Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM will release their new album, “Winter’s Gate”, on September 23 via Century Media. A concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song, the effort is built around a short story, “Winter’s Gate” (“Talven Portti” in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The compelling short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near.

The cover artwork for “Winter’s Gate” was created by Teemu Tähkänen and can be seen below.

The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.

“Winter’s Gate” is currently being mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB studio in Sweden.

INSOMNIUM‘s latest album, “Shadows Of The Dying Sun”, was released in April 2014 in North America via Century Media. All the drums were recorded at studio SF Sound with Kimmo Perkkiö while the rest of the instruments were laid down at studio Korkeakoski with Teemu Aalto. André Alvinzi of Fascination Street Studios took care of the mix, with Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers overseeing the mastering. The artwork was once again created by Wille Naukkarinen.