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Nick Cordle is Turning Into His Generation’s Keri Kelli

  • Axl Rosenberg

Nick CordleIt would appear that Nick Cordle will not be happy until he has played with every genre-appropriate band ever. Currently a member of Sanctuary, and having already completed stints with Arch Enemy and Arsis, the guitarist will now tour with Insomnium for their upcoming trek with Omnium Gatherum, because regular guitarist Ville Friman can’t make the trip.

Here’s the announcement:

“Stop the press! Due to his very busy work schedules Ville is not able to join us on this next North American tour in Aug/Sep. But we are more than happy to announce that the stand-in guitarist for the whole tour will be no other than the godlike Nick Cordle (Sanctuary, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Arsis). So you can expect a dual face-melting guitar hero onslaught of Vanhala & Cordle every night!

Ville comments: “My sincere apologies for not being able to take part in INSOMNIUM‘s busy touring schedule this year. I’ve tried my best to work my way around work and band and will be doing as many shows as possible. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take part in this run. But worry not, Nick has kindly accepted to step into my shoes and will be shredding his way to your hearts every night. In the meanwhile, I’ll be concentrating on coming up with new Insomnium tunes. Hope to see you soon in North America.”

Nick comments: ”It’ll be an honor and a pleasure to sit in with Insomnium on this run! They’re an awesome live band and I’ll try to hold up my end of that “face melting guitar hero onslaught” as promised!”

So, for sure it will be one awesome tour for us and Omnium Gatherum, starting from Heavy Montreal on Aug 9th. See you guys soon!!”

Once this tour wraps up, Cordle will probably join At the Gates for awhile before making his way through tenures with Carcass, Megadeth, Anthrax, Into Eternity, Firewind (are they still a thing?), The Black Dahlia Murder, and Scar the Martyr, before he finally settles back into Arsis. That’s all just conjecture, though.

Get dates for the Insomnium tour here.

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