"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1997
From: Joensuu, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Insomnium Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Insomnium.


Ville Friman Discusses New Insomnium Album

Every few years you can expect the ever-reliable Finnish outfit Insomnium to let loose another darkly atmospheric bout of melodic death metal.

The band's latest offering "Shadows of the Dying Sun" lands at the end of the month, following 2011's "One For Sorrow" (reviewed here). After keeping a very recognizable base sound across each album through the years, there will be a few surprises in store for fans this time around.

"I would say the core sound of our band is there," said Insomnium member Ville Friman when I spoke with him last week, adding "I think we have used our influences differently on this album, though... It's more diverse."

During our discussion, Ville took me through the writing and recording of "Shadows of the Dying Sun," touching on everything from how lyric videos come together to bonus material on the album's special edition. More...

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A Conversation With Ville Friman Of Insomnium

As it's fifth studio album "One For Sorrow" drops in the U.S. today, melodic death metal band Insomnium has a lot to reflect upon. In the nine years since it's debut defined part of that classic soundscape Finland is known for, the band has consistently upped the bar in terms of technically heavy albums that have cemented it's place as a world class act. Insomnium's blueprint is immediately recognizable, and it's constant schedule of touring has finally vaulted the band to a place where success is within reach. We got a chance to sit down with guitarist Ville Friman, who talks about the work involved in "One For Sorrow" and other vagaries in his existence as a musician. More...

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