Insomnium's Markus Vanhala unleashes fretboard fury in The Witch Hunter playthrough

Markus Vanhala
(Image credit: Insomnium)

Earlier this month, Finnish metal heroes Insomnium dropped Anno 1969 – the latest addition to their discography and the most recent extended display of guitarist Markus Vanhala’s awe-inspiring compositional and performance chops.

Though present throughout the album’s sprawling blend of melodic death metal, Vanhala’s playing prowess is particularly present in Anno 1969’s final single, The Witch Hunter, which sees Insomnium’s resident six-string specialist let loose for a five-minute fretboard throwdown.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.