winter And Stars" not only is the wake-up call for everyone interested in music, it's the battle cry of a band that released their self-titled debut album eight long years ago and had had to live up to the highest expectations and pressure of time for the eagerly awaited successor ever since. As Wintersun turned out to be a critically-acclaimed masterpiece of musical art, the band unintentionally found themselves facing the situation of having to out-do their previous work, and soon.
Wintersun have released a new update about their album Time I new release date and announced two Finnish album release shows. The release date of Time I has now been brought forward to October 12th (instead of 19th) via Nuclear Blast and the band will do two special album release shows in Finland. The first show will be at Lutakko in Jyväskylä on October 12th and the second one at Nosturi in Helsinki on October 13th. The support acts will be Thaurorod (Lutakko and Nosturi) and Medicated (Nosturi).
Finns Wintersun have just posted online the second studio trailer for their upcoming album Time I, which will be released on October 19th via Nuclear Blast. The second Time I trailer can be seen below.