Finnish melodic death metal pioneers INSOMNIUM release their new single, “The Antagonist,” and announce their new EP “Argent Moon,” which will be released worldwide on September 17th via Century Media Records. Watch the video for “The Antagonist” HERE
“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,” states INSOMNIUM frontman Niilo Sevänen about “Argent Moon.“
“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 creep 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.”
“The Antagonist” follows the release of “The Conjurer“ and “The Reticent“, which are all featured on the 4 track EP. Watch the music video for “The Conjurer” HERE and “The Reticent” HERE.
“Argent Moon” will be available as a Ltd. CD Digipak, LP+CD, and as a digital album. All physical formats can be pre-ordered HERE as of now.
The vinyl version will be available in the following colors and limitations:
- Black vinyl, unlimited
- Sky blue vinyl, limited to 200 copies worldwide, available at CMDistro
- Silver vinyl, limited to 200 copies worldwide, only available at the official band store
- Ultra clear vinyl, limited to 500 copies worldwide, only available at the official band store
INSOMNIUM is Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars), Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass), Markus Vanhala(guitars) and Jani Liimatainen (guitars, vocals).