Guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindstrm of Finnish love metallers HIM has revealed to Attention Deficit Delirium that the band is currently working on music for the follow-up to 2010's "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice". He said, "I am very proud of the material so far and look forward to sharing our new music with you!"
It was revealed in March of this year that HIM had parted ways with Sire/Warner Music after a six-year partnership that produced three albums.
Seymour Stein, founder of Sire Records, said at the time, "It was a pleasure working with HIM, and we're very proud to have been their partners for the last six years. Ville [Valo, HIM singer/songwriter] is a rare talent, and my relationship with their manager Seppo dates back to the days when he pioneered rock music in Finland looking after the career of HANOI ROCKS. HIM are particularly important because they are the first and only band from Finland to reach gold status in America. I, along with the entire Sire/Warner Bros. family, wish them continued success in the future."
HIM's discography on Sire includes the 2005 album "Dark Light", which was certified gold in the U.S. for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. Follow-up releases "Venus Doom" (2007) and "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice" charted both in the U.S. and Europe.
"We're ever so grateful for having had Seymour and Co as the generous hosts on our extended first stay in the New Country. It's been a Blast Royale but now it's time to clean up the rubble and start anew", commented Ville Valo of HIM.
"Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice" sold 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. Recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, the CD was produced by Matt Squire (TAKING BACK SUNDAY, THE USED, SAOSIN) and mixed by Neal Avron (LINKIN PARK, WEEZER, FALL OUT BOY).
DANIEL LIONEYE, the band featuring HIM members Lindstrm on guitar, bass and vocals and Janne "Burton" Puurtinen on keyboards, released its latest album, "Vol. II", in North America in April 2010 via The End Records.