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H.I.M. Single "The Kiss Of Dawn" Fails To Break Into British Top 40

Helsingin Sanomat reports:

Finnish rock act HIM’s latest single release, a track called "The Kiss of Dawn," failed to break into the official British Top 40 chart on the week of its release. The song entered the British chart at 59, outside the official Top 40 list.

"The Kiss of Dawn" is the first HIM single in four years that has not made it to the Top 40 in Britain. So far the love-metal band's highest UK entries have been with "Solitary Man," which went in at number nine in 2004, and "Wings of a Butterfly," which was ranked tenth on its release in 2005.

"The Kiss of Dawn" is a cut from HIM's new album Venus Doom, which was also released at the beginning of this week in most European markets.

On the more specified UK Top 40 Rock Singles Chart, on the other hand, HIM made it to #1. The band took over the top position from another Finnish group, Nightwish, whose "Amaranth" single now slips down to number two.

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21 Comments on "H.I.M. Single Fails To Break Into British Top 40"

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1. Broken Face writes:

See even the mainstream fa**ots anit stupid enough to listen to this complete sh**. Hopefully there get the idea n split up or kill themselfs - Either way il be alot happyier - Harsh but fair

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 1:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Ill brake your face writes:

your a fa**ot, HIM is amazing, and everyone knows it...if you dont like them, then why waste your time searching for articals about them? get a life other than bashing good bands.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 1:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. a writes:

ummmmn... no

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 6:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metal2death writes:

too break your face, its not hard to see an article on he main page that he probably looks at regularly(like myself) and he saw that him has failed bc they are a p***y band and shouldn't be on this website. much like i think

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 7:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. master_of_puppets17 writes:

haha hope they get the hint from this.. serriously who listens to this sh**?

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 7:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FocusShift writes:

Alot of people do. What hint will they get from this? That they're STILL popular? You're assuming that this band is like Metallica and will have to have a breakdown for 4 years, and still put out a sh**ty record.

Post 2. . .You give legitimate metal fans who like HIM a bad name. I go back to the comment that everyone likes different things, and that EVERY metalhead has their "p***y" bands that they love.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

Jesus I didn't know we had rock charts and the like over here! What the hell else don't I know?! I know I NEVER want to see HIM again though that's for sure.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Caveman writes:

The British prove that they are smart people, thats why us canadians still have the queens face on our change!

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. dmasa writes:

they have no fans now because viva la bams season is over and thats the only reason they had fans

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. coldiem writes:

That's because we're still constitutional monarchy of Elizabeth II. Better her face than Brian Mulroney or something.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. coldiem writes:

Geez I'm slippin' today. I should've said "That's because we're still A constitutional monarchy of QUEEN Elizabeth II."

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. FocusShift writes:

Post 9, you're special aren't you?

What self respecting Britain watched Viva la Bam?

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. broken face writes:

I think the majority of us is safe to say HIM are sh** not just sh** but absolute complete sh** thats sh**tyier than the sh**tyest piece of sh** in the world

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. FocusShift writes:

I believe there is far more. . .sh**. . .out there broken face. Your use of grammar for one thing. But music wise there is plenty of horrible bands, and artists that aren't even in the pantheon of heavy music. At least HIM is playing heavy blues rock.

Wouldn't be surprised if you liked that f***ing song Party Like a Rockstar.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MetalMatt writes:

HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAA H.I.M. SUCKS

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ...Just Another Number... writes:

"H.I.M. Single "The Kiss Of Dawn" Fails To Break Into British Top 40"

I guess you Brits finally started to have good taste in music then ^_^

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 10:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. master_of_puppets17 writes:

focus shift how the hell does H.I.M's sh**ty single failing to be liked by mainstream fans give the hint that they are still popular? This band was going no where from the f***ing start. your pretty much alone in trying to defend them. might as well pack up now.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. FocusShift writes:

"Pack up now"? "Failing to be liked by mainstream fans" It's still in the top 100. What's the last thrash metal song to accomplish this? You're under the assumption that the band is making music to be popular, but they're not your beloved Metallica. They're doing the musicianship thing and making music they want to whether it hits the charts above or below 40, or even f***ing 400. f***, I like diversity.

# Sep 20, 2007 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Jackrum writes:

HIM?? pure s*** if i ever have the misfortune to hear their music a second time i'll grab a gun and go on a rampage.

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 6:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. master_of_puppets17 writes:

"You're under the assumption that the band is making music to be popular" well if there not trying to do that i dont no what else they are doing other than creating music that is complete sh**. as for my "beloved metallica" as u say i could not care less for any of their albums past the black album. hence master of puppets which u so well picked up on. H.I.M can make music for whatever they feel like it is still going to suck. enjoy your diversity though

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Diamond Oz writes:

"I guess you Brits finally started to have good taste in music then ^_^"

I'm not sure if that's a joke or not but don't forget that we gave you:

Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Deep Purple
Venom
Motorhead
Napalm Death
Onslaught
Saxon
Diamond Head
Budgie
The Exploited
and many more!

Nice to see you Canadians showing respect to the monarchy aswell! I'm honestly seeing more respect on here than is shown in this country!

# Sep 21, 2007 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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