Insomnium - New Album Detailed, Line-Up Changes


On October 4th, 2019, melodic death metal masters Insomnium are going to release their upcoming new album, entitled Heart Like A Grave, via Century Media Records worldwide. Tracklist and cover art have also been revealed. In other news, the band welcomes new guitarist in group ranks - Jani Liimatainen.

Insomnium on album: "The concept of the album is to delve deep into the heart of the Finnish melancholy. We've been inspired by some of the bleakest and saddest songs, poems and tales that truly capture the essence of northern gloom. Land where the frost ravages the harvest and creeps inside the souls, summer ends before it even starts, wife leaves, little brother dies in snow on a Christmas morning, and the golden days of youth are forever gone. So there are echoes of Harmaja, Rautavaara, Vainio, Peltoniemen Hintriikka and of course our own petty, miserable lives."

Consisting of ten songs and over an hour of music Heart Like A Grave evolved to be an epic tour de force of Finnish melancholy. With four composers in the band the sound of Insomnium s now richer and more versatile than ever before. In the name of Nordic collaboration the Swedish wizard Jens Bogren has been doing the mixing and mastering and made Heart Like A Grave to the best sounding Insomnium album ever.




Track listing:

01. Wail Of The North
02. Valediction
03. Neverlast
04. Pale Morning Star
05. And Bells They Toll
06. The Offering
07. Mute Is My Sorrow
08. Twilight Trails
09. Heart Like A Grave
10. Karelia



Comments the band on new addition: "In 2018 it became apparent that Ville could not combine the heavy touring anymore with his another career as a lecturer in York university. Hence, we decided that a third guitarist was needed to get the machinery running properly. We did not have to look far, since Jani Liimatainen had already been a live guitarist on several tours. And since this dude is amazing musician, vocalist, songwriter and all-round nice guy the decision was really a no-brainer. Now we are stronger than ever!"

Guitarist Ville Friman comments: "Since 2010 I've been combining touring and band life with my science career. However, couple of years ago it became clear that it has become impossible for me to put my 100% in both. This is partly because of more demanding role at the University of York but also because Insomnium has been growing steadily year by year leading to increasing amount of touring with every album. With Jani on board, we have secured a steady live line-up to keep delivering fierce live shows all around the world with me joining the band when time allows."

Jani adds: "It is a great honor to join such an amazing band. I had already been touring with the guys on and off since 2015, filling in for Ville whenever needed, so when they asked me to officially join the band the answer was pretty much a no-brainer. I am looking forward to sharing many more metal moments with these guys who I am proud to call my friends."




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Insomnium
 
Posted: 17.07.2019 by Bad English


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17.07.2019 - 15:39
Bad English
Masterchief
I like, thisn is epic description about album, dark melanholy, in winter sun shows up maybe 2 hours, winter starts early and snow stays till mid may. Summer is short and this year never came, sun is shining 24hours.. its how we live it, you canmt buy , you born into this. This is why I will like that album even more, .... the offering



The sound of thousand warriors
The fields of thousand battles
Still, in our hearts we can hear
the great hymn of Karelia."



I have hight hopes to this album, I have a feeling
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17.07.2019 - 16:30
FeskarN
Cool to see that Jani joined the band. I'm looking forward to hear that he brings into Insomnium. Looks like this one will be with normal song lengths unlike their last output.
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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17.07.2019 - 17:28
Crème fraiche
Wow, definitely excited to hear Jani's guitar chops with Insomnium!
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17.07.2019 - 18:36
Malaghost
Damn, the new album's name couldn't sound more optimistic. I expect some heavy shit from the prodigal sons.
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17.07.2019 - 23:06
FYA
Destroyer
Written by Bad English on 17.07.2019 at 15:39




I have hight hopes to this album, I have a feeling


Tbh this came to my mind first after tracklist
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17.07.2019 - 23:47
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by FYA on 17.07.2019 at 23:06

Written by Bad English on 17.07.2019 at 15:39




I have hight hopes to this album, I have a feeling


Tbh this came to my mind first after tracklist

Great band and lyrics
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18.07.2019 - 09:00
Harmaajoki
As long as Ville stays I'm good and AOTY confirmed
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Shit talking and shit taste, whatever.
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18.07.2019 - 19:03
Opethian
This group needs to mix up their formula or start from scratch. Here's hoping ...
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18.07.2019 - 22:17
Kuroboshi
Written by Opethian on 18.07.2019 at 19:03

This group needs to mix up their formula or start from scratch. Here's hoping ...

Give me another Above the Weeping World and I care nothing about renewal.
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19.07.2019 - 07:09
Opethian
Written by Kuroboshi on 18.07.2019 at 22:17

Written by Opethian on 18.07.2019 at 19:03

This group needs to mix up their formula or start from scratch. Here's hoping ...

Give me another Above the Weeping World and I care nothing about renewal.


We both know that's wishful thinking at best! Would be nice, though!
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19.07.2019 - 11:24
Bad English
Masterchief
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13.12.2019 (BE) ANTWERP / Trix (*)
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20.07.2019 - 14:18
Kuroboshi
Written by Bad English on 19.07.2019 at 11:24

Tour dates

What about Sweden
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07.08.2019 - 03:49
FelixtheMetalcat
All I care about is they are getting full on credentials at PPUSA in Atlanta and finally they get to showcase their awesomeness to a US audience. Expecting HUGE things from the band in 3 weeks....
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