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.


“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

Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, & Omnium Gatherum Announce 2017 European Tour

Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, and Omnium Gatherum have announced a European tour together. Check out the dates below.


Tour Dates:

03/23 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/24 Erfurt, GER – Thuringenhalle
03/25 Cologne, GER – Palladium
03/26 Ravensburg, GER – Oberschwabenclub
03/27 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
03/28 TBA, ITA – TBA (Dark Tranquillity only)
03/29 Bologna, ITA – Estragon
03/30 Innsbruck, AUT – Music Hall
03/31 Vienna, AUT – Szene Wien (Dark Tranquillity only)
03/31 Nassfeld, AUT – Full Metal Mountain Festival (Amon Amarth only)
04/01 Linz, AUT – Posthof
04/02 Graz, AUT – Orpheum
04/03 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch (Dark Tranquillity only)
04/04 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
04/05 Besancon, FRA – La Rodia
04/06 Marseille, FRA – Le Cabaret Aleatoire
04/07 Bordeaux, FRA – Le Rocher de Palmer
04/08 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
04/09 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2 (Dark Tranquillity only)
04/10 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15
04/11 Burgos, SPA – Hangar
04/12 Zaragoza, SPA – Teatro de las Esquinas
04/14 Caen, FRA – Le Cargo
04/15 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal
04/16 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob (Dark Tranquillity only)