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Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice
2/9/2010

Venus Doom
9/18/2007

Dark Light
9/27/2005
 
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HIM 3 Song Packet Available For Rock Band
March 18, 2010
On February 23rd, Finland's hard-rock heroes HIM and Sire/Reprise teamed up with MTV Games and Harmonix to release a brand-new downloadable content of three HIM tracks, including their new single "Heartkiller," for the Rock Band Music Store in connection with HIM being Xbox's featured artist for the month of March. The other downloadable tracks are "Ode to Solitude" and "Wings of a Butterfly."

Now the band is asking their fans around the world to help them set the record for the largest global Rock Band performance in history. On March 25th fans can make a video of themselves performing "Heartkiller" between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET and upload it to the HIM's YouTube channel within 24 hours beginning at 10 p.m. ET to be entered into an official contest at which time the members of HIM will choose the Top 5 best performance videos. The band is asking fans to film their performances and post them at the same time in order to set the world record for the largest global Rock Band performance ever. (Videos should be tagged "Official HIM Rock Band Entry.")

The contest's winners will receive a copy of the Rock Band 2 music video game, plus a copy of HIM's new album 'Screamworks: Love In Theory & Practice', featuring "Heartkiller" and "Ode to Solitude." "Wings of a Butterfly" is from the band's 2005 album 'Dark Light'. There will be three contest winners online and 10 contest winners with radio stations across the country. Don't have Rock Band at home? Record your entry at Official Rock Band Bar Night Venues nationwide on March 25th (www.rockband.com/local).

'Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice', HIM's seventh studio album and the follow up to 2007's 'Venus Doom', bowed at No. 1 on the Hard Rock chart and No. 2 on both the Rock and Alternative charts. 'Screamworks', which was released by Sire Records on February 9th, also debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Tickets are on sale now for the band's spring North American tour in support of 'Screamworks'. Please visit www.heartagram.com for dates and details.
 
 
 
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HIM Presents Fans With Video For 'Like St. Valentine'
January 29, 2010
Finnish rockers HIM have presented their fans with an early Valentines Day present in the form of a new video for "Like St. Valentine" - see it below. The song comes off the band's seventh studio album Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, which will be released on Sire Records February 9th. The band promise MANY more videos in the next few weeks for many of the 13 tracks from the new album. As part of that series Ville recently sat down and discussed the meaning behind the song "Love, The Hardest Way." The interview can be seen here.

Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice
is the follow-up to Venus Doom, which debuted at No. 12 in the US and was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Boxed/Special Limited Edition Packaging."

HIM
will kick off a North American tour March 26th in Philadelphia and finish up in New York on May 7th.

Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice
tracklisting is as follows:
01. In Venere Veritas
02. Scared To Death
03. Heartkiller
04. Dying Song
05. Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)
06. Love, The Hardest Way
07. Katherine Wheel
08. In The Arms Of Rain
09. Ode To Solitude
10. Shatter Me With Hope
11. Acoustic Funeral (For Love In Limbo)
12. Like St. Valentine
13. The Foreboding Sense Of Impending Happiness
 
 
 
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HIM Premieres 'Heartkiller' Video
January 10, 2010
Iconic Finnish rockers HIM have just released a new video for "Heartkiller," the first single off their upcoming album 'Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice'. The new album, which was produced by Matt Squire (The Used, Saosin, All Time Low), will be the HIM's seventh full length record over their 13 year career.

HIM
frontman Ville Valo recently sat down with Metal Hammer magazine to discuss the forthcoming album saying, "Lyrically, it's the most sexual [album], the most horny one, we've ever made. The horny and the horned. Like the Impaled Nazarene song. It's got that and a sense of immediacy: 'I want it now, now, now.' It's not about being poetic or forlorn about something that is about to happen, it's actually about something that is happening at this very moment in time."

He added, "I like the immediacy of it. There's a lot of information put in short songs and they don't let go. That was the whole vibe for me. You should have seen me working the vocals out in the middle of the night, amongst my taxidermy owls in the tower screaming my guts out, unable to stop until 9:00 a.m. and then sleeping on a couch for two hours before starting again. So the whole process of the album is very close to that mental boner that just didn't go away."

'Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice'
will hit stores in the U.S. on February 9th. For more information on HIM, visit their official site at www.heartagram.com.

'Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice'
Track List:
1. In Venere Veritas
2. Scared to Death
3. Heartkiller
4. Dying Song
5. Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)
6. Love, the Hardest Way
7. Katherine Wheel
8. In the Arms of Rain
9. Ode to Solitude
10. Shatter Me With Hope
11. Acoustic Funeral (For Love in Limbo)
12. Like St. Valentine
13. The Foreboding Sense of Impending Happiness
 
 
 
 
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HIM Premieres New Track On Myspace
December 4, 2009
"Heartkiller," the new single from Sire Records' goth-rock heroes HIM, will premiere in the United States on MySpace on December 4th. The track is the first single from the band's upcoming new album, 'Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice', which will be released by Sire Records on February 9th, 2010. Recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, the album was produced by Matt Squire (Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Saosin) and mixed by Neal Avron (Linkin Park, Weezer, Fall Out Boy).

'Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice'
is HIM's seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2007's 'Venus Doom', which debuted at No. 12 in the U.S. and was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Boxed/Special Limited Edition Packaging." In 2007, HIM, which is Ville Valo (vocals), Mige (bass), Linde (guitar), Burton (keyboards), and Gas (drums) supported Metallica in Europe before joining the Linkin Park-headlined Projekt Revolution tour across America, and headlined its own U.S. theater tour. The band's 2005 album 'Dark Light' has the distinction of being the first album by a Finnish band to be certified gold in the U.S.

For more about HIM, please visit their official website, www.heartagram.com, their myspace page www.myspace.com/heartagram, and their official online store, http://www.heartagram.com/product/?cmpid=myspaceheader/shop.
 
 
 
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HIM DVD To Be Released On April 29th
March 18, 2008
The upcoming DVD release from Finnish love metallers HIM, entitled 'Digital Versatile Doom: Live from the Orpheum Theater XXXVII A.S.' is set to hit stores on April 29th. The footage was shot at The Orpheum Theater during their Los Angeles stop of the "Venus Doom Tour". Viewers will get to go on stage as well as backstage with Ville and the band as they give one of their most passionate shows to date.

Also featured on the DVD, watch the journey of HIM's biggest fans as they go to Seattle to meet their heroes, check out a Heartagram photo gallery and watch as Ville recounts the journey that was 'Venus Doom'. 'Digital Versatile Doom' also features a second audio disc with the full live performance from The Orpheum Theater with a 16 page booklet of original art and images.

The only place to pre-order the DVD/CD, with a limited edition flipbook, is www.heartagram.com.

For more information on the new DVD check out www.digitalversatiledoom.com.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1995
HOME TOWN: Finland
MEMBERS:
Ville Valo (vocals)
Bad Mige (bass)
Linde (guitar)
Gas Lipstick (drums)
Burton (keyboards)

Formed in 1995, the multi-platinum selling Finnish band HIM forges the path on a true quest for the reinvention of goth rock. In their creation of songs in the vein of bands such as Sisters of Mercy and Black Sabbath, HIM uses a distinctive combination of alternately haunting and jarring melodies as well as inspired, poetic lyrics to mark their musical ground. Vocalist and songwriter Ville Valo was the band's founding member, alongside Bad Mige (bass), Linde (guitar), Gas Lipstick (drums), and Zoltan Pluto (keyboards) - who was later replaced by Burton . HIM bring this unique brand of music to the U.S., for their first wide release of Razorblade Romance, through Universal Records on 10/28/03. The band found their way to Universal through Jimmy Franks Recording Company, a label run by HIM fan - Jimmy Pop of The Bloodhound Gang, for more comprehensive exposure to the American market. The EP 666 Ways to Love was the group's first recording and bowed in late 1996, attaining considerable praise within their native Scandinavian market. One year later, Greatest Love Songs, Vol. 666 solidified their cult status throughout the region and was the debut of the band's critically acclaimed �rocked-up� cover of "Wicked Game," a Chris Isaak original. The band set out on an extensive touring campaign to further strengthen their fan-base. At the turn of the millennium, the European version of Razorblade Romance, produced by John Fryer (White Zombie, Nine Inch Nails), hit record stores. Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights, the band's third full-length disc, arrived in late 2001, followed by the band�s current European album, Love Metal. HIM came to the U.S. with considerable European success under their belts. With fans in the international press like Kerrang! and Metal Hammer as well as celebrity admirers like actress Juliette Lewis (who appears in one of their European videos), Ozzy Osbourne (who has invited the band to tour with him) and Bam Margera (of CKY and Jackass fame, who put HIM�s music in his videos), the band are poised to conquer the U.S. rock scene. The Heartagram, the band�s signature visual - a combination of pentagram and heart - is the symbol that represents the band�s name for their sound - LOVE METAL. Love Metal is Depeche Mode meets Dimmu Borgir in a David Lynch movie� According to Ville �Love Metal is music that includes elements of pop, metal, goth, glam� it�s music inspired by the feelings you have before the first touch, before the first kiss. Love Metal is like the movie poster for Gone With The Wind, you know, except having Lemmy Kilminster embracing Madonna in the sunset.� The band�s name, or their use of 666 however demonic looking, has nothing to do with any religious beliefs or ideologies. For Ville and HIM 666 is all about contradictions, the Good and the Evil in love. They speak of love that is larger than life and yet very close to death, the never-ending duel between the carnal and the pure spiritual sides. �That is why Romeo and Juliet are the hero and heroine in our music,� says Ville. That becomes very clear when listening to �Join Me In Death,� the epic gothic romance track on the album. Though ample homage is paid to goth and romance, there is certainly no lack of rock swagger on the album. �Your Sweet Six Six� conjures a �dirty� �LA rock� feel. �Right Here In My Arms,� a European hit, is a hard-charging rocker as well. �We are from the middle of nowhere, our traditional music has always been melancholic,� says Ville �But we were inspired by Black Sabbath and Type O Negative when writing our first album. They introduced us to the possibility of mixing doomy music with heavy music� you can hear it in that record.� Reflecting on the timing of HIM�s assault on the U.S., Ville said �I think it is great now, what is going on with Evanescence, and on a smaller scale Lacuna Coil and The Gathering� the time is right for our kind of music.� The HIM crew look forward to touring the U.S. and playing to American audiences. �I can�t wait to get on the road,� says Ville �I have only seen New York, LA and Philadelphia (when HIM played with CkY at one of Bam�s video release parties) and I look forward to seeing the rest of the country.� Judging from the number of people who buy their albums on import and fly over to the UK and Europe to see the band play, it is plain to see that the U.S. is looking forward to seeing HIM.