Fleshgod Apocalypse & Omnium Gatherum Reschedule European Tour For Fall 2022

Fleshgod Apocalypse and Omnium Gatherum have postponed their upcoming European tour. The trek is now scheduled for fall 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

09/29 Ubach Palenberg, GER – Rockfabrik
09/30 Pagney, FRA – Chez Paulette
10/01 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/02 London, UK – Underworld
10/04 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferraileur
10/05 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
10/06 Madrid, SPA – Copernico
10/07 Lisboa, POR – RCA Club
10/08 Porto, POR – Hard Club
10/09 Bilbao, SPA – Live Stage
10/10 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
10/12 Roma, ITA – Largo
10/13 Milano, ITA – Slaughter CLub
10/14 Sion, SWI – Le Port Franc
10/15 Schaffhausen, SWI – Kammgarn
10/16 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/18 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/19 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
10/20 Budapest, HUN – A38
10/21 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape 5
10/22 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
10/23 Cluj Napoca, ROM – Form Space
10/25 Praha, CZE – Futurum
10/26 Poznan, POL – U Bazyala
10/27 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
10/28 Vilnius, LIT – Vakaris
10/29 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
10/30 Helsinki, FIN – Aaniwalli
11/01 Stockholm, SWW – Slaktkyrkan
11/02 Oslo, NOR – Roverstaden
11/03 Goteburg, SWE – ValanD
11/04 Aalborg, DEN – Metal Fest
11/05 Siegburg, GER – Kubana
11/06 Brugge, BEL – Entrepot
11/08 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/09 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
11/10 Berlin, GER – Music Und Frieden
11/11 Essen, GER – Turock
11/12 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/13 Leiden, NET – Gebr Nobel

Omnium Gatherum Announce North American Tour With Allegaeon & Black Crown Initiate

Omnium Gatherum have announced a North American tour in support of their new album “Origin“ (out November 5). Allegaeon and Black Crown Initiate will open.

Tour Dates:

02/26 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
02/27 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
02/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/01 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
03/02 Orlando, FL – The Haven
03/04 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
03/05 Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
03/06 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/08 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
03/09 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
03/10 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
03/11 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
03/12 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One @ Jewel
03/13 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
03/14 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
03/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/16 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
03/18 Calgary, AB – Dickens
03/19 Regina, SK – The Exchange
03/20 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
03/21 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/22 Madison, WI – The Crucible
03/23 Chicago, IL – Reggies
03/24 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
03/25 Montreal, QC – The Ritz
03/26 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
03/27 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs

Omnium Gatherum Premiere “Fortitude” Music Video

Omnium Gatherum have premiered a new video for their new song “Fortitude.” This track is from the band’s new album “Origin,“ which will be released on November 5. The group commented:

“‘Fortitude‘ was filmed at Munapirtti, an island in the Southeast Finland, near Kotka. This cabin is the sacred sanctuary, our secret lair in the woods, where we have rehearsed many many bandcamps before entering the studios to record new albums since ‘New World Shadows‘. Isolated from the world.”

Omnium Gatherum Premiere “Reckoning” Music Video

Omnium Gatherum have premiered a new video for their new song “Reckoning.” This track is from the band’s new album “Origin,“ which will be released on November 5.

Guitarist Markus Vanhala commented:

“‘Reckoning‘ is a certain powersong or an uplifting song which we needed to rise from the depths of a past year, and it was the last song we wrote for the new album. Adult oriented death metal at its finest glory, that dark and shiny place where Def Leppard and death metal meets. Death Leppard, maybe? The music video saved a warm memory from a very hot summer day in my hometown of Kotka, where we played at the rocks of the beautiful island of Rankki. Lying on the rocks zipping cold beer and driving with the boats at the sea. Kotka isn’t that far from Miami, except geographically.”

Vocalist Jukka Pelkonen added:

“This song is clearly and absolutely about a situation where someone is really trying to mess things up and goes about doing it in secrecy. ‘A Story’ about an individual who is so messed up that he/she turns against the people who really matter. This is a certain way to ruin, yet the one doing so denies all responsibility ‘avoiding only the truth’…”

Omnium Gatherum Premiere “Paragon” Music Video

Omnium Gatherum have premiered a new video for their new song “Paragon.” This track is from the band’s new album “Origin,“ which will be released on November 5.

Frontman Jukka Pelkonen commented:

“Basically ‘Paragon‘ is about overcoming obstacles and hard situations. Anything that comes to the way may be intense and malign, but it will not shatter the diamond of resolve, that is the paragon.”

Guitarist/vocalist Markus Vanhala added:

“…that leads us to the near past times of the band. Not only some virus but also weird lineup changes made our last year really difficult. But Finnish perseverance means that hard times and crisis are made to take on as a challenge, overcome them and refine yourself better. So here we are, back on track stronger than ever! That’s why there’s a minimum amount of Finnish melancholy & darkness, but maximum amount of awesomeness & good times in this video. Never surrender!”

“Origin” Track Listing:

01. “Emergence”
02. “Prime”
03. “Paragon”
04. “Reckoning”
05. “Fortitude”
06. “Friction”
07. “Tempest”
08. “Unity”
09. “Solemn”
10. “In Front Of Me” (cover version) (bonus track)

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

Insomnium, Voivod, Borknagar, Etc. To Take Part In Century Media’s Virtual “Isolation Festival”

Century Media Records will be hosting a virtual “Isolation Festival” on May 14. The event will broadcast at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT and it will stay on YouTube for 24 hours. The following artists will be involved: Insomnium, Voivod, Borknagar, Omnium Gatherum, Lucifer, Angelus Apatrida, Dead Lord, Deserted Fear, Bonded, The Offering, Svart Crown, Baest, and Hideous Divinity.

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”