In Somnia: From the picturesque Tyrolean mountains!

In Somnia - Guillotine

The guillotine is named after the doctor and politician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin in 1792. As early as the thirteenth century, became a forerunner of the guillotine invented. It was only during the the French revolution that the guillotine became infamous!

Guillotine or guillotine is a French device intended to carry out the execution of death row inmates by beheading. It consists of a tall, standing frame with a hanging later obliquely sharp blade (about 40 kg). The blade is hoisted to the top of the frame with a rope and held there until the victim’s head is placed on a secured strap. Then loosen the rope so that the heavy blade falls (about 2-3 meters) and cuts off the head at the neck.

What exactly does a method of execution in a music article have to do? The answer is the band In Somnia and the track Guillotine,

In Somnia comments about Guillotine: «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 …».


Simon Andreas Brunner • Vocals, Guitars

Andreas Wibmer • Guitar

Florian Bacher • Bass

Dominic Granegger • Drums

In somnia are a modern prog metal band. The quartet from the picturesque Tyrolean mountains, blending influences from all modern Metal styles into a unique, dark sound. 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.


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

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.


About Ulf Backstrøm (7231 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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