Finnish melodic death metallers Insomniumhave been in the studio forging a very special and bold release during the past few months. Titled Winter's Gate, it is a concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song. The album is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.
Last week, Finnish melodic metallers Insomnium hinted that they were hitting the studio, possibly to start the recording for a new album. Insomnium can now reveal that they are on their last day of recording drums in SF Sound studio. So far, they haven't given the fans any specific details about what they are recording exactly, but it seems like we have to brace ourselves for some cold, shivering tunes.
The melancholic melodic death metal band Insomnium has posted a small statement on their own Facebook page today, and it reads: "Alright, it seems that we've booked some studios..." It seems that they are going to record a new album soon in the near future or at least another new release.
Bad news arrive from Insomnium. The Finns are currently touring in North America with Omnium Gatherum but are cancelling their upcoming European tour they had planned with Wolfheart. The band will still be playing a three-gig tour in Belarus and Russia in November (5-7.11) and all the booked one-off shows including Metal Hammer awards gig in Berlin (18.9), Geiselwind Christmas Bash (11.12) and 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 cruise in next February. And they promise that they will be back in full strength.
Insomnium Gatherum is happening! The two Finnish bands, Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum, are joining forces for a 7" split. The melodic death metallers will soon tour in North America together. This release is "double A-sided" (meaning, each band has their own front cover side) and contains one track from Insomnium, "Out To The Sea" (which previously appeared on the now sold-out Shadows Of The Dying Sun deluxe CD box-set edition), and one track from Omnium Gatherum, "Skyline" (which will appear on the band's new album due out February 2016).
Earlier this year, Insomnium announced a new North American tour. However, guitarist Ville Friman will not be joining the melodic death metallers on this trek due to his very busy work schedules. In fact, the stand-in guitarist for the whole tour will be Nick Cordle (Sanctuary, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Arsis).
Insomnium will be the special guests and accompany Ensiferum on their European tour next year. Ensiferum's European tour will then be an all-Finnish affair as Omnium Gatherum have also joined the bill. The trek will stop by Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and more countries.
Before they joined Century Media Records, the Finns Insomnium released their first albums through Candlelight Records, which will be releasing The Candlelight Years box set this November 24th. Covering the halcyon years that Insomnium spent with Candlelight Records, this 4 CD collection promises to deliver all the essential content any Insomnium fan would look for. Ranging from the epic label debut, In The Halls Of Awaiting, to the crushing 4th release Across The Dark, this covers the entire gamut of work created under Candlelight Records - including the extremely rare and hard-to-find demo EP Underneath The Moonlit Waves.
The Swedes Dark Tranquillity have toured with Insomnium before and now they are doing it again. This time, both bands are joining forces for a North American tour to happen at the beginning of next year. The last album the band released was Construct in 2013. As for Insomnium, they released a new album this year called Shadows Of The Dying Sun. Check out below the January dates for 2015.
Having recently released their newest record Shadows Of The Dying Sun, the Finns Insomnium now announce a European headlining tour for this October/November in support of the album. The run will feature direct support from Fleshgod Apocalypse and Stam1na. A list of confirmed dates can be found below. Who is planning to see them on this tour?
Insomnium have released yet another new song from their forthcoming album Shadows Of A Dying Sun. The Finns have already released "Ephemeral", "Revelations" and "While We Sleep" before online. This time around, they are revealing "Black Heart Rebellion". Click on the Soundcloud player below to listen to the song now!
In anticipation of their upcoming album Shadows Of The Dying Sun, Insomnium have premiered the music video for an unheard track titled "While We Sleep" off the same album - the song can be streamed below. The album is due to be released on April 28th in Europe and April 29th in North America this year via Century Media Records. Don't waste time, listen to a new Insomnium song now!
Another song premiere today. Melodic death metal heavyweights Insomnium give us "Revelations", a brand new song taken from their forthcoming album Shadows Of The Dying Sun. After the song "Ephemeral" from the same name EP released last year, this is another appetizer for the new album. Enjoy the song through the lyric video right here. Take it all in.
The details about the new Insomnium album are finally here. First of all, their sixth studio album is entitled Shadows Of The Dying Sun. The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records, which is not that far away. The tracklist was also released and you can have a look at it right here. Don't forget to check out the album's first trailer as well where you have a glimpse of the album art, presumably.