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Wintersun - Reveal New Guitarist

After Wintersun frontman Jari Mäenpää stepped down as guitarist to concentrate fully on singing when it comes to live performances, the search for a second guitarist started. Preferably, the band was looking out for a guitarist that lived in Finland and spoke the language as well. The choice has been made and it's 27 year old guitarist Asim Searah, originally from Pakistan but who moved to Finland at the age of 18. Asim Searah has been active as a guitarist as well as a singer in bands like Cantilena, Damnation Plan, Selfblind and Kiuas, and now joins Wintersun's roster.

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Posted: 13.04.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (21)


Wintersun - Crowdfunding Campaign An Enormous Success

On March 1st, Wintersun opened up a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to raise money for their own studio and third album, The Forest Seasons. In the first nine days, they flew past the initial 150,000 euro goal set by the band. The campaign resulted in Wintersun raising 428,310 euro, equal to about 456,625 US dollars, by March 31st. Contributors to the campaign will be getting The Forest Seasons, including previous Wintersun albums, instrumentals, and isolated tracks off Time 1.5 (Time I remastered) and The Forest Seasons, for the 50 euros ($53.31) that the band was asking.

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Posted: 04.04.2017 by Knight of Metal | Comments (66)


Wintersun - Launch Crowdfunding, Reach First Goal

Wintersun's third full length album, The Forest Seasons, is now available for pre-order. The band launched their crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their own headquarter studio and the first goal has been reached. You can order the new album included in the massive "Forest Package" directly from the band, which includes the digital high quality files of the new album as well as the instrumental version of the release, a version with isolated tracks and both their last two albums with a remastered sound. In addition, you will also receive the audio of the band's show "Live At Tuska 2013".

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Posted: 02.03.2017 by poison-evie | Comments (59)


Wintersun - New Album Artwork Unveiled

Today is the day you can check out the cover artwork for Wintersun's upcoming new album, The Forest Seasons and it is... a forest! Last week, the Finns announced their crowdfunding campaign that will start on March 1st. With the collected amount, front man Jari Mäenpää says he plans to build his own studio that would finally allow him to record the long-awaited album, Time II.

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Posted: 01.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (42)


Wintersun - Announce Crowdfunding Campaign

Last week, the Finnish metallers Wintersun unveiled the tracklist of their upcoming third studio album, The Forest Seasons, that will see the light of day in 2017. This new full-length album of 53 minutes follows the concept of Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons', but will of course feature the typical epic death metal on four tracks. And although the album is already finished, front man and mastermind Jari Mäenpää now needs the support of his loyal fans. The band will be doing a crowdfunding campaign starting on March 1st.

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Posted: 26.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (45)


Wintersun - Reveal New Album Tracklist And Concept

Recently, the Finnish metallers Wintersun unveiled the title of their third studio album, The Forest Seasons, that will see the light of day in 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The new release will be a full-length album of 53 minutes featuring a brand new concept that band leader and mastermind Jari Mäenpää now reveals, together with the complete tracklist. It looks like it's actually happening. Check it out below.

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Posted: 18.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (28)


Wintersun - Announce New Studio Album For 2017

The teasing/trolling seems to be over for Wintersun as their label Nuclear Blast Records just announced the release of their new album in 2017. The masters of melodic symphonies are finally back. In 2017, almost five years after the release of their Time I creation, the band announces the completion of the recording of their upcoming third studio album. On this yet untitled record, the Finns alongside songwriting master Jari Mäenpää "once again break the boundaries of metal and add a new and majestic twist to the history of music."

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Posted: 04.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (63)


Wintersun - Jari Drops Guitar To Focus On Vocals, Searching For Guitarist

Finns Wintersun have released big news recently: Jari Mäenpää will now drop the guitar to focus on vocals when it comes to live performances. So, the band is searching for a new guitarist. Read their update below to find out what is happening exactly. Part of the reason is because the new "material is too complicated" for Jari to sing and play the guitar at the same time.

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Posted: 10.11.2016 by FeskarN | Comments (42)


Wintersun - Update On New Release

The infamous Wintersun have recently given a new update regarding a new release but in true Wintersun fashion, it's only half an update. In a cryptic new message posted on the band's Facebook page, mastermind Jari Mäenpää reveals that "It is done" without revealing exactly what it is. Could it be Time II or some other release? Reportedly, they are in negotiations with Nuclear Blast to release the material that they have been recording.

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Posted: 30.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (48)


Wintersun - Drummer Timo Häkkinen To Fill In For Kai Hahto

In March, the Finns Wintersun will co-headline Paganfest 2015 with Turisas. However, the drummer Kai Hahto will not be joining the band on their upcoming shows due to his gig with Nightwish. Timo Häkkinen (Sotajumala) will fill in for him during that time. The band still plans to do the crowdfunding campaign but that will take time to plan.

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Posted: 30.01.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (17)


Wintersun - Co-Headlining 2015 Paganfest With Turisas

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!

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Source: wintersun.fi
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Posted: 10.11.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (21)


Wintersun - Jari Issues Second Update Regarding Nuclear Blast Situation

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.

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Posted: 08.08.2014 by LeChron James | Comments (70)


Wintersun - Issue Update Regarding Crowdfunding, 'Time II' (Update)

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.

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Posted: 01.08.2014 by LeChron James | Comments (98)


Wintersun - Update On 'Time II'

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.

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Posted: 25.06.2014 by FreddeSwede | Comments (78)


Wintersun - Headlining North American Tour Confirmed

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.

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Source: wintersun.fi
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Posted: 04.06.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (12)