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Joensuu, Finland (1997 – present)

Insomnium is a band from Joensuu, Finland. They are influenced by and . Their lyrics often deal with subjects such as darkness, mourning, loss, pain, and nature.

Insomnium began to take shape during the bleak spring of 1997. In a quiet town of Joensuu, located in the easternmost part of Finland, four young men were forming a fierce band. From the beginning it was clear that this band would make music that was brutal and yet melodic, full of contrasts and changing atmospheres. They took what they regarded as the best aspects of their favourite bands and moulded these influences into a new kind of entity. The result was the marriage of melodic Scandinavian and traditional Finnish tunes. Lyrics turned out to be sorrowful, dream-like tales of love and death that usually took place amidst the Finnish nature. Influences were taken from the Finnish folklore as well as the world literature.

After two years of intensive training Insomnium made their first demo cd, which received praises from all over the world. The second demo was made the following year and it gained a lot of attention as well. This time, record companies got interested, too. In the beginning of 2001 founding members, guitarist Ville Friman, drummer Markus Hirvonen and bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen, attached a new guitarist, Ville Vänni to the band.


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  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    17 Aug 1:23pm Reply
  • Inna__Osennyaya

    Новый альбом просто прелесть ^^

    14 Aug 8:15pm Reply
  • tencet

    Black Metal isn't?

    11 Aug 11:00am Reply
  • mattimek

    + Lose The Night +

    10 Aug 4:55pm Reply

    melodeath at its finest no wonder they've always been my favorite

    5 Aug 3:16pm Reply
  • cbarnhart

    meh. low 3/5

    31 Jul 6:03pm Reply
  • MaximalkaS

    Хорошая команда

    28 Jul 8:43pm Reply
  • Schlachter1991

    saw your show for the 4th time at Rock am Härtsfeldsee 2014, and i will not miss the show at Summerbreeze this year of yourse, i really enjoy the atmosphere at your show´s :) PS: Nillo was wearing an awesome Shirt (muscle shirt with your actual Artwork) i couldn´t find it till now, hope you guys will sell it to us sometime :´-D :)

    17 Jul 8:54am Reply
  • I_Love_Chocolat

    Finally, I discovered a good band.

    13 Jul 9:22am Reply
  • Blackpaper88

    Yes, for you...

    10 Jul 6:33pm Reply
  • W1nters

    The new album is easily Top 5 album of this year for me.

    6 Jul 7:36pm Reply
  • MetalPoetry

    going for a run while listening to Revelation is a pretty mind blowing experience to say the least. You sir took these words right out of my mouth :)

    2 Jul 7:10pm Reply
  • -phage-

    Such a classy band.

    1 Jul 12:54pm Reply
  • ish_

    Insomnium live pics at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival available here: enjoy!

    30 Jun 8:39pm Reply
  • LIONROCk_3

    "Insomnium We Trust"

    30 Jun 10:12am Reply
  • bassius

    cant get the new album out of my head. i'm constantly humming the melodies to myself. album of the year.

    27 Jun 10:25pm Reply
  • bassius

    going for a run while listening to Revelation is a pretty mind blowing experience to say the least.

    25 Jun 9:43pm Reply
  • SnowyReaper

    Every album sounds like Insomnium, without sounding stale. Killer new album.

    24 Jun 3:30pm Reply
  • Jakeukalane

    This discs get to me really fast, faster than One for sorrow, across the dark or above the weeping world... Is strange how it can be feel like is really full of energy and still having a lot of clean vocals.

    22 Jun 1:12pm Reply
  • Jakeukalane

    Insomnium is one of those rare bands who keep doing what they do over and over again, yet comes up with something different every single time [2]

    21 Jun 8:25pm Reply
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