樂隊 Bands：Insomnium(FI), Orpheus Omega(AU), Pave The Path(HK)
日期Date : 17 MAY 2017
時間Time : 8:00PM
入場費 Entrance Fee：$380 (advance)
觀塘鴻圖道 80 號鴻圖工業大廈 G/F
G/F Hung To Industrial Bldg,
80 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong
Over the last decade Insomnium has slowly but surely made itself a household name among the melodic deathsters. Insomnium is a melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland, formed in 1997. These stern men have ever since redefined the boundaries of the genre. Two highly acclaimed demos already set the standard and in 2001 the band signed to UK label Candlelight Records.The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and nature. Although they are primarily a melodic death metal band, their tracks could be seen as reminiscent of doom metal, progressive metal and black metal.
At this point the founding members Markus Hirvonen (drums), Ville Friman (guitars) and Niilo Sevänen (vocals and bass) attached guitarist Ville Vänni to the band. The triumphant line-up had been born. Debut album In the Halls of Awaiting (2002) introduced a young and fierce band that combined aggression and violent riffing to melancholic atmosphere. Marriage of Scandinavian death metal and traditional Finnish tunes, catchy but progressive, melodic but brutal – these have been the Insomnium trademarks ever since. Debut was praised all over the metal world but the band still remained the Finland’s best kept secret.
With Since the Day It All Came Down (2004) the band moved further from the beaten paths of the genre. Album was darker, more challenging and the songs took meandering pathways: a rewarding journey for those who dare to take it. Exaltations followed, the prestige grew. In 2005 Insomnium made its first real tour outside Finland as they hit the shores of UK. The road had been long, narrow and rocky, but now things started to roll.
Third album Above the Weeping World (2006) was the breakthrough. Compositions and arrangements had reached a new pinnacle and the overall sound was heavier and richer. Album was tighter, meaner and more menacing than ever. Long-time friend Aleksi Munter did the epic keyboard parts which added a whole new layer to the songs. Album took the 9th spot on the Finnish album charts, Mortal Share video blared in MTV and Insomnium made long tours in Europe and North America with bands like Amorphis, Katatonia, Enslaved and Satyricon.
New album Across the Dark (2009) shows a band that knows its strenghts but isn’t afraid to evolve. Crux of the music is still melodic death metal but nuances are giving it a unique flavor. Keyboards are overwhelmingly epic and there are some stunning clean vocals by Jules Näveri. Bit of folk metal, pinch of doom, some thrashing, a whole lot of timeless melodies and progressive twists and there you have it: ingredients of the masterpiece.
Official Website: http://www.insomnium.net/
Orpheus Omega are a melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Australia. Originally called Orpheus, the band changed their name to Orpheus Omega on April 26, 2013, prior to the release of their second studio album Resillusion. The current line up consists of Chris Themelco (guitar and vocals), Joao Goncalves (guitar), Nathan Mesiti (bass), Keswick Gallagher (keyboards) and Matt Themelco (drums). The most recent album, Partum Vita Mortem was released in 2015. To date, the band has released three studio albums, one EP and two live DVDs.
Pave The Path(HK)
Pave The Path is a melodic death metal band influenced by the Scandinavian metal scene. The band is temporary based in Canada and it was founded in Hong Kong in 2011 after releasing an album as another band. The band renamed to Burn Dead By Dawn in 2013, several demos were released. With new lineup the band was renamed as Pave The Path again in early 2015 and a demo was released at the end of the year. Opening for bands such as Kalmah and Arkona in early 2016 and performed overseas in mid 2016. The band released debut EP "Order Of The Saviour" physically in August 2016, also an individual single "Touch The Sky" digitally in December 2016 which includes newer materials, live and demo tracks.