2017-08-14 - Currently playing at various summer festivals, Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will embark on a European headline run with their brand-new record »The Forest Season«, in early September. Starting at Meh Suff! Metal Festival in Hüttikon, Switzerland, the tour will come to an end at Tvornica Kulture in Zagreb, Croatia on October 9th. Today, the band led by Jari Mäenpää can finally present the support acts for this extensive trek! Finnish Samurai metallers WHISPERED and melodic death metallers BLACK THERAPY will be joining the Finns on their journey across the Continent. Additionally, new dates have been added to WINTERSUN's 2018 tour with ARCH ENEMY, TRIBULATION and JINJER, all dates can be found below!
Combining northern melodic metal with Japanese folk music and symphonic elements, WHISPERED have created their own style of metal - samurai metal. The band will fire up the crowd by playing a variety of tracks from their three albums, but focusing on their latest output, »Metsutan - Songs Of The Void«.
WHISPERED's Mikko Mattila commented:"We're absolutely honored to get a chance to join WINTERSUN on this tour! Loads of fans have been saying that we should tour with the big W and now it is actually happening! Epic metal overdose guaranteed! See you on the battlefields!"
BLACK THERAPY from Rome, Italy will be opening the shows of this forthcoming tour with their intense music. Founded back in 2009, the band released their second full-length album titled »In The Embrace Of Sorrow, I Smile« in December 2016, which will be introduced to the fans as well.
BLACK THERAPY added:
"We are really excited to be part of this tour, along with WINTERSUN and WHISPERED. We will travel to a lot of different places and we are ready to bring our sorrow-fueled melodic death metal deep into your nearest forest!"
|2018-08-04||Wacken (Wacken Open Air)||DE|
|2018-08-25||Crispendorf (Wolfszeit Festival)||DE|
|2018-09-14||Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)||US|
|2018-09-15||Greensboro, NC (The Blind Tiger)||US|
|2018-09-17||Atlanta, GA (The Loft)||US|
|2018-09-19||Dallas, TX (Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill)||US|
|2018-09-20||San Antonio, TX (Alamo City Music Hall)||US|
|2018-09-22||Phoenix, AZ (Club Red)||US|
|2018-09-23||Los Angeles, CA (Mayan Theater)||US|
|2018-09-24||San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)||US|
|2018-09-26||Seattle, WA (Club Sur)||US|
|2018-09-27||Vancouver, BC (Vogue Theatre)||CA|
|2018-09-29||Calgary, AB (The Gateway)||CA|
|2018-09-30||Edmonton, AB (The Starlite Room)||CA|
|2018-10-02||Salt Lake City, UT (Metro Music Hall)||US|
|2018-10-03||Denver, CO (Gothic Theater)||US|
|2018-10-05||Minneapolis, MN (Skyway Theater)||US|
|2018-10-06||Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge)||US|
|2018-10-07||Detroit, MI (The Majestic Theatre)||US|
|2018-10-09||Toronto, ON (The Opera House)||CA|
|2018-10-10||Montreal, QC (Club Soda)||CA|
|2018-10-12||Baltimore, MD (Soundstage)||US|
|2018-10-13||Worcester, MA (Palladium)||US|
|2018-10-14||New York, NY (Irving Plaza)||US|
|2018-11-02||Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee (Metal Hammer Paradise)||DE|
2018-05-22 15:00 - Due to their great reception, the band has now decided to play a couple of select "by request" headline shows outside of their home country in August and November. Details
2018-02-19 18:00 - Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN have announced special Finnish "by request" & Russian shows! Details
2018-01-11 18:00 - WINTERSUN are about to conquer European stages once more - this time as main support to melodic death giants ARCH ENEMY. Details
2017-09-12 18:30 - Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN kicked off their European headline run last Friday at Meh Suff! Metal Festival in Hüttikon, Switzerland. Details
2017-08-07 16:00 - Today, the Finns led by Jari Mäenpää can proudly present several chart entries from all over the world. Details
2017-08-02 09:00 - Today it's time for the band to present the third lyric video from their brand-new studio album titled »The Forest Seasons« !) - 'Eternal Darkness (Autumn)'! Details
2017-07-31 11:00 - The band with Jari Mäenpää can announce that they'll be supporting melodic death giants ARCH ENEMY on their upcoming European tour early 2018. Details
2017-07-27 11:30 - Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN unleashed their album »The Forest Seasons« last Friday. Watch a trailer with main man Jari Mäenpää discussing the album concept, here. Details
2017-07-25 18:30 - To give their fans another taster of their brand-new masterpiece, the band has launched a lyric video for 'The Forest That Weeps (Summer)' over on YouTube. Details
2017-07-21 11:30 - Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN finally release their third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, today via Nuclear Blast. Details