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Wintersun - Part Ways With Guitarist


Finnish power metal ensemble Wintersun have parted ways with (live) second guitarist Asim Searah, who has been part of the band for the past five years.

Wintersun states: "We have decided to part ways with our 2nd guitarist Asim Searah, who has been with us as a session guitarist since 2017. We shared good times on and off the stage, but we didn't see eye to eye on some things and we weren't happy with everything behind the scenes. So after careful consideration we think this decision is best for everyone. We wish Asim all the best in all his future endeavors!"

Here's a short statement from Asim: "What a ride these past 5 years have been. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank all the fans around the world. YOU ROCK! See you all soon."





Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 05.05.2022 by Abattoir


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06.05.2022 - 00:04
s(AINT)

I guess they didnt see eye to eye because Asim wanted to write and record music rather than participate in cringey podcasts..
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06.05.2022 - 00:24
IBlackened

Written by s(AINT) on 06.05.2022 at 00:04

I guess they didnt see eye to eye because Asim wanted to write and record music rather than participate in cringey podcasts..


Imagine actually trying to be a musician in Wintersun...
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Their old stuff is better.
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06.05.2022 - 05:10
Fred_P

"Wintersun" is perhaps my most listened album of all time. I saw the band live, went to a meet and greet, got my Time I album signed by the whole band, participated in the crowdfunding, but man, this band is a joke now. It hurts me so much to say it but that's what it is. Can't blame him for leaving, and wouldn't blame any of the members if they decided to leave too. Each member is talented, and they'd thrive much more in any other bands I'm sure.
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06.05.2022 - 06:36
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Written by IBlackened on 06.05.2022 at 00:24

Written by s(AINT) on 06.05.2022 at 00:04

I guess they didnt see eye to eye because Asim wanted to write and record music rather than participate in cringey podcasts..


Imagine actually trying to be a musician in Wintersun...

I'm picturing him sitting outside the recording studio, in the snow or rain, for hours waiting for the others to show up, checking his watch occasionally. Sad music plays in the background. Eventually someone from inside brings out a raincoat and a warm drink. Zoom in on the tears forming in his disappointed eyes.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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06.05.2022 - 06:42
Cthulu

I was hoping the crowdfunding event would finally change things for the band, but it looks like nothing's changed.
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06.05.2022 - 08:30
VikinkiQc

Written by Cthulu on 06.05.2022 at 06:42

I was hoping the crowdfunding event would finally change things for the band, but it looks like nothing's changed.


Jari have mental health problem and its ok ! I imagine he is hard to deal with, like a control freak to control is anxiety or bipolarity traits !
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06.05.2022 - 10:01
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by VikinkiQc on 06.05.2022 at 08:30

Jari have mental health problem and its ok ! I imagine he is hard to deal with, like a control freak to control is anxiety or bipolarity traits !

And now his indulgences and delusion are funded too, which makes things even worse. I honestly wish them well and hopefully a nice ego deflation, but holy f*ck it would be best if they just disband and Jari learns his way back to being a musician instead of a fraud.
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06.05.2022 - 13:54
zykloncrawaxx

I would assume Asim didn't like how they aren't making music OR touring, I didn't see any upcoming shows listed anywhere. What's the point in sticking around if neither is going to happen any Time soon? I've loved Jari's music for a long long Time but it has been clear for at least half of that Time that he is just making excuses and exaggerating how hard it would be to make new music. You could click on almost any other band on this site and see less Time wasted.
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06.05.2022 - 17:22
Zap

It's Time to let go
This was a fallacy
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06.05.2022 - 18:54
Oracles

Written by IBlackened on 06.05.2022 at 00:24

Written by s(AINT) on 06.05.2022 at 00:04

I guess they didnt see eye to eye because Asim wanted to write and record music rather than participate in cringey podcasts..


Imagine actually trying to be a musician in Wintersun...

Maenpaa is probably waiting for robot musicians to be created to release Time III and fire everyone else.
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06.05.2022 - 19:42
FeskarN

No wonder he left the band. Bands play live shows and releases music. Not podcasts, cooking shows, and playthrough of old songs on Patreon...
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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07.05.2022 - 07:53
IBlackened

Written by Oracles on 06.05.2022 at 18:54

Maenpaa is probably waiting for robot musicians to be created to release Time III and fire everyone else.

And he will film a series of videos saying how much he needs his own studio to record his next albums, otherwise he won't be able to release any new music, talking his fans into buying a bunch of useless stuff just to help him.

Wait, he already did that!?
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Their old stuff is better.
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12.05.2022 - 16:08
Litvin

ALBUMS UPDATE
Album 1 60% done (currently working on)
Album 2 60% done
Album 3 60% done
Album 4 20% done
TIME II 90 % done

(c)

https://www.facebook.com/wintersun/posts/560737862068972

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14.05.2022 - 04:24
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Reminder that it was back in 2012 Wintersun announced Time would be split into 2 albums, due to being 80 minutes. That means the album was mostly complete 10 years ago. If you spend 10 years polishing something, is there going to be anything left? Has the fist sized pearl been reduced to a marble in Jari's hand?
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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19.05.2022 - 13:38
Charlotbk

People need to stop giving this band money, hope Asim the best.
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20.05.2022 - 02:29
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Litvin on 12.05.2022 at 16:08

ALBUMS UPDATE
Album 1 60% done (currently working on)
Album 2 60% done
Album 3 60% done
Album 4 20% done
TIME II 90 % done

(c)

https://www.facebook.com/wintersun/posts/560737862068972



Released in that order?
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04.06.2022 - 01:55
Kvothe

I still have faith in humanity. I want to believe that people learn from their mistakes and fans will not waste their money on stupid crowdfunding again.

I recognize that I was one of those who helped the nose in the first crowdfunding and I regret it from the bottom of my soul.
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Here, waiting very quiet right front The Doors of Stone
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