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Flat Earth (ex-HIM, ex- Amorphis, Polanski) premiere “Given Time” Music Video

Posted by on October 30, 2018

On November 9th, Flat Earth, the new project featuring former HIM members Linde Lindström (guitar) and Gas Lipstick (drums) as well as ex-Amorphis Niclas Etelävuori (bass) and Polanski frontman Anttoni Pikkarainen will release their debut album None For One. Today (30th) the Finnish rock/metal outfit have released a music video for the song “Given Time.” […]

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HIM’s Ville Valo announces new project

Posted by on August 30, 2018

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, […]

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Swallow the Sun, Amorphis, and H.I.M. members provides an update on new Hallatar project

Posted by on May 4, 2017

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone would have to face. It takes you on an emotional and helpless ride to the point that you are suffocating from the loss. The things people do to keep a loved one’s memory alive is remarkable. Earlier this year supergroup Hallatar formed and […]

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Here’s HIM’s Ville Valo covering Abba

Posted by on April 14, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Finnish goth rockers HIM, and while there’s no word on when the band’s follow-up to 2013’s Tears on Tape  will be out, but if you’re looking for a fix, UK guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite, or MGT, has you covered. The guitarist has signed with SPV and enlisted frontman […]

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Knotfest expands to Mexico, announce first wave of bands

Posted by on August 24, 2015

A few weeks ago, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor expressed his desire to expand Knotfest to something bigger than just a weekend festival and maybe taking it on the road to spread the experience to those who can’t attend the gig. A few days later, the Knotfest official Facebook page released this video pretty much confirming Taylor’s intention […]

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New Finnish postage stamps feature Children of Bodom, Nightwish and more

Posted by on April 16, 2015

Mail just got a lot more metal in Finland. Reaffirming that this country is beyond awesome in its assimilation of metal culture into everyday life, there will soon be postal stamps bearing the images of a few Finnish bands. Among those honored are Children of Bodom, Nightwish, HIM, Apocalyptica, The Rasmus and Hanoi Rocks. Graphic […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Defunct Touring Festivals

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, Gigantour kicked off its fifth installment and Mayhem Fest is well into gear. And while the summer is packed with other treks like the Summer Slaughter Tour, the All Stars Tour, and other tours (hell, even the Warped […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/15: Unstoppable Sales

Posted by on May 15, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Well, maybe not completely unstoppable. The charts this time around are just a tad skimpy especially compared to last week when it seemed like everybody had an album debuting. For this week, our top […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/8: What’s With HIM?

Posted by on May 8, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. As you start to look at the charts this week, you’ll notice two things: 1) There were a shit ton of albums that debuted this week, and 2) HIM is our top debut. Alright, […]

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HIM Cancel North American Tour As Ville Valo Recovers From “Severe Asthma”

Posted by on May 6, 2013

According to this year’s Revolver Golden Gods, HIM have the “most dedicated fans.” Well, those fans in North America are going to be disappointed, as HIM has been forced to cancel its touring plans this month. The North American trek was cancelled after singer Ville Valo was diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. HIM […]

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