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FINNISH DATES / MORE EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED

We'll be doing 4-date minitour in Finland in March and dates are as follows:
10.03. (FIN) Vaasa, Leipätehdas
11.03. (FIN) Kajaani, Rock House Kulma
17.03. (FIN) Helsinki, Virgin Oil
18.03. FIN) Kouvola, Downtown

Also some additional European tour dates added to Next eurorun, we'll be doing some extra dates with Dark Tranquillity together on the Amon Amarth run. Check out the live dates!
MEXICO DATE ADDED!

We're happy to announce our first trip to Mexico - Mexico City @ Circo Volador club 31th of January with Orphaned Land & Grave. See you there!
EUROPEAN TOUR 2017 W/ AMON AMARTH & DARK TRANQUILLITY

We're proud & loud to announce the next European Tour during spring 2017 together in a very good melodic death metal alliance with the Swedes of AMON AMARTH and DARK TRANQUILLITY!

23.03.2017 Utrecht (Netherlands) - Tivoli
24.03.2017 Erfurt (Germany) - Thüringenhalle
25.03.2017 Cologne (Germany) - Palladium
26.03.2017Ravensburg (Germany) - Oberschwabenclub
27.03.2017 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
28.03.2017 Italy tbc.*
29.03.2017 Bologna (Italy) - Estragon
30.03.2017 Innsbruck (Austria) - Music Hall
31.03.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene Wien*
01.04.2017 Linz (Austria) - Posthof
02.04.2017 Graz (Austria) – Orpheum
03.04.2017 Nürnberg (Germany) – Hirsch*
04.04.2017 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Saarlandhalle
05.04.2017 Besançon (France) - La Rodia
06.04.2017 Marseille (France) - Le Cabaret Aléatoire
07.03.2017 Bordeaux (France) - Le Rocher de Palmer
08.04.2017 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
09.04.2017 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz 2*
10.04.2017 Malaga (Spain) - Paris 15
11.04.2017 Burgos (Spain) - Hangar
12.04.2017 Zaragoza (Spain) - Teatro de las Esquinas
14.04.2017 Caen (France) - Le Cargo
15.04.2017 Nancy (France) - L’Autre Canal
16.04.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob*
*) Dark Tranquillity & Omnium Gatherum only


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OMNIUM GATHERUM SIGNS WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS WORLDWIDE!

Omnium Gatherum has just signed a deal with Century Media Records. After already having signed the band with their latest album “Grey Heavens” for North America, Century Media Records is now going global and will release the upcoming albums worldwide!

Markus' comments: "We're very loud and proud to announce Omnium Gatherum signing to one of the leading legends in metal, Century Media Records! Last years have been really good for OG and joining CM tour de force is a natural next step on our path to limelight and glorification. I've known Jens and the good staff of CM many years and I know they're hardworking, honest and very nice
people to hang out, so we're very much looking forward to this shiny partnership! We wanna send out our biggest thanks and respect also to Mr. Stefan Lüdicke and Lifeforce Records for saving us back then and doing a really good job for the band many previous years. May the force be with us all & many good evil things to follow!"

Jens Prüter, Century Media Head of A&R: “It’s already 7 years ago when we first met at legendary show in my "live living room", the Turock Club in Essen, Germany. Swallow The Sun, Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum was the dream package for every fan of dark metal! We stayed in contact over all the years and I’m really happy that we now can complete the trio of this very remarkable night. The last Omnium Gatherum album "Grey Heavens turned out to be a high point of their almost 20 year long career and we all know that the band will continue to grow. I want to thank my friend and OG founding member Markus Vanhala for the trust in Century Media and I would also like to thank Stefan Lüdicke from Lifeforce Records for the great work on the last 3 albums!”


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OG ENGINE CHANGE: EXIT JARMO - ENTER TUOMO!

Omnium Gatherum is happy to announce Tuomo Latvala joining the band as a full-time drummer after one year of solid prospect member service. Tuomo is a drumming instructor at his private drum school in Turku (Southwest Finland), and currently plays also in Torture Killer. He has previously played in such bands as Demigod and Hateform.

Omnium Gatherum collectively thanks and salutes JARMO PIKKA for 18 years of solid service and brotherhood - may the force be with you!

Markus Vanhala summa summarizes:
“As many of you Omnium Gatherum fans an’ followers might have noticed, there’s been another bold-headed rhythm machine hitting the drums already over one year. Our long-time drummer and brother-in-arms Jarmo Pikka stepped out for a daddy leave last year, and since then we’ve got the amazing Tuomo Latvala as a filling-in drummer. At some point it became clear that Jarmos holiday is stretching longer and longer, so it became evident for Tuomo to step in. And why the hell not - since the show #1 with the dude it was clear that the chemistry, the energy, the friendship and the brotherhood is there. So we’re proud’n’loud and pleased to welcome the man from south-west Finland to join us east coasters! Many good things will follow soon!”

Tuomo’s words of wisdom:
“My first encounter with OG was around 2001 when they and one of my previous bands played at a same metal happening in my hometown Turku. I bought their demo CD and thought they played the crap out of the bands performing that night. We have bumped into each other every now and then, but it wasn’t until 2010 when I had a chance to get to know Markus a bit more.

My band Hateform played in Kotka and we had an afterparty and slept over at Markus’ place. It’s not a secret that Markus shared his bed with me that night and I told him not to hesitate to ask if he’d ever need my services (as a drummer). After five years or so he still remembered my words and asked if I could fill in for Jarmo on their North American tour 2015. After that I was asked to do a few more tours, festival dates and one-off shows before I was faced with a question of joining the band as a fulltime member. Apparently you can find yourself in a situation like this by spending a night together with Mr.Vanhala.

Jarmo being known as an extremely solid drummer and a longtime member of the band I feel honored to have a chance to continue where he left off. After doing a one year’s worth of shows it already feels like a second home with the guys and I’m proud to say that I’m a part of Omnium Gatherum now. I’m excited in starting to work on a new album and playing for old and new fans around the world. Cheers and see you on tour! “

Here’s some Tuomo-in-action “Nail” drum-view-cam footage from Tuska Open Air Festival in Helsinki last July:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/RQIWQOGxGwU


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ANOTHER TOKYO DATE!

Another Tokyo date added to Asian tour - 2nd of August @ Hatsudai Doors.

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70000 TONS OF METAL CRUISE CONFIRMED!

OG is going to play at the 70.000 tons of metal cruise, leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (US) to Haiti on 2-6 February 2017. See you at the Caribbeans!

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CHINA DATES ADDED TO ASIAN TOUR - FULL ASIAN TOUR 2016!

China dates added to Asian Tour 2016 - OG is happy to return the China for a second time and play shows in Shanghai, Beijing and Shen Zhen.
Here's our full Asian Tour 2016 schedule (w/ MORS PRINCIPIUM EST):
29.07. Korea - Seoul @ Dream Hall
30.07. Japan - Kyoto @ Live Buzz Kyoto
31.07. Japan - Tokyo @ Holiday
03.08. Hong Kong @ Hidden Agenda
04.08. China - Shen Zhen @ B10 Live
05.08. China - Shanghai @ MAO Livehouse
06.08. China - Beijing @ YGYS


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NEW EUROPEAN BOOKING AGENCY - DRAGON PRODUCTIONS!

We're proud and loud to announce that Omnium Gatherum have teamed up with awesome Merle Doering / Dragon Productions for European booking. Merle and team Dragon will be taking care of our live bookings in Europe, and rest of the world, excluding Finland and North America.
http://www.facebook.com/dragonproductionsofficial
http://www.dragon-productions.com
KOREA, HONG KONG & RUSSIA DATES ANNOUNCED!

We're happy to announce coming back to Korea and Russia after a lil time - as also announce playing the first OG show ever at Hong Kong as a part of our Asian tour with our Finnish fellows in melodic death, Mors Principium Est. Excited indeed!
The new dates:
29.07. Korea - Seoul @ Dream Hall
03.08. Hong Kong @ Hidden Agenda
24.09. Russia, Moscow @ Teatr
25.09. Russia, St. Petersburg @ Opera


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JAPAN DATES ANNOUNCED

Omnium Gatherum is happy to announce that we're coming back to one of our favourite countries in the world - JAPAN!
We'll be doing some co-headline dates in Japan and Asia with our fellow Finnish melodic death metallers, Mors Principium Est.
Omnium Gatherum / Mors Principium Est
30.07.2016 JPN – Kyoto @ Live Buzz Kyoto
31.07.2016 JPN – Tokyo @ Holiday


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"NEW WORLD SHADOWS" VINYL - Preorder starts TODAY!

OG's classic opus "New World Shadows" will be finally released also on vinyl format as a three different colours (Limited edition BLUE - band webshop, Limited edition WHITE - Lifeforce & Nuclear Blast webshops and the usual black)
Our webshop Madsupply
(http://www.madsupply.com/en/shop/band+merchandise/omnium+gatherum/new+world+shadows+blue+2lp+vinyl)
is having really strictly limited edition of 50 copies of BLUE VINYL, and of course the normal BLACK one.
Preorder campaign starts today, album released June 24th!


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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2016

Omnium Gatherum will return to North America for an extensive 36 gig run in November / December. We'll be supporting the Finns of Sonata Arctica with Leaves Eyes, also doing few dates with OG/Leaves Eyes only.
Check out the dates from the live section!
Tickets are now available exclusively at http://www.EnterTheVault.com.


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MORE FESTIVALS ANNOUNCED FOR SUMMER!

More Finnish festivals confirmed for summer; Tuska Open Air, Nummirock, Dark River Festival!

The festival summer so far looks like this:
17.06. Tampere Metal Meeting (FIN)
24.06. Nummirock (FIN)
02.07. Tuska Open Air (FIN)
08.07. Rock Harz Open (GER)
09.07. Sunstorm Festival (GER)
12.08. Dark River Festival (FIN)
13.08. Brutal Assault Open Air (CZ)
18.08. Summer Breeze Open Air (GER)
GREY HEAVENS HITS THE FINNISH ALBUM CHART ON POSITION 2!

We're surprised and pleased to announce that "Grey Heavens" tops the official national album chart of Finland to position nr. 2! We're amazed and thanks to all the fans who bought the album here!

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NEW HAMBURG & HELSINKI GIGS ANNOUNCED!

OG will be playing with Amorphis also on the Hamburg date 15.3. at Gruenspan! So it's almost 3 weeks in between since the previous headline gig in Hamburg, eh!
New Helsinki gig also announced to Bar Bäkkäri - Easter Annihilation Fest 25.3.
OMNIUM GATHERUM supporting AMORPHIS in Europe 6.3.-17.3.!

We're super-extremely honoured and proud to be asked to share the stage with our Finnish heroes in death metal magic - the band that kinda started it all for us too, AMORPHIS! We're extending our own European tour starting next week with these two more weeks to bring some grey heavens and black winter days coming to a town near you. Beware and be aware!

w/ AMORPHIS & Poem
06.03 Stockholm, Debaser Strand (SE)
08.03 Göteborg, Sticky Fingers (SE)
09.03 Oslo, Vulkan Arena (NO)
10.03 Drammen, Union Scene (NO)
11.03 Bergen, USF (NO)
12.03 Haugesund, Byscenen (NO)
14.03 Aarhus, Voxhall (DK)
17.03 Tilburg, 013 (NL)


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"GREY HEAVENS" RELEASED IN FINLAND TODAY!

New Omnium Gatherum album "Grey Heavens" released in Finland today 19th of February. Rest of the planet earth will follow week later, 26th of February. Get yours and n-joy the greyness!
ANOTHER TEASER TRACK "THE PIT" RELEASED

Another song released from the upcoming" GREY HEAVENS" album, it's called "The Pit" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtyERzwrrFA
"GREY HEAVENS" IS ALBUM OF THE MONTH & SOUNDCHECK WINNER @ METAL HAMMER!!!

We're proud to announce that German Metal Hammer picked "Grey Heavens" for album of the month in February issue, and the album also won the soundcheck #1 position!
"FRONTIERS" MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE!

Metal Hammer premieres the new Omnium Gatherum video "Frontiers"!

"Frontiers" is taken from the forthcoming album "Grey Heavens" that'll be released in 26th of February in Europe and North America, 17th of February in Japan and 19th of February in Finland!

Video directed by Jaakko Mäntymaa and filmed by Markus Rask.

http://www.metal-hammer.de/omnium-gatherum-video-premiere-zu-frontiers-572053

BUY "Frontiers" digisingle here:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/frontiers_itunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/frontiers_spotify
PREORDER "GREY HEAVENS"

Please preorder "Grey Heavens" CD / LP + various exclusive bundle packs from these locations:

* Mad Supply - Official Omnium Gatherum webshop
(CD / LP + exclusive casket box including t-shirt/girlie + band signed story sheet + wristband + badge + sticker) :
http://shop.omniumgatherum.org/

* EMP
(CD/LP + exclusive T-shirt):
http://www.smarturl.it/greyheavens_emp

* LevykauppaX / RecordstoreX
(CD / LP + exclusive T-shirt):
http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/omnium_gatherum/grey_heavens/#449808
http://www.recordshopx.com/artist/omnium_gatherum/grey_heavens/#449808

* Lifeforce webstore:
http://smarturl.it/greyheavens_lfr

* iTunes:
http://smarturl.it/greyheavens_itunes
FIRST WORDS OF PRAISE ABOUT "GREY HEAVENS" ONLINE!

First reviews about "Grey Heavens" already popped up;

10/10 Negatief.de ( http://negatief.de/review/omnium-gatherum-grey-heavens/ )
10/10 Metal Temple ( http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/o_2/omnium-gatherum-grey.htm )
9/10 Heavylaw ( http://www.heavylaw.com/albums/119284/grey-heavens/ )
CENTURY MEDIA, MARQUEE AVALON AND DOPE ENTERTAINMENT LICENSES "GREY HEAVENS" TO EXCLUSIVE TERRITORIES!

"Grey Heavens" will be released worldwide by Lifeforce Records in 26th of February, except in Finland 19th of February.

Century Media Records will release the album in North American on 26th of February, Marquee Avalon will release the album in Japan / Taiwan on 17th of February and Dope Entertainment will release the album in South Korea!
EUROPEAN TOUR 2016

Omnium Gatherum is happy and proud to announce first European tour trek in support for "Grey Heavens" album in feb/march 2016!

It's a 10-date co-headline tour Omnium Gatherum with Draconian, and support coming from Year Of The Goat and Oceanwake, so it's gonna be Finnish / Swedish death match with this band line-up!

" We cannot wait to hit the road again with a turbo loaded set list including stuff from the new upcoming "Grey Heavens" album! Even though it's only about 2 months that we played the last show of our 150 -date "Beyond the World" tour that took us around the planet and from coast to coast. Co-headlining in Europe with Draconian sounds like a lot of fun and finally we get to play also a longer set in mainland Europe, which is cool for both the fans and the band! See you soon on the road people! ", comments Markus Vanhala.

"TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN" European Tour 2016

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Omnium Gatherum
Draconian
Year Of The Goat
Oceanwake

25.02. - Hamburg, Rock Cafe> (DE)
26.02. - Weinheim, Cafe Zentral (DE)
27.02. - Berlin, K17 (DE)
28.02. - Wroclaw, Liverpool Club (PL)
29.02. - Krakow, Rotunda Club (PL)
01.03. - Bratislava, Randal Club (SK)
02.03. - Budapest, Durer Kert (HU)
03.03. - Vienna, Escape Metalcorner (AT)
04.03. - Munich, Backstage (DE)
05.03. - Oberhausen, Helvete (DE)

Presented by Napalm Records, Metal Hammer, Sonic Seducer, EMP, Metal.de & Lifeforce Records


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OMNIUM GATHERUM - "Grey Heavens" out in FEBRUARY!

New album will be called "GREY HEAVENS" and it is set to be released on February 26th 2016 in Europe (Finland 19th of Feb!) thru Lifeforce Records!

"GREY HEAVENS" Track list:
1. The Pit
2. Skyline
3. Frontiers
4. Majesty and Silence
5. Rejuvenate!
6. Foundation
7. The Great Liberation
8. Ophidian Sunrise
9. These Grey Heavens
10. Storm Front

More info and details with North American & Asian releases et all coming soon!

Preorder bundles available at:

* Mad Supply - Official Omnium Gatherum webshop shipping worldwide: http://shop.omniumgatherum.org/

* EMP (CD | Limited 2LP | Bundle Pack now available for pre-ordering in Europe through EMP): http://www.smarturl.it/greyheavens_emp


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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2015 - updates!

There's some minor changes for our upcoming August / September North American with INSOMNIUM.

Kansas City date added, West Springfield changed to Richmond and Albany to Clifton Park. The updated tour schedule here below

OMNIUM GATHERUM / INSOMNIUM
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2015

09. Aug - Heavy Montreal Festival, Montreal, QUE
11. Aug - Gramercy Theater, New York, NY
12. Aug - Canal Club, Richmond, VA
13. Aug - The Palladium, Worcester, MA
14. Aug - Trick Shot & Billiards, Clifton Park, NY
15. Aug - Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
16. Aug - Token Lounge, Westland, MI
17. Aug - Mojoes, Joliet, IL
18. Aug - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
19. Aug - The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
21. Aug - TBA (venue change), Edmonton, AL
22. Aug - Nite Owl, Calgary, AL
23. Aug - Red Room, Vancouver, BC
24. Aug - El Corazon, Seattle, WA
25. Aug - Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
26. Aug - Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA
27. Aug - Whiskey A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
28. Aug - Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
29. Aug - LVCS, Las Vegas, NV
30. Aug - Club Red, Mesa, AZ
01. Sep - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
02. Sep - The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
03. Sep - Expo Five, Louisville, KY
04. Sep - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
05. Sep - Garrison, Toronto, ON
06. Sep - Ritual, Ottawa, ON
07. Sep - Le Cercle, Quebec City, QUE
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2015

We're happy to announce our return to North America with our fellow Finnish brothers in melodeath, INSOMNIUM. The tour will start from Heavy Montreal Festival from Canada and run thru 26 gigs over USA and Canada. Tickets can be purchased already via: http://www.enterthevault.com/

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