It's a concept album made up of one epic 40 minute song. The album is built around a short story, Winter's Gate (Talven portti in Finnish), written by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The compelling shortstory is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland,despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.
The album is currently being mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB studio in Sweden and will be out worldwide through Century Media Records on September 23rd 2016. Upcoming tour dates for autumn and winter will be announced soon!
During the summer INSOMNIUM can be seen on following festivals in Europe:
06.17.2016 Tampere Metal Meeting, Tampere, Finland
06.19.2016 Hellfest, Clisson, France
06.25.2016 Tons of Rock, Halden, Norway
06.30.2016 Provinssirock, Seinaejoki, Finland
07.22.2016 Klang! Festival, Kekava, Latvia
07.23.2016 Riverside Festival, Esslingen, Germany
07.26.2016 Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
08.13.2016 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Rep
08.14.2016 Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Rasnov, Romania
08.19.2016 Kaltenbach Open Air, Spital, Austria
08.20.2016 Rockstad Falun, Falun, Sweden
08.27.2016 100% Metal Fest, Istanbul, Turkey
09.10.2016 Metalitalia Festival, Trezzo sull'Adda, Italy