From: Joensuu, Finland
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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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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!"
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...
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."
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...
Finland's Insomnium has issued the following statement about posting images online from their recent music video shoot:
"Thank you BLOODSTOCK! We had really great time last weekend in UK, thank you once more! Check out our blog for more detailed story and pictures.
"Also, our new music video will be ready soon. You can view the production stills already HERE! More news will follow!"
Finnish metal band, OMNIUM GATHERUM, has announced their new bassist as Toni 'zygä' Mäki.
The band comments, "We're glad to finally inform and make it public that mr. Toni 'zygä' Mäki is the official member of OG crew and fully responsible about the low-frequencies & bass duties of the gang."
"It was about time to officialize this as Toni have already been playing and touring with us one year and things are rocking and rolling like never before - glad to have u on board dude!" More...
Finnish doom metal outfit Swallow The Sun will embark on their first headlining tour of the United Kingdom this November in support of their new studio album which will be released in November. joining them on the tour will be Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 30 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
December 1 - Leeds, UK - Rios
December 2 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
December 3 - Manchester, UK - The Star and Garter
December 4 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
December 5 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - Academy 2
December 7 - London, UK - Underworld
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)