INSOMNIUM: New Album Details + Welcome The Addition Of Jani Liimatainen!
October 4th will see the release of Insomnium’s eighth album, Heart Like A Grave! In Insomnium’s words:
”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.” – INSOMNIUM.
Heart Like A Grave, which will be an hour long dive into, as they call it, Finnish melancholy, will feature ten tracks, and has been mixed by Jens Borgen, shaping up to be one of Insomnium’s finest works.
1. Wail of the North
4. Pale Morning Star
5. And Bells They Toll
6. The Offering
7. Mute Is My Sorrow
8. Twilight Trails
9. Heart Like a Grave
But that’s not all for news in the Insomnium front! Today, they have welcomed former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen to the mix. The band has commented: “In 2018 it became apparent that Ville could not combine the heavy touring anymore with his another career as a lecturer in York university. Hence, we decided that a third guitarist was needed to get the machinery running properly. We did not have to look far, since Jani Liimatainen had already been a live guitarist on several tours. And since this dude is amazing musician, vocalist, songwriter and all-round nice guy the decision was really a no-brainer. Now we are stronger than ever!”
We are excited, and looking forward to Insomnium in the near future!