Monday, 25 February 2013 16:44
Having last week announced the title and release date of new studio album, 'Tears On Tape', Finnish rock giants HIM can now reveal details of an exclusive Metal Hammer presented Fanpack, plus the album’s track list, which is as follows:
Unleash The Red
All Lips Go Blue
Love Without Tears
I Will Be The End Of You
Tears On Tape
Into The Night
Hearts At War
Trapped In Autumn
Drawn & Quartered
Kiss The Void
In addition to the 13 new tracks, the very exclusive and very limited “Fanpack”, presented by Metal Hammer magazine and DoubleCross Records features some not-to-be-found-anywhere-else content. Exclusively available from 29th April for four weeks, it comes with a bespoke 132-page magazine edited by frontman Ville Valo himself that plays as the ultimate sleeve notes to the album, including:
Full studio album + 2 bonus tracks (“Buried Alive By Love” & “The Kiss Of Dawn” recorded live in the studio ).
Giant double-sided door poster
Exclusive interviews with Ville Valo and all members of HIM
An extended track-by-track guide to ‘Tears On Tape’
An interview with the architects behind the sound of Love Metal Hiili Hiilesmaa and Tim Palmer
A detailed guide to HIM’s extensive back-catalogue
The true, exclusive story of the Heartagram
An exclusive gallery from the band’s own private collections
Interviews by the band with as assortment of their own heroes
The album’s artwork, which artist Daniel P Carter describes as having come about via “a series of strange coincidences involving Lee Dorrian, sacred geometry and the ramblings of a madman” is revealed above.
“I think Ville and I share similar interests in a lot of the more esoteric things” says Dan, “so working on the art was an intense and exciting collaboration...”.
A fortunate few fans that snapped up tickets for the band’s recently announced show at London’s Dingwalls – which sold out in a matter of minutes – will get their first taste of tears on April 26th. The rest will be looking forward to HIM’s appearance at DOWNLOAD festival on Friday 14th June.
HIM are: Ville, Mige, Linde, Burton and Gas.