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Origin Joensuu, Finland
Genres Melodic death metal, doom metal, progressive metal
Years active 1997−present
Labels Candlelight
Century Media Records[1]
Associated acts

Watch Me Fall

Omnium Gatherum
Members Niilo Sevänen
Ville Friman
Markus Vanhala
Markus Hirvonen
Past members Ville Vänni
Timo Partanen
Tapani Pesonen

Insomnium is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The nature and lyrical themes to their music is one of darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and of nature.

On 9 September 2011 Insomnium released the music video "Through The Shadows" from their 2011 album One For Sorrow.[2]

In November 2011, Insomnium embarked on their first headlining European tour, with support from Before The Dawn and MyGRAIN.[3] During April 2012 Insomnium returned to tour the UK as the main support act for British gothic metal band Paradise Lost. Vreid was also present on the tour as a supporting opening act.

On September 19th 2013, Insomnium released 'Ephemeral', a single from their forthcoming album to be released in 2014 via Century Media Records. It is the first track to feature new guitarist Markus Vanhala (Omnium Gatherum), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011. [4]

On April 29th 2014, Insomnium released their sixth studio album, titled "Shadows of the Dying Sun". On April 30th 2014, they made a guest appearance on Epica's cd release show at 013 in the Netherlands.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Tapani Pesonen − drums, guitar (1997−1998)
  • Timo Partanen − guitar (1998−2001)
  • Ville Vänniguitar (2001−2011)




  • Demo 1999 (1999)
  • Underneath the Moonlit Waves (2000)


  • Ephemeral (2013)


  • "Where the Last Wave Broke" (2009)
  • "Weather the Storm" (2011)
  • "While We Sleep" (2014)


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