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Endorsement Deal Announced Between Wintersun's Jari Mäenpää And Finnleo Saunas

Finnleo - Finland's largest supplier of saunas - has announced an endorsement deal with Wintersun frontman Jari Mäenpää. The deal, which includes a deluxe custom sauna with custom lighting, custom benching and multiple wood choices, comes in the the wake of "sauna-gate," the backlash concerning the Mäenpää's recent "social media contemplation" of a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to build a studio for the recording of the long awaited "Time II" album.

The proposed studio plans clearly marked areas for a large sauna, causing an outcry on the band's Facebook page. In two responses - one rivaling the collective writings of Tolstoy and a second matching the length of War & Peace - Mäenpää explained that a sauna is as common as a front door in the land of a thousand lakes and that the Finnish people have the "fairest" and "most delicate skin" due to an over abundance of forestry and darkness (caused by forestry, position of the country and Tuomas Holopainen's tophat).

The deal came about when a group of Wintersun fans who refused to grow old waiting for Wintersun to either render a decision on the fund raising campaign and/or record "Time II," launched a campaign of their own - gathering petition signatures to submit to Finnelo for the endorsement deal. The company was overwhelmed by the submission by the the group known as "Time II Move This Along" - which provided 500 volumes of signatures totaling just over 100,000.

Finnelo president Keith Raisanen commented: "It was a heartwarming outcry of support from a group of fans that deserve something for their 'time.' We contacted Mr. Mäenpää and quickly agreed to provide one of our new InfraSauna products to help ease his mental strain and fatigue and to reduce stress and relax muscles caused by overproducing, underachieving and narcissistic perfectionism."

"Time II Move This Along" spokesman Markus Toivonen only added the following: "I guess there will be no more excuses."

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1. xFiruath writes:

Every now and again one of our April's Fools stories come true later. I could actually see a ten page rant about needing the label to build a sauna into his studio in order to effectively record new material be this year's winner.

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