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04 October 2016
Insomnium: New album "Winter's Gate" enters international charts!
Insomnium:  New album "Winter's Gate" enters international charts!
The epic concept album "Winter's Gate", comprised of one 40-minute song by the Finnish melodeath outfit INSOMNIUM, released on September 23rd, has entered the Finnish album charts at #1! They also charted at #19 in Germany and these are the results for the US:

#147 on the Billboard 200
#122 on top 200 Albums chart
#13 Hard Music Chart
#40 Rock Chart
#82 Digital Album Chart
#133 Physical Album Chart

Raving impressions of Winter's Gate continue to pour in from both North America and Europe:

Evolved to melodic death masters over the course of six albums, Insomnium are bringing together all their trademarks in 40 minutes, while also entering new terrains. [...] Even though WINTER'S GATE consists of such diverse elements, it does sound like one piece and therefore Insomnium earns the biggest respect." (7/7) - METAL HAMMER (DE)

"Their Viking story soundtrack is once more a dark energy and northern melancholy driven melodeath giant...and finnish to the core." (13/15) - LEGACY

"Insomnium devotees will discover few surprises over the course of the album itself. Yes, the individual performances here are watertight, elaborating on melodic themes driven by anthemic immediacy and glorious bombast." - DECIBEL MAGAZINE

"A thrilling listen that's every bit as epic as the original yarn it's inspired by." - METAL HAMMER (UK)

"Their brand of melancholy and introspection is unmistakable and unmatched."

"An outstanding album that champions the Scandinavian metal scene and the high pedigree of musicians it breeds."- DAILY SPORT

"What's most impressive about the track, aside from how well it keeps your interest throughout its run time, is how invigorated guitarists Ville Friman and Markus Vanhala sound. On Winter's Gate, it's clear this project inspired everyone involved, especially the guitarists." - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

Winter's Gate is available now in stores and the following online retailers:
ITUNES & APPLE MUSIC: http://smarturl.it/wintersgateiTUNES
AMAZON.com & AMAZON MUSIC: http://smarturl.it/wintersgateAMAZON
CM DISTRO (Exclusive LP color, shirt & hoodie): http://smarturl.it/WintersGateCMD
GOOGLE MUSIC: http://smarturl.it/wintersgateGOOGLE SPOTIFY: http://smarturl.it/wintersgateSPOTIFY

Written by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen, Winter's Gate (Talven portti in Finnish) recounts the compelling journey of a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story is also available along with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German. Winter's Gate was illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.

Mixed by none other than the magnificent Dan Swanö at Unisound AB studio in Sweden, musically, Winter's Gate immerses deeply into stirring abysses of melancholy while simultaneously introducing daring new elements to widen the sonic spectrum. INSOMNIUM has always had their own unique way of making melodic death metal but now they are venturing deep into the realms of doom, progressive and black metal. All the varying elements are woven together into one captivating opus that follows the dramatic arc of the story. It's a rich album full of different atmospheres and emotions; full of overwhelming, gut-wrenching and masterfully crafted music.

Hear about the concept and recording process for Winter's Gate in the trailers below:
#1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXglsFRVPes
#2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0et8TiMxPKY
#3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUgZi24p4yY
#4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9SkI0Tq2I


11.01.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
12.01.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
13.01.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
14.01.2017 Lyon (France) - O'Totem
15.01.2017 Paris (France) - Le Petit Bain
16.01.2017 Birmingham (UK) - Rainbow Warehouse
17.01.2017 Manchester (UK) - Sound Control
18.01.2017 London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington
19.01.2017 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
20.01.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Gruenspan
21.01.2017 Erfurt (Germany) - From Hell
22.01.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Lido
24.01.2017 Prague (Czech Republic) - Futurum
25.01.2017 Stuttgart (Germany) - Im Wizemann
26.01.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
27.01.2017 Munich (Germany) - Technikum
28.01.2017 Zurich (Switzerland) - Dynamo

21.04.2017 Lichtenfels (Germany) - Ragnarök Festival, Stadthalle
06.05.2017 Kopervik (Norway) - Karmøygeddon, 1866

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