HIM announce details for new album; exclusive UK show to showcase the new album

Finnish “love metal” band HIM have revealed the details of their long awaited, highly anticipated, brand new studio album.

Recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, the new album – which is titled Tears On Tape – is scheduled for release in UK & Ireland on April 29th via Cooking Vinyl’s rock imprint DoubleCross. The album will be released in the U.S. and Canada the following day (April 30th) on Razor & Tie.

Fresh from mastering the album in over New York, Ville Valo commented "Cooking Vinyl’s history speaks for itself and for some unfathomable reason they have clearly understood HIM’s rather perverse musical fetishes (which is as rare as hen’s teeth !). DoubleCross (of the inverted kind) here we come!”

Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde”Lindström, and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM’s previous seven albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the first Finnish act to achieve platinum sales status in the US.

A formidable live act, the band is currently limbering up for dates in 2013, including a highly anticipated appearance at Download Festival.

The band will also perform an extremely exclusive show at London’s Dingwalls venue on April 26th, giving fans their first chance to hear the new material in a very intimate setting before the album hits the shelves. Tickets go on sale at 9 am Monday 18th Feb 2013 from this location.

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