"Valediction", the new video from Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Heart Like A Grave", which will be released on October 4 via Century Media Records.
The impressive video was shot by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela of Kaira Films, who filmed two videos in the same session with the band in the beginning of summer. These two videos are bound together, so they form one longer story.
The band comments: "When the album theme is to dive deep into the black waters of Finnish melancholy, then Vesa Ranta is truly the right man to visualize the story. Album booklet is crafted from Vesa's epic landscape photos and these same themes continue in the two videos that we shot at Koli national park. Woods and lakes, sorrow and longing. That's the heart of INSOMNIUM."
Ranta and Lahtela add: "INSOMNIUM is one of those bands that have been inspiring us. We have wanted to work with them for long time. 'Valediction' is the beginning that sets the mood and presents the characters. The story will unfold in the next music video that will be released later. And as the album theme demands this tale here is grim indeed."
Consisting of 10 songs and over an hour of music, "Heart Like A Grave" evolved to be an epic tour de force of Finnish melancholy.
With four composers in the band, the sound of INSOMNIUM is now richer and more versatile than ever before.
In the name of Nordic collaboration, the Swedish wizard Jens Bogren has been doing the mixing and mastering and made "Heart Like A Grave" the best-sounding INSOMNIUM album ever.
INSOMNIUM said: "The concept of the album is to delve deep into the heart of the Finnish melancholy. We've been inspired by some of the bleakest and saddest songs, poems and tales that truly capture the essence of northern gloom. Land where the frost ravages the harvest and creeps inside the souls, summer ends before it even starts, wife leaves, little brother dies in snow on a Christmas morning, and the golden days of youth are forever gone. So there are echoes of Harmaja, Rautavaara, Vainio, Peltoniemen Hintriikka and, of course, our own petty, miserable lives."
"Heart Like A Grave" track listing:
01. Wail Of The North 02. Valediction 03. Neverlast 04. Pale Morning Star 05. And Bells They Toll 06. The Offering 07. Mute Is My Sorrow 08. Twilight Trails 09. Heart Like A Grave 10. Karelia
INSOMNIUM recently announced the addition of guitarist Jani Liimatainen to the group's ranks.
In November, INSOMNIUM will embark on a comprehensive European tour with the support from the U.S. extreme metal kings THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and Finland’s fiercest quintet STAM1NA.
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