Finnish melodic death metal masters Insomnium are heading to Australian for their first ever headline tour!
After an unforgettable run of shows in 2015 supporting The Haunted, fans and critics were united in their praise of the bands crushing and dynamic live show.
The call has been answered; Insomnium return.
From the land of a thousand lakes comes a band with a thousand melodies that spawn a thousand emotions. Across six albums now Insomnium have set melancholy, sorrow and the weight of long winter nights against the first sunbeams of a spring morning, beauty and hope. The result is a breathtaking journey in crafting melodic metal perfection. As they age, the heavy parts become heavier and the contrasts become greater. Brutal blasting that ventures into the realm of black metal, gut wrenching balladry or straight up pounding rock. Insomnium take you on an emotional roller coaster.
One you will want to ride again and again, if only to further discover all the subtleties and minute details weaved into every majestic composition.
Insomnium mark 20 years as a band this year after being formed in the Finnish university city of Joensuu back in 1997. Tour by tour and album by album these passionate musicians edged their way to the very top of the scene to now become the spearhead of Finnish melodic death metal. Their evolution continues…
The band are touring in support of their latest musical epic, Winters Gate, a multi award winning album and a defining moment in the melodic death metal genre.
An act hailed by many, equalled by few, and an undiscovered gem for the uninitiated.
Along for the ride is Australia’s own melodic metal powerhouse – Orpheus Omega.
The band has toured relentlessly in support of their most recent album, Partum Vita Mortem and will make one final trek around the country before heading into the studio for their next album.
This tour is not to be missed!
Thursday, May 25: Max Watts, Melbourne
Friday, May 26: The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Saturday, May 27: Crowbar, Brisbane