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!”

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Omnium Gatherum Premiere “Gods Go First” Music Video

Omnium Gatherum have premiere a new video for their new song “Gods Go First.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Burning Cold,“ which will be released on August 31.

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.”

Omnium Gatherum Offer New Album Update

Guitarist Markus Vanhala has offered an update on the new Omnium Gatherum album. You can see what he had to say below. The effort is expected to be released in late summer.

Vanhala:

“Greetings from the studio vaults! We’re busy at forging the new Omnium Gatherum album during the Finnish winter madness season – hopes are high here, even though the outside temperature isn’t. A lot of special good stuff is going on, and new adventures are coming up for camp OG. We’re just in the middle of recording guitar and synth stuff for the next album, and all I can say is that this is gonna be one bad-ass album.

“Again we trust our good ol’ tour de force of Teemu Aalto doing recording and producing, and Dan Swanö who will fix it in the mix and master the universe. Everything’s been going really well and easily so far with producing this successor for the successful Grey Heavens, and I’ll promise this album’s gonna beat the previous one for real! The league of angry old men are here for your enjoyment! Already at this early stage it seems like this is going to be OG’s epic guitar heroism magnum opus… Maybe, haha… Me and Joonas have found some great spirit of the lost shred guys. All hail the almighty guitar and heavy metal!”

After the recording process of the album, Omnium Gatherum will escape from the studio to get back on the road again. “We enjoyed the Finnish-Icelandese rivalry of the Arctic Circle Alliance European tour last year with Skalmöld and Stam1na so much that we wanted to do a European round 2. This time we’ll go to the islands of United Kingdom and Ireland, and also Scandinavia including Denmark, Sweden and Norway.”

Tour Dates:

04/26 Bristol, England – Fiddlers
04/27 Manchester, England – Rebellion
04/28 Dublin, Ireland – Vodoo Lounge
04/29 Belfast, Ireland – Limelight 2
04/30 Glasgow, Scotland – Audio
05/01 Nottingham, England – Rescue Rooms
05/04 Roskilde, Denmark – Gimle
05/05 Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
05/06 Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
05/07 Örebro, Sweden – Frimis Salonger
05/09 Trondheim, Norway – Hjorten Scene
05/10 Haugesund, Norway – Karmøygeddon
05/11 Oslo, Norway – Blå
05/12 Aalborg, Denmark – Platform 4

Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, & Omnium Gatherum Announce 2018 North American Tour

Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/08 Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
09/09 Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
09/10 Toronto, ONT – Opera House
09/11 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
09/12 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
09/13 Joliet, Il – The Forge
09/14 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/17 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/18 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/19 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
09/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/22 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
09/23 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
09/24 West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
09/25 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
09/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid joe’s
09/29 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/02 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/03 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/05 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/06 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/09 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards
10/10 Durham, NC – Motorco
10/11 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
10/14 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

Omnium Gatherum Premiere “Blade Reflections” Lyric Video

Omnium Gatherum have premiered a lyric video for their new single “Blade Reflections.“ The track is now available digitally, and as a split 7” with Skalmöld.

Jukka Pelkonen commented:

“In the light of recent events we wanted to voice our opinion about the tragedy of suicide. This is a subject that may concern anyone at some point. ‘Blade Reflections‘ is a statement against suicide and an encouragement to all of those who dwell in the depths of self-annihilation.

Having been there myself too, I know how devastating it can be. There is nothing more precious than this life itself and it is worth seeing through. Though, we do not condemn those who choose to go, rather we want to stand by with all the rest, all of us, who are staying.”

Guitarist Markus Vanhala added:

“‘Blade Reflections‘ is a lil’ older song that didn’t entirely fit to our previous album, so here it is – as a single format standalone anthem! The song was produced in a kind of swansong recording session with our former long-time drummer Jarmo Pikka. So we still keep Tuomo Latvalas upcoming beats and styles as mystery for you til’ the next album, the Century Media OG debut, which we’re soon about to start recording.

Before that, enjoy ‘Blade Reflections‘ and come to see us on autumnal European stages in October/November during our ‘Arctic Circle Alliance‘ co-headline tour with Icelanders of Skalmöld and Finnish fellows Stam1na opening all the evenings!”

Tour Dates:

10/25 Frankfurt, GER – Nachtleben
10/26 Amstelveen, NET – P60
10/27 London, UK – Underworld
10/28 Oostende, BEL – Elysee
10/29 Paris, FRA – Le Petit Bain
10/30 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
10/31 Limoges, FRA – CC John Lennon
11/02 Porto, POR – Hard Club
11/03 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
11/04 Madrid, SPA – Penelope
11/05 Murcia, SPA – Garaje
11/06 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 3
11/07 Marseille, FRA – Jas Rod
11/08 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/09 Milano, ITA – Legend
11/10 Sion, SWI – Le Port Franc
11/11 Bern, SWI – Gaskessel
11/12 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/13 Prague, CZE – Futurum
11/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/15 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
11/16 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
11/17 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
11/18 Hannover, GER – Mephisto
11/19 Cologne, GER – Jungle Club