H.I.M. Announce UK Tour, Begin Writing New Material

Finland's H.I.M. have announced the following UK headlining dates in May:

May 15 - Sheffield, UK @ Barfly
May 16 - Manchester, UK @ University
May 17 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
May 18 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
May 20 - Bristol, UK @ Fleece & Firkin
May 21 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
May 22 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners' Arms
May 23 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler

In other news, a Finnish journalist named Juho Juntunen is presently writing a book chronicling H.I.M. history thus far, and he expected to have it published in the fall. Also on the H.I.M. front, mainman Ville Valo has reportedly been busy writing new material for the group's next album, which is not expected to surface before next year. According to Valo, “the new material is maybe a bit heavier again... Or on the other hand, it's kinda more psychedelic, maybe a bit in the spirit of LED ZEPPELIN."

Valo recently sang backing vocals on the new THE 69 EYES album, entitled Paris Kills, which is currently being recorded for a spring release. (Thanks: Tuomas Toivonen)

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