Insomnium Share New Single, Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Enslaved


Finnish metal institution Insomnium have announced that their new album, Anno 1696, will be out on February 24, 2023 via Century Media. Along with the announcement of the album, Insomnium shared the official video for melancholic new song “Lilian,” which features Rotting Christ‘s Sakis Tolis, and announced a North American co-headliner with progressive black metal legends Enslaved. Black Anvil will open the package.

Speaking about the new song, guitarist Markus Vanhala says:

“Heavy & hypnotic! A very Rotting Christ-influenced song, and it was insane that in the end Sakis of Rotting Christ ended up being featured on the song as a vocalist. Can’t wait to see people raise their fists at concerts for this banger.”

Bassist and vocalist Niilo Sevänen adds:

“This is Markus Vanhala’s composition and maybe the heaviest song on the album. Great to have Sakis from Rotting Christ on this track too. Lyrically it is about the mindset of the main antagonist of the story and the religious fervor.”

And finally guitarist Ville Friman adds his two cents, noting that the song features some stylistic departures for Insomnium:

“A really catchy and heavy song. Also a new type of Insomnium song we have not had before on any previous albums.”

Watch the video for “Lilian” and see all the tour dates below.

Insomnium + Enslaved w/ Black Anvil:

Apr. 5, 2023 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Apr. 6, 2023 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live

Apr. 7, 2023 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater

Apr. 8, 2023 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

Apr. 10, 2023 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

Apr. 11, 2023 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Apr. 12, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

Apr. 14, 2023 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre

Apr. 15, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Apr. 17, 2023 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Apr. 18, 2023 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

Apr. 19, 2023 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

Apr. 21, 2023 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall

Apr. 22, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Apr. 23, 2023 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater

Apr. 25, 2023 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live

Apr. 26, 2023 – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge and Music Hall

Apr. 28, 2023 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

Apr. 29, 2023 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

Apr. 30, 2023 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Insomnium Share New Single, Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Enslaved
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