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.
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.
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.