Wintersun's drummer Kai Hahto has issued the following update:
"We have to inform you that the last three shows which were in Sweden and Norway are not going to happen in the upcoming European tour. Amon Amarthare heading straight from Europe to support Children Of Bodom in their American tour and this is the reason. We are very sorry for this but it wasn't in our hands and we hope to play some Scandinavian shows in the near future. Also the Ragnarok festival that was supposed to be in May 2007 is cancelled.
"The reason for cancelling this festival is because we have booked Sonic Pump studios to mix the new album with Nino Laurenne in May 2007. The schedule for releasing the second album, 'Time', hasn't been able to hold for many reasons and some of them has been really delaying and slowing down the recording process. And when the recording couldn't [be] finish[ed] in the schedule also the mixing had to be cancelled and re-scheduled. Jari is still working very hard to finish the album and to make the best possible second release for Wintersun.
"The release date is now planned to be somewhere in August 2007 but I promise that the wait will be worth it! We are very sorry for this delay! Have patience."
But how is possible then that 3 people already voted for album Time???
Time was scheduled for this year, so the over-eager kiddies were able to rate something they haven't even heard. Rating stuff you haven't listened to isn't really reasonable rating and since we try to keep our ratings representative, those who try to do funny stuff will lose their rating perm in no time.
sh*t, if it was a 1-2 month delay, i'd say okay... i can't able to understand how could an album delay almost a year... i'm sad about it. Anyway I look forward their gig here in Budapest with Amon Amarth and Týr!
Damn, that's a savage delay. Good things come to those who wait. Oh well, in the mean time I'll enjoy seeing them live in November with Amon Amarth and Tyr. And I bet when the new album is released they''ll hit the road again so I might see them twice.
MUSIC? - 24.10.2006 at 02:53
Man. Delays. Well, maybe the album will be a full year better or something. (Not that Wintersun needs anything to be better.)
well. this date is definatley a better heads-up than iron maiden's death on the road dvd, which i'm still waiting for...
Winter Death - 24.10.2006 at 05:45
Novermber 06....August 07? Don't worry it is only 10 more months away. Oh wait, looks like we better focus on something else...
I think it is also funny that they are really hyping this album up. The question will be: can the product overcome all the glory they are already throwing at the album? Almost a year is a long fucking time, they better pump out the mother of all records.