On December 31, 2017, HIM had their final performance at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. As difficult as it was for HIM fans to see the door officially close on the gothic metal giants, it was only a matter of time until a new door opens. Today (30th), vocalist Ville Valo has announced a new project, Ville Valo & Agents, which is also led by guitar legend Esa Pulliainen. The first song is scheduled to arrive on September 21st and they are planning to release a full-length album by early 2019 followed by a tour to support it.
“This story begins three years ago. Upon finding three demo cassettes in my drawer which had been sent to me by Badding back in the day, I knew I had to contact Villeright from the get-go. I was aware he knows his Badding inside out. I’m really happy that we were able to finalize this project. Badding meant for these songs to be recorded and even if it took us 30 years to make that happen, I feel I’ve kept my promise.”