WINTERSUN Releases New Song ‘Warning’

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Photo credit: Onni Wiljami Kinnunen

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN have released new instrumental track, “Warning.” The song is exclusively available via Bandcamp and it marks band’s first new material since 2017’s The Forest Seasons.

Music video for the song will be available tomorrow on YouTube.

Last month, WINTERSUN mainman Jari Mäenpää has issued an update on album(s) he is working on at the time.

He wrote on social media: “Guys, I am working on an album, several in fact, like I’ve updated you many times and will keep updating. One of these albums is coming along nicely and it’s a strong possibility it’s going to be the next one. This album is way bigger production than The Forest Seasons and it presents whole new challenges for me vocally, guitar playing and production wise. Even song writing wise, ’cause as you know I like learn and explore different composition styles and not write the same stuff over and over again, which would be easy.

“So I have to (and want to) constantly evolve and get better in every way. Development and learning new skills takes time. Many of these new challenges I’ve already conquered and I’m very happy with the results, some challenges still are ahead, but we are close to victory. And as WINTERSUN fans you guys already know that I am not going to release anything until I’m completely happy with it. And I’m guessing you wouldn’t want me to do that either, to release something unfinished. So just relax and enjoy the ride, I have a plan!”

Back in 2012, WINTERSUN put out their first LP in eight years, Time I, and said Time II would be out in around half a year after the launch. Nevertheless, thirteen years have now gone by and there is still no sign of Time II.

WINTERSUN‘s latest album, The Forest Seasons, was released in July 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The band cited Antonio Vivaldi’s violin concerto The Four Seasons as an inspiration for the album title.