Finnish melodic death metal outfit INSOMNIUM will kick off their North American tour featuring direct support from Houston, TX-based progressive metal group OCEANS OF SLUMBER tonight in Cleveland, OH at Agora Ballroom! Making their way across the U.S. and Canada over the next month, the tour will make it's final stop on June 24 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Full dates can be found in the above tour poster or listed below.
Mixed by none other than the magnificent Dan Swanö at Unisound AB Studio in Sweden, "Winter's Gate", INSOMNIUM's latest effort, was lauded as "an outstanding album that champions the Scandinavian metal scene and the high pedigree of musicians it breeds"(DAILY SPORT). The album recounts the compelling journey of a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story of the vikings is also included along with the album as a book and is translated in English, Finnish and German.
Hailed as "one of the most exciting bands in the prog metal scene today" (ItDjents), OCEANS OF SLUMBER's third full-length album, "The Banished Heart", has been rousing critics since it's release earlier this year via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS garnering several high-rated reviews, including a 9/10 from Metal Injection who praised it's "deep, steady, smoky vocals and thick thoughtful riffs" depicting it as "an album burgeoning on timeless greatness".|