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Insomnium releases video for “Stained in Red”; ‘Songs of the Dusk – EP’ out now

Photo credit: Terhi Ylimäinen

Insomnium are (left to right):
Markus Hirvonen: Drums
Ville Friman: Guitars
Markus Vanhala: Guitars and clean vocals
Niilo Sevänen: Bass and Vocals
Jani Liimatainen: Guitars and clean vocals

Out now! Insomnium’s Songs of the Dusk- EP, and the video for “Stained in Red” – created by The Dor Brothers ( with the help of AI:

“‘Stained in Red’ was written during the pandemic as an antidote to lighter, acoustic-orientated stuff we were coming up with. After the more mellow ‘Argent Moon – EP’, I wanted to write something more aggressive and heavier”, says Ville Friman (guitars). “Some influences from Opeth and Gojira can possibly be heard on this one, as these bands were on heavy rotation on my playlist at that time.”

Originally Songs of the Dusk was a part of the Ltd. Deluxe 2CD Artbook of Anno 1696, but it is now available separately as: Ltd. CD Digipak, LP with etching on side B and as Digital EP. Purchase your copy here: Available vinyl colors are listed below:

–black LP – available all outlets

–ltd. white LP (limited to 300 copies) – from & various other retailers

–ltd. transp. light blue LP (limited to 300 copies) – from the European bandshop

–ltd. transp. red LP (limited to 300 copies) – from the North American bandshop and available on tour

Track List:

Flowers Of The Night
Stained In Red
Song Of The Dusk

Insomnium comments: “As the album would have been too long, we left these three tracks out on the initial version, yet they are part of the ‘Anno 1696’ story and complement it and some of the gaps are being filled. ‘Songs Of The Dusk’ offers an alternative ending, so people can decide which kind of mood they prefer. This version is a bit more hopeful and less tragic, at least on a general Insomnium scale – everyone is dead…except the wolves.”

The Finnish melodeath masters are looking forward to presenting their new songs live on their extensive European headlining tour that kicks off this weekend. In addition, Insomniumjust announced Finnish shows for 2024. See below for all dates!

Contra Promotion & Feat First Management present
w/ In Mourning & Kvaen
Nov. 5, 2023 – (UK) Manchester – Club Academy
Nov. 6, 2023 – (UK) London – O2 Academy Islington
Nov. 7, 2023 – (FR) Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
Nov. 8, 2023 – (BE) Sint Niklaas – De Casino
Nov. 9, 2023 – (NL) Tilburg – 013 *SOLD OUT*
Nov. 10, 2023 – (DE) Übach Palenberg – Rockfabrik
Nov. 11, 2023 – (DE) Bremen – Tower *SOLD OUT*
Nov. 12, 2023 – (PL) Poznan – 2Progi
Nov. 13, 2023 – (PL) Krakow – Kamienna 12
Nov. 15, 2023 – (DE) Berlin – Hole 44
Nov. 17, 2023 – (HU) Budapest – Barba Negra
Nov. 18, 2023 – (CZ) Prague – Palac Akropolis
Nov. 20, 2023 – (DE) Bochum – Zeche
Nov. 21, 2023 – (DE) Leipzig – Hellraiser
Nov. 22, 2023 – (DE) Cologne – Kantine
Nov. 23, 2023 – (DE) Heidelberg – halle02
Nov. 24, 2023 – (DE) Frankfurt – Batschkapp
Nov. 25, 2023 – (IT) Milan – Legend Club
Nov. 27, 2023 – (ES) Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
Nov. 28, 2023 – (ES) Madrid – Mon
Nov. 29, 2023 – (ES) Bilbao – Santana 27
Nov. 30, 2023 – (FR) Tououse – Le Rex
Dec. 1, 2023 – (FR) Grenoble – L‘Ilyade
Dec. 2, 2023 – (FR) Strasbourg – La Laiterie
Dec. 3, 2023 – (DE) Geiselwind – MusicHall
Dec. 4, 2023 – (AT) Vienna – Szene
Dec. 5, 2023 – (DE) Hirsch – Nuremberg
Dec. 6, 2023 – (DE) München – Backstage
Dec. 7, 2023 – (DE) Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
Dec. 8, 2023 – (DE) Cham – L.A. Cham
Dec. 9, 2023 – (DE) Trier – Mergener Hof
Dec. 10, 2023 – (DE) Hamburg – Gruenspan

Insomnium Finland tour 2024
Support: Hexvessel
Feb. 22, 2024 – (FI) Jyväskylä – Lutakko
Feb. 23, 2024 – (FI) Tampere – Tullikamarin Pakkahuone
Feb. 24, 2024 – (FI) Turku – Logomo Teatro
Mar. 1, 2024 – (FI) Joensuu – Kerubi
Mar. 2, 2024 – (FI) Lahti – Möysän Musaklubi
Mar. 8, 2024 – (FI) Helsinki – Vanha Ylioppilastalo
Mar. 9, 2024 – (FI) Seinäjoki – Rymikorjaamo


Music, essentially, is a weapon to destroy the walls we built around us – and Finnish metal melancholists Insomnium are amongst its strongest wielders. Their ninth masterpiece, Anno 1696, released in early 2023 led us deep into the dark and troublesome past of Northern Europe, a time of witches, of superstition, of bloodlust and frenzy. And of werewolves. Insomnium continue the epic story of Anno 1696 on their addendum-like EP Songs of the Dusk, featuring 22 minutes of music and three more journeys into a dark and foggy past.”We simply had eleven great songs, and we thought that this material is too good to be ‘just’ bonus tracks,”Niilo Sevänen (bass, vocals) states. “They are part of the big story, so you can think of them as the director’s cut material that tells a little extra. For those who want to have more.”

Mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Orgone Studios) and mastered by Tony Lindgren (Fascination Street Studios), Anno 1696 and the matching Songs of the Dusk are by far their most accomplished, emotionally rattling, soaring achievements.

The band previously released a video for the title track of the EP, “Song of the Dusk”, here:

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