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Wintersun crowdfunds over $450,000, breaking record

Posted by on April 3, 2017

Wintersun’s first of three crowdfunding campaigns officially ended over the weekend. Despite it taking less than 24 hours to reach their goal of 150€, the campaign continued and ended making €428,310 raised by 8596 backers, which translates to 456,749.78. Their final goal is 750.000€ with an intention to make roughly 150€ per campaign. The first one […]

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Wintersun meet crowdfunding goal in one day; plan to buy building (!) with more

Posted by on March 2, 2017

It wasn’t too long ago when we had a Headbangers Brawl on the subject of crowdfunding. How much support does a band need from their fans? Secondly, how much do they need the support after being signed by a label? Yesterday (1) Wintersun launched their first of three crowdfunding campaigns. For those who have been following […]

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Wintersun launch crowdfunding campaign

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Back in mid-2014, Wintersun expressed the urge to create a crowdfunding campaign for their nonexistent album Time II. Wintersun mastermind Jari Mäenpää once confessed: “…But the problem is this. I have a record deal with Nuclear Blast. If I would do a Kickstarter with a downloadable album for example, they would come with lawyers and […]

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20 albums to (hopefully) look forward to in 2017

Posted by on January 6, 2017

While many are digesting 2016 tunes, it is time to move forward and see what is ahead for 2017. 2016 gave us several diversified lists proving it was a great year for music. Does 2017 have what it takes to top that? We’re already hearing about big releases like Mastodon, Suicide Silence, Overkill, Kreator and more, but […]

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Wintersun shows us more hope with “Forest”

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Two long, patient years after debuting the track “The Way of the Fire” in 2013 from the highly anticipated Time II, the heavens have opened once again. Fans were blessed during Paganfest 2015 in Oberhausen, Germany to hear a SECOND new Wintersun song. “Forest” was debuted live and gives more hope to the impending Duke […]

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Nightwish announce North American tour

Posted by on September 23, 2014

While Nightwish continues work on their eighth studio album, the symphonic metal giants from Finalnd have just announced an early 2015 run of North America tour dates. The 27 date tour starts in April in New York City, runs into Canada for three dates, hits the west coast, and wraps up in mid-May in Maryland. Said bassist Marco Hietala: […]

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Nightwish drummer forced to take a break due to chronic insomnia

Posted by on August 6, 2014

  The stress that touring imbues on the human body is difficult to quantify, but most musicians will tell you that it is very high. Most touring musicians go out of their way to exercise, eat as much healthy food as possible, and most of all, get proper rest. Sometimes the body does not want […]

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Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun discusses crowd-funding while on a label contract

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Two years after the release of Wintersun’s second album, Time I, fans are anxiously waiting for information regarding the release of its follow-up, Time II. Today, band mastermind Jari Mäenpää took to Facebook to discuss the obstacles facing the album’s production and the possibility of crowd-funding the album. Some of the most striking details revealed in the post […]

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Get Lost in Fleshgod Apocalypse’s “Labyrinth”, Streaming Now

Posted by on August 14, 2013

We’ve already heard a bit of Italian symphonic death metal quintet Fleshgod Apocalypse’s upcoming album Labyrinth. “Elegy” and “Minotaur (Wrath of Poseidon)” are both classic Fleshgod- heavy as hell with some truly demonic orchestral arrangements. Today, they are streaming the entire album via Terrorizer, so you can properly insert 53 minutes of blast beats into your day. […]

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Bringing Soprano Singer On Road; Release Lyric Video for “Minotaur (Wrath of Poseidon)”

Posted by on August 6, 2013

Get your opera glasses out, because Italian orchestra-from-hell Fleshgod Apocalypse are bringing an actual soprano singer on the road with them when they go on tour with Wintersun, Arsis, and Starkill this fall, courtesy of MetalSucks. Fleshgod already keeps it classy by performing in tuxedos (and corpse paint, of course). The fact that they are […]

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