Wintersun‘s first and only album Wintersun was a masterpiece. It is one of my favorite albums to listen to on a regular basis, and any fan of it will tell you no different. However, the second album that we have been waiting for 8 years to come out is almost here! Jari released details about the running time, possible release time, and the fact that the album will now become a DOUBLE ALBUM, Time I and Time II.
For any fans of the band, old or new, this is fantastic news. I can’t wait to hear what Jari and co. concocted for this release. We’ll finally get to hear it this Fall on Nuclear Blast Records.
You can read the entire press release, featuring tracklist and further details, after the jump!
WINTERSUN: Album Update & Track Listing
Finland´s WINTERSUN have released the following update regarding their long-awaited second album. Vocalist/guitarist Jari Mäenpää recently issued the following statement:
Time for some album(s) news. WINTERSUN ‘s Time is going to be two albums, titled TIME I and TIME II. We made this decision simply because of few reasons:
A) All the 80 minutes of material won´t fit on a regular CD and we didn´t want to cut anything out.
B) We want you to be able to hear new material sooner and not wait any longer and we want to go on tour sooner.
The music is very full and complex, so listening to this kind of hard listening (not easy listening) material straight for 80 minutes is a bit too much (even for me). Both albums will be approximately nice 40 minute epic packages of fireworks.
We like the idea of releasing two albums within one year, so the band will stay more visible longer, which is important in these modern times. No more years of silence for us!
We hope you´ll approve our new little plan and support us when the Time comes!
TIME I mix is set to be finished by July, mastered in the beginning of July and released in early fall of 2012! TIME II will be released in 2013. Conception of album artworks, videos, live shows including rehearsals will keep us busy during the Summer and I´ll also continue mixing TIME II meanwhile. We´ll be hopefully posting some videos and teasers during Summer. Alsos some new live show announcements soon, so stay tuned for those!
We can´t wait for you guys to hear the TIME I material and to play it for you live! Have a great Summer!”
TIME I track listing:
1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons of Winter and Stars
I Rain of Stars
II Surrounded by Darkness
III Journey Inside a Dream
IV Sons of Winter and Stars
3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
4. Darkness and Frost
WINTERSUN are confirmed to headline this year´s edition of the so-called HEIDENFEST tour kicking off in October supported by KORPIKLAANI, VARG, TROLLFEST, and KRAMPUS, before they go on touring the world. Further infos, dates and tickets on www.heidenfest.eu