WINTERSUN guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari not too long ago spoke with AntiHero Magazine. The full dialog will be considered under. A number of excerpts observe (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On the brand new, as-yet-unreleased music they’re performing throughout their present North American tour:
Teemu: “We needed to do one thing particular for the North American followers. It’s been 5 years since we had been right here for a correct tour. We needed to do one thing actually particular, and we thought that that is one thing cool and sort of just a little little bit of a practice now, as a result of we performed one other new music, ‘The Way Of The Fire’, on the 2013 tour. We needed to do one thing comparable, one thing new.”
On the music’s availability:
Teemu: “We’re simply going to play it reside. We sort of need to hold a little bit of thriller round that, so we’re not telling the identify of the music but. We’re simply going to play it for the folks. It’s simply referred to as ‘The New Song’ for now. We’re not telling folks which album it is from, however it should be obtainable as soon as the album comes out that it belongs to.”
On the band’s upcoming plans:
Teemu: “The touring interval stops in November. We’re going to do nonetheless a couple of European exhibits after this tour, after which we’ll have, like, a half-year break, so we’ll consider doing a little new music [and] planning the subsequent crowdfunding marketing campaign. Then it should be stopped for a second subsequent summer time from May till August. We’ll be doing 15th-anniversary exhibits the place we play the primary album from the start to the top — principally pageant exhibits in Europe, however hopefully some membership exhibits in between as effectively. Then we’ll once more go [into] a little bit of hibernation mode, and proceed engaged on new music and new concepts for the crowdfunding planning and all that.”
On the tempo at which the band information:
Teemu: “It does take extra time than most bands would take, however we’re attempting to work our strategies and the recording course of to the purpose the place it might take much less time. Usually, getting the concepts and the music is definitely the simple half, however then having the ability to ship it the best way that we wish, getting the sounds that we wish, the manufacturing, that is the tougher half. That’s what we’re working in direction of with the crowdfunding.”
On the musical course he expects the group’s new materials to take:
Teemu: “If you check out the three albums we’ve to date, every of them is just a little bit totally different, however they nonetheless have the recognizable WINTERSUN sound, the core sound. I feel we’re attempting to maintain that, however we do not need to put an excessive amount of limits on the longer term albums. We’ve received some new music that could be very comparable type, however there’s some new concepts for brand spanking new album themes which might be extra futuristic, and a few are extra sort of old-school. There’s totally different initiatives that we have been enthusiastic about, and we’re unsure which one is definitely going to be the subsequent, however we do not need to put too many limits — we need to go away it like we are able to do something beneath the identify WINTERSUN.”
WINTERSUN‘s third studio album, “The Forest Seasons”, was launched in July 2017 by means of Nuclear Blast.
The Finnish epic metallers are at the moment touring North America with assist acts NE OBLIVISCARIS and Sarah Longfield.