This Christmas and New Year were something different for INSOMNIUM. Instead of concentrating on eating and watching telly the band spent their holiday in the Studio recording the 6th INSOMNIUM album. In order to achieve the best production in IMSOMNIUMs history, they decided to shuffle the deck a bit again. This time all the drums were recorded at studio SF Sound (with Kimmo Perkkio), located in INSOMNIUMs former hometown, Joensuu, while rest of the instruments were put on tape at studio Korkeakoski (Kotka) under watching eyes of Teemu Aalto. Andre Alvinzi (Fascination Street Studios) takes care of the mix and the album will see the daylight finally this following spring.
INSOMNIUMs Ville Friman 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 of 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 hear their first song “Ephemeral” of the forthcoming album here: www.youtube.com/watch
INSOMNIUM‘s fifth album and their Century Media full-length debut “One For Sorrow” was one of the Metal highlights of 2011, a perfect blend of melancholy and melody.
The band also launched a live video for “Only One Who Waits” of their latest album, “One for Sorrow”. To watch the video – a live recording filmed during INSOMNIUMs North American tour in October 2012 – click the link below: www.youtu.be/ClyDFduTnBI
30.04. NL Tilburg, 013 (w/ Epica)
02.05. NO Haugesund, Karm?ygeddon Festival
08.05. FI Jyv?skyl? Lutakko
09.05. FI Joensuu Kerubi
10.05. FI Helsinki Circus
06.-08.06. DE Gelsenkirchen, Rock Hard Festival
27.06. DE Dischingen, Rock am H?rtsfeldsee Festival
10.07. DE Bellenstedt, Rockharz Festival
(more dates coming soon)