Photo report: Talvihelvetti – January 10, 2020 in Tampere, Finland –
Lord of the Lost, Torchia, Fear of Domination, Vorna, Insomnium and Machinae Supremacy.
This one day festival took place in Tampere, Finland during the darkest days of Winter. Bands included both foreign and local acts, as well as a diverse array of genres. Lord of the Lost, hailing from Germany, opened the night on the main stage, while Machinae Supremacy from Sweden closed the night on the small stage. Other bands ranged from Melodic Death Metal, Industrial Metal, and Thrash. Fear of Domination had a quick lineup change due to illness which also prevented them from continuing on to Seinäjoki, where most of the other bands continued on Saturday for a second night of mid-winter madness.
Here are some photos from the evening –
LORD OF THE LOST –
FEAR OF DOMINATION –
MACHINAE SUPREMACY –
Photography by Serena Solomon
Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM are excited to announce to also come to the UK and Ireland on their massive tour starting October 25th, 2019. To celebrate the release of their new opus “Heart Like A Grave” they will be playing a few selected shows in Finland, before starting the European part of “TOUR LIKE A GRAVE”. All tour dates are listed below.
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Less than a week to go, before Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM finally release their new album “Heart Like A Grave”. To shorten the waiting time you can now listen to “Pale Morning Star”, which comes with a lyric video, perfectly capturing the stunning impressions of the beauty of Finnish nature and melancholic atmosphere. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/rJ89F9xoG08
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With the second single Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM are releasing the title track of their new masterpiece “HEART LIKE A GRAVE”, out October 4th, 2019. Watch the stunning video, filmed in the beautiful Finnish landscape of Koli national park, here: https://youtu.be/Xy5KAHD2uak
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Finland’s foremost melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have begun recording their 8thstudio album, as drums are being nailed at SF Studio with engineer Kimmo Perkkiö. Afterwards the work shall continue at Teemu Aalto Music Productions in Kotka. Jens Bogren will do the mix at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
“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 & 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!” comments guitarist Markus Vanhala.
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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy
I caught up with guitarist Ville Friman of popular melodic death metal band Insomnium from Finland to discuss the band’s origins, their latest album ‘Winter’s Gate’ and if we can expect a new album soon and about their future plans and upcoming tour in March amongst other things…
Firstly can you tell us about how you arrived at the name
Just by coincidence really. We had a list of cool sounding words Niilo
had collected and Insomnium was something that popped out from that list.
How did you come to form Insomnium which first began back in 1997?
Well, we grew up in quite small city where you didn’t have that much to do. So basically, out of boredom. Then again, the early nineties were a great time for metal music. Lots of great albums were released and new substyles were forged. We were heavily inspired what happened in the USA and Scandinavia and wanted to be part of this scene.
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