Wintersun announce 3rd album

2017-01-11 by dragoth | 70 Comments
Wintersun have announced the name of their long anticipated 3rd album. After announcing that Time II was not going to be the next album due to continued issues with label Nuclear Blast, Wintersun have announced the next album will be made of new material entitled The Forest Seasons. Tracklist and release date are to be announced next week.

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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2017
54923 Comments


Can't wait for it to be delayed 27 times only to be disappointing when it finally does come out

Thalassic
January 11th 2017
591 Comments


Never liked this band

trackbytrackreviews
January 11th 2017
3144 Comments


something something sauna studio

Snide
January 11th 2017
7050 Comments


Awesome! I can't wait for its release date in 2027

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DarkNoctus
January 11th 2017
9886 Comments


this album is actually 100% done, according to jari, including mixing, mastering, all that bullshit

looks like he basically recorded an album of borderline filler so he could fulfil his contract with nuclear blast. quite clever, actually.

Alastor
January 11th 2017
1662 Comments


I place my bet on the filler/out-of-contract theory.

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Whispered4tw
January 11th 2017
832 Comments


Wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be better than Time I due to less overly ambitious try-hard stuff and instead just a good 'plain' music album.

Scoot
January 11th 2017
18645 Comments


how much money does jari need for food though

MikeHunt
January 11th 2017
1155 Comments


I just hope my children live long enough to hear it

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2017
9937 Comments


album title is garbage

I was never enamored with their self titled, but it was pretty good. will def give this a listen

ChoccyPhilly
January 11th 2017
11564 Comments


bout fuckin time.

Probably gonna be dogshit though

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zaruyache
January 11th 2017
16875 Comments


looks like he basically recorded an album of borderline filler so he could fulfil his contract with nuclear blast. quite clever, actually.

The way they'd been hinting about it (for MONTHS) was pretty aggravating, though.

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Tunaboy45
January 11th 2017
14790 Comments


this is gonna be a huge letdown

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MikeHunt
January 11th 2017
1155 Comments


Sput doesn't have much faith in jari lol at least with these low expectations there's a chance it could blow us all away

MikeHunt
January 11th 2017
1155 Comments


An incredibly slim chance mind you

Tunaboy45
January 11th 2017
14790 Comments


Not if it's mostly filler to fulfill a contract it won't

Groundking
January 11th 2017
82 Comments


Finally, the dude is a joke.

Hopefully it's good, but eh.

Tunaboy45
January 11th 2017
14790 Comments


Not if it's mostly filler to fulfill a contract it won't

MikeHunt
January 11th 2017
1155 Comments


You're not wrong there fishkid

Coldplaz
January 11th 2017
21 Comments


Top kek Jari took so much time and effort into finishing Time II that in between he managed to make a whole new album

Whispered4tw
January 11th 2017
832 Comments


not a huge achievement when you've only released one album within 13 years

parksungjoon
January 11th 2017
5130 Comments


all the mad ppl in this thread forget the debut was dope tho

Crysis
Emeritus
January 11th 2017
17229 Comments


at this point does anyone even expect this to be good

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InFlamesWeThrash666
January 11th 2017
6348 Comments


The song 'Forest' sounded pretty good so there is some hope

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zaruyache
January 11th 2017
16875 Comments


" debut was dope tho"

yeah and Time I wasn't and it didn't even have fantastic production sooooo

MikeHunt
January 11th 2017
1155 Comments


Time I was a rushed release, dude only had 7 years to write/ record it so go easy

Eakflanderyof
January 11th 2017
2293 Comments


Sigh

If only Jari realized that nobody cares about 200 layers of cheesy synths and that everyone liked the debut because of the guitar wizardry

botb
January 11th 2017
10953 Comments


^nail on the head

CaptainDooRight
January 11th 2017
2141 Comments


[3]


judasgoat
January 11th 2017
193 Comments


I'll probably listen to this. I liked Time I.

But man, I bet Nuclear Blast is finally ready to kick Jari to the curb and I don't blame them in the slightest. After working on the same fucking album for over ten years (Time II nowhere in sight) and holding his music hostage so he can get a fucking sauna, I'd dump him too.

judasgoat
January 11th 2017
193 Comments


As far as this being a filler album...maybe? He DID say he had more albums written after Time, so maybe he's just putting his money where his mouth is.

zaruyache
January 11th 2017
16875 Comments


They're not going to dump him; that's kind of the point. They're going to get their money whether they have to wait a few more years or not.

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2017
9965 Comments


I'm optimistic, I like the title too.

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CaptainDooRight
January 11th 2017
2141 Comments



HERE`S THE GOOD NEWS

Instead I´ve been working on... wait for it.... you know it already... a new album!!! That´s right, not a single or an EP... a full blown album with over 53 minutes of killer material and no separate intro tracks! It will be the Wintersun's 3rd full length album. And like we stated last week it´s 100% done and ready to be released! This album was something a bit "easier to make" than the TIME albums and something that was possible to do with my current resources, but as you might have guessed it turned out to be much bigger production, like it always happens with my work! Apparently I just can´t do anything "easy". tongue emoticon I guess it´s against my nature! My motto has actually always been "if you can´t do something properly, don´t do it at all" although I´ve had to break that motto and compromise a lot, but no more I say!

I did one song first and was really happy how the song and the production came together perfectly! Then I came up with some other killer ideas for other songs and before I knew it, I had a concept of a full album and I wanted to create it fully and here we are finally! IT IS DONE! wink emoticon

This stuff turned out to be just as good, if not even better in some ways! I'm 100% proud and happy about this album and the production! It's actually the first album in my lifetime that I'm 100% happy with! It is something new and different, but still totally Wintersun!

zaruyache
January 11th 2017
16875 Comments


wink emoticon

CaptainDooRight
January 11th 2017
2141 Comments


kappa

UndineParty
January 11th 2017
707 Comments


calling it now album will be abysmal

Eakflanderyof
January 11th 2017
2293 Comments


I think Jari is too skilled for it to be abysmal but I'm not getting my hopes up

demon of surveillance
January 12th 2017
908 Comments


imagine if Jari had gotten his shit together and released both parts of Time in 2007, even the first album would've been killer

Shogun
January 12th 2017
451 Comments


Jari is the consummate riff machine, it wont be abysmal.

analogplutonium
January 12th 2017
29 Comments


I have actually met with jari. He said Time I and Time II were written right after the debut, he just was not able to record and mix it in a way that satisfied him. He also said because of the pressure from Nuclear Blast he had to to release Time I in a way he was not satisfied with the mixing. Since he wrote time he has written material for around 5 additional albums, originally planned to be released after the time albums and recorded in his own studio. I was able to listen to some samples of future after time material and it was definitely awesome. He also talked about releasing digital versions of his future material in a way that people can make their own mix.

I was disappointed by Time I as well, but I think him just writing a filler album because of the Nuclear Blast situation is definitely not the case. If the new album will be good however, only time can tell.

zaruyache
January 12th 2017
16875 Comments


"he just was not able to record and mix it in a way that satisfied him."

first record sounded fine/no other bands need their own studios to have excellent production/it took him years to make progress actually releasing Time I. I fail to believe the "I couldn't find a way to mix it properly" excuse. Ghost Reveries has some of the nicest production I've ever heard on an album but you don't hear Opeth complaining about needing their own private studio. They should've gotten the label to send them a producer who actually knew what they were doing, and had them coach Jari and actually show him how to actually turn all the knobs if that's something he really insisted on doing himself.

judasgoat
January 12th 2017
193 Comments


In his situation, that's what I'd do, but Jari would never allow that. It's his way or the highway, apparently.

Nuclear Blast has done everything they need to as a label. The ball is firmly in Jari's court to get Time II out.

L4titudes
January 13th 2017
3003 Comments


They just have to upload all 13,000 stems in order to master.

AdolfChrist
January 13th 2017
10461 Comments


Jari is retarded.

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DarkNoctus
January 13th 2017
9886 Comments


They're not going to dump him; that's kind of the point. They're going to get their money whether they have to wait a few more years or not.


doubt it. i imagine it's a three album contract, most labels like nuclear blast do those.

tastepolice
January 13th 2017
146 Comments


omg it's darknoctus haha

zaruyache
January 13th 2017
16875 Comments


well they're gonna get that third album godammit and all the dozens of album sales it'll bring in.

mifzal
January 14th 2017
2099 Comments


stop rimming his holiness, of course he is capable of great things, whining about proper mixing is not one of them

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2017
9965 Comments


I don't know, he's pretty good at whining

zaruyache
January 14th 2017
16875 Comments


"whining about proper mixing is not one of them"

this is seriously all he's done for like the past five years. "I need a new computer to finish the massive music mixing I'm doing, I need a studio to allow for the perfect sound I need..."

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2017
9965 Comments


"Most of all I need a sauna"

mifzal
January 14th 2017
2099 Comments


i mean't the good stuff, not his flaws

DarkNoctus
January 14th 2017
9886 Comments


omg it's darknoctus haha


where? [:

tastepolice
January 15th 2017
146 Comments


oh man he even did the face haha

zaruyache
January 15th 2017
16875 Comments


lol

DarkNoctus
January 15th 2017
9886 Comments


i'm quite the spectacle

CaptainDooRight
January 18th 2017
2141 Comments


They posted on Facebook all the track titles and length with a description stating it takes on a darker tone.

zaruyache
January 18th 2017
16875 Comments


Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:40
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) 12:18
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) 14:08
Part I Haunting Darkness
Part II The Call of the Dark Dream
Part III Beyond the Infinite Universe
Part IV Death
4. Loneliness (Winter) 12:54
Total running time: 53:20
Yes, you guessed it! This album is our version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, but it hasn´t got anything to do with Vivaldi musically or with classical music. It is 100% original and solid Wintersun material! It is something new and different. Let´s just say it has a bit more darker tone overall..

DarkSideOfLucca
January 18th 2017
6143 Comments


Wait, so this isn't Time II?

What the fuck?? So Time I just ends abruptly and that's it?

Where the fuck is Time II, Jari? You lazy cunt.

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2017
9965 Comments


"1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:40
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening"

Wow so creative

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2017
9965 Comments


I am looking forward to this though, I do think the seasonal theme will be cool

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
January 19th 2017
1720 Comments


Going to rate this a 1 on principle there is only 1 season and that season is WINTAAAAAAAARRR

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mifzal
January 19th 2017
2099 Comments


any singles in the near future???
sounds legit

zaruyache
January 19th 2017
16875 Comments


Lucca he's not releasing Time II until he can "properly" record/mix/master it the way he wants, so to make Nuclear Blast happy they're putting out this album to help fulfill their contract.

Cimnele
January 19th 2017
1238 Comments


i moved all my furniture around repeatedly, experimented with the windows being closed or open, on my own or with company, while eating, various times of day, and I just couldn't find a situation that did justice to Wintersun's music

CaptainDooRight
January 19th 2017
2141 Comments


'any singles in the near future???
sounds legit'

I would say its a possibility since they said they're working on some promotional videos. Whether that contains new material or not is still yet to be seen/heard.

zaruyache
January 19th 2017
16875 Comments


just watch they'll have ten-second snippets of new material on top of some pointless flashy imagery.

CaptainDooRight
January 19th 2017
2141 Comments


will prolly be the hardest pirated album of the century

im sure most old fans won't drop a penny on it lel

zaruyache
January 19th 2017
16875 Comments


you say that and then it'll hit the billboard 200 in the first week rofl.



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