Twelve years following Wintersun’s infamous, Time I, Jari Mäenpää’s vision for the sequel is finally on its way. These Finnish metal giants have announced Time II, will be released on August 30th via Nuclear Blast Records. Mastermind Mäenpää revealed he’s been working on the Time project since early 2004, which will feature six tracks with individual stories.

Jari comments:

“TIME II is an epic journey from light to darkness and back to light, exploring the universe and energy, contrasting dark stormy landscapes to calm and beautiful cherry blossom tree gardens with misty, snowy mountains that will leave you breathless. It has songs with furious speed of drums, guitars, and bass and beautiful melodic slower songs with a magical exotic influence. It has massive orchestrations and choirs spiced with ancient world instruments and glimmering synths. It has Jari’s soaring, clean singing contrasted with his aggressive style. It is a highly detailed and complex album where you will find new things with every listen.”

Pre-order Time II at this location.