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Wintersun

Formed: 2004
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Wintersun News

Below is our complete Wintersun news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Wintersun Fan Forum Now Up

Wintersun, featuring former Ensiferum vocalist Jari Mäenpää and Rotten Sound drummer Kai Hahto, have a new fan forum up and running at this location. The band's line-up was recently rounded out by bassist Jukka Koskinen and guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari.

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Wintersun Finds Second Guitarist

Wintersun has found a second guitarist, Teemu Mäntysaari, to the band after former guitarist Oliver left the band. He is an extremely skilful and motivated player. The band is still looking for synth players, but mainly Finnish players.

Wintersun is currently working on new material and plans to tour in 2005.

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More Details On Finnish Dimebag Tribute

More details on the Dimebag tribute have been announced.

The tribute will take place at Rock 'n' roll Station, VR Makasiinit, Helsinki, Finland on January 15.
21.00 CR (ex-Condition Red)
22.30 The Scourger
23.30 Dimen Nimeen! (Dimebag tribute band)

Dimen Nimeen! tribute band will feature the following artists: More...

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Wintersun Seeks Replacement Guitarist

Unfortunately Oliver has decided that he can't continue in Wintersun as a guitarist because his time is filled with other activities/jobs. So Wintersun is looking for a guitarist and a synth player, but they are mainly looking for Finnish members.

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Wintersun Launch Official Website

Wintersun, the new Finnish band founded by former Ensiferum vocalist/guitarist, Jari Mäenpää, have launched their official website here.

Wintersun's debut album, "Wintersun," was released on September 13 through Nuclear Blast Records. The music is described as being "powerful and majestic with a lot of energy", and "mainly flows with great melodies influenced by folk and Scandinavian traditional music."

Here is the track listing:

01. Beyond The Dark Sun
02. Winter Madness
03. Sleeping Stars
04. Battle Against Time
05. Death And The Healing
06. Starchild
07. Beautiful Death
08. Sadness And Hate

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Ensiferum To Recruit Norther Vocalist

Finnish folk-metal act ENSIFERUM are still without a permanent singer following the departure of vocalist Jari Mäenpää, who left the band upon completion of their current album, Iron, to focus on his solo project, WINTERSUN. Having had a successful tour with NORTHER singer Peter Lindroos as a stand-in, the band has offered him a permanent spot in the line-up.

No word yet as to whether Lindroos has accepted the offer, but he will perform the following dates with Ensiferum:

Aug 14 – Party San Festival (Germany)
Aug 21 – Summer Breeze Festival (Germany)

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