"... prepare for a musical onslaught ... dynamic ... fireworks ... virtuosic ... exciting leads and pure rawness, while the vocals oscillate between whispers, screams, growls and clean vocals ... the sound of 'Harlequin' is very powerful ... extremely rhythmic and with melodies that seem to come from the most classic books of metal music ... there is no lack of melodic solos that make the album even spicier ..."
Lienz • Austria
Progressive Modern Metal
Omnium Gatherum, early In Flames, Agathodaimon
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
[ "Rollercoaster" • Official music video ]
IN SOMNIA comments about:
"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.
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.
IN SOMNIA • Online:
Simon Andreas Brunner • Vocals, Guitars
Andreas Wibmer • Guitar
Florian Bacher • Bass
Dominic Granegger • Drums
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
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