Finland’s INSOMNIUM is now giving fans their first taste of their upcoming album, “One For Sorrow”, with the online debut of “Unsung”. As one of the faster and heavier songs from the diverse album, “Unsung” is as epic as it is melodic, as melancholic as it is majestic, and as brutal as it is beautiful.
Ville Friman (guitar) comments on the song: “‘Unsung’ was the last song we finished only just one day before hitting the studio. It’s a bit more in vein of early INSOMNIUM and definitely reminds us from our roots. Regardless of bowing to past, this song gives you good insight of the versatility of ‘One For Sorrow’ and also introduces something new in terms of clean vocals in courtesy of myself. Hope you enjoy the song and stay tuned for updates concerning the pre-order packages!”
Click the link below to hear “Unsung”!
In the spring of 2011, INSOMNIUM entered the studio to record “One For Sorrow”. While drums, bass, keyboards and vocals were recorded in Finland and guitars in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album still has a remarkable cohesiveness and clarity of sound. “One For Sorrow” will be released on October 12th in Finland, October 17th in the rest of Europe, and October 18th in North America-and the releases will be followed by a European headlining run in November.
Formed in 1997 in the town of Joensuu in Eastern Finland, INSOMNIUM released two demos that led to a deal with UK label Candlelight Records. Founding members Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars), and Niilo Sevänen (vocals and bass) added guitarist Ville Vänni to the band for the release of their Candlelight debut in 2001. Throughout the following decade, the band went on to release four more critically acclaimed albums-the most recent of which, 2009’s “Across the Dark”, entered the Finnish album charts at #5. Along the way, they picked up a couple of awards in their homeland for Best Band and Best Album.