Insomnium Welcome Guitarist Jani Liimatainen To The Band, Reveal Details For New Album “Heart Like A Grave”

Insomnium have officially welcomed Jani Liimatainen to the band as their permanent guitarist. With this news, the band have also revealed the details for their new album “Heart Like A Grave,“ which will be released on October 4.

The group said the following about Liimatainen’s 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!”

Ville Friman added:

“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.”

Liimatainen also commented:

“It is a great honour 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.”

The band also had the following to say about “Heart Like A Grave”:

“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.”

“Heart Like A Grave” 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”

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The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) To Release New Album “Songs The Night Sings” In November

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have announced that their new album “Songs The Night Sings” will be released on November 8. You can check out the cover art and track listing below:

“Songs The Night Sings” Track Listing:

01. “Not Your Monster”
02. “Songs The Night Sings”
03. “When It All Comes Down”
04. “Silence Between The Words”
05. “Pills On My Pillow”
06. “To Whatever End”
07. “The Pallbearer Walks Alone”
08. “Get Out Of My Head”
09. “If I Had A Heart”
10. “You Will Learn”
11. “I Have To Go”

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Finish New Album

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have officially finished their second album. Olzon confirmed the news in the below Instagram post. The effort is expected to be released this fall.

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Working On New Album

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have entered the studio to work on their second album. The effort is expected to be released in fall 2019.

Olzon commented:

“I’m so excited that me and Jani will make new music again! Our first album is still proving to be such an amazing ride for me and it turned out to be maybe the best thing I’ve ever done, so far. Great songs are in the works and of course me and Jani will have so much fun hearing how the album grows from simple demos to the final master. I’ve recorded some first vocal demos and can already say that this will be as fun recording as the first one! Great times ahead and I can’t wait for you to hear our album number 2!”

Liimatainen added:

“[My] journey with wonderful Anette and the excellent Frontiers label will continue. The first album turned out even better than I had hoped and the reception we we got from the fans was unbelievable. During this past spring, I started putting together some new material for us and now all the songs are written. I am writing this on Wednesday, 21st of November, and by this time next week we are already going to be in the studio laying down the drum tracks for what I am sure will be another excellent album. So what can you expect? Musically, I think the album picks up where the last album left off. It’s very heavy, but still hyper melodic, and this time we are even exploring new musical territories we didn’t on the previous album. Now that me and Anette have one album together under our belts, we have found the style we want to pursue and also the ideal way of working together. Given all this, I think it’s safe to say that with the next album you’ll get even more of what made the first album so good, only it’s gonna be bigger, better and bolder!”

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Premiere “The Ghost And The Reaper” Video

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have premiered a new video for their new song “The Ghost And The Reaper.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released today (November 10).

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Share Video On The Making Of Their Debut Album

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have shared a video on the making of their self-titled debut album. That effort will be released on November 10.

The Dark Element (Ex-Nightwish, Ex-Sonata Arctica) Premiere “Dead To Me” Lyric Video

The Dark Element, the band featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica), have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Dead To Me” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on November 10.