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EPICA Announces 'The Alchemy Project'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release "The Alchemy Project" on November 11 through Atomic Fire Records. In the 20 years of their existence, EPICA has never shied away from challenges, twists and turns, weathering every storm and pushing the symphonic metal genre to heights no one even dared t...
September 16, 2022

While The Gods Are Sleeping

It takes a talent of considerable size to truly harness and express the pure essence of any of heavy metal's many subgenres. Having the ability to conquer more than one of them is, with all due respect, taking the piss. Arguably best known as guitarist and creative mastermind behind melodic death me...
May 4, 2022


Frontiers Music Srl will release of Jani Liimatainen's (THE DARK ELEMENT, INSOMNIUM, SONATA ARCTICA) new solo album, "My Father's Son", on May 6. The Finnish musician's impeccable talents are on full display on this new LP and he's got a stellar cast of friends lending their talents to the proceedin...
March 5, 2022

INSOMNIUM Drops New Single 'The Antagonist', Announces 'Argent Moon' EP

Finnish melodic death metal pioneers INSOMNIUM have released a new single, "The Antagonist". The track, along with previously issued singles "The Conjurer" and "The Reticent", will appear on the band's upcoming EP, "Argent Moon", due on September 17 via Century Media Records. INSOMNIUM frontman Niil...
July 17, 2021

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with...
June 17, 2021

INSOMNIUM Drops New Single 'The Reticent'

Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM have released their new single, "The Reticent", via Century Media Records. An accompanying music video, which was directed by renowned videographer Vesa Ranta, can be seen below. INSOMNIUM guitarist Ville Friman states: "The past year has been a difficul...
May 21, 2021

INSOMNIUM Drops New Single, 'The Conjurer'

Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM have released a new single "The Conjurer". The official music video for the song, which was once again created by director Vesa Ranta, can be seen below. Commented vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen: "We haven't been idle during the pandemic. 'The Conjurer'...
March 21, 2021

INSOMNIUM And OMNIUM GATHERUM Announce Live Streaming Event

Finnish melodic death metal heavy hitters INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced a very special and exclusive live streaming event, taking place on Friday, April 10 at 18.00 CEST. Like many other bands, INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM were forced to cancel their North American tour, which brough...
April 2, 2020

Of Truth And Sacrifice

When you consider how resolutely HEAVEN SHALL BURN have stuck to their brutal metalcore guns over the years, approaching the German band's extravagant, double-album return could easily fill you with a sense of trepidation. As much as veteran bands have earned the right to be as indulgent and adventu...
March 17, 2020

INSOMNIUM And OMNIUM GATHERUM Cancel North American Tour After One Show

Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM have been forced to cancel their North American tour after playing just one show: Thursday, March 12 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The trek was scheduled to conclude on April 18 in Halethorpe, Maryland. INSOMNIUM and...
March 13, 2020


Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have recruited Nick Cordle (ex-ARCH ENEMY) to play guitar for the band starting with their appearance on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. He will also perform with the group when they hit the road in North America in March/April as the support a...
January 6, 2020

The Sun and The Cold

Kicking the year off with a dizzying rush of gloom, OCEANS must be one of the most distinctive new bands to get a major push from a big label in 2020. Signed to Nuclear Blast after a smattering of low-key releases and a flurry of online attention, the German/Austrian crew have existed for less than...
January 6, 2020

Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON On Touring For Long Periods Of Time: 'It Was Fun, But It Was Also Very, Very Hard'

Former NIGHTWISH and current THE DARK ELEMENT singer Anette Olzon has told PowerThorn in a new interview that she is not a big fan of staying on the road for long periods of time. "For me, I've done that big, heavy touring thing that [THE DARK ELEMENT guitarist Jani Liimatainen is] doing at the mome...
December 27, 2019

INSOMNIUM Drummer: 'Heart Like A Grave' Is 'Easily The Strongest Record We Have Ever Done'

Gonzalo Pozo of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Markus Hirvonen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On incorporating more "Finnish melancholia" into INSOMNIUM's...
September 23, 2019

INSOMNIUM Releases Music Video For 'Heart Like A Grave' Title Track

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have released a music video for the title track of their new album, "Heart Like A Grave", due out on October 4. The clip was filmed in the beautiful Finnish landscape of Koli national park by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela at Kaira Films, who filmed two videos...
September 14, 2019