"Time I", the long-awaited new CD from Finland's WINTERSUN, will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Records.
According to WINTERSUN mainman Jari Mäenpää, the band's new "'Time' is going to be two albums, titled 'Time I' and 'Time II'. We made this decision simply because of few reasons:
* All the 80 minutes of material won't fit on a regular CD and we didn't want to cut anything out. * We want you to be able to hear new material sooner and not wait any longer and we want to go on tour sooner. * The music is very full and complex, so listening this kind of 'hard listening (not easy listening)' material straight for 80 minutes is a bit too much (even for me). * Both albums will be approximately. nice 40 min epic packages of fireworks. * We like the idea of releasing two albums within one year, so the band will stay more visible longer, which is important in these 'modern times.' No more years of silence for us!"
"Time I" track listing:
01. When Time Fades Away 02. Sons Of Winter And Stars I) Rain Of Stars II) Surrounded By Darkness III) Journey Inside A Dream IV) Sons of Winter And Stars 03. Land Of Snow And Sorrow 04. Darkness And Frost 05. Time
The first "Time I" trailer can be seen below.
"Time II" will be releaed in 2013.
WINTERSUN will headline this year's edition of the Heidenfest tour, set to take place in October. Support on the trek will come from KORPIKLAANI, VARG, TROLLFEST and KRAMPUS.
WINTERSUN's debut CD was released in September 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records.