Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have begun recording their eighth studio album for a fall 2019 release. Drums are being nailed at SF Studio with engineer Kimmo Perkkiö. Work will then continue at Teemu Aalto Music Productions in Kotka. Jens Bogren will handle the mix at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
Comments guitarist Markus Vanhala: "Again, when the days grew darker and the nights became colder, our path led into the dark. We checked in to our traditional forest cabin HQ in the southern Finland for a new material rehearsal camp and (un)reality-check. We came out with 10-ish songs full of that good ol' Finnish melancholy, sorrow and misery and now it's time to wrap it all on tape for you peeps to hear 'em. Cannot wait to start the studio process and let the creative processes go up-and-down again!"
"Exactly so!" adds vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen. "We have a pile of great songs in our hands and we can't wait to get these recorded and finished. I would say the album will be the kind of dreary and wistful INSOMNIUM that people probably might expect but we also have a few surprises in store. Lyrically, the album will revolve around Finland's bleakest and most sorrowful tales and songs. So this time we are really going into the blackened heart of Finnish gloom!"
INSOMNIUM's altest album, "Winter's Gate", was released in September 2016 via Century Media. A concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song, the effort was built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The compelling short story was about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near.
Niilo Sevänen - vocals, bass
Ville Friman - guitar
Markus Vanhala - guitar
Markus Hirvonen - drums