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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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Mercenary is out on the road with Essence and Omnium Gatherum. The band has now posted the following message online about Essence dropping off the tour: “It is with great regret that we must inform you that Essence has left our European tour early. Due to health issues the band chose to cancel the rest of the tour.

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“The Sonic Sign”, the new Olli-Pekka Lappalainen-directed video from Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Beyond”, which was released on February 25 in Europe and March 5 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The CD was recorded by Teemu Aalto and mixed and mastered once again by Dan Swanö. The artwork for the follow-up to 2011’s “New World Shadows” was created by Olli Lappalainen and can be seen below.

“Beyond” track listing:

01. Luoto
02. New Dynamic
03. In The Rim
04. Nightwalkers
05. Formidable
06. The Sonic Sign
07. Who Could Say
08. The Unknowing
09. Living In Me
10. White Palace

The special edition of “Beyond” contains the band’s brand new cover version of “Subdivisions” by RUSH. OMNIUM GATHERUM guitarist Markus Vanhala told Soundi magazine: “As pretty much everyone in the band is a fan of RUSH, we decided to take the bull by the horns and make or own bold ‘Omnification’ of ‘Subdivisions’. Besides, Metal Hammer wrote already at the time of our debut album that if OPETH are the PINK FLOYD of this scene, then OMNIUM are likely to turn into RUSH at the very least. It was time to pick up the gauntlet!”

Regarding the musical and lyrical direction of “Beyond”, Vanhala previously stated: “It’s now been approximately 10 years since our debut full-length album, ‘Spirits And August Light’, was released and the world was waiting. The latest 2011 album, ‘New World Shadows’, was a good breakthrough for us and lots of good things happened after that record, so, of course, we had some pressures to do a decent successor for that great record as the world was waiting again.

“Well, I think we managed on mastering that task and now we’re back again with the OMNIUM GATHERUM‘s sixth album called ‘Beyond’, the album that is really going beyond all limits of melodic death metal from the winter wonderland! The album follows the good known path of ‘New World Shadows’ and ‘The Redshift’, but adds a lot of new flavors and spices to the good ol’ melting pot to lift the band to a new heights. It’s our most melodic and versatile album so far, but at the same time, it still holds for example the most brutal death metal growls in our career yet as also some really tasteful clean vocals between the lines. I’m sure everyone who gives the album many spins can find something new with every turn, so this should be a album that hold up the sands of time and rewards the listeners who are digging deeper and searching something more than just a one hit wonders of the day!

“Lyrically told, ‘Beyond’ is about the culmination point of one’s existence. It is a coming-home story where the mysteries of duality are melted into oneness but without losing one single point of individuality along the arrival.

“As you can see from the cover, there’s also a strong sense of sea on the album, as we’re the sons of the sea from Kotka!”

OMNIUM GATHERUM recently announced the addition of bassist Erkki Silvennoinen to the group’s ranks.

“New World Shadows” entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 5. This marked the highest chart entry in the group’s history, having previously landed at No. 24 with 2008’s “The Redshift” and No. 31 with 2007’s “Stuck Here On Snakes Way”.



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Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary has announced that the band will embark on a headline tour of Europe in support of the forthcoming new LP “Through Our Darkest Days” (out July 26th) beginning August 30th in Germany. Support will come from Finland’s Omnium Gatherum and Denmark thrash act Essence. Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows: 30.08.13 – Leipzig (DE) – Hellraiser 31.08.13 – Munchen (DE) – Backstage Club 01.09.13 – Pratteln (CH) – Z7 03.09.13 – Belgrade (SER) – Gun Club 04.09.13 – Bucharest (ROM) – Silver Church Club 05.09.13 – Budapest (HUN) – Showbarlang 06.09.13 – Wien (AUT) – Escape 07.09.13 – Brno (CZ) – Melodka 08.09.13 – Berlin (DE) – Magnet 10.09.13 – Hamburg (DE) – Marx 11.09.13 – Vooselaar (BE) – Biebob 12.09.13 – London (UK) – The Underworld 13.09.13 – Essen (DE) – Turock Open Air 14.09.13 – Stuttgart (DE) – Club Zentral 15.09.13 – Eindhoven (NL) – Dynamo

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Finnish melodic death band Omnium Gatherum, featuring Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala, posted a new music video for the track “The Unknowing.” The song appears on the band’s upcoming sixth studio album “Beyond,” which is scheduled for release on February 25, 2013 (EU) and March 5, 2013 (North America). The track listing for “Beyond” is as follows: 1. Luoto 2

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Finnish melodic death band Omnium Gatherum, featuring Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala, is streaming the new song “New Dynamic.” The song appears on the band’s upcoming sixth studio album “Beyond,” which is scheduled for release on February 25, 2013 (EU) and March 5, 2013 (North America).

The track listing for “Beyond” is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

Check out “New Dynamic” here:

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Right in time for the release of Omnium Gatherum’s new album “Beyond” the band will be touring Japan with Aggressive Dogs aka Uzi-One. Details can be found in the tour poster below or at the Omnium Gatherum Facebook profile.

“Beyond” is due out February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America through Lifeforce Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

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Finnish melodic death six-piece Omnium Gatherum has revealed the basic details of upcoming studio album “Beyond,” the band’s sixth since forming in 1996 and followup to 2011′s acclaimed “New World Shadows.” Lifeforce Records will release the effort on February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America.

Omnium Gatherum enlisted the production services of longtime collaborator Teemu Aalto, while Dan Swanö mixed and mastered the recording. Former guitarist and vocalist Olli Lappalainen handled the cover art:

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

Guitarist Markus Vanhala chimed in with the following:

“It’s now been approximately 10 years since our debut full-length album “Spirits And August Light” was released and the world was waiting. The latest 2011 album “New World Shadows” was a good breakthrough for us and lots of good things happened after that great record, so of course we had some pressure to do a decent successor, as the world was waiting again.

“Well, I think we managed to master that task and now we’re back again with the OG’s 6th album called “Beyond,” the album that is really going beyond all limits of melodic death metal from the winter wonderland! The album follows the good known path of “New World Shadows” and “The Redshift” but adds a lot of new flavours and spices to the good ol’ melting pot to lift the band to new heights. It’s our most melodic and versatile album so far, but at the same time it still holds for example the most brutal death metal growls in our career yet, and also some really tasteful clean vox between the lines. I’m sure everyone who gives the album many spins can find something new with every turn, so this should be a album that holds up the sands of time and rewards the listeners who are digging deeper and searching for something more than just a one hit wonder of the day!

“Lyrically told, “Beyond” is about the culmination point of one’s existence. It is a ‘coming home’ story where the mysteries of duality are melted into oneness but without losing one single point of individuality along the arrival. As you can see from the cover, there’s also a strong sense of sea on the album, as we’re the sons of the sea from Kotka!”

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Finnish melodic death six-piece Omnium Gatherum has revealed the basic details of upcoming studio album “Beyond,” the band’s sixth since forming in 1996 and followup to 2011′s acclaimed “New World Shadows.” Lifeforce Records will release the effort on February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America.

Omnium Gatherum enlisted the production services of longtime collaborator Teemu Aalto, while Dan Swanö mixed and mastered the recording. Former guitarist and vocalist Olli Lappalainen handled the cover art:

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

Guitarist Markus Vanhala chimed in with the following:

“It’s now been approximately 10 years since our debut full-length album “Spirits And August Light” was released and the world was waiting. The latest 2011 album “New World Shadows” was a good breakthrough for us and lots of good things happened after that great record, so of course we had some pressure to do a decent successor, as the world was waiting again.

“Well, I think we managed to master that task and now we’re back again with the OG’s 6th album called “Beyond,” the album that is really going beyond all limits of melodic death metal from the winter wonderland! The album follows the good known path of “New World Shadows” and “The Redshift” but adds a lot of new flavours and spices to the good ol’ melting pot to lift the band to new heights. It’s our most melodic and versatile album so far, but at the same time it still holds for example the most brutal death metal growls in our career yet, and also some really tasteful clean vox between the lines. I’m sure everyone who gives the album many spins can find something new with every turn, so this should be a album that holds up the sands of time and rewards the listeners who are digging deeper and searching for something more than just a one hit wonder of the day!

“Lyrically told, “Beyond” is about the culmination point of one’s existence. It is a ‘coming home’ story where the mysteries of duality are melted into oneness but without losing one single point of individuality along the arrival. As you can see from the cover, there’s also a strong sense of sea on the album, as we’re the sons of the sea from Kotka!”

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Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have set “Beyond” as the title of their new album, due on February 25 in Europe and March 5 in North America via Lifeforce Records.

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