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Wintersun - Unveil New Lyric Video

Finnish metallers Wintersun recently announced that they'll be supporting Arch Enemy on a European tour in early 2018. Recently, the band also presented the third lyric video from their brand new 4-track studio album titled The Forest Seasons (Finland #1, Germany #14;) - "Eternal Darkness (Autumn)". Check out this 14-minute track here.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
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Posted: 04.08.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Arch Enemy - To Tour With Wintersun And Tribulation

Melodic metal masters Arch Enemy are gearing up to embark on their headlining international Will To Power Tour this fall in support of their highly anticipated new release, Will To Power, out September 8th via Century Media Records. The first leg of the tour will trek across Eastern Europe from September 15th until October 11th with support act Jinjer. The band is excited to announce the second round of dates for this tour will take place in early 2018 from January 12th until February 7th across Western Europe and feature support from Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer.

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Source: archenemy.net
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Posted: 31.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (6)


Wintersun - Launch Video For 'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)'

Finnish Wintersun just dropped their highly anticipated record, The Forest Seasons. No full song or video had been released so far, but on the day of release, the lyric video for the 14-minute epic "Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)" was launched on Jari Mäenpää's personal YouTube channel. The Forest Seasons consists of four lengthy tracks that reflect - as the name implies - the four seasons. Spring being the first. Check out the song below.

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Posted: 22.07.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (19)


Wintersun - Release Live Track

Wintersun is about to drop The Forest Seasons this week. Additionally, the live album Wintersun Live @ Tuska 2013 will be released on vinyl. The raw recording of the live track "Beautiful Death" from the show at Tuska in 2013 was recently made available. The track is featured on the live album and can now be heard here.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 17.07.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (3)


Wintersun - Reveal New Song Snippet

Wintersun continue to tease their upcoming new album, The Forest Seasons, and now fans have the chance to hear the first sounds of the new offering. A guitar playthrough clip for the new tune "Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)", and album opener, has been launched and you can watch guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari playing along to a section of the track over on YouTube.

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Source: nuclearblast.com
Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 02.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (22)


Wintersun - To Embark On Forest Tour 2017

The Wintersun train keeps rolling and the band just announced a new European tour which will happen in support of their anticipated new album, The Forest Seasons. The release of this album was backed by an extensive crowdfunding, from whose proceeds the band want to build their long time planned studio and headquarters. After singer Jari Mäenpää decided to give up his live guitar duties to concentrate on lead vocals, the band presented their new guitarist Asim Searah. The Finns are now ready to spread their sound over the stages of Europe in September and October.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
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Posted: 17.06.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (10)


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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Source: indiegogo.com
Band profile: Wintersun
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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Source: indiegogo.com
Band profile: Wintersun
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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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Wintersun
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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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Wintersun
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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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Wintersun
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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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Wintersun
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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Band profile: Wintersun
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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Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 30.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (48)