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Century Media Records has revealed the latest lyric video from Finnish melodic death metal act Insomnium. The track, “Revelations,” comes off the the band’s upcoming album, “Shadows of the Dying Sun.” Check it out below: “Shadows of the Dying Sun” hits shelves April 25th, 2014 (FIN/GER/SWI/AUT), April 28th, 2014 (Rest of EU/AUS/NZ) and April 29th, 2014 (North America).

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I'm on maybe my fifth listen of the new Insomnium track "Ephemeral" and I can't get enough. It's just so perfect in every way. It's basically what every band from Europe should sound like. They're from Finland in case you're wondering. The band won't have a new album out until next year, but we can …

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Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have released the first song, “Ephemeral”, off their forthcoming album, to be released in 2014 via Century Media Records. The first track to feature new guitarist Markus Vanhala (also in OMNIUM GATHERUM), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011, “Ephemeral” will be made available digitally in Europe on September 23 and will be accompanied by three bonus tracks — acoustic songs that can be heard in the background of the recently released INSOMNIUM documentary.

Comments the band: “After the success of our last single, ‘Weather The Storm’, we decided that it would be a good idea to record some new material this summer before releasing the actual new full-length album. This was also a good opportunity to explore different studios and work with different people. Just to explore our sound a bit more in terms of production.

“And here we are finally; happy to introduce you our new single, ‘Ephemeral’.

“The drums recorded by Kimmo Perkkiö at SF Sound (Finland). Everything else recorded by Teemu Aalto at Korkeakoski Studios, Kotka (Finland). The song was mixed and mastered by André Alvinzi and Jens Bogren, respectively, at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.

“It was nice challenge to work on the instrumental side of INSOMNIUM and come up with music that has more cinematic edge to it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

INSOMNIUM‘s latest album, “One For Sorrow”, was released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in DARK TRANQUILLITY and guitarist in DIMENSION ZERO) and at Fantom studios in Tempere, Finland, where the album was also mixed by Samu Oittisen.

INSOMNIUM in 2011 parted ways with guitarist Ville Vänni and replaced him with Markus Vanhala (OMNIUM GATHERUM).

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One of the most touted bands of the metal underground is Australia’s BE’LAKOR. 2009’s “Stone’s Reach” made as many insiders’ Best Of lists as THE OCEAN‘s “Pelagial” likely will this year. Of course, it’s almost a given BE’LAKOR‘s third release “Of Breath and Bone” will be in the running as well.

If you’re unfamiliar with the name, BE’LAKOR is a progressive death metal horde who’ve studied the chops and frames of OPETH, INSOMNIUM and to certain latitudes, AMON AMARTH. While hardly coming off like any of these acts in a direct sense, what has to be said about BE’LAKOR is they are near-perfect understudies who can enthrall and luxuriate every space available to them in their commonly long arrangements.

George Kosmas‘ demonic grumbles are about as extreme as BE’LAKOR gets. The band rockets in spurts, but detail, opulence and fluid transitions are principally the band’s focus. “Of Breath and Bone” breaks no new ground for BE’LAKOR, but it sustains the band’s near-mystic prowess for captivation.

They may hail from down under, but BE’LAKOR comes off like they’ve spent their vacations literally chilling in the Scandinavian permafrost. The Flemish and Baroque art pieces flooding the packaging for “Of Breath and Bone” lends impeccable nuance to its dark, old world majesty. Upon a first sweep of the liner notes, starting off with the uneasy prospect on the cover that Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf might’ve actually been in cahoots, you know you’re in for a cerebral treat.

For death metal, BE’LAKOR‘s delicate techniques and expressive wonderment makes them almost tame, but never make the mistake of assuming virtuosity compromises this band. The instrumental interlude “To Stir the Sea” with its synthetic flutes and gorgeous acoustic weaves summons the subliminal sound of crashing tides in the listener’s mind. This sets up a sprinkle of piano overtop the steady and eloquent crunch of “In Parting”. In TESTAMENT‘s realm, a thrash opus would follow an interceding guitar instrumental, but BE’LAKOR shows that slow and sure is just as powerful. Soon, “In Parting” accelerates beyond its climbing decorativeness, much as BE’LAKOR does earlier in the album on “Abeyance” and “Remnants”.

While the entire album is sprawled with extensive structuring, the rear section of “In Parting” is a widespread sequence of nine minute mini-epics running through “In Parting” and “To Dream and the Waking”, then concluding with “By Moon and Star”. There is so much happening in these three compositions they could sustain themselves as a separate release. Bursting at double hammer only in doses, they’re still emotive and articulate, demanding a dedicated investment of the listener’s attention.

Keyboardist Steve Merry, who gets drowned in the earlier tracks, is practically showcased towards the end. His moody piano laces overtop and underneath the ceaseless fret breezes summoned by Shaun Sykes, George Kosmas and John Richardson. Jimmy Vanden Broeck is the unsung hero of the band, as he is nearly accountable by himself for keeping BE’LAKOR on track through their unending signature swaps. Vanden Broeck is called upon to deliver a mostly tempered roll throughout BE’LAKOR‘s diligent movements while being reflexive enough to step on the gas for a bar and then immediately brake back down. Vanden Broeck is just as incremental to the sophisticated configuring of this album as the Gothic guitar lines and supplemental instrumentation. As nasty as George Kosmas‘ spew can be, there’s still a presiding refinement to BE’LAKOR‘s craft that his malice is all but exorcised.

Another impressive outing for a band that might as well be considered architects more than mere musicians. If you’re already a fan, “Of Breath and Bone” is happily status quo. If you’re just stepping up to BE’LAKOR, the experience will be comparable to witnessing the genesis of a dark horse character in a comic book series rise to prominence.

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Before entering the studio to record a new album, Finland’s dark and melodic death metal outfit Insomnium has compiled a making-of documentary of the band’s time recording “One For Sorrow” ( reviewed here ), which was Insomnium’s Century Media debut full-length. Check out the clip below, and fans in Europe can also see the band supporting Children of Bodom this fall

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Asif Salam of SoundShock.com conducted an interview with Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass) of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM on April 23 at the Underworld in London, England.

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Nick Azinas of Peek From The Pit conducted an interview with guitarist Ville Friman of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM on April 23 at the Underworld in London, England.

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Superskum conducted an interview with vocalist Niilo Sevänen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM before the band’s November 7 concert at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado.

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“One For Sorrow” is the new video from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, and is the title track of the band’s latest album released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records.

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Date: 2012-10-19



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System Divide (which features members of Fear Factoryand Aborted) premiered a new single for “Ephemera” yesterday throiugh Noisecreep.com, and the band has now also released a lyric video to go along with the track. Check out the video below.

The single was be mixed by producer Pete Rutcho (The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead…) and the free streaming track serves as a teaser for the bands upcoming second full-length album due out on Metal Blade Records in 2013.

Comments vocalist Sven De Caluwe: “I hope people will be as excited about it as we are, it has been a lot of hard work and we cannot wait to play the song live on our upcoming North American tour with Epica! See you all out there to crush some skulls in the name of metaaaal!”

System Divide’s upcoming tour dates (w Epica/Alestorm/Insomnium) are as follows:

10/23 Washington, DC Howard Theater
10/24 Richmond, VA Kingdom w/ Alestorm **
10/25 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
10/26 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/27 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/28 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s w/ Alestorm **
10/29 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
10/30 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/31 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/01 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe’s w/ Alestorm **
11/02 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
11/03 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/04 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/05 St. Paul, MN Station 4
11/07 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/10 Vancouver, BC Fivesixty
11/11 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/13 S. Lake Tahoe, CA The American Legion (headliner) **
11/14 San Francisco, CA The Grand Ballroom at the Regency
11/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
11/16 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
11/17 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/18 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Bar (headliner) **
11/19 Dallas, TX Trees
11/20 Houston, TX Scout Bar
11/21 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
11/23 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
11/24 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
**Not part of tour

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