Stirring soul striptease

Base: Lienz • Austria
Genre: Progressive Modern Metal
Title: Harlequin
FFO: Omnium Gatherum, early In Flames,
Format: Album
Label: Independent
Release: November 11, 2021

• New album from one of the most independent Austrian acts
• Complex influences from Groove & Core Metal to Djent
• Dark atmospheric & moving songs with depth effect

[ "The Void" • Official music video ]

IN SOMNIA comments about the "The Void" video:
"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."

[ "Breathing Soil" • Official music video ]

The formation comments about the "Breathing Soil" video:
"The track describes the worthlessness of words as they only serve to vibrate the air and that a thinking and reflecting person carries words in itself, but these are not audible, because his/her lungs are filled with the dirt of others."

[ "Crossing Styx" • Official music video ]

The band comments about the "Crossing Styx" video:
"The song was written in the affect of loss in just one day. Contrary to the manifold convoluted lyrics of the rest of the album, it was important to reduce the lyrical output to a minimum, because the music should speak. Considering the subject, one would probably expect a more somber track, but it reflects exactly the emotion felt on Jan. 4th, 2021."

[ "Guillotine" • Official music video ]

IN SOMNIA comments about the "Guillotine" video:
"This song compares modern society to a guillotine. Despised and rejected by those whose horizon ends at the retina - a song for all free spirits, for all mentally abnormal and accordingly sentient beings ..."

[ "Rollercoaster" • Official music video ]

IN SOMNIA comments about the "Rollercoaster" video:
"We are honoured to release the first single from our album "Harlequin". Like the song, the video is also about the fight against one's addiction. In this vivid portrayal, Harlequeen (Karin Glinzner) tries to escape Habit (Alexander Eder), but as often happens in real life, this attempt fails and a certain sense of well-being in the all-too-familiar state of intoxication sets in. The song revolves around the fears and the train of thought of an addict who knows where the path taken leads, but is stuck in the prison of his own mind and perceives the situation as hopeless. Ultimately, the video allows for different perspectives and conclusions in an intentional way."

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.

[ Pic: Philipp Weger • WegerPixel Photography ]

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.

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.

[ Artwork: Mattias Girstmair • Echopolis Productions ]

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.

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Simon Andreas Brunner • Vocals, Guitars
Andreas Wibmer • Guitar
Florian Bacher • Bass
Dominic Granegger • Drums

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

2014 • Withered-Frozen-Perished • Full-length
2017 • For the Harvest • Full-length
2021 • Harlequin • Full-length

IN SOMNIA is available for Interviews via Phone, Skype & email