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Omnium Gatherum

Formed: 1996
From: Karhula, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Omnium Gatherum News

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Omnium Gatherum Live Show Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Omnium Gatherum's recent show at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, CA. Check out the clip below, courtesy of YouTube user tarantulaman, and the set list is as follows:

Luoto
New Dynamic
New World Shadows
The Sonic Sign
The Unknowing
Ego
Living in Me
Nail
Deep Cold

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Essence Drops Off European Tour

Mercenary is out on the road with Essence and Omnium Gatherum. The band has now posted the following message online about Essence dropping off the tour:

"It is with great regret that we must inform you that Essence has left our European tour early. Due to health issues the band chose to cancel the rest of the tour. We wish them the best and a speedy recovery.

"On another note - we will be playing Frankfurt this Monday the 9th of September at the Nachtleben club. By mistake this show was not mentioned on our official website even though the show was announced on other social media. We apologize for any confusion and hope to see you there!"

Remaining dates on the tour can be found at this location.

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Dark Tranquillity Announces North American Tour

Dark Tranquillity announced that just following its performances on 70,000 Tons of Metal in late January, the band will embark on a North American Tour with Omnium Gatherum and Exmortus.

The announcement reads: "That's right! We're bringing the 'Construct' tour to USA and Canada in early 2014, and we're very pleased to announce that our good buddies in Omnium Gatherum are confirmed for the main support slot for all dates. This will be their first stateside tour and we know that they're eagerly awaited by many of you. We're also welcoming Exmortus from California as openers.

"The complete list of dates can be found below, and tickets are already available for purchase via Enter the Vault. See you soon!"

Confirmed dates are as follows:

31-Jan San Juan, PR - La Respesta
1-Feb Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2-Feb Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
3-Feb New York City, NY - Stage 48
4-Feb Worcester, MA - The Palladium
5-Feb Montreal, QU - FouFounes
6-Feb Quebec City, QU - Dagobert
7-Feb Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
8-Feb Toronto, ON - Opera House
9-Feb London, ON - London Concert Theater
10-Feb Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
11-Feb Columbus, OH - Shrunken Head
12-Feb Joliet, IL - Mojoes
13-Feb Lawrence, KS - Granada
14-Feb Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
15-Feb Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
17-Feb Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
18-Feb Seattle, WA - El Corazon
19-Feb Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
21-Feb San Fransisco, CA - DNA Lounge
22-Feb West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
23-Feb Tempe, AZ - Club Red
25-Feb Dallas, TX - Trees
26-Feb Houston, TX - Scout Bar
28-Feb Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub and Billiards
1-Mar Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
2-Mar Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero More...

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Omnium Gatherum Releases "Sonic Sign" Video

Finnish melodic death metal act Omnium Gatherum released a new music video for the track "Sonic Sign," the third video for the band's latest LP "Beyond" (see "Formidable" and "The Unknowing"). The video was directed and edited by Olli-Pekka Lappalainen. Director of photography was Tapio Aulu and it was shot by Teemu Saarinen. The actor in the video is Tomi Pietilä (who also recorded the audio of Stratovarius' latest live LP "Under Flaming Skies").

Check out "Sonic Sign" here:

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Mercenary Announces European Tour

Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary has announced that the band will embark on a headline tour of Europe in support of the forthcoming new LP "Through Our Darkest Days" (out July 26th) beginning August 30th in Germany. Support will come from Finland's Omnium Gatherum and Denmark thrash act Essence.

Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:

30.08.13 - Leipzig (DE) - Hellraiser
31.08.13 - Munchen (DE) - Backstage Club
01.09.13 - Pratteln (CH) - Z7
03.09.13 - Belgrade (SER) - Gun Club
04.09.13 - Bucharest (ROM) - Silver Church Club
05.09.13 - Budapest (HUN) - Showbarlang
06.09.13 - Wien (AUT) - Escape
07.09.13 - Brno (CZ) - Melodka
08.09.13 - Berlin (DE) - Magnet
10.09.13 - Hamburg (DE) - Marx
11.09.13 - Vooselaar (BE) - Biebob
12.09.13 - London (UK) - The Underworld
13.09.13 - Essen (DE) - Turock Open Air
14.09.13 - Stuttgart (DE) - Club Zentral
15.09.13 - Eindhoven (NL) - Dynamo More...

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Omnium Gatherum Headed To China

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has checked in with the following announcement about heading to China for a string of live shows:

"China tour confirmed for September - OG will be playing 3-dates in China, presented by Nike Pan & Xoundforce Entertainment. Also the venue is confirmed for the Seoul, Korea date - KT&G Sangsangmadang Live Hall."

Dates are as follows:

19.09. China - Sheng yang - live house
20.09. China - Beijing - Yu Gong live house
21.09. China - Shanghai - Mao live house
22.09. Korea - Seoul - KT&G Sangsangmadang Live Hall More...

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Omnium Gatherum Posts "Formidable" Music Video

Finnish melodic death metal act Omnium Gatherum posted the second music video for the latest LP "Beyond" (released in February via Lifeforce Records). The album's fifth track "Formidable" was chosen for the latest and features footage from the band's hometown gig record release party for "Beyond." The video directed and shot by Hannu Mikkola from Visual Vortex.

The band's previous video, for track eight "The Unknowing," can be seen over at this location. Chck out "Formidable" here:

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Omnium Gatherum Announces European Tour

After having played tours in Japan and the band's home country of Finland to promote new album "Beyond," Omnium Gatherum is now ready to hit the European roads again this August/September along with Danish act Mercenary. The currently confirmed dates are:

30.08.2013 DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser
31.08.2013 DE - München - Backstage Club
01.09.2013 CH - Pratteln - Gallery
04.09.2013 RO - Bucharest - The Silver Church Club
05.09.2013 HUN - Budapest - tba
06.09.2013 AT - Wien - Escape
07.09.2013 CZ - Brno - Melodka
08.09.2013 DE - Berlin - Magnet
11.09.2013 BE - Vooselaar - Biebob
12.09.2013 UK - London - The Underworld
14.09.2013 DE - Stuttgart - Club Zentral
15.09.2013 NL - Eindhoven - Dynamo More...

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Omnium Gatherum Streaming Full New Album

The entire new Omnium Gatherum album "Beyond" is now available for streaming online. You can hear the full release via Inferno Magazine here.

"Beyond" is set to be released February 22nd (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Digital), February 25th (rest of Europe), and March 5th (North America). The track listing is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace More...

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Omnium Gatherum Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic death band Omnium Gatherum, featuring Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala, posted a new music video for the track "The Unknowing." The song appears on the band's upcoming sixth studio album "Beyond," which is scheduled for release on February 25, 2013 (EU) and March 5, 2013 (North America).

The track listing for "Beyond" is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic (streaming over here)
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

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Moonspell Announces Shows With Swallow The Sun

Moonspell has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Swallow the Sun:

"At last! After trying out many times in the years following our last visit to Finland in Tuska’s 2007 edition, we are proud to announce our return to the land of the thousand lakes.

"The band opted for club shows, upon fan request for longer sets, and will be playing in the cities/clubs announced in the poster. We are also happy to inform that Finnish already legendary dark doomsters Swallow the Sun will be the special guests in all dates.

"We hope now that all our Finnish fans pack the place and come out to celebrate with Moonspell twenty years of passion and doom. Omnium Gatherum will perform with these two giants in Jyväskylä and Cataleptic in Turku and in Helsinki."

Dates are as follows:

4.4. Lutakko, Jyväskylä
5.4. Klubi (Live-side), Turku
6.4. Virgin Oil Co., Helsinki

Ticket pre-sale will begin on Wednesday February 6th and tickets can be purchased from this location. More...

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Omnium Gatherum Streaming "New Dynamic"

Finnish melodic death band Omnium Gatherum, featuring Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala, is streaming the new song "New Dynamic." The song appears on the band's upcoming sixth studio album "Beyond," which is scheduled for release on February 25, 2013 (EU) and March 5, 2013 (North America).

The track listing for "Beyond" is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

Check out "New Dynamic" here: More...

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Omnium Gatherum Announces Japanese Shows

Right in time for the release of Omnium Gatherum's new album “Beyond” the band will be touring Japan with Aggressive Dogs aka Uzi-One. Details can be found in the tour poster below or at the Omnium Gatherum Facebook profile.

"Beyond" is due out February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America through Lifeforce Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace More...

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Omnium Gatherum Reveals New Album Details, Artwork

Finnish melodic death six-piece Omnium Gatherum has revealed the basic details of upcoming studio album "Beyond," the band's sixth since forming in 1996 and followup to 2011's acclaimed "New World Shadows." Lifeforce Records will release the effort on February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America.

Omnium Gatherum enlisted the production services of longtime collaborator Teemu Aalto, while Dan Swanö mixed and mastered the recording. Former guitarist and vocalist Olli Lappalainen handled the cover art:

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

Guitarist Markus Vanhala chimed in with the following:

"It's now been approximately 10 years since our debut full-length album "Spirits And August Light" was released and the world was waiting. The latest 2011 album "New World Shadows" was a good breakthrough for us and lots of good things happened after that great record, so of course we had some pressure to do a decent successor, as the world was waiting again.

"Well, I think we managed to master that task and now we're back again with the OG's 6th album called "Beyond," the album that is really going beyond all limits of melodic death metal from the winter wonderland! The album follows the good known path of "New World Shadows" and "The Redshift" but adds a lot of new flavours and spices to the good ol' melting pot to lift the band to new heights. It's our most melodic and versatile album so far, but at the same time it still holds for example the most brutal death metal growls in our career yet, and also some really tasteful clean vox between the lines. I'm sure everyone who gives the album many spins can find something new with every turn, so this should be a album that holds up the sands of time and rewards the listeners who are digging deeper and searching for something more than just a one hit wonder of the day!

"Lyrically told, "Beyond" is about the culmination point of one's existence. It is a 'coming home' story where the mysteries of duality are melted into oneness but without losing one single point of individuality along the arrival. As you can see from the cover, there's also a strong sense of sea on the album, as we're the sons of the sea from Kotka!"

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Omnium Gatherum Finishes New Album

Finland's Omnium Gatherum, which recruited a new bassist back in September, has posted the following brief message online about finishing work on an upcoming release:

"NEW ALBUM READY! The 6th OG album is finally 100% ready with mastering and artwork too, so soooooon you'll get more news about every lil' detail what's to come. Stay on the channel folks!"

The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB, and further details will be announced shortly. You can also find more info on Omnium Gatherum over at Facebook.

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Omnium Gatherum Recruits New Bassist

Omnium Gatherum, which is currently in the mixing process with the mighty Dan Swanö for an upcoming new album, is proud to announce Erkki Silvennoinen as the band's new bass player. Omnium Gatherum comments:

"We're glad to finally make it official and announce that OG is a real 6-piece troop again - we welcome Erkki Silvennoinen as a new bass player to Omnium Gatherum. Erkki is a die-hard pro dude with a warm nice attitude, just the way we like it, and we know him well from sharing same stages than us since almost ten years ago. He used to play in Amoral as well as in Finnish Idols winner Ari Koivunen's band back in the day. At the moment he is also playing in awesome brutal tech death metal band De Lirium's Order."

Here's what Erkki has to say about his new vocation: "I'm very excited to join Omnium Gatherum. I already know most of the guys from way back when I was playing warm-up gigs for them. I have seen them grow and evolve into the tight unit they are today and hire Jukka as their front-man, who also happens to be one of my best friends. It's an honor to get to play with such talented musicians. The previous bass players have left some big shoes to fill... I hope they fit."

The currently untitled follow-up to Omnium Gatherum's "New World Shadows" is set to be released on February 25th, 2013 in Europe and February 26th, 2013 in North America.

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Omnium Gatherum Issues Recording Update

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about entering the recording studio:

"The 6th album studio sessions have already started secretly in silence and are flowing together really nice an' easy!

"The drumming madness of Jarmo 'Kammm!' Pikka was already caught on tape at Nordic Audio Labs studio in Vaasa by engineer Sami Koivisto (Amorphis, Sotajumala etc.). Now we are in the middle of other recordings at Teemu Aalto Productions & OmG studio in Kotka, where the recordings are made with our trusted man Teemu Aalto. The mixing & mastering will be done again by Dan Swanö at Unisound studio - so expect nothing more but the best!

"Joonas Koto will be making his OG album debut on this album with his awesome flawless action-Jackson guitar skills, so the guitar duo Vanhala / Koto is on fire here like never before! The bass parts will be played by Eerik Purdon, the legendary man behind the bass lines of 'The Redshift.'

"We've done a huge amount of pre-production for the album in the shadows, during the gig break on the first half of this year and all we can say is….sounding astoundingly gooooood! The new album will surely continue from where 'New World Shadows' left but there'll be also some stylistic echoes from the 'The Redshift' past as also lots of new spices and flavours. The next chapter of Adult Oriented Death Metal that is...

"The tentative release date for the album is set to February '13!"

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Omnium Gatherum To Enter The Studio

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about canceling Scandinavian shows and gearing up to enter the recording studio:

"OG is very sorry about the cancelled Scandinavian shows this week with Children of Bodom and lack of information on them in advance. But even we ourselves got the info about cancelling 1 hour before our stage time and we already travelled to Norway and were ready to rock.

"As many of you might have read, the reason for this was that Alexi from CoB was very ill and in hospital and because of contractual reasons we couldn't play there without the headliner. We hope all the best for Alexi on recovering and getting well soon and hope to re-schedule the Scandinavian dates as soon as possible. Thanks to CoB & crew for the hospitality and being really nice for us!

"Next week we'll be locking ourselves to the studio and start the recordings of a 6th Omnium Gatherum full-lenght album! More info, updates and hopefully all kinds of studio diary and goofing will be updated soon here! So stay tuned!"

You can also read Children of Bodom's statement about Alexi Laiho's health situation over at this location.

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Omnium Gatherum Parts Ways With Bassist

Finnish melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum announced that the band has parted ways with bassist Toni Mäki, who played with the band over the past three years, including on the band's latest LP "New World Shadows" (2011). The announcement on the band's Facebook reads:

OG have decided to go separate ways with our bass player of the last three years, Toni Mäki. The decision was made already some time ago after our latest European tour 'Neckbreakers Ball' and it wasn't an easy one.

Some of you might have noticed that the old OG Redshifter bass master Eerik Purdon has been already playing a few gigs with us during the past months. Eerik is filling the now vacant low-frequency spot and is helping us out on the upcoming gigs, rehearsals and recordings - thanks dude!

The real thing is that the bass player spot is now vacant. So, if you have what it takes, feel free to contact us (ogatherum@gmail.com) and manifest that you're the best man for the OG low-frequency department and the meanest dude for the meanest machine! …And we'll see where it goes.

Btw. the new album stuff is almost composed and ready, so soon it's studiotime again!

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Omnium Gatherum Updates Tour Schedule

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming tour dates:

"Hello folks, after the hot rockin' awesome & successful festival summer and European tour with Rotting Christ, Omnium Gatherum will hit the European shores with 'Neckbreakers Ball 2011' European tour trek together with Dark Tranquillity / Eluveitie / Mercenary / Varg / Gurd and before that OG will do a 12-date extensive Finnish co-headlining run together with the fellow Finns, Medeia."

Omnium Gatherum's upcoming shows are asf ollows:

"Vuoroin Vieraissa" - FINNISH TOUR 2011
27.08. Monttu, Pori
02.09. DOM, Helsinki
08.09. Henry's Pub, Kuopio
09.09. 45 Special, Oulu
10.09. The Rock Pub, Kokkola
15.09. Lutakko, Jyväskylä
16.09. Suisto, Hämeenlinna
21.09. Klubi, Tampere
23.09. Rytmikatti, Kouvola
24.09. Bar Soho, Porvoo
30.09. Klubi, Turku
01.10. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki More...

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