Be still, your beating hearts. The long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever of metal has been only pushed back one week. This has been known happen from time to time in the industry so the band and label can better prepare for release, usually involving issues such as actually getting everything printed and pressed. This is the case exactly for Wintersun, and they’re putting the extra week to good use in making sure the release of Time I is a strong one. Via Facebook:

“As we want to give all our incredible fans something truly special and outstanding for our second album “TIME I”, there is going to be a limited mediabook edition including DVD available, but due to unfortunate manufacturing delays the TIME I album release has been postponed by a week.”

The new release dates are:

October 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
October 22: North America, UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Portugal, Poland (+ all other European countries not mentioned in this list)
October 23: Italy
October 24: Sweden

“We feel very bad about this. This is a big hit for us, so we need your support now more than ever!

Be sure to come by our shows in Finland the week before album release, as we play the TIME I album live for the first time ever! See you there!“

“TIME I“ will be available as follows:
– Limited Mediabook (Hard cover, wide format) CD + DVD
– Limited Mediabook (Hard cover, wide format) CD + DVD + Instrumental CD of „TIME I“, Certificate (Limited to 500 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast)
– Limited Mediabook (Hard cover, wide format) CD + DVD + signed photo card Jari Mäenpää (Limited to 1.000 copies, exclusively available at Amazon.de)
– Limited Mediabook (Hard cover, wide format) CD + DVD + WS Logo Shirt gray/black (exclusively available at Levykauppa Äx)
– CD Jewelcase
– Digital download
– iTunes digital download w/ „TIME I“ booklet

The bonus DVD includes:

– TIME I Live Rehearsals At Sonic Pump Studios
– Licks & Tricks
– Sons Of Winter And Stars – Project Demonstration
– Photo Gallery

I’d say a week delay is worth it. In the grand scheme of things, we waited for eight years so a week more couldn’t hurt. Time I is due out October 22nd on Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available for North America at this location.

– JR

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