Insomnium surprised us yesterday (12th) when drummer Markus Hirvonen revealed he delivered some “drum magic” at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland, with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano and Aleksi Villberg. Hopefully, this means the new album will arrive at some point this year!
“All done here! Markus H. delivered some drum magic at Sonic Pump Studios with the aid from Jaime Gomez Arellano and Aleksi Villberg”
When these Finnish melodic death metal masters released their experimental EP, Argent Moon, in September 2021, they instantly hinted more new music would arrive at some point. We spoke to bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen about it last year, when he promised the new record will have more “blast beats.”
“Well, the fans can rest assure, we’re not changing our style to radio friendly Insomnium now. This was just an experimental EP with these easy songs, and there will be blast beats and shredding and blackness and chaos in the future as well, so we haven’t changed our style. I’ve seen a couple of comments where people were kind of afraid that, have they changed now? I can say we haven’t really changed. So fans can enjoy these four mellow songs now as they are and expect something different again in the future.”