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Last Updated: November 25, 2009 7:31 PM

HIM: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed - Nov. 22, 2009
Finnish "love" metallers HIM will release their new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", in the U.S. on February 9, 2010. The CD was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Squire (TAKING BACK SUNDAY, THE USED, PANIC AT THE DISCO, BOYS LIKE GIRLS, THRICE).

"Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice" track listing:

01. In Venere Veritas
02. Scared To Death
03. Heartkiller
04. Dying Song
05. Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)
06. Love, The Hardest Way
07. Katherine Wheel
08. In The Arms Of Rain
09. Ode To Solitude
10. Shatter Me With Hope
11. Acoustic Funeral (For Love In Limbo)
12. Like St. Valentine
13. The Foreboding Sense Of Impending Happiness

The images you see before you are the new album cover and HIM frontman Ville Valo wearing the new album cover t-shirt.

Valo recently told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about the forthcoming CD, "Lyrically, it's the most sexual [album], the most horny one, we've ever made. The horny and the horned. Like the IMPALED NAZARENE song. It's got that and a sense of immediacy: 'I want it now, now, now.' It's not about being poetic or forlorn about something that is about to happen, it's actually about something that is happening at this very moment in time."

He added, "I like the immediacy of it. There's a lot of information put in short songs and they don't let go. That was the whole vibe for me. You should have seen me working the vocals out in the middle of the night, amongst my taxidermy owls in the tower screaming my guts out, unable to stop until 9:00 a.m. and then sleeping on a couch for two hours before starting again. So the whole process of the album is very close to that mental boner that just didn't go away."

U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine has posted a track-by-track review of "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice". Read it at this location.

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.

(Thanks: Melica / Night Elves)
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posted by : JezusSlaves
11/22/2009 4:42:05 PM

Gayest band ever.

posted by : Hallowed Point
11/22/2009 5:10:13 PM

I agree. Soooooooooooooo gay.

posted by : EL PENDEJO
11/22/2009 5:17:16 PM


COMMENT | I Agree...
posted by : 5timesbanned
11/22/2009 5:25:04 PM

but that artwork looks really cool.

posted by : hell666
11/22/2009 5:33:06 PM

First time this dweeb looks normal. Quit the heroin?

posted by : Vix Sin
11/22/2009 7:22:48 PM

Inspired by Camel's Mirage album art no doubt.

posted by : YourDemise
11/22/2009 7:48:49 PM

He used to look like a girl a couple years ago. Wonder if his bf is still Bam Margera?

posted by : RiotAct666
11/22/2009 8:12:22 PM

Cover art looks cool stands out.

COMMENT | Who cares whether or not they're gay
posted by : CrissOlivaRules
11/22/2009 8:33:05 PM

HIM is a very talented and versatile group. I can't wait for this release and wish they would tour the US more. Europe has one thing over the United States, they know how to make great metal and better rock and roll. All US bands suck (except Steel Panther!)

COMMENT | Good band
posted by : Nemesis1013
11/22/2009 10:36:17 PM

They just get a bad rap. Sure, they're not that heavy, but they are good at what they do. Venus Doom was a great album! And, you should hear Ville cover Type-0's "Black No. 1." Amazing job!

posted by : Nemesis1013
11/22/2009 10:37:05 PM

That cover is on the RoadRunner United DVD, since it was performed at the concert only.

COMMENT | Believe it or not......
posted by : iron_maiden_fan
11/22/2009 11:58:03 PM

I'm a HUGE fan of their music. I think they have a very original, goth metal type sound, a VERY good guitar player who played some AMAZING solos on their last album, and Ville is a damn good singer. The only thing that sucks about them is Ville's on stage live performance. He just stands there lifeless, barely singing into the mic and kind of brings the rest of the band down with him. Also, FWIW, my dad, age 57, my 2 friends who are around my age, 34, are all HUGE fans as well. Between the 4 of us, some of our most favorite bands include: Iron Maiden, Slayer, Metallica, Queensryche, Type O Negative, AC/DC, Rush, NIN, Pantera, Dream Theater, and many more. So, those of you who think their fans are just a bunch of gay emo kids, think again!

posted by : enkiel
11/23/2009 3:08:48 AM

The faggotry is pervasive here and I can't separate that annoying troll Bam Margera from this band. But: they do write some good hooks. I bought a compilation and wasn't overly impressed, but they aren't that bad. Moonspell walks them like a dog, however.

"All US bands suck (except Steel Panther!)"

Nevermore? Testament?

posted by : Cerebral Assassin
11/23/2009 3:44:57 AM

this band suck balls.

posted by : Paganbasque
11/23/2009 10:00:59 AM

The cover album is really terrible, it absolutely sucks!!

posted by : pigchop
11/23/2009 11:51:15 AM

Hmmm. Considering the album's title, that art work simply will not do. Here, this is what you should replace it with...I mean, if you actually buy it:

posted by : vivisectvi
11/23/2009 12:45:58 PM

Don't much care for Him, but the cover art is really nice.

COMMENT | Enkiel....WTF?
posted by : Chalice
11/23/2009 1:26:10 PM

I like HIM, but I don't see how they could ever be compared to Moonspell....

And those of you who think HIM is gay....these are people that are true fans of metal. Don't judge by looks alone. Any of you people heard "To Separate The Flesh From the Bones"? Go listen to it and you'll hear what the drummer of HIM can really do.

COMMENT | MSteel...dumba....
posted by : MSteel
11/23/2009 1:39:39 PM

No one twisted your arms to look. Don't like, who asked your asses anyway! Don't look/ don't listen. Now go cry some more!

COMMENT | crissoliviarules...
posted by : fivefingerdicktouch
11/23/2009 1:59:41 PM

go blow a horse

COMMENT | The horny and the horned.
posted by : sonofsam
11/23/2009 3:17:38 PM

"these are people that are true fans of metal. Don't judge by looks alone. Any of you people heard "To Separate The Flesh From the Bones"? Go listen to it and you'll hear what the drummer of HIM can really do."

Yep & also cool Mr. Valo's refering to an Impaled Nazarene song!

COMMENT | Blow Horse
posted by : MSteel
11/23/2009 8:47:22 PM

Hey blowhorse.... FUCK OFF!!!!!!!!!

COMMENT | Blowhorese...
posted by : MSteel
11/24/2009 12:05:41 PM


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