Insomnium unveil “Valediction” video, reveals 2020 North American tour dates

Posted by on August 23, 2019

Insomnium’s new album Heart Like A Grave will be released on October 4th via Century Media. Today (23rd), these Finnish melodic death metal masters have unveiled the first taste of their upcoming melancholy masterpiece with a video for the song “Valediction.”

The clip was shot by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela of Kaira Films. This clip marks the first chapter of two videos, which will eventually tell a longer story.

The group commented:

”When the album theme is to dive deep into the black waters of Finnish melancholy, then Vesa Ranta is truly the right man to visualize the story. Album booklet is crafted from Vesa’s epic landscape photos and these same themes continue in the two videos that we shot at Koli national park. Woods and lakes, sorrow and longing. That’s the heart of Insomnium.” 

Ranta and Lahtela added:

”Insomnium is one of those bands that have been inspiring us. We have wanted to work with them for long time. Valediction is the beginning that sets the mood and presents the characters. The story will unfold in the next music video that will be released later. And as the album theme demands this tale here is grim indeed”

Watch the stunning video below and pre-order the masterpiece here

Next March, guitarist Markus Vanhala  will essentially have a double tour as Insomnium will embark on a North American trek with his other band, Omnium Gatherum. Sevenspires will be supporting the entire trek, which kicks off on March 12th, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. 


Check out the tour dates and cities below:

03/12/2020 Philadelphia, PA

03/13/2020 New York, NY

03/14/2020 Worcester, MA

03/15/2020 Montreal, QUE

03/16/2020 Sherbrooke, QUE

03/17/2020 Quebec City, QUE

03/18/2020 Toronto, ONT

03/20/2020 Newport, KY

03/21/2020 Milwaukee, WI

03/22/2020 Joliet, IL

03/23/2020 St. Paul, MN

03/24/2020 Winnipeg, MB

03/25/2020 Regina, SK

03/26/2020 Edmonton, AB

03/27/2020 Calgary, AB

03/28/2020 Vancouver, BC

03/29/2020 Seattle, WA

03/31/2020 Oakland, CA

04/01/2020 West Hollywood, CA

04/02/2020 San Diego, CA

04/03/2020 Santa Ana, CA

04/04/2020 Tempe, AZ

04/05/2020 Las Vegas, NV

04/06/2020 Salt Lake City, UT

04/07/2020 Denver, CO

04/09/2020 Dallas, TX

04/10/2020 Austin, TX

04/11/2020 Houston, TX

04/13/2020 Tampa, FL

04/14/2020 Margate, FL

04/15/2020 Orlando, FL

04/16/2020 Atlanta, GA

04/17/2020 Chapel Hill, NC

04/18/2020 Halethorpe, MD


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