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Insomnium - Ephemeral’s fifth album and Century Media debut, One For Sorrow, was one of the metal highlights of 2011: a perfect blend of melancholy and melody. Now “Finland’s finest miserablists” (Terrorizer) finally present a new song, “Ephemeral”, taken from their forthcoming album due to be released in 2014 via Century Media. “Ephemeral” marks the first track to feature new guitarist, Markus Vanhala (also in OMNIUM GATHERUM), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011. The single will be released digitally on September 23rd in Europe (November 19th in North America) and includes three acoustic songs as a bonus.

’s good friend, Olli-Pekka Lappalainen from Precis Production, created the stunning lyric video for “Ephemeral”, which can be viewed here:

Guitarist Ville Friman comments about the video: “Lyric videos can be often a bit boring but I think this video really makes an exception to this rule; all visualizations complement the lyrics and make the message of the song even stronger.” 

INSOMNIUM comments about “Ephemeral”:

“After the success of our last single ‘Weather the Storm’ we decided that it would be a good idea to record some new material this summer before releasing the actual new full length album. This was also a good opportunity to explore different studios and work with different people. Just to explore our sound a bit more in terms of production. And here we are finally; happy to introduce you our new single, ‘Ephemeral’ [drums recorded by Kimmo Perkkiö at SF sound (FI); everything else recorded by Teemu Aalto at Korkeakoski Studios, Kotka (FI); song mixed and mastered by André Alvinzi and Jens Bogren, respectively, at Fascination Street Studios (SWE)]. It was a nice challenge to work on the instrumental side of INSOMNIUM and come up with music that has a more cinematic edge to it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

“Ephemeral” track-listing:

1. Ephemeral

2. The Emergence (Instrumental)

3. The Swarm (Instrumental)

4. The Descent (Instrumental)


9.25.2013–(S) STOCKHOLM–Tyrol

9.26.2013–(S) GOTHENBURG–Brewhouse

9.27.2013–(N) OSLO–Rockefeller

9.28.2013–(DK) COPENHAGEN–Amager Bio

9.29.2013–(D) HAMBURG–Markthalle

10.1.2013–(D) COLOGNE–Live Music Hall

10.2.2013–(D) BERLIN–Postbahnhof

10.3.2013–(D) OSNABRÜCK–Halle Gartlage

10.4.2013–(B) ANTWERP–Trix

10.5.2013–(D) LEIPZIG–Werk 2

10.7.2013–(GB) BOURNEMOUTH–O2 Academy

10.8.2013–(GB) BRISTOL–O2 Academy

10.10.2013–(IRL) DUBLIN–Vicar Street

10.12.2013–(GB) SHEFFIELD–O2 Academy

10.13.2013–(GB) NEWCASTLE–O2 Academy

10.14.2013–(GB) MANCHESTER–Academy

10.15.2013–(GB) LONDON–Shepherd’s Bush Empire

10.17.2013–(D) SAARBRÜCKEN–Garage

10.18.2013–(D) STRAUBING–Metal Invasion

10.19.2013–(D) ALSFELD–Stadthalle

10.20.2013–(NL) TILBURG–O13

10.21.2013–(D) STUTTGART–LKA Longhorn



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