Photo by Terhi Ylimäinen


2023 is going to be huge in terms of metal releases and tours. From Metallica to Ne Obliviscaris, this will be a year with high expectations, hoping all will go well. With both Insomnium and Enslaved expecting to have new albums out next year, the two have teamed up announcing a co-headlining spring 2023 North American tour with support from Black Anvil. Tickets go on sale this Friday (16th) at 10am local time. To celebrate the tour announcement, Insomnium have shared a Riivata-directed video for their new single, “White Christ,” featuring the one and only Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ. The track is taken from their forthcoming effort, Anno 1696, out February 24th via Century Media. 


Guitarist Markus Vanhala comments on their latest tune:

“Heavy & hypnotic! A very Rotting Christ-influenced song, and it was insane that in the end Sakis of Rotting Christ ended up being featured on the song as a vocalist. Can’t wait to see people raise their fists at concerts for this banger.”


Bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen adds: 

“This is Markus Vanhala’s composition and maybe the heaviest song on the album. Great to have Sakis from Rotting Christ on this track too. Lyrically it is about the mindset of the main antagonist of the story and the religious fervor.”


Guitarist Ville Friman states: 

“A really catchy and heavy song. Also a new type of Insomnium song we have not had before on any previous albums.”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here


Tour Dates:

04/05, 2023 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

04/06, 2023 Boston, MA @ Big Night Live

04/07, 2023 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater

04/08, 2023 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

04/10, 2023 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

04/11, 2023 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

04/12, 2023 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

04/14, 2023 Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre

04/15, 2023 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

04/17, 2023 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

04/18, 2023 Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

04/19, 2023 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

04/21, 2023 Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall

04/22, 2023 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

04/23, 2023 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater

04/25, 2023 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live

04/26, 2023 Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge and Music Hall

04/28, 2023 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

04/29, 2023 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

04/30, 2023 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage