IN SOMNIA is a PROGRESSIVE MODERN METAL quartet from the picturesque Tyrolean mountains, blending influences from all modern Metal styles into a unique, dark sound.
While the lyrics deal with traumas and philosophical thoughts, the instrumentation is catchy and complex at the same time.
With the support of film music composer Christoph Manucredo, the ambitious visionaries have managed to combine brute force with a certain gloomy atmosphere, which flows into the diverse overall sound through the Groove and Core Metal influences of drummer Dominic Granegger and Djent influences of bassist Florian Bacher.
The band comments about "The Void":
"Trapped in the depths of being, a person will find neither material nor spiritual content to fill his inner void. The taste becomes pale and more is never enough. The arm of the righteous is able to pull us into the depths, as priorities seep into our lives under the guise of satisfaction. The true meaning of our existence remains hidden from us. The time we have is already forfeited.
Simon Andreas Brunner • Vocals, Guitars
Andreas Wibmer • Guitar
Florian Bacher • Bass
Dominic Granegger • Drums
Artwork • "Harlequin"
Mattias Girstmair • Echopolis Productions
Official release: Nov. 11, 2021
TRACKLIST: 01. Rollercoaster 04:29 02. Guillotine 04:34 03. Crossing Styx 02:36 04. Something Ends Something Begins 05:11 05. Breathing Soil 03:12 06. The Void 04:08 07. Harlequin 05:10 08. Onomatopoesis 04:58 09. Ripping The Veil 04:59 Total: 39:22
On the third album "Harlequin", the two virtuoso guitarists Andreas Wibmer and Simon Andreas Brunner alternate between heart-wrenching leads and pure rawness, while the vocals oscillate between whispers, screams, growls and clear vocals. When you absorb the complex music of IN SOMNIA, you hear and feel an honest soul trip. A profound experience, therefore, that reveals the thirst for newness and change so courageously that it is able to create a critical mental state. After all, the participants are by no means beginners anymore, can show an average of 16 years of experience on their instruments. IN SOMNIA are the art, they roll with the Tauernwind!
The other side of the coin: These thinking musicians have found a way of self-healing that is as individual as it is artistically special. A way in which they get rid of all negativity in life by simply letting it flow into their music. Most of the songs on "Harlequin" are based on true stories, true emotions and true pain.
IN SOMNIA are artists who paint pictures of their unique world in the air and in the hearts.
2014 • Withered-Frozen-Perished • Full-length
2017 • For the Harvest • Full-length
2021 • Harlequin • Full-length
Info and photos: METAL MESSAGE ᴳᴸᴼᴮᴬᴸ