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Insomnium performing live at Wacken Open Air 2012
Background information
Origin Joensuu, Finland
Genres Melodic death 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. Their most recent album "One for Sorrow" was released October 2011.[2] On 9 September 2011 Insomnium released the music video "Through The Shadows" from their 2011 album One For Sorrow.[3]

In November 2011, Insomnium embarked on their first headlining European tour, with support from Before The Dawn and MyGRAIN.[4] 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. [5]

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)


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


  • Ephemeral (2013)


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