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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

INSOMNIUM Releases 'Valediction' Music Video

"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 K...
August 23, 2019

INSOMNIUM Reveals 'Heart Like A Grave' Album Details, Announces New Guitarist

On October 4, Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "Heart Like A Grave", via Century Media Records. Consisting of 10 songs and over an hour of music, the disc evolved to be an epic tour de force of Finnish melancholy. With four composers in the band, the soun...
July 16, 2019

INSOMNIUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have begun recording their eighth studio album for a fall 2019 release. Drums are being nailed at SF Studio with engineer Kimmo Perkkiö. Work will then continue at Teemu Aalto Music Productions in Kotka. Jens Bogren will handle the mix at Fascination Street Studi...
February 20, 2019


DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will headline next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place in September 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Day 1: PRETTY MAIDS...
September 8, 2018


LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia joined EPICA on stage last night (Saturday, April 14) at the latter band's 1000th show at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands to perform the Dutch symphonic metal group's song "Storm The Sorrow". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. LACUNA COI...
April 15, 2018