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Wintersun is a metal baund frae Finland. The foonder an heidmaist member is guitarist/lilter Jari Mäenpää, the umwhile frontman o Fowk metal baund Ensiferum.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

While pairt o Ensiferum, Jari Mäenpää haed aye wrocht on his ain sangs that he nevir brocht tae the baund (forby the material he did scrieve for thaim, o coorse). This didna hae the same fowk metal feel tae it, an wis mair personal tae him in a leerical sense - sae he didna jalouse they wad fit weel on an Ensiferum record. Feelin that he needit tae record thir sangs unner a deeferent name, he sortit studio time in 2004 for the album Wintersun.
Unfortunate-like, thir sessions clashed wi the tour that wis tae propale Ensiferum's seicont album, Iron; sae Mäenpää haed tae wale whither Ensiferum or Wintersun wis gaun tae be mair important for him. He waled Wintersun, an quat Ensiferum, bein replaced in thon baund bi Peteri Lindroos.
The album Wintersun wis made up o sangs Mäenpää haed wrate atween 1995 an 2003, an wis recordit hailly bi Mäenpää himsel, forby the drums that wis played bi Kai Hahto. O coorse, tae play live it wad be needfu tae hae mair members, sae Mäenpää's auld freend an umwhile Eniferum drummer Oliver Fokkin wis recruitit as a seicont guitarist, while Jukka Koskinen jyned on bass. Fokkin quat suin efter an wis replaced bi Teemu Mäntysaari. This line-up haes toured an wrocht on the recordin o the baund's seicont album, Time an aw, that is tae be a concept album anent time. Due tae a wheen technical fankles, the album haes been delayed twa-three times, an is nou expectit some time in 2008.

Genre[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wintersun jynes thegither mair nor twa-three kynds o metal; symphonic, daith, Black metal, prog, Pouer metal - e'en a tait fowk. Their muisic is gey complex, an for ordinar melodic. Tho haird tae define staucht aff, Mäenpää haes said gin pressed he wad descrive their muisic as "Extreme Majestic Technical Epic Melodic Metal."

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Demos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Winter Madness (2004) [Aw three sangs frae this demo wis re-recordit for the Wintersun album, an wis includit as bonus sangs in demo form on the Japanese edeetion o that album.]

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Wintersun (2004) [The album kivver wis duin bi Kristian Wåhlin, that's duin Ensiferum's album kivvers an aw. In 2006 a tour edeetion o this album wis setten furth that haed a bonus disc o live fitage frae the 2005 Summer Breeze festival in Germany - the baund's first shaw outwi Finland)

Line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Jari Mäenpää − lead an backin liltin, guitar (bass, keybuirds on Wintersun album)
  • Teemu Mäntysaari − Guitar
  • Jukka Koskinen − Bass
  • Kai Hahto − Drums

Umwhile Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Oliver Fokin - Guitar

Fremmit Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]