Finland's H.I.M. have entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki to record their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Love Metal. Hiili Hiilesmaa, who produced the band's Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 debut is engineering the effort. According to the band's official web site, the basic recordings of at least 11 new songs will be done before the end of the month. A couple of tracks will be mixed at the end of October in London by Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, SEPULTURA) and the rest of the mixes will be done in Los Angeles in November/December. A March/April release is expected.
In other news, Germany's G.U.N./Supersonic Records will release a complete singles collection in a boxed set on October 7th in Germany and on October 11th in Finland.
The box contains the following singles:
It's All Tears (Drown in this Love) / The Heartless (Club remix)
Wicked Game / For You / Our Diabolikal Rapture / Wicked Game (666 remix)
When Love And Death Embrace (radio edit) / AOR radio mix / Original single edit / album version
Join Me / It's All Tears (unplugged at Radio Extrem 1997) / Rebel Yell (live) / Dark Sekret Love
Right Here In My Arms (radio edit) / Join Me in Death (Razorblade mix) / The Heartless (space jazz dubmen mix) / I've Crossed Oceans of Wine to Find You
Poison Girl / Right Here in my Arms (live) / It's All Tears (live) / Poison Girl (live)
Gone With The Sin (Radio edit) / Gone With The Sin (O.D. version) / For You (acoustic version) / Bury Me Deep Inside Your Heart (live) / Gone With The Sin (album version)
Pretending / Pretending (Cosmic Pope Jam) / Please Don't Let It Go (acoustic version) / Lose You Tonight (Caravan version
In Joy And Sorrow (radio edit) / Again / In Joy And Sorrow (strings version) / Salt In Our Wounds (Tulsa Doom version) / Beautiful
Heartache Every Moment / Close to the Flame / Salt in our Wounds (acoustic version) / In Joy and Sorrow (acoustic version) / Pretending (acoustic version) / Close to the Flame (acoustic version)