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22nd September 2011


Insomnium have unveiled the first promo video 'Through The Shadows' from their upcoming album 'One For Sorow'.

Vocalist and bassist Niilo SevĂf¤nen comments: "We're very happy to announce the first video premiere for 'One For Sorrow'. The track is 'Through The Shadows', written by Ville Friman, who also sings the chorus with me. We collaborated again with our good friends from Obscure Entertainment from Tampere, Finland. And again it turned out great, like all the previous videos we've done with them.

"Hope you enjoy it! We had a great time filming, despite the million mosquitoes harassing us. The video will be premiered by Radio Rock, Finland where I'll be a guest from 19:00-20:00 local time."

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The first media feedback on 'One For Sorrow' is praising the album as the band's best effort so far. Metal Hammer Germany wrote in the brand-new October issue: "The first impression is just completely stunning. 'One For Sorrow' is still melodic Death Metal but with a complexity and catchiness that most of their competitors miss. 'One For Sorrow' is the logical next step for the most promising Finnish band since a long time."

'One For Sorrow' will be released on October 12th in Finland, October 17th in the rest of Europe and October 18th in North America. Followed by European headline run in November (see dates below).

Formed in 1997 in the town of Joensuu, in Eastern Finland, Insomniun released two demos that led to a deal with UK label Candlelight Records. Founding members Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars) and Niilo SevĂf¤nen (vocals and bass) added guitarist Ville VĂf¤nni to the band for the release of their Candlelight debut in 2001.

Throughout the following decade, the band went on to release four more highly acclaimed albums, the most recent of which, 2009's 'Across The Dark', entered the Finnish album charts at #5. Along the way, they picked up a couple of awards in their homeland for Best Band and Best Album.

In the spring of 2011, Insomnium entered the studio to record what would become 'One for Sorrow'. While drums, bass, keyboards and vocals were recorded in Finland and guitars in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album has a remarkable cohesiveness and clarity of sound.


04.11.2011 Finland Joensuu Kerubi
05.11.2011 Finland Helsinki Nosturi

One For Sorrow European Tour 2011 with Before The Dawn and My Grain

14.11.11 Holland Rotterdam Baroeg
15.11.11 UK London Underworld
16.11.11 Belgium Antwerpen Trix
17.11.11 Switzerland Aarau Kiff
18.11.11 Slovenia Ljubljana Gala Hala
19.11.11 Austria Wien Arena
20.11.11 Czech Rep Prague Klub Matrix
21.11.11 Germany MĂfÂĽnchen Feierwerk
22.11.11 Germany WĂfÂĽrzburg Posthalle
23.11.11 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof
24.11.11 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
25.11.11 Germany Hamburg Markthalle Marx
26.11.11 Germany Essen Turock
27.11.11 Germany Berlin Comet

You can get your Insomnium London tickets by clicking here.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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