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.



Courtesy of the band


The band offered: "Due to the Nightwish duties Kai is not able to perform the upcoming Wintersun live shows with us. Therefore we are proud to announce that Timo Häkkinen (Sotajumala) will be filling in for the time being. A great drummer and also Kai's friend, we are going to blast our live shows like before! Cheers!"

Kai Hahto said the following: "As most of the shows during 2015 will collide with Nightwish there was no other option than to get Timo to do the shows I can't. I will be back in 2016 for sure. Cheers!"

Timo Häkkinen is happy to help: "I am very honored to fill in for Kai and to help the band out. Kai is a dear friend as well as my all-time favorite drummer. I look forward to the experience and embrace the challenge - see you on the road!"

You can also check out some clips of Timo Häkkinen:





Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wintersun
 
Posted: 30.01.2015 by BloodTears


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30.01.2015 - 13:11
The Shape 1973
Picture looks like an ISIS ransom video.

"Release Time II or we kill your drummer, but don't put mohammed on the cover"
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30.01.2015 - 14:09
FeskarN
Written by The Shape 1973 on 30.01.2015 at 13:11

Picture looks like an ISIS ransom video.

"Release Time II or we kill your drummer, but don't put mohammed on the cover"


lol xD
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30.01.2015 - 15:27
Erik M.
Written by The Shape 1973 on 30.01.2015 at 13:11

Picture looks like an ISIS ransom video.

"Release Time II or we kill your drummer, but don't put mohammed on the cover"




Then that drummer is doomed.
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30.01.2015 - 17:55
Sir Thrashalot
I hope he's going to have a stage presence like Kai does, Wintersun shows are insanely happy going and energetic.

I say that, but with Jari being super over perfectionist, he wouldn't have picked a donkey as a replacement drummer. It probably took him 2 years to plan this lol
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30.01.2015 - 18:44
Warman
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Haven't really cared for Nightwish since they stopped being one of the best bands of all time about ten years ago (fuck me, it's already almost ten years ago), but what has happened to Jukka Nevalainen?
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30.01.2015 - 18:46
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Warman on 30.01.2015 at 18:44

Haven't really cared for Nightwish since they stopped being one of the best bands of all time about ten years ago (fuck me, it's already almost ten years ago), but what has happened to Jukka Nevalainen?

He is sidelined for now because of a more serious case of insomnia.
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30.01.2015 - 19:20
AnGina--
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What? The only reason I ever read Wintersun news is the drama, there's no drama in this. What a waste of time.
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30.01.2015 - 19:27
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by AnGina-- on 30.01.2015 at 19:20

What? The only reason I ever read Wintersun news is the drama, there's no drama in this. What a waste of time.

Hahaha, yeah, I was disappointed as well, as soon as I saw Wintersun on the front page I got excited...
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30.01.2015 - 20:15
BloodTears
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Written by AnGina-- on 30.01.2015 at 19:20

What? The only reason I ever read Wintersun news is the drama, there's no drama in this. What a waste of time.


Drama freaks
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Like you could kiss my ass.


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30.01.2015 - 20:57
Doc G.
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Drummer probably left to join Nightwish because he wants another album under his belt before he dies of old age.
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30.01.2015 - 22:25
D.T. Metal
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Written by Sir Thrashalot on 30.01.2015 at 17:55

I say that, but with Jari being super over perfectionist, he wouldn't have picked a donkey as a replacement drummer. It probably took him 2 years to plan this lol

I saw what you did there ...
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30.01.2015 - 23:52
Amy
That's fine and all but seriously? Where's Time 2?
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31.01.2015 - 05:44
Ruchesko
Written by Doc G. on 30.01.2015 at 20:57

Drummer probably left to join Nightwish because he wants another album under his belt before he dies of old age.

Quite possibly.

But hell, even if Kai's motives were entirely financial, it'd be mighty hard to blame him. He'll probably make as much off this one tour than he ever did with Rotten Sound.
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31.01.2015 - 22:53
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
Written by BloodTears on 30.01.2015 at 20:15

Drama freaks


Metal drama junkie and proud!
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01.02.2015 - 00:15
Darkside Momo
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Written by AnGina-- on 31.01.2015 at 22:53

Written by BloodTears on 30.01.2015 at 20:15

Drama freaks


Metal drama junkie and proud!

then please check the Drama section of the Awards
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02.02.2015 - 16:19
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
Written by Darkside Momo on 01.02.2015 at 00:15

then please check the Drama section of the Awards


The only section I will ever vote for Wintersun. Nice job Jari.
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15.03.2015 - 20:39
FreddeSwede
Https://youtu.be/wF0QMySuLBY?t=3m57s

Kai Hahto pretty much gives away the fact that he will devote time with Nightwish since "Wintersun doesn't have any new things going on for the next 1,5 years". In other words, you don't have to stay tuned for any new stuff from Wintersun anytime soon.
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