Hot FM CQ breakfast announcer Paul "Browny" Brown conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.
HIM's latest album, "Tears On Tape", sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's previous CD, 2010's "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", opened with 26,000 units to land at No. 25.
HIM's 2007 effort, "Venus Doom", registered a first-week tally of 38,000 to enter the chart at No. 12.
"Tears On Tape" was released on April 30, 2013 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29, 2013 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl's specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The "love metal" act's eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios with longtime producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) and was mixed in London, England by Tim Palmer, who previously helmed 2005's "Dark Light" and 2007's "Venus Doom".
HIM's current lineup is Ville Valo (vocals),Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar),Mikko "Migé" Paananen (bass),Janne "Burton" Puurtinen (keyboards),and Mika "Gas" Karppinen (drums).