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19th July 2017


Finnish epic Metallers Wintersun are set to unleash their long-awaited third studio album, 'The Forest Seasons', this Friday July 21st through Nuclear Blast.

As well as classical and folk, Wintersun's music also seems to be influenced by progressive rock and guitarist Jari Mäenpää was asked about this. See what he says right here:

As well as 'The Forest Seasons' , the live album 'Wintersun Live At Tuska Festival 2013' will be released on vinyl on the same day. The band have already given fans a taste for the new live album in the form of a video for the track 'Beautiful Death' and here it is:

Jari commented on the track:

"We're proud to present the first track from our Live At Tuska 2013 album. The chosen song is 'Beautiful Death', which we haven't played that often live, but now you can hear it in its full glory. Nothing fixed or edited, raw shit!"


'The Forest Seasons' tracklist:
Standard version
1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer)
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn)
4. Loneliness (Winter)
5. Loneliness (Winter) [Acoustic Version]

Instrumental Album
1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer)
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn)
4. Loneliness (Winter)
5. Loneliness (Winter) [Acoustic Instrumental Version]

Wintersun Live At Tuska Festival 2013 tracklist:
1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons Of Winter And Stars
3. Land Of Snow And Sorrow
4. Winter Madness
5. Beautiful Death
6. Time
7. Starchild

Wintersun will be returning to UK soil this summer to perform at Bloodstock Open Air Festival. Catch them on the main stage on Sunday August 13th. You can get your tickets right here.

And here's three guitar playthrough trailers for 'Eternal Darkness (Autumn)', 'The Forest That Weeps (Summer)' and 'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)' featuring Jari and Teemu:

Pre-order 'The Forest Seasons' in various formats right here and 'Live At Tuska Festival 2013' right here.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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