Members of Finnish epic metal titans WINTERSUN will be participating in a live video web chat on Monday October 15th. Fans can visit this location at Noon PST/3PM (EST)/9PM (CET) to speak with guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari and bassist Jukka Koskinen.
Wintersun will release their second album, Time I, in October via Nuclear Blast, prior to hitting the road in October/November headlining the Heidenfest tour. Watch the new teaser clip below, for the bonus DVD, which will be available with the limited edition of Time I. As Jari (Mäenpää; vocals, guitar) and Kai (Hahto; drums) before, also Teemu (Mäntysaari; guitar) will be showing you some of his equipment and tricks.
The entire Licks & Tricks session will be available on the DVD which will include:
'Land Of Snow And Sorrow' (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
'Darkness And Frost & Time' (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
'Sons Of Winter And Star's (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
Licks & Tricks Of Time I With Each Band Member
'Sons Of Winter And Stars' – Project Demonstration (Interview at Jari´s Home Studio)
Photo Gallery (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
Time I release dates are:
October 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
October 22: North America, UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Portugal, Poland (plus all other European countries not mentioned in this list)
October 23: Italy
October 24: Sweden
Time I tracklisting is as follows:
'When Time Fades Away'
'Sons Of Winter And Stars'
I - Rain Of Stars
II - Surrounded By Darkness
III - Journey Inside A Dream
IV Sons Of Winter And Stars
'Land Of Snow And Sorrow'
'Darkness And Frost'
The official album trailer can be viewed below:
The live premiere of Time I:
12 - Jyväskylä, Finland - Lutakko
13 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
16 - Helsinki, Finland - Bar Bäkkäri (official release show)
Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE and Wintersun will co-headline a North American tour this winter. The trek will commemorate Eluveitie’s 10th anniversary as well as serve as Wintersun’s introduction to North American shores. Also included on the tour will be German pagan metal band VARG.
Wintersun’s Jari Mäenpää commented: "We are very excited to tour US and Canada for the first time in November/December. We've had lots of requests from the fans before, but finally we are able to come there and kick some ass with new material from the Time I album and of course play the old stuff too! Hope to see you guys there. Let´s make it special!"
Tour dates are below:
28 - 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
29 - The Roxy Theater – Hollywood, CA
30 - Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
1 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3 - Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5 - Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
6 - Republik – Calgary, AB
7 - Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
8 - West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
9 - Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
11 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
12 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
13 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON
14 - Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
15 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
16 - Imperial – Quebec City, QC
18 - Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
19 - Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
20 - Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
21 - Royale Boston – Boston, MA