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INSOMNIUM Is Set To Release Their New Record In Spring

Spring time means new life, but more importantly it means new Insomnium.

Spring time means new life, but more importantly it means new Insomnium.

With their studio time all wrapped up, the new Insomnium record has been shipped off to André Alvinzi of Fanscination Street Studios to be mixed for it's spring release! This is extremely exciting news considering we've already heard one track off the record back in October and it was awesome. Plus the band have told us that the new record has a serious "black and death metal vibe to it," which can only mean good things are to come. Not that anyone was expecting anything less than amazing from Insomnium. Guitarist and vocalist Ville Friman had this to say about the record:

"Again, the process could be described as a battle against time and ever-narrowing deadlines. We worked long days and we worked hard. But in the end, it was all worth it: new songs sound just amazing. I think the new material is a bit more atmospheric than before. We explored different directions, and for example, experimented with rhythms a bit more; we even have blast beats on this album. And of course, Markus Vanhala brought in his influence in terms of song writing and guitar playing which is something new. However, I think we did not push it too far but stayed loyal to our own sound. Our intention was never really to change but merely update and revise our sound a bit. And I think we did pretty good job with it."

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So atmospheric blackened death metal with blast beats and a concentration on interesting rhythm? I'm not even sure the word "excitement" does what I'm feeling any justice right now.

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