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Insomnium are in the studio

Posted by on February 19, 2019

Insomnium have been sharing teasers since the end of last year on the progression of their follow-up to 2016’s Winter’s Gate. We’ve known since last summer that these Finnish melodic death metallers will be working on fresh material after we spoke to guitarist Markus Vanhala as he told us they were aiming to release a […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 5 Concerts of 2018

Posted by on December 18, 2018

If you asked me how many shows I’ve been to this year, the answer is: I lost count. Despite a few unfortunate tour cancellations, 2018 has been an incredible ride for live music. For instance: both Alien Weaponry and Jinjer made it to North America for the first-time-ever, while Nita Strauss booked her first tour […]

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Insomnium working on new album?

Posted by on December 17, 2018

Insomnium have been sharing a few hints on a follow-up to 2016 Winter’s Gate throughout this entire month, which makes us wonder if there will be a new album before their appearance at 2019’s Prog Power. Earlier this year, we spoke to guitarist Markus Vanhala (Omnium Gatherum) on a new record as he mentioned: Well, […]

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ProgPower USA Announce 2019 Lineup, Tease 2024 as Possible Final Year

Posted by on September 10, 2018

ProgPower USA is the premier U.S. festival for progressive and power metal. For 19 years they have been a key part in bringing some of the biggest and best names in the international progressive and power metal scenes to the United States. It takes place every September at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia […]

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Interview: Insomnium’s Markus Vanhala on Vinnie Paul, plans for new album, Omnium Gatherum, and more

Posted by on July 2, 2018

One should have a calendar for Insomnium/Omnium Gatherum guitarist Markus Vanhala as it doesn’t look like he’s been getting much time off between tours. While his commitment with both bands remain highly commendable, one could believe superheroes exist based on his hectic schedule. For example, when you watch the guitarist perform, there are no signs […]

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Review/Photos Insomnium returned to NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on 6/23 w/ Oceans of Slumber

Posted by on July 2, 2018

Insomnium recently wrapped up their headlining North American tour with Oceans Of Slumber. It’s been three years since these Finnish melodic death metal giants headlined out here, and even longer when vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevänen appeared as a headliner. It was back in 2015 when Niilo had to leave due to a family emergency as the […]

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First 16 bands announced for 70000 Tons of Metal 2018

Posted by on July 6, 2017

There are a handful of people who have attended 70,000 Tons of Metal since the beginning, and 2018 will find it sailing into its eighth journey. During this past holiday weekend, Andy Piller, the Skipper of this four-day voyage, started the band announcements on Facebook. We are one day away from ticket sales for “survivors,” […]

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Lacuna Coil to tour with Epica, Insomnium, Elantris

Posted by on April 24, 2017

How close are we to Summer? Close enough that tours that start at the end of the Summmer are getting announced. And fans of melodic and symphonic metal have just been given something to look forward to, as Epica have announced a tour with Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, and Elantris. The Ultimate Principal tour will start […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zenae Zukowski’s Top 10 of 2016

Posted by on December 14, 2016

Musically, 2016 has been an incredible year, which led to the challenge of narrowing it down to ten. I’m a mixed breed that loves all things metal from extreme, melodic death, to the power cheese, and more. Therefore, I wanted to be as fair as possible to mention one from each batch as best as […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/13: What new sorcery is this?

Posted by on October 13, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you thought that Opeth’s continued avoidance of their death metal roots would hurt album sales, you’d be wrong. While Sorceress didn’t sell as much as Heritage did in its first week, it did sell more than […]

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