We spent end of the May on mixing the album at Fantom Studio. All in all, this phase went quite smoothly and we did not encounter any bigger problems. Samu set the basic sounds alone in the morning after we listened the songs and gave our opinions concerning the balance and sound levels. I think we used approximately two weeks for the mix this time and it turned out to be quite exact approximation of time we needed. We also shoot some nice promo pictures in a nearby swamp with Terhi Ylimäinen (http://www.feelthedarkness.com/) during one weekend of the mix.
Mastering was again done in the famous Finnvox studios at Helsinki with Minerva Pappi. We used basically one day for the job after Minerva did some small adjustments. We also used some time to shoot some interviews for the limited edition of the Across the Dark with our dear friend Harri Pikka from Omnium Gatherum (http://www.omniumgatherum.org/) during the mastering session. Effective use of time, indeed. All in all, everything went smoothly and we are really happy with the ending result!
Now that Wille Naukkarinen (http://www.ghostbrigade.net/hollowman/) have just finished the cover art and everything else seems to be also in order all I can say is that we feel very, very relieved! Making this album was again one hell of a job. However, we feel very confident that this is really exceptional piece of music and are really looking forward to releasing to hands of fans worldwide. The album will be stores in the beginning of the September after we will start touring first Finland and then hopefully rest of the Europe. We also hope that we can make it to USA again. In the meanwhile check some samples from new Insomnium e-card HERE!