INSOMNIUM’s Ville Friman (guitars/vocals) comments: “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.”
For a preview of INSOMNIUM’s forthcoming album, the previously-released single, “Ephemeral”, can be heard here.
To purchase “Ephemeral” (with three acoustic songs as a bonus), please visit iTunes.
4.30–Tilburg, NL–013 (w/ EPICA)
5.2–Haugesund, NO–KarmÃ¸ygeddon Festival
6.6-8–Gelsenkirchen, DE–Rock Hard Festival
6.27–Dischingen, DE–Rock am HÃ¤rtsfeldsee Festival
7.10–Bellenstedt, DE–Rockharz Festival