Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM are currently recording their new album for an early 2014 release via Century Media Records.
Says INSOMNIUM guitarist/vocalist Ville Friman: "We've now recorded rhythm guitars for five songs.
"In addition to Marshall+EVH combo, we're also using Mesa Single Rectifier and my seven-stringed Mayones to add some more depth and fatness to the sound.
"The new material is definitely more varied than before. For example, we're flirting a bit with death/black metal vibe with some of the songs. Nevertheless, everything sounds very much like INSOMNIUM and I guess that's mainly due to our 'trademark' melodies.
"We're splitting rhythm parts pretty much equally with Markus [Vanhala] and also try out different guitar arrangements as we go.
"All in all, the mood is very relaxed and we're making good progress without too much pressure and stress."
INSOMNIUM recently released the first song, "Ephemeral", off its forthcoming album. The first track to feature new guitarist Markus Vanhala (also in OMNIUM GATHERUM), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011, "Ephemeral" was made available digitally in Europe on September 23 and was accompanied by three bonus tracks — acoustic songs that can be heard in the background of the recently released INSOMNIUM documentary.
Comments the band: "After the success of our last single, 'Weather The Storm', we decided that it would be a good idea to record some new material this summer before releasing the actual new full-length album. This was also a good opportunity to explore different studios and work with different people. Just to explore our sound a bit more in terms of production.
"And here we are finally; happy to introduce you our new single, 'Ephemeral'.
"The drums recorded by Kimmo Perkkiö at SF Sound (Finland). Everything else recorded by Teemu Aalto at Korkeakoski Studios, Kotka (Finland). The song was mixed and mastered by André Alvinzi and Jens Bogren, respectively, at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
"It was nice challenge to work on the instrumental side of INSOMNIUM and come up with music that has more cinematic edge to it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do."
INSOMNIUM's latest album, "One For Sorrow", was released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in DARK TRANQUILLITY and guitarist in DIMENSION ZERO) and at Fantom studios in Tempere, Finland, where the album was also mixed by Samu Oittisen.