14 September 2011
Insomnium: present “Through The Shadows” promo video
INSOMNIUM present the first promo video “Through The Shadows” from their upcoming album “One For Sorow”.
Vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen comments: “We're very happy to announce the first video premiere for “One For Sorrow”. The track is “Through The Shadows”, written by Ville Friman, who also sings the chorus with me. We collaborated again with our good friends from Obscure Entertainment from Tampere, Finland. And again it turned out great, like all the previous videos we've done with them. Hope you enjoy it! We had a great time filming, despite the million mosquitoes harassing us. The video will be premiered by Radio Rock, Finland (http://www.radiorock.fi/uutiset/viihde/insomniumin-uusin-yksinoikeudella-rockilla-katso-video) where I'll be a guest from 19:00-20:00 local time.”
The first media feedback on “One For Sorrow” is praising the album as the band’s best effort so far. Metal Hammer Germany wrote in the brand-new October issue: “The first impression is just completely stunning. “One For Sorrow” is still melodic Death Metal but with a complexity and catchiness that most of their competitors miss. “One For Sorrow” is the logical next step for the most promising Finnish band since a long time.”
“One For Sorrow” will be released on October 12th in Finland, October 17th in the rest of Europe and October 18th in North America. Followed by European headline run in November (see dates below).
Formed in 1997 in the town of Joensuu, in Eastern Finland, INSOMNIUM released two demos that led to a deal with UK label Candlelight Records. Founding members Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars) and Niilo Sevänen (vocals and bass) added guitarist Ville Vänni to the band for the release of their Candlelight debut in 2001. Throughout the following decade, the band went on to release four more highly acclaimed albums, the most recent of which, 2009’s Across the Dark, entered the Finnish album charts at #5. Along the way, they picked up a couple of awards in their homeland for Best Band and Best Album.
In the spring of 2011, INSOMNIUM entered the studio to record what would become “One for Sorrow”. While drums, bass, keyboards and vocals were recorded in Finland and guitars in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album has a remarkable cohesiveness and clarity of sound.
04.11.2011 Finland Joensuu Kerubi
05.11.2011 Finland Helsinki Nosturi
One For Sorrow European Tour 2011
w/ Before The Dawn and My Grain
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