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INSOMNIUM Drops New Video For "Godforsakenn(feat. Johanna Kurkela)"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 @ 10:19 AM


New Album, Anno 1696, Out Now

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Finnish metal melancholists INSOMNIUM have released their ninth full-length, Anno 1696, via Century Media Records. Based on a short story by Niilo Sevänen (bass/vocals), Anno 1696 takes the listeners back into the dark times of the witch prosecutions in Northern Europe, famine and superstition. Stream or purchase the album here: https://Insomnium.lnk.to/Anno1696

To celebrate the day, the band revealed a new music video for "Godforsaken (feat. Johanna Kurkela)". Once again directed by Riivata Visuals, the new video can be viewed on KNAC.COM HERE.

Guitarist Markus Vanhala comments about the track: "This shows the epic side of the album and is taking the listener through the sonic snowstorms and shamanistic plays. I truly love the shamanistic vocals of the beautiful soul Johanna Kurkela who did a perfect job on executing this vision to perfection. We salute you, Johanna! Probably my own favorite on the album, besides "The Rapids"."

Bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen adds: "Vanhala's composition and one of the most epic songs in this bunch. Here we have the renowned Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela performing the female vocals. Lyrics are from the point of view of the main protagonist, Arvid, who tries to solve the mysterious deaths in the small village."

Guitarist Ville Friman concludes: "Also one of the oldest demos we had ready for this album before the pandemic hit. The original female voice sample was elevated to another level by Johanna's vocals. First time we have used female vocals on any INSOMNIUM song."

This April, INSOMNIUM will return to North America for a co-headlining tour with ENSLAVED, plus BLACK ANVIL as support. See below for all dates! Tickets and VIP upgrades are available from: www.insomnium.net/tour

INSOMNIUM + ENSLAVED co-headline tour 2023
w/ BLACK ANVIL

  • Apr. 5, 2023 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • Apr. 6, 2023 - Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
  • Apr. 7, 2023 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
  • Apr. 8, 2023 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
  • Apr. 9, 2023 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry (Insomnium w/ Black Anvil only)
  • Apr. 10, 2023 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
  • Apr. 11, 2023 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • Apr. 12, 2023 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
  • Apr. 14, 2023 - Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
  • Apr. 15, 2023 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
  • Apr. 17, 2023 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
  • Apr. 18, 2023 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
  • Apr. 19, 2023 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
  • Apr. 21, 2023 - Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall
  • Apr. 22, 2023 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
  • Apr. 23, 2023 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
  • Apr. 24, 2023 - El Paso, TX @ The Rockhouse Bar & Grill (Insomnium w/ Black Anvil only)
  • Apr. 25, 2023 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
  • Apr. 26, 2023 - Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge and Music Hall
  • Apr. 27, 2023 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers (Insomnium w/ Black Anvil only)
  • Apr. 28, 2023 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
  • Apr. 29, 2023 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
  • Apr. 30, 2023 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
The band will also return to the European festival stages this summer:
  • May 6, 2023 - Kopervik, NO @ Karmøygeddon
  • Jun. 2-4, 2023 - Pilsen, CZ @ Metalfest Open Air
  • Jun. 8-10, 2023 - Zamora, ES @ Z! Live Rock Fest
  • Jun. 18, 2023 - Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
  • Jun. 29, 2023 - Seinäjoki, FI @ Provinssi
  • Jul 13-15, 2023 - Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE @ Dong Open Air
  • Jul 13-16 2023 - Anycsciai LT @ Devilstone
  • Jul. 25-29, 2023 - Tolmin, SL @ Tolminator Metal Fest
  • Jul. 29, 2023 - Oulu, FI @ QStock
  • Aug. 17-20, 2023 - Carhaix, FR @ Motocultor Festival


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