Live Nation and Klub Stodoła proudly present
HIM to play two concerts in Poland!
AUGUST 5TH 2015 – klub Stodoła, Warsaw
AUGUST 6TH 2015 – klub B90, Gdańsk
Every generation has its icons, and – from Johnny Cash to Black Sabbath - our decades are defined by the sounds they produce. His Infernal Majesty is no different. Since 1992 they create their unique sounds, which can be called love metal.
Formed by high school friends obsessed not only with the immortal refrains of Black Sabbath but also the gloom-laden, sardonic wit of Type O Negative, HIM have grown to become more than national icons in their native, rock and metal-loving Finland. Their trademark Heartagram has left its indelible stamp on the globe. With over 8 million records sold and the distinction of recording the best-selling single of any Finnish artist to date with Join Me In Death from 1999’sRazorblade Romance, as well as being the first Finnish band to receive gold certification in the United States for 2005’s Dark Light, HIM are a force like no other.
But if love metal can be seen as a subgenre of heavy music's serpentine family tree, then HIM are both its creators and foremost proponents, and Tears On Tape - their eighth studio release since 1997’s Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 cast a spell on the globe - is perhaps that melancholic style’s ultimate expression. Written acoustically and then translated into the language of volume and heavy distortion, this is the stuff that latter-day classics are made of.
“Imagine a folk-singer in bed with a metal band,” says Ville. “This is like an infernal vision of that.” The follow-up to 2010’s Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practise, Tears On Tape is nothing less than a face-punching, heart-tugging 13-track monster of an album, and if it recalls the glories of albums like 2003’s Love Metal, then it’s no accident – rejoining forces with longtime producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, Tears On Tape is a love letter scrawled in large, block capitals. “We wanted the heaviness without losing the sentimentality,” says Valo. “Imagine Rambo meets The English Patient and you’re almost there. It’s got these big knucklehead riffs without forgetting the emotions behind them.” Hearts At War, is both the heaviest and the most heartfelt of HIM’s recorded output. Get ready!
You will be able to experience HIM’s latest album material live in August, in Warsaw and Gdańsk!
AUGUST 5 2015 – Warsaw, klub Stodoła
89pln (standing), 119pln (balcony);
AUGUST 6 2015 – Gdańsk, klub B90
Tickets availavle at www.stodola.pl and www.LiveNation.pl