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Tag Archives: Wintersun

Metal By Numbers 8/3: Nine Inch Nails add some violence to the charts

Posted by on August 3, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I wasn’t here last week to do the charts and comment on the passing of Chester Bennington, but I’m not sure what I can say that hasn’t been said better elsewhere. Linkin Park weren’t […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 21st 2017: The New Music Seasons

Posted by on July 21, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features a new EP from Nine in Nails, as well as Wintersun’s long awaited “Winter Sessions” and an album from In This Moment. If you would like to check out last […]

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Wintersun extends first crowdfunding campaign, recruits second guitarist

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Despite exceeding their first out of allegedly three crowdfunding campaigns by 285%, Wintersun extended their Forest package pre-order earlier last week to April 30th. While the group continues to earn enough money for their studio and building, they announced recruiting a second guitarist, Asim Searah (Damnation Plan). Mastermind Jari Mäenpää revealed the following on their […]

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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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