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Tears On Tape - HIM

For better or worse, HIM has embraced their identity as pop metal archangels for the "Twilight" demographic. For the band to turn back to their duskier roots when they still called themselves His Infernal Majesty would end up spelling their demise at this point. HIM hit an accessible course of no return as of their ...

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HIM Singer: 'I've Never Been Good At Balancing'

Tom Lanham of PureVolume recently conducted an interview with singer Ville Valo of Finnish love metallers HIM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. PureVolume: You've said you've had some big moments of emotional revelation recently. Such as... ? Ville Valo: Well, most of the stuff is obviously personal. But musically ...

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HIM's 'Tears On Tape' Cracks U.S. Top 15

"Tears On Tape", the new album from Finnish "love" metallers HIM, sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart. HIM's previous CD, 2010's "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", opened with 26,000 units to land at No. 25. The ...

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HIM: 'All Lips Go Blue' Video Released

"All Lips Go Blue" , the new video from Finnish "love" metallers HIM, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Tears On Tape", which was released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. ...

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HIM Frontman Rules Out Solo Career

Natalie Perez of Revolver magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Revolver: What was on your mind when you were writing the [new HIM] album ["Tears On Tape"]? Ville: Probably the lack of sleep I didn't get. ...

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INSOMNIUM Guitarist Talks Next Album In New Video Interview

Nick Azinas of Peek From The Pit conducted an interview with guitarist Ville Friman of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM on April 23 at the Underworld in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. INSOMNIUM's latest album, "One For Sorrow", was released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The ...

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HIM Interviewed On KERRANG! RADIO (Audio)

U.K.'s Kerrang! Radio last month conducted an interview with Finnish heavy rockers HIM in London. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. HIM's new album, "Tears On Tape", will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock ...

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MICHAEL MONROE To Release 'Horns And Halos' In August

In 2010, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and über-energetic frontman and all-round rock 'n' roll legend Michael Monroe unveiled his new side project in grand style via an exclusive press conference. Flash forward six months to a full U.K. tour with MOTÖRHEAD, and another few months to the release of "Another Night In The Sun", a globally anticipated ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman Interviewed In Vienna (Video)

Austria's Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with Peter Tägtgren of Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY before the band's April 14 concert in Vienna. You can now watch the chat below. "End Of Disclosure", the new album from HYPOCRISY, registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #35 Sweden: #29 Finland: #30 Austria: #56 Switzerland: #53 ...

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HIM Interviewed By Germany's NACHTAKTIV TV (Video)

Germany's Nachtaktiv TV recently conducted an interview with Finnish heavy rockers HIM in Berlin. You can now watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Tears On Tape", will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and ...

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HIM: 'Tears On Tape' Video Released

The official video for the title track of "Tears On Tape", the new album from from Finnish "love metallers" HIM, can be seen at AOL's Noisecreep. The CD will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in ...

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HYPOCRISY: 'End Of Disclosure' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"End Of Disclosure", the new album from Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #35 Sweden: #29 Finland: #30 Austria: #56 Switzerland: #53 Belgium: #116 Commented HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren: "WOW! Recognition and thanks to all the metal fans out there! That's really awesome! We are looking forward to the ...

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HIM: Part Two Of 'Tears On Tape' Track-By-Track Breakdown

The second in a series of video clips featuring a track-by-track breakdown of "Tears On Tape", the new album from from Finnish "love metallers" HIM, can be seen below. "Tears On Tape" will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock ...

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HIM: Part One Of 'Tears On Tape' Track-By-Track Breakdown

The first in a series of video clips featuring a track-by-track breakdown of "Tears On Tape", the new album from from Finnish "love metallers" HIM, can be seen below. "Tears On Tape" will be released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock ...

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HIM: 'All Lips Go Blue' Single Available For Streaming

"All Lips Go Blue", the new single from Finnish "love metallers" HIM, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. A music video for the song will be helmed by Eugene Riecansky, a multi-award-winning director and animation and motion graphics who has previously worked on music clips for Madonna and THE PRODIGY, directed television commercials ...

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HIM: 'All Lips Go Blue' Single Preview

A 39-second audio snippet of "All Lips Go Blue", the new single from Finnish "love metallers" HIM, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. A music video for the song will be helmed by Eugene Riecansky, a multi-award-winning director and animation and motion graphics who has previously worked on music clips for Madonna and ...

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HIM: Trailer For Fanpack Version Of 'Tears On Tape'

U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine will release the exclusive fanpack version of new HIM album, "Tears On Tape". "Metal Hammer Presents HIM: Tears On Tape" is a 100% official collectors' fanpack that includes the eighth studio album from Finnish love metal icons HIM, a 132-page magazine edited by frontman Ville Valo himself, a giant, double-sided door-sized ...

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HIM: 'Tears On Tape' Pre-Order Bundles Unveiled

Finnish "love metallers" HIM have officially launched fan pre-order bundles for their forthcoming studio album, "Tears On Tape". Unique items featured in the various bundles include a limited-edition HIM poster, an album cover T-shirt, a "snake" T-shirt (available for both men and women), a HIM hoodie, and two different colored vinyl pressings. All bundles include ...

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HIM: 'Tears On Tape' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish rock band HIM (His Infernal Majesty) will release its new album, "Tears On Tape", on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The "love metal" act's eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios with ...

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HIM: 'Tears On Tape' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish rock band HIM (His Infernal Majesty) will release its new album, "Tears On Tape", on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The "love metal" act's eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios with ...

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Video: MICHAEL MONROE Joins SLASH On Stage In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe joined Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) on stage this past Tuesday (February 19) at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland to perform the songs "We're All Gonna Die" and "Magic Carpet Ride". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Monroe, whose solo band opened the show, ...

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