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Insomnium’s Markus Vanhala on The MetalSucks Podcast #474


On this week’s MetalSucks Podcast, we’ve got Insomnium guitarist Markus Vanhala as our guest. During our chat, we discuss how the band’s latest single, “The Witch Hunter,” almost didn’t make it on the new album Anno 1696. We also learn more about the short story that inspired the concept album, as well as how he felt  releasing singles to the fanbase instead of a complete EP.

Speaking of EPs, we got Markus to share his favorite EP’s of the 90’s, how the special edition of Anno 1696 comes with an exclusive EP of bonus songs, what ideas  people feel would be “commercial suicide” working for the band, and his optimistic outlook on the future of the music industry.

Also in the episode is a discussion between Petar and Sylvia, where they tackle the sad news that Ozzy Osbourne is retiring from touring due to his health issues, Steve-O pleading with Bam Margera in hopes of choosing recovery over death, their excitement over Jason Newsted working on new heavy music, and Dee Snider’s comments on reunion tours being “lame.”

Song: Insomnium – “The Witch Hunter”
Song: Insomnium –  “White Christ” Feat. Sakis Tolis of Rotting Christ
Song:  Lord of the Lost – “Leave Your Hate In The Comments”

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