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Ville Valo – Gothica Fennica vol.1

Posted in Review, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 3rd April 2020 by izaforestspirit

Ville Valo (VV)
Gothica Fennica Vol.1 EP
Released 20th March 2020
Gothic Rock/”Love Metal”
Released via Heartagram Ltd

Gothica Fennica Vol. 1

These past few weeks have been tough. All that time spent indoors has taken a toll on my mental health and it’s been a struggle at times to remain calm. I’ve always found music to be very therapeutic in times like this so I had a look at what new stuff has come out recently. I have a copy of the new My Dying Bride album, but as good as it may be, the current atmosphere of fear and uncertainty means that the last thing that I want to hear right now is doom metal. So I looked around a bit more and I came across this. My teenage idol the Gothic rock singer Ville Valo is back with a new EP. It’s been three years since HIM called it a day, so you can imagine my surprise and delight when I heard these new songs.

There are only three tracks, so I figured that I can write something about each one. Salute The Sanguine is probably the most catchy. It has a good chorus, Ville Valo’s emotional vocals work well with the keyboards and the guitar. Run Away From The Sun sounds like one of the classic HIM hits that I used to dance to as a teenager. This time the guitars fade into the background with most of the focus being on Mr. Valo’s voice. I feel like I’m sixteen again, dancing to the music while staring at HIM poster on my wall. Then last but not least we came to Saturnine Saturnalia, the slowest and most ballad-esque track on the EP. It’s a little melancholic and slow-paced but not entirely without its charms.

Overall, ‘Gothica Fennica Vol.1’ is an absolute delight to listen to and a must have for all HIM fans. This is technically a Ville Valo solo project and not HIM, but who cares? It may just be the next best thing.

8/10

Iza Raittila

HIM: new video & UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , on 5th September 2013 by Pieni

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HIM‘s current studio album “Tears On Tape”, number eight in their 22-year-old career, has just produced its third video “Into The Night”. Directed by Stefan Lindfors, it was released on the band’s VEVO channel this Tuesday.

Currently touring the U.S. and Canada on the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour, HIM will embark on the first British tour in promotion of “Tears On Tape” next month – and one of the shows is already sold out! Check out the dates:

OCT 21 WOLVERHAMPTON – CIVIC HALL
OCT 22 NEWCASTLE – O2 ACADEMY
OCT 23 GLASGOW – BARROWLAND
OCT 24 MANCHESTER – ACADEMY
OCT 26 NOTTINGHAM – ROCK CITY
OCT 27 CARDIFF – CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
OCT 28 SOUTHAMPTON – GUILDHALL
OCT 29 NORWICH – UEA
OCT 31 LONDON – KOKO ***sold out***
NOV 01 LONDON – KOKO

Buy tickets online at Ticketmaster.

HIM online:
http://www.heartagram.com/
http://www.facebook.com/theheartagram