Wintersun - To Headline Heidenfest 2012, New Album Out Late Summer


Yesterday, Finnish extreme power metallers Wintersun's drummer Kai Hahto hinted about a new Wintersun update planned for today, and as promised, the update is here. The band will headline the Heidenfest tour in October/November and the new album will be released in late summer.

The band issued the following statement: "In the last couple of years, the Heidenfest turned out to be a unique and not-to-be-missed tour package when it comes to the biggest names in the field of heathen/viking metal and bands offering you the best in between war anthems and drinking horn frenzy! Which is why the 2012 line up looks like the wet dream of every heathen metal warrior again: headlining will be mighty genre legends Wintersun from Finland! It took mastermind Jari Mäenpää and his brethren exactly one album to write folk and melodic death metal history: Wintersun came out in 2004 and will be followed by a new milestone around the tour."

"We are very excited to announce that we are going to be headlining the 2012 Heidenfest Tour in October. There was some setbacks with the album during the winter (again), but as usual we have managed to ram through them. (Big thanks to our management for helping us through the tough times!). I've been mixing my ass off and things are going smooth and steady now and the album will be released late summer. Stay tuned for bigger updates about the album (or should we say "albums", wink wink!) Jari and the Wintersun boys, cheers!"

Heidenfest 2012: Wintersun, Korpiklaani, Varg, Trollfest and Krampus.

+ Special guests at extended shows*

19.10.2012 - GER - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle - Extended Show*
20.10.2012 - GER - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn - Extended Show*
21.10.2012 - NED - Tilburg, 013 - Extended Show*
22.10.2012 - SUI - Pratteln, Z7
24.10.2012 - ITA - Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 - AUS - Vienna, Gasometer
26.10.2012 - GER - Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 - CZE - Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 - POL - Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 - GER - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 - GER - Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 - GER - Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 - GER - Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 - GER - Geiselwind, Music Hall - Extended Show*
03.11.2012 - GER - Gießen, Hessenhallen - Extended Show*
04.11.2012 - BEL - Antwerp, Trix

[Also thanks to moe5512 for sending in this news!]


Source: wintermadness.net
Band profile: Wintersun
 
Posted: 16.03.2012 by Array


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17.03.2012 - 01:07
Mimogrede
I've been expecting it, to come out about at the end of this year and to hear it's set for late summer is just great, let's hope, this time (heh) they will stick to the plan...
Also, what was he implying with albumS and winks?
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17.03.2012 - 01:19
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Let the trolling begin.
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17.03.2012 - 01:34
BlueMobius
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Written by Carl Berg on 17.03.2012 at 01:19

Let the trolling begin.


Think you're a little bit late to the ball game.
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17.03.2012 - 05:16
Lonniehaskel
It's about...Time?
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17.03.2012 - 05:28
patrickmetal12
MARRY ME JARI
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17.03.2012 - 05:48
Codera the Great
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I am so pumped up, the self-titled album was so impressive, it's about TIME I get to hear this new album.
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17.03.2012 - 06:01
Troy Killjoy
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The next person to make a pun out of the album title should be castrated.
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17.03.2012 - 07:02
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.03.2012 at 06:01

The next person to make a pun out of the album title should be castrated.

It's about Time someone said this.


....Come at me bro.
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17.03.2012 - 07:03
Vermoorden
Thank the gods....been waiting forever on this thing...Can't wait!
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17.03.2012 - 09:17
swatata
At last. Hope it goes well and gets released in the summer for real. I am buying it as soon as it hits the stores.
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17.03.2012 - 20:32
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Doc Godin on 17.03.2012 at 07:02

Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.03.2012 at 06:01

The next person to make a pun out of the album title should be castrated.

It's about Time someone said this.


....Come at me bro.

LMAO!!!
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17.03.2012 - 22:05
Fredd
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the winner of this years "biggest surprise" category.



Also, good for Jari, guy's had some rough years. If I spend a couple of years doing a tedious research only to lose it in a fire, I'd be jumping straight out of a window.
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18.03.2012 - 01:18
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.03.2012 at 06:01

The next person to make a pun out of the album title should be castrated.

Ooooh, yes, that too... guess it was fun for the first year or something, but now the nerve beneath my left eye twitches slightly whenever I see something like that.

Except for the one that replied to you
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18.03.2012 - 04:00
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Lonniehaskel on 17.03.2012 at 05:16

It's about...Time?

Bu dum tss.
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18.03.2012 - 20:07
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
"The new album will be released in late summer." I can't help but not buy it.
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18.03.2012 - 22:21
BudDa
I really don't care. I might have about 3 years ago but not anymore
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18.03.2012 - 23:10
Void Eater
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Written by Doc Godin on 17.03.2012 at 07:02

Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.03.2012 at 06:01

The next person to make a pun out of the album title should be castrated.

It's about Time someone said this.


....Come at me bro.

If somebody makes a joke like that one more Time...

CAMB Troy.
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18.03.2012 - 23:16
vezzy
Stallmanite
It's time to record the new album and play Counter-Strike 1.6 deathmatch.

And I'm all out of hard drive space.

[seriously, am I the only one who can picture Jari fragging a bunch of n00bs with his mad Deagle skills?]
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20.03.2012 - 03:25
LeChron James
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Predicting another Ilud Divinum Insanus. Except with more vociferous rage. Maybe.
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20.03.2012 - 20:59
The Shape 1973
Years of writing, pouring his soul in to it. The losing it to a computer glitch, heartbreak. More time spent re-recording, further technical problems, then at last a finished album....

....but then he thought it would be good idea to get the twat who mastered the last Epica album involved....on the first day of release all the the CDs are completely blank.
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20.03.2012 - 21:07
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by The Shape 1973 on 20.03.2012 at 20:59

....but then he thought it would be good idea to get the twat who mastered the last Epica album involved....on the first day of release all the the CDs are completely blank.


that would be absolutely brilliant.
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27.03.2012 - 21:03
Baz Anderson
So it's going to be a double album? Or they have recorded two and will release the second one shortly after?
I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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28.03.2012 - 22:11
FeskarN
Written by Baz Anderson on 27.03.2012 at 21:03

So it's going to be a double album? Or they have recorded two and will release the second one shortly after?
I guess we'll have to wait and see.

I will copy the text I posted in the Time thread: Jari told earlier this year in Soundi-magazine that Time will be released in 2 parts. The first part has 4 songs and 40 minutes of music. The second part will be released approximately 6 months later in winter 2013. Kai Hahto posted this on FB: "first of all it´s not about money,it´s because the whole album is over 80 minutes of music and both parts stand as individual album.also it´s couldn´t fot to one cd anyway.also playing live we can present the parts as a whole when playing live and also include some old songs.so this way we can also tour around 2.5-3 years and after that come up with a new album which we have a lot of material already.we don´t want to make the fans wait another 6 years you know..:) cheers!"
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