This past December, Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium spent the holiday season in the studio recording their 6th full-length album. In order to achieve the best production in the band's history, Insomnium decided to record drums at SF Sound (with Kimmo Perkkiö), located in the group's former hometown (Joensuu), while recording the remaining instruments at studio Korkeakoski (Kotka) with Teemu Aalto. André Alvinzi (Fascination Street Studios) will now mix the album so that it will see a spring 2014 release.

The band also launched a live video for "Only One Who Waits" off their latest album One For Sorrow. You can watch below the video of the live recording filmed during Insomnium's North American tour in October 2012.

Ville Friman (guitars/vocals) comments: "Again, the process could be described as a battle against time and ever-narrowing deadlines. We worked long days and we worked hard. But in the end, it was all worth it: new songs sound just amazing. I think the new material is a bit more atmospheric than before. We explored different directions, and for example, experimented with rhythms a bit more; we even have blast beats on this album. And of course, Markus Vanhala brought in his influence in terms of song writing and guitar playing which is something new. However, I think we did not push it too far but stayed loyal to our own sound. Our intention was never really to change but merely update and revise our sound a bit. And I think we did pretty good job with it."

You can also catch Insomnium live on these dates:

30.04. NED - Tilburg, 013 (with Epica)
02.05. NOR - Haugesund, Karmøygeddon Festival
08.05. FIN - Jyväskylä Lutakko
09.05. FIN - Joensuu Kerubi
10.05. FIN - Helsinki Circus
06.-08.06. GER - Gelsenkirchen, Rock Hard Festival
27.06. GER - Dischingen, Rock am Härtsfeldsee Festival
10.07. GER - Bellenstedt, Rockharz Festival

[Also thanks to Bad English for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Insomnium
Posted: 21.01.2014 by Cynic Metalhead


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deathflea - 21.01.2014 at 15:19  
I think this release is going to be epic with both Markus and Ville both writing guitars for it. Can't wait.
Vitriolic Hate - 21.01.2014 at 15:52  
''I think the new material is a bit more atmospheric than before.'' I hope, they will recapture the atmosphere of the early releases.
FeskarN - 21.01.2014 at 16:24  
Written by deathflea on 21.01.2014 at 15:19

I think this release is going to be epic with both Markus and Ville both writing guitars for it. Can't wait.

Indeed, Markus songwriting in Omnium Gatherum is really impressive. This will be a intressting release.
Reaper_Redeamer - 21.01.2014 at 20:58  
With all those new parameters I believe it will be the most long-awaited Insomnium release!
LeKiwi - 21.01.2014 at 21:31  
I was not impressed be Ephemeral. I hope they release a single soon to appease my doubts...
edw - 21.01.2014 at 21:44  
Can't wait!!!
AngelofDeth - 22.01.2014 at 01:32  
I'll be looking forward to it but don't have high expectations as One for Sorrow was terribly boring.
-DC-002- - 23.01.2014 at 05:05  
I'd be surprised if they did anything different, but I still hope it to be good.

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