Enlarge "We wanted to see what kind of new music might grow in the darkness and misery of the quarantine," says frontman Niilo Sevänen.

Insomnium Announce New EP, Stream First Single

  • Axl Rosenberg

Insomnium have a new single called “The Antagonist.” It takes a little while to get going and turn into the all-caps EPIC melodeath-doom at which the Finns exceed… but once it takes off, it’s got all the usual Insomnium sounds-like-it-should-be-in-a-movie-trailer-about-a-legendary-quest goodness.

You can check it via the below music video.

“The Agonist” heralds the arrival of a new Insomnium EP, Argent Moon, which will also include the previously released tracks “The Conjurer” and “The Reticent.”

Says frontman Niilo Sevänen regarding Argent Moon:

“When the Corona outbreak forced us to cancel all the tours and shows, we pretty soon adopted a mindset that we better do something and keep ourselves in motion. We wanted to try how the streaming shows might work. We wanted to see what kind of new music might grow in the darkness and misery of the quarantine. And soon these vibes were channeled into songs that came to be the Argent Moon EP.

“We wanted to try something a bit different so all the four songs on this release represent the softer side of Insomnium. The ballads and the mellow tunes. Acoustic guitars and clean vocals. The sorrow and agony that creeps into your heart when the nights grow longer. But fear not, we haven’t changed our style. Next album will be something different again. We used all the ballad ideas here so maybe it will be pure blast beats. We shall see.

“The ‘The Antagonist’ video is something new and fresh too, since we worked with director & mastermind Ville Lipiäinen for the first time ever. The result is a bit different kind of Insomnium montage.”

Argent Moon will be out September 17 via Century Media Records. Pre-order it here.

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