Having parted ways with Sire/Warner Music in 2011, Finnish band HIM (His Infernal Majesty) has joined Razor & Tie's North American label roster. The band has completed work on their forthcoming new studio album, Tears On Tape, which will be released on April 30th on Razor & Tie in North America/Canada and on April 29th on DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland.

Tears On Tape will be the band's eighth official album and was recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa and once again mixed by long time-band associate, Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant). The band will be announcing a U.S. tour next week and is already confirmed to perform at this year's U.K. Download Festival in mid-June.

HIM lead vocalist Ville Valo commented on the signing: "We're infernally glad to be dressed sharply enough for our dearest comrades in the U.S.(for once), R&T A-Go-Go!"

Razor & Tie A&R executive Mike Gitter adds: "Few artists are able to tap into rock at its most emotional and forlorn and make it sound so damn uplifting and powerful. That's Ville Valo and HIM's stock-in-trade. They take the rawest of emotions and channel them into unforgettable anthems-invoking the spirit of great rock n roll in the process."


Source: razorandtie.com
Band profile: HIM
 
Posted: 17.02.2013 by BloodTears



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Windrider - 17.02.2013 at 12:52  
This will be quite interesting, after they realized they couldn't gain more succes with Pop/Rock... I'm very anxious about what Hiilesmaa will do this time, he actually is great, but the last Ensiferum production was a bit fucked up...
AngelofDeth - 17.02.2013 at 18:10  
They need to redeem themsleves after that last clusterfuck
pyrz - 17.02.2013 at 22:52  
Tears on Tape ;_;
Italics - 17.02.2013 at 23:36  
I used to love this band... but every album after Love Metal has been worse than the last. Screamworks was just flat out bad.

And just a heads up, but HIM does not actually stand for "his infernal majesty."
BloodTears - 18.02.2013 at 13:43  
Written by Italics on 17.02.2013 at 23:36

And just a heads up, but HIM does not actually stand for "his infernal majesty."


Aren't they also known as His Infernal Majesty? It's the label using it, so they must know what they are doing.
Array - 18.02.2013 at 16:17  
I haven't researched every twist to that name, but it's been around for a looong time.
Windrider - 18.02.2013 at 16:21  
Written by BloodTears on 18.02.2013 at 13:43

Aren't they also known as His Infernal Majesty? It's the label using it, so they must know what they are doing.

They indeed originally were known as His Infernal Majesty, then shortened it to H.I.M. and later dropped the dots.
Italics - 19.02.2013 at 01:26  
Written by BloodTears on 18.02.2013 at 13:43

Written by Italics on 17.02.2013 at 23:36

And just a heads up, but HIM does not actually stand for "his infernal majesty."


Aren't they also known as His Infernal Majesty? It's the label using it, so they must know what they are doing.


Ville and the other bandmates have said countless times that "his infernal majesty" was a joke. At other times they said it was "helsinki icehockey maniacs." I'm not sure why the label is using it... maybe they're running with it again so they can sound "dark."
mikeprado30 - 19.02.2013 at 04:18  
Now I understand why this HIM is called HIM!!!

BloodTears - 19.02.2013 at 11:29  
Lol Well, maybe it is a "publicity stunt" or something. But it seems clear that the band was using it at some point.
tea[m]ster - 22.02.2013 at 23:05  
Written by AngelofDeth on 17.02.2013 at 18:10

They need to redeem themsleves after that last clusterfuck


Agreed. Total disappointment. I do like their earlier stuff.
Macky Paige - 17.04.2013 at 00:04  
Just saw their video for Tears on Tape. Definitely worth checking out…http://smarturl.it/HIMTears

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