epic death metal

Wintersun announce August/November 2018 European “by request” headline shows

Epic metallers Wintersun played their first “by request” shows in Finland last month, where their fans could vote the set list for each concert.

Due to their great reception, the band has now decided to play a couple of select “by request” headline shows outside of their home country in August and November (Austria, Germany & the Netherlands). All dates are below.

Of the upcoming “by request” shows the band comments:
“There's a separate setlist poll for each show and fans planning to attend the shows can vote for any songs from the first three Wintersun albums. To make it work, please follow the instructions below”...

Wintersun live in Athens 2017

Black Therapy, an Italian combo, got completely canceled for this performance, while Finnish band Whispered, who are melodic death “wierdos”, who wear Japanese Samurai regalia and use some folklore Jap influences in their songs, did a 20 minute performance, of which I was only able to catch a portion of the last song (so no photos, sorry).

The Shadeless Emperor to release debut album “Ashbled Shores” on August 1st 2017

Wormholedeath is proud to announce that Greek epic/melodic death metallers The Shadeless Emperor have signed a distribution deal with the label for the worldwide release of their debut album “Ashbled Shores”.

01. Oaths
02. Ashbled Shores
03. Sullen Guard
04. Homeland
05. Shades Over the Empire
06. Duskfall
07. A Few Rotten Words
08. Helios the Dark
09. Olethros
10. Too Far Gone
11. An Ember Gale

Release Dates:
Digital: 01 August 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: 13 October 2017 (Aural Music Group)

Wintersun crowdfunding starts today - “The Forest Seasons” is available for pre-order

Today, Finnish epic melodic death metal masters Wintersun launch their crowdfunding campagn to raise funds for their own headquarter studio.

You will have time until March 31st to pre-order the “Forest Package” for 50€ directly from the band, which includes the digital high quality files of the new album “The Forest Seasons” as well as the instrumental version of the release, a version with isolated tracks and both their last two albums with a remastered sound. In addition you will also receive the audio of the band’s impressive show “Live At Tuska 2013”.

Wintersun reveals the tracklist of their new album “The Forest Seasons”

On March 1st, 2017, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death metal, Wintersun, start their crowdfunding campaign to finance the construction of their own studio.

Fans will be able to purchase their “Forest Package” - also including their upcoming studio album “The Forest Seasons” - directly from the band and support them.

Bit by bit, Wintersun unveil new info on their upcoming full-length release.

Today, Jari Mäenpää states:

Wintersun reveals the cover artwork of their new album “The Forest Seasons”

Last week, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death, Wintersun, announced their crowdfunding campaign that will start on March 1rst and allows the fans to secure their “Forest Package” - also including their upcoming studio album “The Forest Seasons” - directly from the band.

With the collected amount, front man Jari Mäenpää plans to build his own studio that would finally allow him to record his long-awaited album “Time II”.

Today, Wintersun unveil the cover artwork of their third album “The Forest Seasons”.

Jari Mäenpää states:

Wintersun set to launch crowdfunding campaign on March 1st 2017

Last week, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death, Wintersun, unveiled the track list of their third studio album “The Forest Seasons” that will see the light of day in 2017.

This new full-length album of 53 minutes follows the concept of Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons”, but will of course feature typical epic death metal on four massive tracks. And although the album is already finished, front man and mastermind Jari Mäenpää now needs the support of his loyal fans...