H.I.M.: Future Albums To Receive Finnish Release Via Band's Own Label

According to DarkSecretClub, Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. and HMC (Helsinki Music Company) have reached an agreement to have all future H.I.M. albums released in Finland via the band's own Heartagram label. HMC is reportedly owned by Niko Nordström (former General Manager of BMG Finland) and Asko Kallonen (former A&R exec at BMG Finland). Kallonen has worked with H.I.M. since their first EP, "666 Ways to Love: Prologue".

In other news, H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo is expected to sing backing vocals on one or two songs on the forthcoming BLOODHOUND GANG album. No further information is currently available.

As previously reported, H.I.M. have entered Los Angeles' Paramour studios to work on the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal". According to singer Ville Valo, the upcoming CD, which is being produced by Tim Palmer (who worked on the band's last album), will feature "really fast songs but with a melodic punky MISFITS feel to them."

H.I.M.'s forthcoming album will be preceded by a single release in August. Ville Valo and his cohorts have also lined up a handful of European and Japanese festival appearances during the summer.

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