Kelly Crawford (a.k.a. CelticAngel) of the Texas-based syndicated Internet radio show "Euro-Rock Radio" conducted a 70-minute interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM on Tuesday, September 8. The chat is now available for download as an MP3 audio file at this location. It can also be streamed using the audio player below.
HIM has entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Squire (TAKING BACK SUNDAY, THE USED, PANIC AT THE DISCO, BOYS LIKE GIRLS, THRICE) to begin recording the band's new album, tentatively titled "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", for a February 2010 release via Warner Bros. Records.
HIM's last studio album, "Venus Doom", sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. Its predecessor, "Dark Light", has shifted more than 500,000 units in the U.S. to date.
HIM's CD/DVD set, "Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre", was released in April 2008. The live portion of the DVD was recorded/filmed at the band's November 14-15, 2007 concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. "Digital Versatile Doom" also features a second disc, with the full live performance from The Orpheum Theater and a 16-page booklet of original art and images.
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