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Insomnium Rockharz Open Air 2014 11.JPG
Background information
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 sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and 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 U.K. 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 19 September 2013 Insomnium released "Ephemeral," a single from their foreshadowed 2014 album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, 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 29 April 2014 Insomnium released their sixth studio album, Shadows of the Dying Sun. On 30 April 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)



Compilation albums[edit]


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


  • Ephemeral (2013)


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


  1. ^ "INSOMNIUM Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records". 23 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ "New Video - Insomnium- Through The Shadows". Metal CallOut. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19). "Insomnium: New Song 'Ephemeral' Released". Retrieved 2015-08-19. 

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