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19 September 2013
Insomnium: present lyric video for new song "Ephemeral"
Insomnium:  present lyric video for new song "Ephemeral"
INSOMNIUM's fifth album and their Century Media full-length debut "One For Sorrow" was one of the Metal highlights of 2011, a perfect blend of melancholy and melody. Now 'Finland's finest miserablists' (as Terrorizer described them) present their first song "Ephemeral" of the forthcoming album, due to be released in 2014 via Century Media.

"Ephemeral" is also the first song featuring new INSOMNIUM guitarist, Markus Vanhala (also in Omnium Gatherum), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011. The single will be released on Sept 23rd (Europe, digital only) and in addition, the band will release the three acoustic songs, that can be heard on the background of latest INSOMNIUM short-documentary, as bonuses.

"Ephemeral" can now be pre-ordered from iTunes in Europe here: http://smarturl.it/ephemeral

INSOMNIUM comments on "Ephemeral" as follows: "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 nice challenge to work on the instrumental side of Insomnium and come up with music that has more cinematic edge to it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do."

"Ephemeral" track list:
1. Ephemeral
2. The Emergence (Instrumental)
3. The Swarm (Instrumental)
4. The Descent (Instrumental)

Due to tight schedules, the band had no time to shoot a proper music video this time. Luckily, INSOMNIUMs good friend, Olli-Pekka Lappalainen from Precis Production, was able to step in with short notice and came up with amazing lyric video for "Ephemeral".
Guitarist Ville Friman 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 makes the message of the song even stronger."

The video will be premiered through Metal Hammer's website. Click here to see the video: http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article477652


INSOMNIUM (main support act)
MEDEIA (opening act)

25.09.2013 (S) STOCKHOLM, Tyrol
26.09.2013 (S) GOTHENBURG, Brewhouse
27.09.2013 (N) OSLO, Rockefeller
28.09.2013 (DK) COPENHAGEN, Amager Bio
29.09.201 (D) HAMBURG, Markthalle
01.10.2013 (D) COLOGNE, Live Music Hall
02.10.2013 (D) BERLIN, Postbahnhof
03.10.2013 (D) OSNABRÜCK, Halle Gartlage
04.10.2013 (B) ANTWERP, Trix
05.10.2013 (D) LEIPZIG, Werk 2
07.10.2013 (GB) BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
08.10.2013 (GB) BRISTOL, O2 Academy
10.10.2013 (IRL) DUBLIN, Vicar Street
12.10.2013 (GB) SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
13.10.2013 (GB) NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
14.10.2013 (GB) MANCHESTER, Academy
15.10.2013 (GB) LONDON, Shepherd's Bush Empire
17.10.2013 (D) SAARBRÜCKEN, Garage
18.10.2013 (D) STRAUBING, Metal Invasion
19.10.2013 (D) ALSFELD, Stadthalle
20.10.2013 (NL) TILBURG, O13
21.10.2013 (D) STUTTGART, LKA Longhorn

INSOMNIUM are touring their latest album "One For Sorrow" that was released last year to critical acclaim via Century Media Records.