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On September 19, Pit Freaks conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish “love” metallers HIM in Houston, Texas. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player 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.

HIM‘s previous CD, 2010’s “Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice”, opened with 26,000 units to land at No. 25.

The band’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 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 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). The band is managed by Seppo Vesterinen at Hinterland, Inc. and represented for U.S. touring by Justin Hirschman/AGI.

Interview (audio):

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its very first album, “The Morning Never Came”, Finnish atmospheric doom/death metal outfit SWALLOW THE SUN will have its September 26 concert at Klubi in Tampere, Finland, streamed live around the world via LiveMusicStage.com (“ticket” cost: 5 euros). The show will see the sextet perform its debut outing in full alongside selected newer material.

SWALLOW THE SUN drummer Kai Hahto will sit out the “The Morning Never Came” anniversary tour and will be temporarily replaced by Juuso Raatikainen.

Support on the trek will be provided by ambient rock band ANTIMATTER (United Kingdom) and gothic metallers THE FORESHADOWING (Italy).

SWALLOW THE SUN‘s fifth full-length album, “Emerald Forest And The Blackbird”, entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 2. Released on February 1, 2012 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 in Helsinki, and by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Studios in Helsinki. The effort was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) and was mastered by Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED) at Finnvox Studios. The artwork was once again created by Rami Mursula.

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SWALLOW THE SUN, the Finnish atmospheric doom/death metal outfit from Finland, has released the following statement:

“Unfortunately, [drummer] Kai [Hahto] is unable to do ‘The Morning Never Came’ anniversary gigs this fall, but on short notice we managed to get hold of a fantastic drummer, Juuso Raatikainen, to fill Kai‘s giant shoes for these shows. Kai will be back on his throne for the 70000 Tons Of Metal and Mexican shows.”

SWALLOW THE SUN‘s upcoming tour celebrates the tenth anniversary of the band’s first studio album, “The Morning Never Came”, originally released back in 2003, and now available via Spinefarm.

Support on the trek will be provided by ambient rock band ANTIMATTER (United Kingdom) and gothic metallers THE FORESHADOWING (Italy).

SWALLOW THE SUN‘s fifth full-length album, “Emerald Forest And The Blackbird”, entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 2. Released on February 1, 2012 via Spinefarm Records, the CD was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 in Helsinki, and by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Studios in Helsinki. The effort was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) and was mastered by Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED) at Finnvox Studios. The artwork was once again created by Rami Mursula.

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“Into The Night”, the new video from Finnish “love” metallers HIM, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Tears On Tape”, which 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.

HIM‘s previous CD, 2010’s “Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice”, opened with 26,000 units to land at No. 25.

The band’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 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 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). The band is managed by Seppo Vesterinen at Hinterland, Inc. and represented for U.S. touring by Justin Hirschman/AGI.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM are filming a video for the song “Elevate” in Belgrade, Serbia with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK, MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT).

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM will film a music video next month in Belgrade, Serbia with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK, MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT).

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Kataklysm will film a new music video in Belgrade, Serbia next month with director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (Ex Deo, Soilwork, Moonspell, etc.) whose previous work includes Kataklysm’s “Push The Venom” video and Ex Deo’s “Romulus” and “Final War (Battle Of Actium)” videos. Filming will commence in August for “a very ambitious & sick” video clip for the song “Elevate” from Kataklysm’s forthcoming concept album “Waiting For The End To Come.” According to the band, the plan is to bring the viewers into a visual masterpiece of chaos, a chaos based around the ideals of death, the purpose of life, the human factor, and the semi-coma state that most people in this world exist in. Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono states: “In a nutshell, we believe we wrote the most intense, intricate storyline for a video clip ever made in death metal and our genre.

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Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL on April 23 at the Underworld in London, England.

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Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL.

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Circle of Chaos has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist: “Circle of Chaos is extremely proud to welcome our dear friend Anders ‘Atte’ Strokirk as the new member and guitar player of the band! “Atte is a well known character in the Stockholm metal scene and a very skilled guitar player. Most people recognize Atte as the man behind Blackshine, but for all you old school death metal fans you should know that Atte was the man to lay down the vocals on the classic Necrophobic debut album ‘The Nocturnal Silence.’ “Thru the years Atte has built up quite an experience after having supported and been on tour with UDO, Bruce Dickinson, Moonspell and Lacuna Coil to mention a few

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