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

Latest Insomnium News

Below is our complete Insomnium news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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Insomnium Posts European Tour Trailer

Insomnium will be hitting the road later this month for the "One For Sorrow" European tour alongside Before the Dawn and My Grain. A teaser for the tour is now online and can be viewed below.

Dates for the European trek are as follows:

14.11.11 Holland Rotterdam Baroeg
15.11.11 UK London Underworld
16.11.11 Belgium Antwerpen Trix
17.11.11 Switzerland Aarau Kiff
18.11.11 Slovenia Ljubljana Gala Hala
19.11.11 Austria Wien Arena
20.11.11 Czech Rep Prague Klub Matrix
21.11.11 Germany München Feierwerk
22.11.11 Germany Würzburg Posthalle
23.11.11 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof
24.11.11 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
25.11.11 Germany Hamburg Markthalle Marx
26.11.11 Germany Essen Turock
27.11.11 Germany Berlin Comet

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Insomnium Announces Departure Of Guitarist

Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium announced the departure of guitarist Ville Vänni from the band. Vänni will play farewell shows next week in Joensuu and Helsinki, Finalnd. His replacement will be Markus Vanhala of Omnium Gatherum.

Vänni posted the following statements about his departure: "Time is now ripe to share the news about lineup changes in the Insomnium camp. With a heavy heart I have reached the decision to resign from Insomnium. The decision is mutual and final, and there is no big drama behind it.

"During the last year I have found myself in a limbo of constant lack of time and impossible schedules. Combining a general surgeon’s career with a busy metal band like Insomnium has already taken years of precise timing, and the candle has been burning from both ends for years now.

"At the same time, Insomnium has grown bigger demanding more and more time. As a result, I have gradually come to a painful realization that I cannot meet the needs of this roller coaster ride any more.

"This decision was hard to make and accept for all of us. Insomnium has been like a family and the bandmates have been (and will still remain) my best and closest friends. For not being able to give my 100% would only be letting them down. The reason why this decision is made flesh right now is that I will not be able to attend the One For Sorrow European tour. My wife is due to give birth to our first son and it is my responsibility, duty and choice to be home at that time. I will play two first shows in Finland and then bid farewell.

"However, the burden of this decision is lightened by the fact that Insomnium will go on and even grow stronger after my retirement. Markus Vanhala from Omnium Gatherum will take my place as a full-time guitarist in Insomnium. He is a good friend and an excellent musician and has already been replacing me and Ville F. on several occasions.

"Thank you Niilo, Ville and Markus for a decade of good times and a lifetime of friendship and unforgettable memories. And thank you all Insomnium fans, it is you who made this all possible! See you on the coming shows!" More...

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Insomnium Streaming New Album Online

Having already debuted the single "Unsung" online and after having posted the video "Through the Shadows," Finnish band Insomnium is now streaming the whole album online at this site.

The album, "One For Sorrow," is scheduled for release on October 18th, 2011 (US) and October 17th, 2011 (EU) through Century Media Records. You can also check out Insomnium's music video for "Through the Shadows" by heading over here.

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Insomnium Posts "Through The Shadows" Video

After recently debuting the first single "Unsung" online, Finland's Insomnium is now ready to give North American fans yet another preview from upcoming album "One For Sorrow." Check out the new music video "Through the Shadows" in the player below, courtesy of Metal Injection. "One For Sorrow" is due out October 18th, 2011.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Insomnium Posts New Song

Finnish melo-death act Insomnium are streaming the new song "Unsung" from the forthcoming LP "One for Sorrow." The album marks the band's fifth LP and is scheduled to be released on October 18, 2011 (US) and October 17, 2011 (EU) through Century Media Records.

Metal Underground previously reported that the song is available for free download at this location (email registration required).

You can check out the song here:

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Insomnium Offering Free Song From New Album

Finland's Insomnium is currently offering a free download of the song "Unsung," which is taken off the band's upcoming album "One For Sorrow." The new album is set for release on October 12th in Finland, October 17th in Europe, and October 18th in North America.

Head over to this location to snag the "Unsung" download (email registration required).

Insomnium has also announced an upcoming European tour in support of the release. Details are available in the tour poster below. More...

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Insomnium Announces New Album Release Dates

Finland's Insomnium has announced the band's upcoming album will be titled "One For Sorrow." The album is set to drop on October 12th in Finland, October 17th in Europe, and October 18th in North America.

Insomnium has announced a headlining European tour with Before the Dawn and MyGrain, which states on November 14th. The tour poster can be viewed below. You can also check out Insomnium's music video for the song "Weather the Storm" by heading over to this location.

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Insomnium Posts "Weather The Storm" Video

Insomnium has posted a music video online for the digital single "Weather The Storm," which features Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity. You can check out the clip below.

Insomnium also previously announced the band would be entering the studio this month to record new material.

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Insomnium To Enter The Studio In April

Finnish metal outfit Insomnium has announced that the band will be entering the studio next month to begin recording a new album. A message from the band reads as follows:

"The fifth Insomnium studio album is beginning to take shape. We had a three-day training and songwriting session last week and we can now say that we have about eight songs more or less ready. We are entering the studio in April so we should have enough time to finish everything. Some observers commented that the material sounds surprisingly ready taken that this was only the second training session for the new album...

"We also had a promo shoot with the legendary photographer Stefan de Batselier who has previously worked with some small American names like Johnny Cash and Metallica. Big thanks to Stefan for a nice afternoon!

"Also thanks to Jussi Ratilainen who is documenting the whole process!"

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Insomnium Offering New Song As Free Download

Insomnium is currently offering a new song titled "Weather the Storm," which also features a guest spot from Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity, as a free download. The new Insomnium track, along with the bonus song "Out of Gravity" from Dark Tranquillity's "We Are The Void" album, can be found at this location (posting to Twitter or Facebook is required before the download will activate).

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Insomnium Signs Deal With Century Media

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Insomnium, who recently won the Finnish Metal Awards earlier this year for Best Band and Best Album. The band comments: "We are very happy to announce that we have signed a deal with the mighty Century Media Records. Throughout the spring and summer we negotiated with several attractive labels but in the end it was clear that Century Media would be our home for the years to come. Their enthusiasm, professionalism and genuine love for music made an instant impact on us. We are convinced that this alliance will lead to even greater achievements in the future and also avails us to tour outside Europe more often. And naturally it is a great honor for us to stand in the same team with the likes of Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, Paradise Lost, The Haunted, Finntroll and Turisas. A new exciting chapter in the story of Insomnium has begun!

"We want to thank Jens Prueter and the whole Century Media crew for putting their trust in us. We thank our manager Jukka Varmo for handling the negotiations very smoothly. We also wish to thank our previous label Candlelight Records for the decade that we spent with them. We salute you all!"

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Europe commented: "It's great to welcome a band that has developed over the past year to one of the most exciting bands in the Metal scene. I always liked their unique mix of Finnish melancholy with Melodic Death Metal and even more so they always blew my mind seeing them live. You can feel that this is a band of brothers who haven't changed their line-up since their debut album in 2002. In case of doubt go and see them on their tour with Dark Tranquillity this Fall – you won't be disappointed! I cheer my horns up North and thank Insomnium for their trust in Century Media Records."

The upcoming Insomnium tour dates are as follows: More...

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Insomnium To Tour With Dark Tranquillity

Insomnium have announced they will be touring Europe alongside Dark Tranquillity for the "Where Death Is Most Alive II" tour. Insomnium issued the following statement about the tour:

"We are naturally excited as hell since Dark Tranquillity has been one of our favorites for about 15 years now. It's hard to come up with any other band that would make such a great live combo with Insomnium. Remember to get your tickets in time for the venue near you! Here is the complete list of the shows:"

23.09.10 Germany Hamburg Grunspan
24.09.10 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
25.09.10 Germany Münster Sputnikhalle
26.09.10 Germany Köln Essigfabrik
27.09.10 Holland Tilburg 013
28.09.10 UK London Underworld
29.09.10 Belgium Vosselaar Biebob
30.09.10 France Paris Trabendo
01.10.10 France Montpellier Salle Victoire 2
02.10.10 Spain Bilbao Rockstar
03.10.10 Portugal Porto Teatro Sá da Bandeira
04.10.10 Portugal Lisbon Incrível Almadense
06.10.10 Spain Madrid Sala Heineken
07.10.10 Spain Barcelona Razz 2
08.10.10 France Lyon CCO
09.10.10 Switzerland Lausanne Les Dock
10.10.10 Italy Bologna Estragon
11.10.10 Italy Rome Alpheus
12.10.10 Italy Milano Magazini Generali
13.10.10 Croatia Zagreb Boogaloo
14.10.10 Hungary Budapest Dürer Kert
15.10.10 Austria Wien Szene
16.10.10 Slovenina Ljubljana Gala Hala
17.10.10 Austria Graz Orpheum
19.10.10 Germany Stuttgart Röhre
20.10.10 Switzerland Luzern Schuur
21.10.10 Germany Frankfurt Batschkapp
22.10.10 Germany München Backstage
24.10.10 Germany Berlin Lido
25.10.10 Sweden Malmö KB

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Ghost Brigade To Tour With Insomnium

Ghost Brigade have announced they will embarking on a co-headlining European tour with Insomnium. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

5/20 2010 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
5/21 2010 - Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig, Germany (GB only)
5/22 2010 - Haus-11, Stuttgart, Germany
5/23 2010 - Feierwerk, München, Germany
5/24 2010 - Rockhouse , Salzburg, Austria
5/25 2010 - Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
5/26 2010 - Bibelot, Dordrecht, Netherlands
5/27 2010 - Trix, Antwerpen, Belgium
5/28 2010 - Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
5/29 2010 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany

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Amorphis Confirmed For Ilosaarirock Festival

Finnish metal act Amorphis has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of the Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu (FI). Amorphis is scheduled to play on Sunday, July 18. More information on the festival can be played at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Katatonia, Bad Religion, Imogen Heap, DevilDriver, Ghost Brigade, and Insomnium.

Amorphis also has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/19 2010 Helsinki Metal Meeting, Kaapelitehdas Helsinki
3/26 2010 Club HeVen Järvenpää
3/27 2010 Tapper Tallinn
3/31 2010 Puikkari Kuopio
4/1 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä
4/2 2010 Finlandia-klubi Lahti
4/3 2010 Drunk’n Monkey Salo
4/24 2010 Hullu Poro Areena Levi
7/3 2010 With Full Force Löbnitz
7/3 2010 Unirock Open Air Istanbul
7/18 2010 Ilosaarirock Joensuu
8/6 2010 W:O:A Wacken
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Calvão
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall/Derbyshire

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Omnium Gatherum Announces New European Tour Dates

Omnium Gatherum have announced two extra tour dates on their upcoming European tour with Swallow the Sun and Insomnium. The extra dates are as follows:

06.12.2009 Seven, Nottingham, UK
13.12.2009 Soundtrack Club, Arcene (Bergamo), Italy

Omnium Gatherum's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Insomnium Cancels Scooprock Show

Insomnium's gig in Scooprock, originally scheduled for this Saturday, has been cancelled due to "problems on behalf of the organizers. All foreign bands will still perform in Mikkeli but in different venue."

Here are the upcoming Insomnium tour dates: More...

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Insomnium Announces New Album Chart Position

Insomnium has issued the following brief announcement about their new album "Across the Dark" hitting the Finnish charts:

"Believe it or not but INSOMNIUM hits the Finnish charts at position 5!!! Thank you all so much!"

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Swallow The Sun Announces New Tour Dates

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

"We have confirmed some show in Finland after the release of New Moon! The dates are:

17.11.2009 Henry's Pub, Kuopio
18.11.2009 Klubi, Turku
20.11.2009 Tavastia, Helsinki
21.11.2009 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
22.11.2009 Lutakko, Jyväskylä

"See our website for details! After these shows we are leaving for the New Moon Over Europe tour with our friends Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum! See you at the shows!"

The currently confirmed dates with Omnium Gatherum are as follows: More...

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Insomnium's New Album Release Date Delayed

Insomnium has issued the following announcement about the release of their new album "Across the Dark" being delayed:

"We are sorry to announce that the release of Across the Dark is delayed a bit. The reason behind this is a problem in the production phase of the cds, so the band itself has nothing to do with this. New release dates are: Finland Sep 9th, Europe Sep 26th, USA Sep 15th. However, if you order the album from our webshop here, you will get it on Sep 9th, no matter where you live! So especially all our European fans, use this opportunity and get the cd well before it's released in your own country! Once again, sorry for this mess but there's nothing we can do about it."

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Insomnium Posts New Music Video Online

Insomnium has posted a music video online for the track "Down With the Sun," which can be viewed below. Insomnium also issued the following statement about the video:

"To celebrate the release of 'Across the Dark', we have released brand new web design which is based on the new album's cover art. Check it out here!

"We also completed work on new music video, 'Down With the Sun'. The video, now available for viewing at the band and Candlelight Records official American and English sites, was filmed in high-definition and captures the band in a live soundstage setting." More...

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