Insomnium performing at Rockharz Open Air 2014
|Associated acts||Ghost Brigade, Omnium Gatherum, Enter My Silence, Watch Me Fall|
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. Although they are primarily a melodic death metal band, their tracks could be seen as reminiscent of doom metal and progressive metal.
In November, 2011 Insomnium embarked on their first headlining European tour with support from Before the Dawn and MyGRAIN. 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.
On 19 May 2016, Insomnium announced their seventh studio album, Winter's Gate to be released on 23 September. It is a concept album consisting on a single epic 40-minute track, and it is said to be about “a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near.”
- Current members
- Former members
- Tapani Pesonen − drums, guitar (1997−1998)
- Timo Partanen − guitar (1998−2001)
- Ville Vänni − guitar (2001−2011)
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|2002||In the Halls of Awaiting
|2004||Since the Day It All Came Down
|2006||Above the Weeping World
|2009||Across the Dark
|2011||One for Sorrow
|2014||Shadows of the Dying Sun
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.|
|2009||"Where the Last Wave Broke"
|2011||"Weather the Storm"
- Demo 1999 (1999)
- Underneath the Moonlit Waves (2000)
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