Valentine’s Day might be long over for 2014, but if you have the craving for a little bit of “Love Metal” then have I got a press release for you. It appears as though The End Records have just recently announced that a number of the classic early releases by Finland’s music sensation HIM will be digitally remastered and issued on a number of platforms such as iTunes, Amazon MP3 and more. Check out the official press copy below the logo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (March 5, 2014) – HIM have been a band for 23 years, releasing 8 studio albums to date, of which their 5th album Dark Light was certified gold by the RIAA, making them the first Finnish band to have a gold album in the United States. They have had five of their studio albums verified platinum in Finland with Razorblade Romance being certified double platinum in Finland and platinum in Germany. Needless to say HIM have been a cultural phenomenon in the alternative rock world, now the band is excited to announce their upcoming national US tour running from March 7th to March 25th hitting all key markets along the way.
Ville had this to say on the Digital Reissues ““We feel truly blessed to have our sonic offspring of yore being given a new lease of life in the US by The End records, the home for many of our aural idols, both old and new. For the past months, the infamous Love Metal archives have been extensively scoured by us for rare, exclusive and downright scary musical nuggets for an experience in Finnish melancholy like no other, so please consider yourself warned…”
The press release also discussed that expanded physical editions will be coming out later in the year and when they do I will be sure to get some reviews out to you all but the additional highlight is that the bands tour is already underway. The poster is below and as you might notice has been modified to include the band Anathema who will be joining in for the tour. Now that is a superb musical package for sure. In case the graphic is not easy to read I have typed up the dates as well.
HIM US TOUR DATES 2014
March 7th – House Of Blues – Sunset Strip, CA
March 8th – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
March 9th – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
March 12th – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
Marc 13th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
March 14th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
March 15th – T.L.A. – Philadelphia, PA
March 16th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
March 18th – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
March 19th – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL
March 20th – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 24th – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
March 25th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
Official Website: http://www.heartagram.com
Links to all the Digital Releases are below and bring you to Amazon.com points of purchase. They’re also available on iTunes as I stressed in the opening lines of this post but our personal preference is Amazon.com so I linked to those.
Readers can enjoy all of the existing PiercingMetal review coverage of HIM by clicking HERE; You’ll have to pardon the inclusion of the couple of Chimaira releases but the query searched the three letters and could not be appended. Stay tuned for coverage of the band’s NYC visit and a toast to their having toured the USA for ten years coming in early April.