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 , 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."