HIM Teams Up With 'Rock Band' To Release Three-Song Downloadable Content Pack

On February 23, Finland's hard-rock heroes HIM and Sire/Reprise teamed up with MTV Games and Harmonix to release a brand-new downloadable content of three HIM tracks, including their new single "Heartkiller", for the Rock Band Music Store in connection with HIM being Xbox's featured artist for the month of March. The other downloadable tracks are "Ode to Solitude" and "Wings of a Butterfly".

Now the band is asking their fans around the world to help them set the record for the largest global Rock Band performance in history. On March 25 fans can make a video of themselves performing "Heartkiller" between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET and upload it to the HIM's YouTube channel within 24 hours beginning at 10 p.m. ET to be entered into an official contest at which time the members of HIM will choose the Top 5 best performance videos. The band is asking fans to film their performances and post them at the same time in order to set the world record for the largest global Rock Band performance ever. (Videos should be tagged "Official HIM Rock Band Entry.")

The contest's winners will receive a copy of the Rock Band 2 music video game, plus a copy of HIM's new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory & Practice", featuring "Heartkiller" and "Ode to Solitude". "Wings of a Butterfly" is from the band's 2005 album "Dark Light". There will be three contest winners online and 10 contest winners with radio stations across the country. Don't have Rock Band at home? Record your entry at Official Rock Band Bar Night Venues nationwide on March 25 (www.rockband.com/local).

"Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice", HIM's seventh studio album and the follow up to 2007's "Venus Doom", bowed at No. 1 on the Hard Rock chart and No. 2 on both the Rock and Alternative charts. "Screamworks", which was released by Sire Records on February 9, also debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Tickets are on sale now for the band's spring North American tour in support of "Screamworks".


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).