Posts Tagged ‘INSOMNIUM’

Insomnium – Interview with Markus Vanhala and Ville Friman

December 29th, 2017


Interview with Markus Vanhala and Ville Friman

December 12, 2017 – The Forum, London

Interview by Gabor Csete
Photography by Graham Hilling

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Max & Iggor Cavalera + Overkill + Insomnium + Deserted Fear @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

December 24th, 2017

Max & Iggor Cavalera + Overkill + Insomnium + Deserted Fear

@ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

December 12, 2017

Review by Gabor Csete
Photography by Graham Hilling

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Ensiferum @ O2 Academy, Islington with Omnium Gatherum and Insomnium

April 8th, 2015


with Omnium Gatherum and Insomnium

O2 Academy, Islington, London
March 21 2015

Review by Demitri Levantis
Photos by Michelle Murphy

The masters of Epic Folk Metal flew in from Finland to promote their sixth studio album One Man Army on Tuesday 21 March.



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Interview with Villa Friman of Insomnium

May 15th, 2014

Interview with Ville Friman of Insomnium

by Helias

A founding member of Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium, Ville Friman, reminisces about and shares some of his insights and inspiration from more than 15 years of metal musicianship and the melodic death metal journey with his band…


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Children Of Bodom Halo Of Blood Tour Over Europe 2013 leg 1 w support at Amager Bio Copenhagen,Denmark

November 19th, 2013

 Children Of Bodom

Halo Of Blood Tour Over Europe 2013 leg 1
Insomnium – special guest
Medeia – support act

Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28/9 – 2013

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Children of Bodom @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

October 30th, 2013

Children of Bodom

With Napalm Death, Insomnium and Medeia

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

15 October 2013

Review by  Rowena Lamb

Photography by Michelle Murphy

Bringing their Halo of Blood over Europe 2013 tour to the UK was casing a bit of a stir and so what better way to investigate than to wander over to Shepherd’s bush Empire for a night of metal.

Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom

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MOONSPELL/Insomnium @ The Underworld

May 16th, 2013

MOONSPELL with Insomnium

@ The Underworld, Camden

  23rd April 2013

Review and photography by Sabrina Dersel


It has been a sunny day for once in London and the queue to get in The Underworld venue tonight goes around the block. Insomnium and Moonspell are here and fans are waiting already even if the doors open in thirty minutes.When I get in Moonspell is doing a signing session at their merch stand, as well as taking photos with their fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Epica & Alestorm – Toronto, October 31, 2012

November 4th, 2012

Epica & Alestorm


Support: System Divide & Insomnium

Live at the Opera House

Toronto, Canada

October 31, 2012

Review and photos by Ag Babin

It was one of the most diverse crowds that made their way to the Opera House for the Epica and Alestorm show, a truly unique event. In addition to the excitement of a strong lineup on this tour, the magic of Halloween filled the venue with fancy costumes and the usual candy. So, on this rainy evening an army of pirates and other strange creatures gathered together to celebrate the holiday in the best possible way.

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July 29th, 2012

Hellfest Festival 2012

@ Clisson, France

15th – 17th June 2012

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photography by Sabrina Dersel

Move over Batman – there’s a new symbol dominating the night sky as Hellfest’s mighty H calls brothers to arms for a weekend, that quite frankly, would strike fear into the heart of many a-charging army. As one of the official t-shirt’s states: Keep repeating – it’s only music… it’s only music… it’s only music…
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INSOMNIUM presents song from upcoming album “One For Sorrow”

September 1st, 2011

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.

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INSOMNIUM Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records

August 16th, 2010

INSOMNIUM Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of INSOMNIUM who recently won the Finnish Metal Awards earlier this year for Best Band and Best Album (for the 2009 album “Across The Dark”). The band comments: “We are very happy to announce that we have signed a deal with the mighty Century Media Records. Throughout the spring and summer we negotiated with several attractive labels but in the end it was clear that Century Media would be our home for the years to come. Their enthusiasm, professionalism and genuine love for music made an instant impact on us. We are convinced that this alliance will lead to even greater achievements in the future and also avails us to tour outside Europe more often. And naturally it is a great honor for us to stand in the same team with the likes of Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, Paradise Lost, The Haunted, Finntroll and Turisas. A new exciting chapter in the story of Insomnium has begun!

We want to thank Jens Prueter and the whole Century Media crew for putting their trust in us. We thank our manager Jukka Varmo for handling the negotiations very smoothly. We also wish to thank our previous label Candlelight Records for the decade that we spent with them. We salute you all!”

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Europe: “It’s great to welcome a band that has developed over the past year to one of the most exciting bands in the Metal scene. I always liked their unique mix of Finnish melancholy with Melodic Death Metal and even more so they always blew my mind seeing them live. You can feel that this is a band of brothers who haven’t changed their line-up since their debut album in 2002. In case of doubt go and see them on their tour with Dark Tranquillity this Fall – you won’t be disappointed! I cheer my horns up North and thank Insomnium for their trust in Century Media Records.”

Over the last decade Insomnium has slowly but surely made itself a household name among the melodic deathsters. Formed in 1997 in a somnolent town of Joensuu, in Eastern Finland, these stern men have ever since redefined the boundaries of the genre. Two highly acclaimed demos already set the standard and in 2001 the band signed to UK label Candlelight Records

At this point the founding members Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars) and Niilo Sevänen (vocals and bass) attached guitarist Ville Vänni to the band. Since then INSOMNIUM released four highly acclaimed albums that combine aggression and violent riffing to melancholic atmosphere – a marriage of Scandinavian death metal and traditional Finnish tunes, catchy but progressive, melodic but brutal.

After long tours in Europe and North America with bands like Amorphis, Katatonia, Enslaved, Satyricon and their last co-headline tour with Ghost Brigade, Insomnium will be main support to Dark Tranquillity this Fall before they enter the studio to record the follow-up to their 2009 album “Across The Dark”. Stay tuned!


19.08.2010 | Summer Breeze Open Air, Germany


Where Death Is Most Alive part II, 2010
Sep. 23 – Hamburg, Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Germany
Sep. 24 – Leipzig, Conne Island, Germany
Sep. 25 – Munster, Sputnikhalle, Germany
Sep. 26 – Köln, Essigfabrik, Germany
Sep. 27 – Tilburg, 013, Netherlands
Sep. 28 – London, Underworld, UK
Sep. 29 – Vosselaar, Biebob, Belgium
Sep. 30 – Paris, Trabendo, France
Oct. 01 – Montpellier, Salle Victoire 2, France
Oct. 02 – Bilbao, Rockstar, Spain
Oct. 03 – Porto, Teatro Sá da Bandeira, Portugal
Oct. 04 – Lissabon, Incrível Almadense, Portugal
Oct. 06 – Madrid, Sala Heineken, Spain
Oct. 07 – Barcelona, Razz 2, Spain
Oct. 08 – Lyon, CCO, France
Oct. 09 – Lausanne, Les Dock, Switzerland
Oct. 10 – Bologna, Estragon, Italy
Oct. 11 – Rom, Alpheus, Italy
Oct. 12 – Milano, Magazini Generali, Italy
Oct. 13 – Zagreb, Boogaloo, Croatia
Oct. 14 – Budapest, Duerer Kert, Hungary
Oct. 15 – Wien, Szene, Austria
Oct. 16 – Ljubljana, Gala Hala/Media Park, Slovenia
Oct. 17 – Graz, Orpheum, Austria
Oct. 19 – Stuttgart, Röhre, Germany
Oct. 20 – Luzern, Schuur, Switzerland
Oct. 21 – Frankfurt, Batschkapp, Germany
Oct. 22 – München, Backstage, Germany
Oct. 23 – Brno, Fleda, Czech Republic
Oct. 24 – Berlin, Lido, Germany
Oct. 25 – Malmö, KB, Sweden *
Oct. 26 – Kalmar, Skövde, Mariestad, Sweden **
Oct. 28 – Jyväskylä, Lutakko, Finland ***
Oct. 29 – Oulu, Teatria, Finland ***
Oct. 30 – Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjamoo, Finland ***
Oct. 31 – Tampere, Klubi, Finland ***
Nov. 01 – Helsinki, Nosturi, Finland ***
Nov. 02 – Turku, Klubi, Finland ***
Nov. 04 – Stockholm, Medis, Sweden **
Nov. 05 – Örebro, 700, Sweden **
Nov. 06 – Oslo, John Dee, Norway **
Nov. 07 – Göteborg, Trädgån, Sweden **
* with Avatar
** with Avatar, without Insomnium

*** with Avatar and Omnium Gatherum, without Insomnium

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Katatonia / Scar Symmetry / Insomnium / Swallow the Sun – Live in NYC: 09/06/07

September 22nd, 2007

September 6, 2007

BB King’s

New York, NY


* Live Review and Photos by Shaq


With easily one of the best tour packages I can remember in support, it was time for Katatonia to launch their first ever headlining tour of North America.  It wasn’t too long ago that they were supporting Moonspell in what was another well built tour package.  Along for the ride this time were Swallow the Sun and Insomnium, both hailing from Finland, as well as their fellow Swedes in Scar Symmetry.  I guess sometimes Finns and Swedes can get along!  To say I was excited for this lineup would be the understatement of the year.  Without a single bad or local band on the bill, it was certain to be a good night for metal.

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