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Insomnium To Release "Winter’s Gate" In September!

Insomnium To Release "Winter’s Gate" In September!

Insomnium To Release "Winter’s Gate" In September!

Insomnium fans rejoice! The Finnish melodic metallers have revealed that they will be releasing “Winter’s Gate” on September 23rd via Century Media, and it’s going to be something special. The concept album will be an epic 40-minute long song, and I can not wait to hear it. Here’s what they had to say on the record: “Needless to say, we are really excited at this point! Album is still in the mix but it’s going to sound awesome and it will be something we’ve never done before. Rest assured that it will still sound like Insomnium – we have just taken epicness to new level. The book is also going to look really cool and both translations are very good, capturing the original mood and spirit of the story. So it’s really one-of-a-kind package coming your way!

Excited right?!

Here’s the concept behind the record: “The album is built around a short story Winter’s Gate (Talven portti in Finnish) by Niilo Sevänen, which won awards and nominations in Finland back in 2007 and 2008. It’s a story about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing near.

The full story will be released together with the album as a book that has the tale in English, Finnish and German, and it will be illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen. In other words, Insomnium is going all out for this release, and I fully expect another brilliant record from these guys. They haven’t disappointed me yet!