This short but significant excerpt of the track "Sons of Winter And Stars" not only is the wake-up call for everyone interested in music, it´s the battle cry of a band that released their self-titled debut album eight long years ago and had had to live up to the highest expectations and pressure of time for the eagerly awaited successor ever since. As "Wintersun" turned out to be a critically-acclaimed masterpiece of musical art, the band unintentionally found themselves facing the situation of having to out-do their previous work, and soon.

"I have awaken the darkness
Taste the fear! Taste the pain!
I am the one who seeks vengeance"

2012 it´s finally time to unleash WINTERSUN´s second full-length album "TIME I2. Over the course of eight years the band have taken both music and visuals to yet another level and while listening to their new effort you´ll be taken on a journey through the doors of time, a journey beyond the stars, beyond the birth of the worlds to an infinite universe.

Epic Metal that breaks through the boundaries not only of music, but the universe!

The main goal was to make an album that would be really astonishing to listen to, because the concept of time itself is simply just that: astonishing, overwhelming, staggering. So the lyrical concept of the album is naturally about time but it´s also about the human experience and consciousness in this vast universe and how short the time we have in this life is. It´s about deep emotions and overwhelming feelings between birth and death we all share in our lives. Love, hate, sorrow, despair, wistfulness...

"I sacrifice everything, just for one moment"

From capturing the outstanding musical performance of the band to making all the breathtaking layers of orchestrations the original vision was captured with an uncompromised quality. The whole production process was taken to a great extend to ensure the album staying very dynamic through the whole epic journey. With a wide scale of varying dynamics between soothing quiets and exploding highs, "TIME I" is like a movie soundtrack experience as the album unfolds all its magnificence, power and beauty step by step with every listen. As the complete "time saga" with more than 80 minutes total playing time being very complex and full of details would have been too much to digest in one piece, it´s been divided into two parts named "TIME I" and "TIME II".

Treasured details, epic orchestration, the musical and lyrical concept – all of these give the record a tremendous profoundness. Now, you take your time and allow yourself to get deep into the album and enjoy the epic journey of TIME!


The Forest Seasons / 2017

01. Awaken from the Dark Slumber (Spring)
02. The Forest That Weeps (Summer)
03. Eternal Darkness (Autumn)
04. Loneliness (Winter)

Time I / 2012

01. When Time Fades Away
02. Sons of Winter and Stars
03. Land of Snow and Sorrow
04. Darkness and Frost
05. Time
06. Sons of Winter and Stars

Wintersun / 2004

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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North America: Artist Group International

Europe/Rest of World: RTN-TOURING


Beyond The Dark Sun



Jari Mäenpää
vocals, keyboards, guitar (2003–present)
bass (2003−2004)
Kai Hahto
drums (2003–present)
Teemu Mäntysaari
guitar, backing vocals (2004–present)
Jukka Koskinen
bass, backing vocals (2004–present)


Oliver Fokin
guitar (2004)
Timo Häkkinen
drums (2015-2016)

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