Insomnium reveal Winter’s Gate artwork

Finnish melodic death band INSOMNIUM have just revealed the artwork for their upcoming album, Winter’s Gate, which is set for release on September 23 via Century Media Records.

Winter’s Gate is a concept album is incredibly made up of one, yes one! 40 minute long song.

The album is built around a short story Winter’s Gate (Talven portti in Finnish) by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen, which won awards and nominations in Finland in 2007 and 2008. The story is ultimately about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing closer.

The full story will be released with the album as a book that has the tale in English, Finnish and German – the book will be illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.

Winter’s Gate is currently being mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB studio in Sweden.


During the summer, fans can catch INSOMNIUM live at a number of festivals – see dates below.

INSOMNIUM tour dates:
17.06.2016 Tampere Metal Meeting, Tampere, Finland

19.06.2016 Hellfest, Clisson, France
25.06.2016 Tons of Rock, Halden, Norway
30.06.2016 Provinssirock, Seinaejoki, Finland
22.07.2016 Klang! Festival, Kekava, Latvia
23.07.2016 Riverside Festival, Esslingen, Germany
26.07.2016 Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
13.08.2016 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Rep
14.08.2016 Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Rasnov, Romania
19.08.2016 Kaltenbach Open Air, Spital, Austria
20.08.2016 Rockstad Falun, Falun, Sweden
27.08.2016 100% Metal Fest, Istanbul, Turkey
10.09.2016 – Metalitalia Festival, Live Music Club, Trezzo sull’Adda (near Milan), IT

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Jessica Howkins

Co Editor-in-Chief for Distorted Sound Magazine, Music Journalism student.