Dread Central, in conjunction with Total Assault, is pleased to offer a free download of “Heartkiller”, the new single from HIM’s Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice album, which will hit stores in the U.S. on CD and vinyl on February 9th.
HIM, which is in its 13th year as a band, hails from Finland, and Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, produced by Matt Squire (The Used, Saosin, All Time Low), is their seventh full-length release. HIM frontman Ville Valo recently sat down with Metal Hammer magazine to discuss the forthcoming album saying, “Lyrically, it’s the most sexual [album], the most horny one, we’ve ever made. The horny and the horned. Like the IMPALED NAZARENE song. It’s got that and a sense of immediacy: ‘I want it now, now, now.’ It’s not about being poetic or forlorn about something that is about to happen; it’s actually about something that is happening at this very moment in time.”
He added, “I like the immediacy of it. There’s a lot of information put in short songs, and they don’t let go. That was the whole vibe for me. You should have seen me working the vocals out in the middle of the night, amongst my taxidermy owls in the tower screaming my guts out, unable to stop until 9:00 a.m. and then sleeping on a couch for two hours before starting again. So the whole process of the album is very close to that mental boner that just didn’t go away.”
Sound up your alley? Then CLICK HERE or on the below image to download “Heartkiller” as an MP3!
The full Screamworks track listing is as follows:
1. In Venere Veritas
2. Scared to Death
4. Dying Song
5. Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)
6. Love, the Hardest Way
7. Katherine Wheel
8. In the Arms of Rain
9. Ode to Solitude
10. Shatter Me With Hope
11. Acoustic Funeral (For Love in Limbo)
12. Like St. Valentine
13. The Foreboding Sense of Impending Happiness
In addition to upcoming dates in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe, HIM just announced North American shows starting at the end of March in Philly, Baltimore, and Boston, hitting California and Vegas for a nice stretch in late April, and finishing up with two shows in New York’s NY Irving Plaza on May 7th and 8th with lots more in-between. For the full schedule and to hear more of HIM, visit their official site, Heartgram.com.
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