HIM to Release Limited-Edition Box Set + Remastered Catalog in November
HIM will release a new limited-edition box set titled ‘Lashes to Ashes, Lust to Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96 – ’03’ on Nov. 25 via The End Records. This new set features their debut EP ‘666 Ways to Love: Prologue,’ which will be available on 180 gram vinyl for the first time. It also comes with a Heartagram logo slipmat and a USB drive featuring their remastered albums and 37 bonus tracks.
Fans of the Finnish band will be happy to know that they will also separately release four of their best-known albums, ‘Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666’, ‘Razorblade Romance’, ‘Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights’, and ‘Love Metal’ in multiple configurations, all re-mastered with bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, and special packaging.
Singer Ville Valo stated, “We feel truly blessed to have our sonic offspring of yore being given a new lease of life in the U.S. by The End Records, the home for many of our aural idols, both old and new.” He continued, “For the past months, the infamous ‘Love Metal’ archives have been extensively scoured by us for rare, exclusive and downright scary musical nuggets for an experience in Finnish melancholy like no other, so please consider yourself warned…”
The box set and individual vinyl albums and CDs are available for pre-order now here. Fans can get a preview of some of the gems on the set by checking out a previously unreleased version of ‘Right Here in My Arms’ recorded live in Buenos Aires, Argentina on YouTube.
HIM will celebrate the releases with an eight-date tour starting at Webster Hall in New York City on Dec. 9.
HIM 2014 North American Tour Dates:
12/9 -- New York, N.Y. -- Webster Hall
12/10 -- Boston, Mass. -- House of Blues
12/11 – Sayerville, N.J. -- Starland Ballroom
12/12 -- Silver Spring, Md. -- The Fillmore
12/16 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- The Wiltern
12/17 -- Tempe, Ariz. -- The Marquee
12/18 -- San Diego, Calif. -- House of Blues
12/19 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- House of Blues
HIM ‘Lashes to Ashes, Lust to Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96 – ’03’ Box Set