Insomnium debuts new single/video, “White Christ” – feat. Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ)

Announces North American co-headlining tour with Enslaved

On February 24th, Finnish metal melancholists Insomnium will release their ninth full-length, Anno 1696, via Century Media Records. Based on a short story by Niilo Sevänen (bass/vocals), Anno 1696 is woven with sorrow and the last crumbling vestiges of hope. For a preview of this upcoming album, the new single, “White Christ” (feat. Rotting Christ‘s Sakis Tolis) can be streamed now here, and the video (directed by Riivata) can be viewed here:

Guitarist Markus Vanhala comments about the track: “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/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.”

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

Soon after Anno 1696‘s release, Insomnium will return to North America for a co-headlining tour with Enslaved, plus Black Anvil as support. See below for all dates! Tickets will go on sale Friday (Dec. 16th) at 10AM local time. Tickets and VIP upgrades are available from: 

Insomnium + Enslaved Co-headline Tour 2023 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

Pre-order Anno 1696 as a 2CD Artbook Edition, 2LP+CD in gatefold with etching on D-side, 2LP in gatefold (USA only), CD jewel-case or digital album here:

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