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Insomnium will play three summer festival shows this year:
Jul. 18 Joensuu, FI - Ilosaariroc
Aug. 8 Kotka, FI - Dark River
Aug. 14 Derby, UK - Bloodstock Open Air
The band comments: "So we will share the stage with such acts as Obituary, Arch Enemy, Carcass and Katatonia. Get your tickets in time and enter the pit!
"The new album is ready and shall be released early in the autumn. More details coming very soon. Watch out."
Finnish metallers Insomnium has announced a gig at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, March 7th. Other bands for the evening are Kiuas and Dauntless. The band will be playing new material from the follow-up to "Above the Weeping World." Tickets are available at this location.
In other news, Insomnium will be entering Fantom Studio in March and you can expect the outcome to hit the stores somewhere around September if all goes as planned.
Guitarist Ville Friman of the Finnish metal band INSOMNIUM has issued the following update:
"We are currently rehearsing new material, which will become fourth INSOMNIUM album at some point. At the moment, we have four songs ready and lots of semi-ready material in store just waiting to be trained and arranged properly. We have also booked Fantom studio (where 2006's 'Above the Weeping World' was made) for March 2009 and the new INSOMNIUM album is scheduled for autumn 2009 release. We know that it is long wait but at the moment we do not have any choices if we want to guarantee the quality over quantity." More...
Finland's Swallow the Sun has posted a new video on YouTube for "Doomed to Walk the Earth," the last track off their latest effort, "Hope."
Swallow the Sun are currently on tour in Europe with Amorphis and Insomnium. Upcoming dates are as follows:
Nov. 14 Essen, Germany - Zeche Carl
Nov. 15 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
Nov. 16 Glauchau, Germany - Alte Spinnerei
Nov. 17 Lindau, Germany - Club Vaudeville
Nov. 18 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Nov. 20 Saarbrücken, Germany - Roxy
Nov. 21 Munich, Germany - Metropolis
Nov. 22 Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Nov. 23 Utrecht, Netherlands - Helling
Nov. 24 Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
Nov. 25 Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
Nov. 27 Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Nov. 28 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Nov. 29 Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
Dec. 01 Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi More...
Insomnium guitarist Ville Friman has posted the following tour update on the band's travel blog:
"Hi, we're back :)
"We just packed our van and left snowy Joensuu behind us: Germany here we come. We are just cruising to Mikkeli through beautiful wintry scenery to pick Niilo [Sevänen, vocals] with us before heading to Helsinki harbour. Plan is to take ferry to Rostock and hopefully our comrads from the Swallow the Sun will join us for this nice boat trip. We'll arrive to Rostock in the monday evening so we have lots of time to disco, sauna and other stuff. Maybe have nightcap or two. You never know, we might even get drunk. Well, we let the pictures tell you all when we update this blog next time. Anyway, it's nice to see these jolly fellows again as we really had good time in USA. This time we’ll be moving with our van and StS will share bus with Amorphis. Good thing is that we have our own equipments, sound engineer and even light technician with us. So you might even call this progress in some sense. We’ll post short presentations about these guys later when we get proper photo material, heh heh…But more talk about nothing will follow during next three weeks. Hope you enjoy our ride as much we do ;)
A few pictures have been posted on the blog. Check them out at this location.
At the end of its upcoming North American tour, Sweden's KATATONIA will head to Mexico for the first time ever to play two exclusive gigs in Mexico City and Monterrey. "We can't wait to meet all our Mexican friends coming out for these special occasions," the band writes on its web site. "It's been a long time coming."
KATATONIA's Mexican dates:
Sep. 28 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
Sep. 29 - Café Iguana - Monterrey, Mexico More...
Despite suffering the evil eye of American TSA agents, experiencing Dr.Pepper, and playing in a few clubs smaller than your bathroom - Katatonia is coming back to the US with three of the genre's most interesting rising stars. Kicking off September 4, the tour will make nineteen stops around the country. Thats 19 chances to see this lineup before they sneak across the border to Mexico for round two!
Katatonia made their stateside touring debut last fall performing alongside Moonspell and Daylight Dies (North Carolina, US). With Swedish tech-metallers Scar Symmetry in tow this time around, Katatonia will be introducing Finnish neighbors Swallow the Sun and Insomnium to our weak beer beginning in Springfield, Virginia. Touring in support of their first live album, Live Consternation, it will be the first time long-time American fans will be able to experience a full set from this deeply talented group.
From the press release, "Live Consternation, set for American release June 5, is a stunning 5.01 cd/2.0 dvd package which features selections from the band's successful 2006 album The Great Cold Distance and choice cuts from their growing and popular catalog. Kerrang notes, 'submlime melodies and moments of sheer mellow bliss,' while Rocksound adds, 'absolutely astonishing.' "
Confirmed dates are listed below. Tickets for most venues are available at Ticketmaster.
LIVE CONSTERNATION NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2007
Scar Symmetry (swe)
Swallow The Sun (fin)
Sep-04, Jaxx Nite Club (West Springfield VA)
Sep-05, The Webster (Hartford, CT)
Sep-06, BB King Blues Club (New York NY)
Sep-07, Mark's Showplace (Bedford NH)
Sep-08, Chance Theater (Poughkeepsie NY)
Sep-09, Le Medley (Montreal QU)
Sep-10, Imperial de Quebec (Quebec City QU)
Sep-11, The Funhaus (Toronto ON)
Sep-12, Peabody's (Cleveland OH)
Sep-13, I-Rock (Detroit MI)
Sep-14, The Pearl Room (Mokena IL)
Sep-15, Station 4 (St. Paul MN)
Sep-17, Bluebird Theater (Denver CO)
Sep-19, Whisky-A-Go-Go (West Hollywood CA)
Sep-20, Showcase Theater (Corona CA)
Sep-21, Brickhouse (Phoenix AZ)
Sep-22, Launchpad (Albuqeruque NM)
Sep-24, White Rabbit (San Antonio TX)
Sep-25, Ridglea Theater (Ft. Worth TX)
Sep-26, Scout Bar (Houston TX)
Swallow the Sun announced their followup to an exicting US tour with Katatonia and Scar Symmetry to commence in November. They will be joining Amorphis and Insomnium on an European tour this fall! The tour will take them through 6 countries and 16 shows before returning to Finland for a concert at Nosturi in Helsinki.
The confirmed dates are as follows:
13.11. Musikzentrum, Hannover (DE)
14.11. Zeche Carl, Essen (DE)
15.11. Columbia Club, Berlin (DE)
16.11. Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau (DE)
17.11. Club Vaudeville, Lindau (DE)
18.11. Z7, Pratteln (CH)
20.11. Roxy, Saarbrücken (DE)
21.11. Metropolis, Munich (DE)
22.11. Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (DE)
23.11. Helling, Utrecht (NL)
24.11. Dordrecht Bibelot (NL)
25.11. Biebob, Vosselaar (BE)
27.11. Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg (SE)
28.11. Rockefeller, Oslo (NO)
29.11. Klubben, Stockholm (SE)
01.12. Nosturi, Helsinki (FI)
The following initial dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring KATATONIA, SCAR SYMMETRY, INSOMNIUM, and SWALLOW THE SUN:
September 4 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 14 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
September 19 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky
Finnish Death metallers INSOMNIUM will embark on their debut North American tour in September. KATATONIA will headline, with support also going from SCAR SYMMETRY and SWALLOW THE SUN. The first announced date is:
September 4th at Jaxx in Springfield, VA
More dates as they become available.
INSOMNIUM have made their new track, 'The Killjoy', available online at their MySpace page. Check it out at this location.
'The Killjoy' is lifted from Insomnium's new album, Above The Weeping World, available via Candlelight Records on October 17th.
Candlelight Records today confirms October 17 as the American release date for Above The Weeping World, the new album from Finland's Insominium. Now available for viewing, the label has uploaded the band's new video for album track 'Mortal Share'; bring your browser to www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa.
Recording at renowned Fantom and Finnvox Studios, Above The Weeping World contains Insomnium's skilled melodic death metal, stunningly heavier with even further dynamic and melodic variety than that of their previous efforts. "This is by far the best Insomnium album", says vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen. "It is the first time we feel we really succeeded in studio. We have nine great tracks on the album. As a band we are very happy with the end result."
Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will team up with KEEP OF KALESSIN and INSOMNIUM for their first European tour in three years. Dubbed "Tour Diabolical", the trek will take SATYRICON to countries they have never been before, like the Chech Republic, Hungary and Croatia. Many cities are destined for a first-time visit, like Newcastle, Bilbao, Warsaw, Nottingham, Antwerp and a few more. The dates are as follows:
Sep. 11 - GER - Hamburg - Knust
Sep. 12 - GER - Frankfurt - Batschkapp
Sep. 13 - GER - Bochum - Zeche
Sep. 15 - UK - Birmingham - Academy
Sep. 16 - UK - London - Islington
Sep. 17 - UK - Manchester - Academy
Sep. 18 - UK - Newcastle - Academy
Sep. 19 - UK - Glasgow - Cathouse
Sep. 20 - UK - Nottingham - Rock city
Sep. 21 - NL - Utrecht - De Helling
Sep. 22 - NL - Rotterdam - Baroeg
Sep. 23 - NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg
Sep. 24 - BEL - Antwerp - Hof ter Loo
Sep. 26 - FR - Paris - Locomotive
Sep. 27 - SP - Barcelona - KGB
Sep. 28 - SP - Madrid - Caracol
Sep. 29 - SP - Bilbao - Bilborock
Sep. 30 - FR - Lyon - CCO
Oct. 01 - CH - Fribourg - Frison
Oct. 03 - IT - Milan - Alcatraz
Oct. 04 - SLO - Ljubljana - VKP Mediapark
Oct. 05 - CRO - Zagreb - Boogaloo
Oct. 06 - HUN - Budapest - A38
Oct. 07 - AT - Wien - Planet Music
Oct. 08 - CZ - Prague - Abarton
Oct. 10 - PL - Wroclaw - WZ Club
Oct. 11 - PL - Warsaw - Proxima Club
Oct. 12 - GER - Berlin - Kato
Oct. 13 - GER - Saarbrucken - Garage
Oct. 14 - GER - Munchen - Kleiner Elserhalle
Oct. 15 - GER - Stuttgart – Röhre
Insomnium have announced that they will be opening up for Enslaved, Zyklon and 1349 in September. Tour dates are as follows:
Sep. 05 - The Village - Dublin, IRE
Sep. 07 - Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester, UK
Sep. 08 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK
Sep. 09 - Garage - Glasgow, UK
Sep. 10 - Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
Sep. 11 - Carling Academy - Birmingham, UK
Sep. 12 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK
In other news, Insomnium will be releasing their upcoming album, "Above the Weeping World," on September 18 in Europe and October 17 in North America.
Finnish metallers Insomnium has entered the Fantom Studio to begin recording their third album. The songs which are to be recorded include such dreary titles as “At the Gates of Sleep”, “The Mortal Share”, “Drawn to Black” and “The Killjoy”. The new material is clearly more aggressive, punchy and tighter than the previous album but the melancholic mood, wistful melodies, doomish passages and progressive twists are still present. “For sure this is going to be our greatest effort so far”, tells vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen. “This will be a very versatile album and each song will be full of nuances. There is fury and there is sorrow. Scandinavian melodic death metal at its finest!”
You can view the progress online in the Insomnium studio diary.
Insomnium’s third album will be released in autumn 2006 by Candlelight Records.
Finnish metallers Insomnium are about to invade the the Fantom studio in the beginning of April to record a new album. Some crystal clear and yet brutal sounds are to be expected since Fantom is the name behind some of the best albums ever produced in Finland. The songs which are to be recorded include such dreary titles as “At the Gates of Sleep”, “The Mortal Share”, “Drawn to Black” and “The Killjoy.” The new material is clearly more aggressive, punchy and tighter than the previous album but the melancholic mood, wistful melodies, doomish passages and progressive twists are still present. “For sure this is going to be our greatest effort so far,” tells vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen. “This will be a very versatile album and each song will be full of nuances. There is fury and there is sorrow. Scandinavian melodic death metal at its finest!” Insomnium’s third album will be released in autumn 2006 by Candlelight Records.
Insomnium will hit the road with Noumena and Enter My Silence in the beginning of the year 2006 before hitting the studio. Here are the dates and venues:
Feb. 22 Kuopio, FIN - Henry's Pub
Feb. 23 Jyväskylä, FIN - Ilokivi
Feb. 24 TBA
Feb. 25 Vaasa, FIN - Club 25
Insomnium have announced 5 shows in Finland with Noumena in October. Dates are as follows:
Oct. 14 Mikkeli - Club Zic Zac
Oct. 26 Lahti - Torvi (with Withering)
Oct. 27 Helsinki - Semifinal (with Elenium)
Oct. 28 Turku - Pelimies
Oct. 29 Lappeenranta - Iltatähti
Insomnium are currently busy writing new material for their upcoming album and have now completed 4 to 6 songs. The band writes:
"For our ears the new material sounds a bit more aggressive, heavier and faster than songs in the "Since the Day It All Came Down". Still it's hard to yet tell how the album will eventually turn out. But we promise that it will serve you all the old tricks mixed with some new elements, twists and turns. Time will tell, hope you can wait until then. And by the way we have already booked the Fantom studio for the next spring where the recording of our third strike will take place. More updates will follow..."
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium have posted this message on their official website:
Writing of Insomnium's 3rd album is progressing slowly but surely. We had been without training place for almost year since last spring when we were kicked out from our previous one because of breaking down the whole building. Luckily we managed to get us a new and absolutely better one few weeks ago and rehearsing will be much easier for now on. We held also proper rehearsals together for the long time and actually composed a brand new song spontaneously which turned out something different for us. There will be some gigs in the summer but nothing sure yet. We will inform from them later. Shirts are unfortunately and unforgivably late because of the unbelievable slow shipping procedures. They come sale as soon as we get them.
Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have made their entire 1999 demo available for free download at their official web site. Check it out it at this location.
INSOMNIUM, whose sophomore album, "Since the Day it All Came Down", was released in the U.S. in May via Candlelight Records, are currently writing material for their third CD, tentatively due in late 2005. "We have finished a few new songs already but there's still long way to go until we have whole new INSOMNIUM album in our hands," the band write on their web site. "If everything goes well we’ll enter studio probably somewhere in the next year."