One of the guitarists of Omnium Gatherum, Markus Vanhala, also plays guitar in Insomnium – and I have to say I am totally impressed by him. He never drops his energy, he is just completely present in every moment of both shows. Amazing.
The band’s sophomore album, “Emerald Seas,” is a highly emotional, dark, and theatrical epic.
The band collaborated with Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Kamelot, Epica, etc), who mixed and mastered the album. Incidentally, Adrienne Cowan was handpicked by Paeth to front his new band, Sascha Paeth’s Masters of Ceremony and she is also one of the touring vocalists for the hugely popular Avantasia.
Finnish acts Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum will join forces next year for a tour together. They now have announced two concerts in Sweden.
When the album theme is to dive deep into the black waters of Finnish melancholy, then Vesa Ranta is truly the right man to visualize the story. Woods and lakes, sorrow and longing. That’s the heart of Insomnium.”