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H.I.M.

Formed: 1995
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Download 2013

The organizers of the Download festival have announced a further six additions to next year's edition of the event, which will be headlined by Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The new names include legends such as Motorhead and Alice In Chains, as well as Queens of the Stone Age, Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Gaslight Anthem and Finnish outfit, H.I.M.

The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th-16th and will be the eleventh year of the festival. The lineup is presently as follows:

Slipknot (Headliner)
Iron Maiden (Headliner)
Rammstein (Headliner)
Alice In Chains
The Gaslight Anthem
H.I.M.
Motorhead
Thirty Seconds To Mars

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H.I.M. To Release Remixes Album

H.I.M have released the tracklisting for its forthcoming remix album comprised of material from their latest effort, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice". The remix release, titled "SWRMXS,"will see a December 7th release.

“SWRMXS” will feature the following track listing:
1. In Venere Veritas (Huoratron Remix)
2. In The Arms Of Rain (SALEM Remix)
3. The Foreboding Sense Of Impending Happiness (Morgan Page Remix)
4. Ode to Solitude (Gavin Russom Remix)
5. Heartkiller (The Mercyfvcks Remix)
6. Love, The Hardest Way (Tiësto Remix)
7. Shatter Me With Hope (oOoOO Remix)
8. Dying Song” (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix)
9. Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness) (VV Remix)
10. Scared To Death (Diamond Cut Remix)
11. Acoustic Funeral / Like St. Valentine / Katherine Wheel (OO Megamix)

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Sabbath/Deep Purple/Maiden Supergroup To Record

Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan will be recording together again along with Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain and Deep Purple's Jon Lord to benefit an Armenian music school. Recording under the moniker WHOCARES, the first charity single will be titled "Out of my Mind."

In 1989 Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan were involved in the recording of the Deep Purple track "Smoke on The Water." This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988.

In October of last year both Tony and Ian travelled to Armenia to see how the funds raised had helped the local community. On their trip they visited a music school only to find it being run out of temporary accommodation, it was only location not to have been rebuilt 20 years after the earthquake had struck.

Tony and Ian will be heading back into the studio, joined by Jon Lord (ex Deep Purple / Whitesnake) and Nicko McBrain (drummer of Iron Maiden) to record a new track to raise money to rebuild the Armenian music school.

More recently bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica, Flotsam & Jetsam, Voivod, etc.) and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström (H.I.M.), have added their parts to the track "Out Of My Mind" from the all-star charity project.

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Twenty Two More Bands Confirmed For Download 2010

The organisers of Britains Download festival has announced a further twenty two additions to this years lineup. Glam metal veterans Ratt and Cinderella will be performing at the event, as will British heavy metal icons Saxon. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Hellyeah, H.I.M., Airbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Y&T, Unearth, Steel Panther, Job For A Cowboy, A Day To Remember, Lawnmower Deth, Coheed & Cambria, 36 Crazyfists, Dommin, Whitechapel, Taking Dawn, August Burns Red, The Blackout, Rise To Remain and We Are The Fallen.

The festival takes place at Donington Park and will be held from friday the 11th of June to sunday the 13th. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones and Them Crooked Vultures, as well as headlining acts AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith.

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Play Rock Band 2 with H.I.M.

H.I.M. will be participating in Xbox 360's "Game with Fame," giving fans a chance to play Rock Band 2 with them. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Time: 9PM-11PM EST / 6PM-8PM PST
Game: Rock Band 2
Gamertags: HIM GwF (space between HIM and GwF)

Send a friend request to the above Gamertag and be online half an hour before (8:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts.

The band will also do a signing at Hot Topic at the Deptford Mall on March 25th. Purchase the new H.I.M. CD, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice," or any H.I.M. t-shirt at the Deptford Mall Hot Topic and get a wristband that guarantees the opportunity to meet the band.

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We Are The Fallen Sets Release Date For New Album

We Are The Fallen, the band made up of several former Evanescence members who took part in the band's break through smash album, "Fallen," will release their debut album "Tear The World Down" on May 11th, 2010. The band has already uncorked their first single, "Bury Me Alive," making it available exclusively for the digital domain in the beginning of February.

The five-some is comprised of the original members of multi-platinum trailblazing band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by breakout American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O'Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out the band.

The group has also lined up a spring tour, their debut U.S. road trek in support of Finnish rock band H.I.M., which rolls out in later March The 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 26th, crashing multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago, IL on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th. Los Angeles bands' Dommin and Drive A will also be joining We Are The Fallen and H.I.M. on teh upcoming tour.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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H.I.M. Updates U.S. Tour Schedule

H.I.M. has added a new date to the US Tour on April 6th at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI. Tickets to that show are available here.

H.I.M.'s San Diego, CA show on April 25th has now been moved to April 22nd. More information can be found here.

H.I.M.'s seventh full-length album, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice," will hit stores in the U.S. on February 9th

The upcoming tour dates with We Are the Fallen are as follows: More...

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We Are The Fallen Readies First Single and Tour

Universal Republic Records' We Are The Fallen will unleash their first single, "Bury Me Alive," exclusively via the digital domain on February 2nd. The fivesome is comprised of the original members of multiplatinum band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O’Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out We Are The Fallen.

The group is already preparing to give fans a live taste of the reportoire fueling their upcoming Universal Republic debut album, due out later in the year - hitting the road in support of Finnish rock stalwarts H.I.M. The extensive, 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 27th, hurtling through multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago IL, on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA, on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th.

Guitarist Ben Moody has been publicly crediting the group's unique chemistry as the driving force behind We Are The Fallen, describing Carly Smithson's role as a "true partner," and a key component to We Are The Fallen's overall sound. Moody left the platinum-plus breakthrough rock act Evanesence in 2003, and has since co-written major hits for Chris Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others. Evanescence’s groundbreaking 2003 album, "Fallen," spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide, and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.

For Smithson, We Are The Fallen completes her dream - after exiting American Idol - of becoming a creative force in a "vital" band environment. Carly Smithson was a sixth place finisher during Season 7 of the television series American Idol.

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H.I.M. Announces North American Tour

H.I.M. has announced dates for the upcoming North American tour this spring in support of their seventh full-length album, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice," which is set for a February release.

Tour dates are as follows:

Mar. 26 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore @ TLA
Mar. 27 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Mar. 28 Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr. 01 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Apr. 02 Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo
Apr. 03 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Apr. 07 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Apr. 09 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Apr. 10 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 14 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Center
Apr. 16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 17 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Apr. 18 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Apr. 20 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Apr. 21 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 23 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern LG
Apr. 24 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Apr. 25 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 27 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
Apr. 29 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 30 Houston, TX - House of Blues
May 02 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
May 04 North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
May 07 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May 08 New York, NY - Irving Plaza

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H.I.M. Premieres "Heartkiller" Music Video Online

Finnish "love metalers" H.I.M. 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. You can check out the music video below:

H.I.M. 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. Here's the complete tracklisting:

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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H.I.M. Announces Two Soundwave Off-Dates

With a new album on the way in February, H.I.M. will be performing two clubs only on the back of their Soundwave 2010 appearances. Here are the show details:

Tue 23rd Feb – HIM @ The Forum, Sydney w/ TBA
Thu 25th Feb – HIM @ HiFi Bar, Melbourne w/ TBA

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Deftones Charity Auction For Chi Launched

The previously announced charity auction for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng went live earlier in the week. Chi has been in a semi-conscious state since being involved in a horrific accident in November 2008, and his family has accumulated an overwhelming amount of medical bills that insurance does not entirely cover. It is Deftones' mission to raise significant funds to help ensure Chi's recovery by playing two very special benefit shows in Hollywood on 11/19 and 11/20, and also by launching a benefit auction in conjunction with CharityBuzz.com.

More information has been revealed on the stuff being auctioned. The auction features many special items generously donated by an array of Deftones' friends including Metallica, System of a Down, Blink 182, HIM, Slayer and many more.

Some highlights include:

-A day in the studio with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 to produce a track for your band
-Flyaway to Helsinki, Finland to attend HIM's sold-out New Year's Eve show. Includes meet-and-greet with the band, round-trip flight, and hotel for two nights.
-Signed ESP guitar from Metallica
-John Dolmayan's (System of a Down) personal Tama drum kit, autographed by John
-Signed gear from Deftones
-Signed Slayer motorcycle helmet autographed by members of Slayer
-Pair of three-day general admission and VIP passes to Coachella Festival 2010
-Autographed ESP guitar from My Chemical Romance

In addition to the items already launched today, another batch of items will launch next Tuesday, November 24th. The auction can be found at CharityBuzz.com/BenefitforChi and will conclude on December 8th.

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More Roadrunner United DVD Footage Posted Online

Another clip from the forthcoming Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online. You can check it out below. The DVD chronicles the one night only concert when members of the Roadrunner roster, past and present, joined forces to perform classic songs from Roadrunner history. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Another Roadrunner United DVD Clip Posted Online

Another clip of the Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online and is available for viewing below. The DVD contains a full live concert aswell as backstage footage and interviews and features the following tracklisting:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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New Roadrunner United DVD Clips Posted Online

Previews of the forthcoming Roadrunner United have been posted online and are available to view below. The DVD features an all-star lineup of Roadrunner Records alumni and members of the current roster performing some of the biggest songs ever to be released by Roadrunner Records. The DVD also features a 75 minute documentary which includes behind the scenes footage and interviews.

The tracklisting for the concert is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Just For Fun

Ville Valo To Play A Hippo In Madagascar 2

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo will be in the animated movie sequel "Madagascar Escape 2 Africa." Ville will reportedly be voicing a hippo in the movie alongside Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Wicked Wisdom frontwoman Jada Pinkett Smith.

UPDATE: according to commenter Hevonen Lääkäri, Valo will be doing voice in the Finnish-dubbed version of Madagascar 2 for the character of Moto-moto, who - according to the IMDB - in the original English version of the animated movie is voiced by Will.I.Am (Black Eyed Peas). The original article on Metal Hammer made no such distinction, but Valo is also not listed in the credits on the IMDB for the film either.

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Scuzz Posts Interviews From Download Festival

British music channel Scuzz has recently uploaded interviews with bands that played at the recent British Download Festival 2008 in Donington Park. The interviews up so far on their site, Scuzz.com, are In Flames, 36 Crazyfists, Coheed & Cambria, Children Of Bodom, HIM, Ash, Brigade, Biffy Clyro, A Day To Remember and Jimmy Eat World with more to uploaded soon.

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More Acts Confirmed For Download Festival 2008

A posting on the official Download festival website has confirmed that six more bands have been announced. Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is one of the acts confirmed who has been away from the UK for many years. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been added to the bill aswell as have southern rock favourites Black Stone Cherry. Irish Indie band Ash are also announced as have Elliot Minor. Finally, drum and bass act Pendulum are scheduled to perform.

This year's lineup has been the most controversial one yet. Many fans in the UK have been complaining of its choice of headliners and other acts with more British metal festival goers deciding to attend foreign festivals than before. More...

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More Bands Announced For Download 2008

The Download website has announced some more bands for this years festival. Metal and rock fans who have been previously disapointed and even angry will probably not find any comfort in the latest batch of acts confirmed for the festival. Bullet For My Valentine, Madina Lake, Fightstar, Seether and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as the latest additions to the British festival.

The full line up so far is as follows:
KISS (headliners)
The Offspring (headliners)
Lost Prophets (headliners)
Judas Priest (special guests)
36 Crazyfists
A Day To Remember
Alesana
Alter Bridge
Apocalyptica
Biffy Clyro
Black Dahlia Murder
Bleeding Through
Bullet For My Valentine
Cavalera Conspiracy
Children Of Bodom
Chris Cornell
Coheed And Cambria
The Devil Wears Prada
Dillinger Escape Plan
Disturbed
Fightstar
HIM
Incubus
Jimmy Eat World
Job For A Cowboy
Jonathon Davis
Kid Rock
Madina Lake
Motorhead
Rise Against
Seether
Simple Plan
The Subways
Throwdown
Within Temptation

Stay tuned for more updates on the event.

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New H.I.M. DVD Delayed

Finnish "love metallers" HIM have pushed back the release date of their new CD/DVD, "Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre", to April 29 from the previously announced April 1. The live portion of the DVD was recorded/filmed at the band's November 14-15, 2007 concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. According to the HIM newsletter, "you'll go on stage and behind the scenes with Ville [Valo, HIM frontman] and the band as they give one of their most heartfelt shows to date. Also featured on the DVD, watch the journey of HIM's biggest fans as they go to Seattle to meet the band, see the heartagram photo gallery and watch as Ville recounts the journey that was 'Venus Doom'." "Digital Versatile Doom" also features a second disc, with the full live performance from The Orpheum Theater and a 16-page booklet of original art and images.

"Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre" track listing:

01. Passion's Killing Floor
02. (Rip Out) the Wings of a Butterfly
03. Buried Alive By Love
04. Wicked Game
05. The Kiss of Dawn
06. Vampire Heart
07. Poison Girl
08. Dead Lovers' Lane
09. Join Me in Death
10. It's All Tears
11. Sleepwalking Past Hope
12. Killing Loneliness
13. Soul On Fire
14. Your Sweet Six Six Six
15. Bleed Well
16. The Funeral of Hearts

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