Insomnium Cancel Fall European Tour

Insomnium have cancelled their fall European tour “due to personal reasons.” The band commented:

“Dear Fans, We were looking forward to hitting the road again next month together with our brother in OG. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, we are forced to cancel the tour and take a break for a couple of months to re-group. We were excited to be back on stage but this will take a little longer than expected. Ticket will be refunded and point of purchase! We can’t wait to see you again next year. Love, Insomnium“

Insomnium Premiere “The Wanderer” Video

Insomnium have premiered a new video for their new song “The Wanderer.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Argent Moon,” which was released today (September 17). Frontman Niilo Sevänen commented:

“‘The Wanderer‘ is the fourth and final song on our ‘Argent Moon‘ EP. Composition by Markus Vanhala‘ and lyrics by yours truly. Our goal on this EP was to try a bit different kind of songs and in this sense I believe ‘The Wanderer‘ excels. I don’t think it really resembles any other song we have done before, yet it still sounds like Insomnium. The video was shot on Suomenlinna fortress island in Helsinki.”

Insomnium Premiere “The Antagonist” Video

Insomnium have premiered a new video for their new song “The Antagonist.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Argent Moon.” That effort will be released on September 17 and it will also feature: “The Conjurer,” “The Reticent“, and “The Wanderer.”

Niilo Sevänen commented:

“When the Corona outbreak forced us to cancel all the tours and shows, we pretty soon adopted a mindset that we better do something and keep ourselves in motion. We wanted to try how the streaming shows might work. We wanted to see what kind of new music might grow in the darkness and misery of the quarantine.

And soon these vibes were channeled into songs that came to be the ‘Argent Moon‘ EP. We wanted to try something a bit different so all the four songs on this release represent the softer side of Insomnium. The ballads and the mellow tunes. Acoustic guitars and clean vocals. The sorrow and agony that creeps into your heart when the nights grow longer. But fear not, we haven’t changed our style. Next album will be something different again. We used all the ballad ideas here so maybe it will be pure blast beats. We shall see.

The ‘The Antagonist‘ video is something new and fresh too, since we worked with director & mastermind Ville Lipiäinen for the first time ever. The result is a bit different kind of Insomnium montage.”

Insomnium Premiere “The Reticent” Music Video

Insomnium have premiered a new video for their new single “The Reticent.” Ville Friman commented:

“The past year has been a difficult one. People have lost their loved ones, jobs and livelihoods. Hope has been replaced by fear, anxiety and uncertainty. We have all been forced to live our lives in isolation, detached both physically and mentally. This song is about all those feelings. An inner dialogue of hope and hopelessness. During this time, music has been a source of comfort and solace. Something to rely on and return to. And while we have become withdrawn and reticent, our music tolls now ever stronger.”

Insomnium To Perform “Shadows Of The Dying Sun” In Full During April Livestream Show

Insomnium will be performing “Shadows Of The Dying Sun” in full during a livestream show on April 24. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Niilo Sevänen commented:

“The fans have spoken, and we shall deliver. Our friends from all over the world voted actively in our album poll and the results are clear: The number one fan-favorite Insomnium album of all time is ‘Shadows of the Dying Sun‘. So we shall give you… ‘The Shadows Stream‘. We will play the entire album and then some more. With all the chit-chat the show will last something like 80 minutes. We are sure that we are going to deliver a killer stream for all you people out there, wherever you are. So join us on Saturday 24th April, open a beer or two, and let the music flow! See you soon, friends!”

Insomnium Premiere “The Conjurer” Video

Insomnium have released a new single titled “The Conjurer.“ You can find an official video for that below. However, it’s worth mentioning that guitarist Ville Friman was unable to participate in the video due to COVID-19 restrictions. Bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen commented:

“We haven’t been idle during the pandemic. ‘The Conjurer‘ is a tragic tale of jealous and searing love that opens this new chapter for Insomnium. Monumental composition by Markus Vanhala that reaches its peak in the soaring dual guitar solo. The wintry music video was shot in the dreamlike landscapes of northern Finland by director Vesa Ranta and his team. More shall follow…”

Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum Announce 2021 European Tour

Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum have announced a European tour. The trek will take place in fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

11/26 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
11/27 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
11/28 Wien, AUT – Szene
11/30 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
12/01 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
12/02 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
12/06 Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
12/07 Prague, CZE – Futurum
12/08 Berlin, GER – Metropol
12/10 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
12/11 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan
12/12 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
12/13 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
12/14 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
12/15 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
12/16 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
12/17 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion
12/18 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/19 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
12/20 Bremen, GER – Tivoli

Eluveitie, Insomnium, & Infected Rain Cancel North American Tour

Eluveitie, Insomnium, and Infected Rain have cancelled their North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. That trek was supposed to take place in September/October.

Eluveitie commented:

“Dear fellow metalheads,

You all have probably already suspected it – and it is with a heavy and bleeding heart that we have to confirm your apprehension:

Due to the current covid-19 pandemic we are now forced to cancel our upcoming North American tour.

Believe us, we are as much bummed as you are. Even more since we don’t know how long this crazy situation is going to last.

The only thing we can sincerely promise you is that we won’t give up, we won’t leave you hanging and that we will get a new North American tour up as soon as it will be possible again! And of course we’ll keep you posted on this!

And until that day we’ll do our very best to still give you as much as we can through the distance! If you’re not doing it already, please check our official social media channels as well as those of our particular band members – you’ll find a lot of worth watching stuff!

We’re with you all! Be safe!”

Insomnium To Perform “Winter’s Gate” In Full During Livestream Show

Insomnium will be performing “Winter’s Gate” in full and other fan favorites during a livestream show on May 29. The event will start at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT and tickets can be purchased HERE. After the set, the band will also be chatting with fans.

Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum Announce Livestream Concert

Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum will be joining forces for a special livestream concert on April 10. This news comes after their North American tour was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The following was said in a press release:

“Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum announce exclusive live stream concert!

Finnish melodic death metal heavy hitters Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum, in cooperation with East Coast Events, AK Sound & Music Service, livevideo.fi and Framenoir, announce a very special and exclusive live streaming event, taking place on Friday, April 10th, 2020, at 18.00 CEST.

Like many other bands Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum were forced to cancel their ongoing North American tour from one day to another, which brought them into an unforeseen miserable situation.

Markus Vanhala comments on behalf of both bands: ”If someone had asked me to do a livestream with ticket sales two weeks ago, my answer would’ve been ‘hell no’. But the world changes, apparently really fast, when you’re in quarantine. Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum double trouble North American tour went pretty bad with the cancellation and the country (=WORLD!) shutting down right after we arrived at the airport to New York City…

So this is what we can offer back for now, before this tour can be rescheduled sometime next year, hopefully. After staring two weeks on the wall inside four walls at home quarantine, I have discovered a hellish urge to go back on stage and play. Even if it would be an empty hall and pose for the camera eyes only, but to play with my booyas as live in concert as we can at the moment!

With this stream production we try to help the cultural field, concert promoting, our own crew, local entertainment companies and a bit also, our poor ourselves, as cancellation of the gigs and tours destroyed our income. Thanks for the huge support to our beloved fans!”

Both bands will be playing live on April 10th, the viewer is going to be able to comment and react on the performance in real time. This offers the opportunity for the fans to react and interact during the show. During the change over the band members of both bands are available for a live chat as well.

The live stream takes place on: www.eastcoastevents.fi/streamtv
The ticket sale is already on and available on the same platform. The recording will be available for 48 hours after the live stream. (Ticket price is: 8,90€.)

PREMIERE WORLDTIMES on April 10th:
Brisbane (AUS) – 02:00 AEST
Tokyo (JP) – 01:00 JST
Taipei (TW) – 00:00 CST
Dubai (UAE) – 20:00 GST
Helsinki (FI) – 19:00 EEST
Berlin (GER) – 18:00 CEST
London (UK) – 17:00 BST
New York (USA) – 12:00 EDT
Houston (USA) – 11:00 CDT
Calgary (CAN) – 10:00 MDT
Los Angeles (USA) – 09:00 PDT”