Omnium Gatherum Premiere “Be The Sky” Video

Omnium Gatherum have premiered a new video for their song “Be The Sky.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Burning Cold.“

The group commented:

“Hell’o folks and checking in from the OG hq!

This “Be The Sky” DIY home video was filmed and edited by my phone during past 1,5 years on “The Burning Cold” tours all around the world , and it includes the same vast skies spotted everywhere around the planet Earth during the endless travels with the band. Back in the good old times when we were free and able to tour, times before apocalypse. Waiting to do some more, someday!

This week we’re gonna rock thru the livestream and pretend it feels like a real concert in front of a real crazy fans in the front, be sure to check it out and support “the modern times”.

The mid-video also contains the “not-so-serious” bass player application video that Mikko Kivistö send to us, and in fact, got the job! With this excerpt we wanna thank all the guitarists who have already sent your application to us – you are many and have surprised us positively, and we’re starting slowly to watch all of them carefully and plan the next moves with this case too!

We have been overwhelmed by our fans huge and endless support during these hard times – Thank thee all!

Be safe, and let’s stay strong!”

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”

Omnium Gatherum Officially Welcome Bassist Mikko Kivistö To The Band, Part Ways With Guitarist Joonas Koto

Omnium Gatherum have announced some lineup changes. First of all, the band have officially welcomed bassist Mikko Kivistö to the group. With this news, they have also confirmed the departure of guitarist Joonas Koto.

Omnium Gatherum commented:

“As you all know times and situations change in life all the time.

On the positive side of things – We’re hard at work composing the new album stuff, and our bass player spot has finally been officially filled with our brother in arms – welcome MIKKO KIVISTÖ! This charismatic bass beast has already been playing gigs and conquered stages with us almost a year, and is previously known from the Finnish group Pain Confessor. As a human being and as a musician he fits absolutely very well to the Omnium Gatherum horde!

Here are Mikko’s thoughts on the matter:

”Im totally honored to be part of OG gang. Back in May 2019 I played my first gigs with the boys in Russia and it immediately felt I was in a right place with the right band. It felt like a dream come true! Last year was super, a lot of festivals and an European tour. It was easy to join the band with full of pure hearted guys I now can call my brothers and family.

I will promise to continue to smash the bass at least as hard as all the previous guys did. Hopefully we’ll together beat this COVID-19 soon and see you all again in festivals, tours and gigs. Thank you Omnium Gatherum for trusting my skills. See you all soon. Stay safe and let the metal flow!”

On a bit more negative side of news – Our long time guitarist Joonas Koto decided to leave the group, already a while ago. There was no bad blood or fighting behind the decision, just a surprise and a shock. Joonas was just tired of active touring and travelling. We wish all the best for Joonas in his future endeavours!

Our brothers in metal, Jani Liimatainen and Nick Cordle have been helping us filling in as a 2nd guitar player on our gigs lately. Thanks dudes, and we salute your awesomeness!

At the moment we are operating officially as a 5-men unit, and composing the next album by storm and quarantine –

BUT, if you feel you (or someone you know) would have the guts, the balls, the bad jokes and the abilities for what it takes to be an Omnium Gatherum guitarist and part of the horde – feel free to contact the band and we’ll see what future holds – Search is on!!

Email:
ogatherum@gmail.com”

Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, & Seven Spires Cancel North American Tour

Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, and Seven Spires have cancelled their North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. All tickets will be refunded.

Insomnium commented:

“With heavy hearts we inform you that we are forced to cancel this North American tour after just one show. All these government actions, bans and restrictions to fight the Corona virus are basically cancelling our shows and shutting down the country so there is nothing we can do.

We came all the way here and really tried to make this tour happen. But the situation has quickly gotten a lot worse during the last 48 hours. This is very sad and frustrating for us but also a huge financial disaster for both Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. Right now we don’t know how we can continue.

All tickets will be refunded. Please contact the place where you bought your ticket.

Once we get home we will think about how we can salvage the financial situation of both bands. We will try to come up with some sort of fundraising campaign or something. We are going to need the help of our fans. If we can get past these difficult times we will try to make this same tour happen again in the future.

Stay safe, wash your hands, stay calm.

Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum“

Omnium Gatherum Recruit Nick Cordle (Ex-Arch Enemy) For Upcoming Touring

Omnium Gatherum have revealed that ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Nick Cordle will be joining them for their upcoming touring. The band said the following:

“Nick Cordle (ex-Arch Enemy) will jump in to Omnium Gatherum collective as a stunt ninja guitarist for 70000 Tons of metal cruise, starting tomorrow, and for upcoming March/April North American tour. Nick have been filling-in too in Insomnium two US-tours playing alongside Markus Vanhala, so the magicianship between these two misters have been already well tested and well crafted – come and check out!”

Omnium Gatherum Release New Song “Chaospace” & Cover Of Sepultura’s “We Who Are Not As Others”

Omnium Gatherum have released a new song titled “Chaospace,“ along with a cover of Sepultura‘s “We Who Are Not As Others.” You can check out both of those below. Markus Vanhala had the following to say about the new track:

“‘Chaospace‘ – head banging, skull crushing straight-forward OG melodeath assault and the evil cousin of ‘The Burning Cold‘ legacy! It’s not exactly ‘the new’ song representing where the band is heading at the moment, as this song was recorded already during ‘The Burning Cold‘ -sessions back in early 2018. It didn’t exactly fit the album drama and entirety, so we decided to keep it to be released later as a stand-alone single track and a reminder that we’re here alive an’ well! …And now’s the time to unleash this beasty – right before our European headliner tour, that’s starting next week, where we’re gonna kick your arse every night with this ‘Chaospace‘ bastardo too. N-joy & see you down the road once again!!!”

Omnium Gatherum Premiere “Refining Fire” Music Video

Omnium Gatherum have premiered a new video for their song “Refining Fire.“ This track is from the band’s new album “The Burning Cold,“ which will be released on August 31. Jukka Pelkonen commented:

“The new video song ‘Refining Fire‘ is a story about not giving up and the power of staying clear-headed inside oneself, as well as in the outside world too within all the chaotic turbulence.

It is the never-ending stream, the river that carries us and it is the fire that refines us. Stay strong and hold your head up high. You deserve it! …Musically speaking, this is maybe the most OG old schoolish song on the new album!”

Omnium Gatherum Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “The Burning Cold”

Omnium Gatherum have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “The Burning Cold.” That effort will be released on August 31 via Cenury Media.

“The Burning Cold” Track Listing:

01. “The Burning”
02. “Gods Go First”
03. “Refining Fire”
04. “Rest In Your Heart”
05. “Over The Battlefield”
06. “The Fearless Entity”
07. “Be The Sky”
08. “Driven By Conflict”
09. “The Frontline”
10. “Planet Scale”
11. “Cold”

Omnium Gatherum To Release New Album “The Burning Cold” In August

Omnium Gatherum have announced that their new album will be titled “The Burning Cold.” The effort will be released on August 31 via Cenury Media.

Guitarist Markus Vanhala said the following:

“Sometimes you can be extra proud of something you’ve achieved, and I could claim that ‘The Burning Cold’ album has a sense of special chapter for me. I haven’t been this excited for a new album of mine for ages!

I’ve been extra busy with all the touring in the past year(s) and I truly don’t know when and where I got these songs made. They somehow wrote themselves indeed. We got some really good kick-ass songs and fresh tunes made up and ‘The Burning Cold‘ has a really honest feeling in it. Fresh rebirth of Omnium Gatherum!

We are honored kick off this album cycle with a pre-release show for the new album at one of our favorite festivals in the field, SUMMER BREEZE. You can hear debut live shots of some of the new songs there, so be sure not to miss all this excitement, new glory and fresh mistakes!”

Vocalist Jukka Pelkonen also added:

“There are two major lyrical concepts on the new album;

Firstly, it touches the great human tragedies and fortunes which are around us – Tragedies such as war and the engulfing darkness that follows, and Fortunes which are tangled in experiences we all share despite of the seemingly burning world.

Secondly, the lyrics speak loudly of the human emotional condition. How do we love? Why do we hate? Why some things are easier to leave behind than others. Why does death terrify us, and if it does why do people act like it does not exist?

This album is a pinnacle of all the hard work we as a group have done in OG for a long time. The music comes alive and reaches new perspectives. Still. This is truly melodic death metal. Sharpened polished, brutal.”