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H.I.M.: Tenth Podcast Available

A 19-minute interview with H.I.M. drummer Gas Lipstick (real name: Mikko Karppinen) has been posted online as part of the tenth installment of H.I.M.'s podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Download it at this location. Among the topics covered in the ...

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H.I.M.: Ninth Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the ninth installment of their podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Catching up with Mige * Concept of the new music video, "Rip Out the Wings ...

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H.I.M.: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the first two dates of their upcoming U.S. tour in support of their new album, "Dark Light". They are as follows: Oct. 08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA Oct. 29-30 - Voodoo Music Experience - New Orleans, LA H.I.M. are expected to team up with SKINDRED and ...

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H.I.M. To Tour U.S. With SKINDRED, FINCH

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be teaming up with SKINDRED and FINCH for a U.S. tour this fall. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, H.I.M. will release "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly" as the first international single off their upcoming CD, "Dark Light". It is expected in late August/early September. ...

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NEGATIVE To Tour Germany In September

Finnish hard/glam rockers NEGATIVE will be embarking on a tour of Germany in September. They will also be playing two additional German dates during the next couple of months: July 7 at Total in Bochum and August 5 at the Dresden Open Air (supporting NIGHTWISH). NEGATIVE's German tour dates: Sep. 06 - Hamburg, Grünspan Sep. ...

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SENTENCED Discuss Upcoming DVD Shoot

In a recent interview with Greece's Metal Temple webzine, SENTENCED's Ville Laihiala (vocals) and Sami Lopakka (guitar) spoke about the band's final album, "The Funeral Album" (out now via Century Media Records) and their upcoming live DVD shoot, which will take place in their hometown of Oulu, Finland later in the year. An ...

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H.I.M. Set Release Date For 'Killing Loneliness' Single

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have set an August 9 release date for "Killing Loneliness", the first single off their forthcoming "Dark Light" album, due on September 26 via Sire Records. According to Billboard.com, "Dark Light" was mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Frontman Ville Valo told Finland's ...

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H.I.M. To Embark On European Club Tour In September

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will embark on a very special series of European club shows before the release of their new album, "Dark Light", in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 29 - Stockholm, SWE @ Circus Sep. 02 - Munich, GER @ Zirkus Krone Sep. 05 - Paris, FRA @ Le Trabendo Sep. 08 ...

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H.I.M.: 'Killing Loneliness' Single to Arrive In August

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have selected "Killing Loneliness" as the first single off their forthcoming "Dark Light" album, due on September 26 via Sire Records. The single is expected to arrive in August. According to Billboard.com, "Dark Light" was mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Frontman Ville ...

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SEARING MEADOW Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Finnish melodic death metal band SEARING MEADOW have announced the addition of bassist Miska Lehtivuori (FALL OF THE LEAFE) to the group's ranks. "Our longstanding bass player Ville Korhonen has temporary left the band after he got himself a job abroad," the group write on their web site. "SEARING MEADOW wishes Ville a good time ...

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H.I.M. Play Surprise Show At Munich's Backstage Club

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. played a surprise show at the German fan club gathering at Munich's great Backstage Club Thursday night (June 2). This weekend the band is performing at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring festivals in Nurnberg and Nurburgring in Germany and then heading for the U.K. and Download festival. The set list ...

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H.I.M. To Release 'Dark Light' In September

According to Billboard.com, Sire Records has set a September 26 release date for the new album from Finnish goth/metal quintet H.I.M., entitled "Dark Light". Currently mixing songs at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE), frontman Ville Valo said the band was inspired by the works of film composer ...

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H.I.M.: Eighth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the eighth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Phone call with Mige in Finland * Hearing the new tracks, remixing with Tim ...

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H.I.M.: Seventh Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the seventh installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Running out of time...the finishing touches * H.I.M. touring * Live Shows Vs. Traveling ...

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H.I.M.: Sixth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the sixth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Recording process for a H.I.M. album * Tim Palmer's producing list * Working with ...

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SENTENCED Frontman: 'POISONBLACK Is Not Dying Yet'

SENTENCED/POISONBLACK frontman Ville Laihiala has rejected Internet rumors that his POISONBLACK project is on the verge of splitting up after failing to complete work on the follow-up to their "Escapextacy" debut. Commented Laihiala: "POISONBLACK is not dying yet. The next album is allready recorded, but it needs a bit more work before the release, which ...

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H.I.M.: Fifth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the fifth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Ville gets sick * The finishing touches on the new album * Ville's favorite ...

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H.I.M. Tap ANDY WALLACE To Mix New Album

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have reportedly tapped Andy Wallace (KORN, LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT, SLAYER) to mix their brand-new album, tentatively due in the fall via Sire. The mixing sessions will take place in New York City beginning this week. As previously reported, H.I.M. recorded the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" at Los Angeles' Paramour studios ...

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H.I.M.: Fourth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the fourth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Linde's musical influences * Mige talks about the "fresh new sound" * Mige "the ...

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