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INSOMNIUM released a new record along with a new music video! Live this year METALFEST in PILSEN!

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2023 – 2nd – 4th of June 2023, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The mysterious Finnish melodic-death-metal INSOMNIUM have released their new ninth album "Anno 1696"! The album was based on Niil Sevänen's short story and brings its listeners back to the dark times of witch hunts in Northern Europe, famine and superstition. You can purchase the album >>HERE<<
To celebrate the release, they also released a new music video for "Godforsaken (feat. Johanna Kurkela)".

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."

We can look forward to their dark, death-doom metal show and brand new songs live soon! Already at the beginning of June, in PILSEN, at METALFEST!

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