Available on Vinyl for the First Time with 2 Bonus Tracks!
The most overworked and undervalued busy bee on the Finnish metal scene, Tuomas Saukkonen shocked everyone in 2012 with his announcement that he would bury all of his metal music projects at the same time to start anew. Before The Dawn, Black Sun Aeon, Dawn Of Solace and RoutaSielu received their coup de grâce on February 23, 2013 with one last show, in which material from all the projects was played. After years of pouring his creative juices to projects too numerous to count, since the end of 2012 Saukkonen has focused on just one labor of love, Wolfheart – the musical entity and form of expression that finally allowed him to siphon all his musical genius to just one outlet. Be the approach melodic and hopeful, acoustic and fragile, harsh black/death metal or atmospheric doom, 2013 debut Winterborn has it all, in a mix like of which you haven't heard before.
Saukkonen recorded and released Winterborn entirely by himself playing all the instruments and doing all the vocals, with Mika Lammassaari (Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Mors Subita) as his only guest, playing guitar solos. Such confidence Saukkonen showed in his new material that he self-financed the album release. This bold leap of faith was rewarded with sales placing the album to #7 on the Official Finnish Album Chart and to the Pole Position on the alternative indie chart "Rumban Lista" which tracks the sales in specialized record stores not eligible for the official chart. Yet, probably even more rewardingly for Saukkonen, Winterborn proved a roaring critical success scoring high ratings in reviews left and right. To cap off a great year for his project, Winterborn was elected the best debut album of 2013 in the annual Record Store Äx customers' poll. Tuomas' risk paid off handsomely and Wolfheart has subsequently become a fully operating band.
Wolfheart's Winterborn is available for the first time ever on vinyl courtesy of Spinefarm Records with a pair of bonus tracks not found on the original album plus a full 4-page insert.