One of 2016’s most ambitious releases, Insomnium took the band into uncharted territory with not only a concept album but what lay behind it was a story that was completely original, put together by the band’s singer Niilo Sevanen. Bringing 2017 to a close with their Headbangers Ball tour, I was lucky enough to be able to speak to Niilo and ask him some questions about the new record.
Part fiction, part fact Winter’s Gate is wholly Insomnium. Bringing some of the best elements that we have come to know and love from the band, its a defiant statement that the band remain at the very top of their Melodic Death Metal peers. Having been a personal highlight of mine last year, it pleased me immensely to be able to speak to the orchestrator behind its creation.
Following their absolutely brilliant set at London’s Forum, I hopped upstairs whilst Overkill were blaring on the main stage to have a quick chat with Niilo and unlock the secrets of Winter’s Gate and even the possibility of a new album sooner than we might think…
Insomnium’s incredible Winter’s Gate is out right now via Century Media!