H.I.M. fan site H-I-M666 Club has published the unofficial track listing for the new H.I.M. album, "Dark Light", due on September 26 via Sire Records. It is as follows:
01. Dark Light
02. Behind the Crimson Door
03. Face of God
04. Bound to be Wrong
05. Killing Loneliness
06. Under the Rose
07. Forever Haunted
08. Wings of a Butterfly
09. Night in Despair
10. Drunk on Shadows
According to Billboard.com, "Dark Light" was mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Frontman Ville Valo said the band was inspired by the works of film composer Angelo Badalamenti. "Our approach on 'Dark Light' was to work on key words to make the music more cinematic, epic, and close to the listeners," he told Billboard.com.
The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal", "Dark Light" was recorded at Los Angeles' Paramour studios with Palmer, who also worked on the band's last album.
Ville Valo and his cohorts have lined up a handful of European and Japanese festival appearances during the summer. A North American jaunt is being penciled in for October and November.
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