Hey look, new Wintersun music! It's not a new album or anything, but it is a two minute instrumental track called "Warning." So that's something, right? "Warning" is pretty noticeably different than Wintersun's other material, namely in its heavier use of electronic elements and either a very downtuned seven-string or an eight-string.
Wintersun mastermind Jari Mäenpää notes that "Warning" was written, played, and programmed by himself, and even features just him on the cover. The Wintersun Bandcamp mentions that "Warning" is "only available for a limited time" and comes with a bunch of stems and different mixes. Get it here for $2.
As for the future of Wintersun, Mäenpää recently promised that there are many new albums in the works and that everyone just needs to be patient. So here's hoping "Warning" is the first of many new songs to come?
"Guys, I am working on an album, several in fact, like I've updated you many times and will keep updating. One of these albums is coming along nicely and it's a strong possibility it's going to be the next one.
"This album is way bigger production than The Forest Seasons and it presents whole new challenges for me vocally, guitar playing and production wise. Even song writing wise, 'cause as you know I like learn and explore different composition styles and not write the same stuff over and over again, which would be easy. So I have to (and want to) constantly evolve and get better in every way. Development and learning new skills takes time.
"Many of these new challenges I've already conquered and I'm very happy with the results, some challenges still are ahead, but we are close to victory. And as Wintersun fans you guys already know that I am not going to release anything until I'm completely happy with it. And I'm guessing you wouldn't want me to do that either, to release something unfinished. So just relax and enjoy the ride, I have a plan!"