Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have released a music video for the title track of their new album, "Heart Like A Grave", due out on October 4. The clip was filmed in the beautiful Finnish landscape of Koli national park by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela at Kaira Films, who filmed two videos in the same session with the band in the beginning of summer.
Produced by: Vesa Ranta, Aapo Lahtela/Kaira
Films Camera assistant: Antti Mäki
Aerial videography: Jari Moilanen
Actors: Aatu Kärkkäinen, Hannu Kangas, Pirjo Valinen, Natalia Pohjanen
Filmed at Koli northern Karelia and Lamminahon talo, Vaala Finland.
INSOMNIUM comments: "'Heart Like A Grave' is the title track of our eighth album, woven of sorrow and longing. It is looking back towards the golden days of youth, when things seemed brighter, and there was still hope of better days. A theme so predominant in the Finnish lyrics throughout the ages.
"The music video was shot at the epic locations of Koli national park near our hometown Joensuu with directors Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela and Kaira Films team. It continues the same story that began in 'Valediction' video, so these two are bound together."
Consisting of 10 songs and over an hour of music, "Heart Like A Grave" evolved to be an epic tour de force of Finnish melancholy.
With four composers in the band, the sound of INSOMNIUM is now richer and more versatile than ever before.
In the name of Nordic collaboration, the Swedish wizard Jens Bogren has been doing the mixing and mastering and made "Heart Like A Grave" the best-sounding INSOMNIUM album ever.
INSOMNIUM said: "The concept of the album is to delve deep into the heart of the Finnish melancholy. We've been inspired by some of the bleakest and saddest songs, poems and tales that truly capture the essence of northern gloom. Land where the frost ravages the harvest and creeps inside the souls, summer ends before it even starts, wife leaves, little brother dies in snow on a Christmas morning, and the golden days of youth are forever gone. So there are echoes of Harmaja, Rautavaara, Vainio, Peltoniemen Hintriikka and, of course, our own petty, miserable lives."
"Heart Like A Grave" track listing:
01. Wail Of The North
06. The Offering