Insomnium is a melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. They are influenced by doom metal. Their lyrics often deal with subjects such as darkness, mourning, loss, pain, and nature. Insomnium began to take shape during the bleak spring of 1997. In a quiet town of Joensuu, located in the easternmost part of Finland, four young men were forming a fierce metal band. From the beginning it was clear that this band would make music that was brutal and yet melodic, full of contrasts and changing atmospheres.

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Century Media’s Isolation Fest Proves You Can Enjoy Warm Beer and Metal from Home

Given the fact that most of the world is in quarantine, you probably thought your summer metal festival plans were completely shot. Well, metal label Century Media begs to differ. They organized Isolation Fest which took place on May 14th 2020. As they put it on their Facebook event page: “Who ever said that it… Read more »

INSOMNIUM announces Nick Cordle (SANCTUARY, ex-ARCH ENEMY, ex-ARSIS) as fill-in guitarist on upcoming North American tour

Ready to embark on their first USA headlining tour this August, Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have announced Nick Cordle (SANCTUARY, ex-ARCH ENEMY, ex-ARSIS) as the fill-in guitarist for the trek. Due to his very busy work schedule, Ville Friman is not able to join the band on this run of dates, but fans can… Read more »

INSOMNIUM Kick Off North American Tour

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM will be kicking off the new year with a special North American tour alongside label-mates DARK TRANQUILLITY! See below for all upcoming dates. DARK TRANQUILLITY and INSOMNIUM tour dates: Jan. 4 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre Jan. 5 – West Springfield, VA – Empire Jan. 6 –… Read more »

Insomnium Premieres New Video For ‘While We Sleep’

Finnish melodic death metal outfit INSOMNIUM has completed the video clip for the track “While We Sleep”, taken from their upcoming album Shadows Of The Dying Sun, which is due out April 28th in Europe and April 29th in North America via Century Media Records.  The video, which was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz (produced by… Read more »

Insomnium Announces Details For New Album, ‘Shadows Of The Dying Sun’

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have returned with their sixth full-length, entitled Shadows Of The Dying Sun. Featuring artwork once again by Wille Naukkarinen, Shadows Of The Dying Sun will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records. All of the drums were recorded at… Read more »

Insomnium to Release New Album in Spring 2014

This past December, Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM spent their holiday season in the studio recording their 6th full-length album. In order to achieve the best production in the band’s history, they decided to record drums at SF Sound (with Kimmo Perkkiö), located in INSOMNIUM’s former hometown (Joensuu), while recording the remaining instruments at studio… Read more »

INSOMNIUM releases digital single, “Ephemeral”, today in North America

“Finland’s finest miserablists” (Terrorizer) INSOMNIUM have released a new digital single, “Ephemeral”, today in North America! To purchase this track (with three acoustic songs as a bonus), please visit iTunes. Taken from INSOMNIUM’s forthcoming album due out 2014 via Century Media Records, “Ephemeral” marks the first track to feature the band’s new guitarist, Markus Vanhala… Read more »

INSOMNIUM launches lyric video for new track, “Ephemeral”

INSOMNIUM’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… Read more »

INSOMNIUM launches part 1 of documentary for latest album, ‘One For Sorrow’

Before entering the studio to record their upcoming sixth studio album, Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have first compiled a “making of” documentary of their time in the studio recording 2011’s One For Sorrow, their Century Media debut. INSOMNIUM comments: “During the spring of 2011, our good friend Jussi Ratilainen decided to shoot some video… Read more »

Live Photos of Insomnium at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia on October 25, 2012

Live Photos of Insomnium at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on October 25, 2012

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