Having been around for twenty years now, it never ceases to amaze just how under the radar Finnish melodic maestros Omnium Gatherum have flown. While not receiving the same level of recognition as some of their fellow countrymen (Children of Bodom, Insomnium, Nightwish), Omnium Gatherum has persisted and continued to grow musically with each of their releases. Not quite content to sit in their assigned genre of “melodic death metal”, the band has incorporated several elements from different genres to create their own unique sound, which is exemplified on their latest release, ‘Grey Heavens’. (Click Here To Read Our Review)
Recently Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with Omnium Gatherum founding member Markus Vanhala. He discusses new album ‘Grey Heavens’, 2 decade long journey, fan response to new music and how they incorporate several elements from different genres to create a unique sound. Markus also talks about the importance of song structure and placement, guitar tone, gear he used during the recording process and keyboard/guitar solos on the album. Markus also throws light on Jukka Pelkonen‘s vocals, upcoming European tour, summer festivals, upcoming INSOMNIUM album which the band is currently working on and much more.
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