Jari Mäenpää (ex Ensiferum) of Wintersun Addresses Controversies About Crowdfunding,“Time II” Album, and More in A New Video Message to Fans

Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun has his fanbase excited in 2024, announcing the long awaited release of Time II, and releasing the tracklisting and artwork for the album, as well as a larger Time Package digital release with many extras aimed at delighting die-hard fans. Over the years Jari and the band have been much maligned over the handling of “crowdfunding” – the plan to raise funds for a studio to operate individually as a band, his annoyance at fan criticism and impatience with him, and more. To Jari’s credit, the video below explains the entire history of the plans for Time II, The Forest Seasons album (2017), the exact amounts of money they raised from fans, what the money was spent on, and future plans. Pre-orders will open via Indiegogo on March 1st, A new single and video are due this summer for the album, due later in 2024. Watch the video now! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Infected Rain – Time

Breaking away from the pack of Modern Metal bands, Infected Rain is fulfilling their promise as one of the the best underground buzz bands of the new millennium. Their new album Time (Napalm Records) goes super hard, but more importantly, showcases their maturity as writers, riff dealers, and how to make every song stand on its own. It’s rare to get to see a label trust a band to follow their muse and really grow and change from album to album. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Lena Scissorhands Reveals The Secret Concept Behind Infected Rain’s New Album “Time”

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up once again with Lena Scissorhands of rising Modern Progressive Metal standouts Infected Rain! Their new album “Time” drops from Napalm Records this week, February 9th, 2024. Lena shared the concept behind the album, the band’s first foray into this kind of album, she discussed the lyrical themes for the album, trying new things as a vocalist on this album, new bassist Alice Lane, and more!Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Rammstein – Zeit

Something isn’t quite right here.

A Rammstein record a mere three years after the last one and preceded by no rumbling stories of friction between bandmates or nebulous warnings of permanent disbandment? The last time the Neue Deutsche Härte/industrial act had such a swift turnaround was when Reise Reise was followed by fun leftovers album Rosenrot a year later, so could this quick release (by their standards anyway) mean Rammstein are actually happy or could it be hinting at something more ominous?

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Pink Floyd’s Classic Song “Time” Can Be Heard in The Marvel Studios Film “Eternals”

Marvel Studios Eternals hit the big screen this week in theaters around the world and it featured a Prog Rock all-time classic in the opening minutes. Pink Floyd’s single “Time” from 1973 album The Dark Side of The Moon (Harvest/EMI) can be heard in the film, and works perfectly with the cosmic themes of the film.

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Listen To a Previously Unreleased New Song From Freddie Mercury -“Time Waits For No One”

For the first time ever a previously unreleased version of the single ‘Time’, recorded in 1986 by late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has finally emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark. Clark, famous for The Dave Clark Five, was a longtime friend of Freddie’s, and has shared the track and its full title, ‘Time Waits For No One’. The track is set for release via UMe on June 20, along with a powerful and deeply moving new video. Watch it now!Continue reading

Time, The Valuator – How Fleeting, How Fragile

German metal is going through something of a renaissance in recent times, with an inventive and all-embracing attitude exuding all manner of influences. Step forward the enigmatically named Time, The Valuator, adding a post-hardcore feel to the powerful prog metal of the likes of Karnivool and Periphery with debut album How Fleeting, How Fragile (Longbranch).Continue reading

Wintersun – The Forest Seasons

Certainly one of the most interesting spectacles of the 2017 release calendar; a new Wintersun album always comes with high expectation, if not just purely for the circus that seems to follow any recording/release cycle. If a long wait for previous album, the cult classic Time I (Nuclear Blast) wasn’t enough, another five-year wait also saw a highly ambitious and demanding (but ultimately successful) series of crowdfunding campaigns to release a follow-up. That the result is not the anticipated Time sequel, but a new unique piece may have been a blow to some fans, but Wintersun have never been ones to follow convention by any stretch; which is why it is surprising that The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast) sounds comparatively basic and safe.Continue reading

The Sword’s Kyle Shutt Shares His Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Time” From Doom Side of the Moon

To celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd releasing music that changed the world, The Sword‘s guitarist, Kyle Shutt, recently announced that he recorded doom covers of every seminal track from The Dark Side of the Moon. The upcoming record, entitled Doom Side of the Moon, will be released on August 4th, and he has shared the first single online today. Continue reading