HIM Joins Razor and Tie’s Label Roster

Photo Credit: Joonas Brandt
New Studio Album, Tears On Tape,To Be Released Via Razor & Tie In
U.S. & Canada April 30th  
DoubleCross/Cooking Vinyl To Release New Album In U.K./Ireland April 29th
 (New York, NY) – Razor & Tie announces the addition of the Finnish rock band HIM (His Infernal Majesty) to its North American label roster.  The band has completed work on their forthcoming new studio album, Tears On Tape, which will be released on April 30th on Razor & Tie in North America/Canada and on April 29th on DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl’s specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. 
HIM lead vocalist Ville Valo
comments, “We´re infernally glad to be dressed sharply enough for our
dearest  comrades in the U.S.(for once), R&T A-Go-Go!!!”
Razor & Tie A&R Executive Mike Gitter
adds, “Few artists are able to tap into rock at its most emotional and
forlorn and make it sound so damn uplifting and powerful. That’s Ville
Valo and HIM’s stock-in-trade. They take the rawest of emotions and
channel them into unforgettable anthems- invoking the spirit of great
rock n roll in the process.”
Tears On Tape will be the “Love Metal” band’s eighth official album and was recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa and once again mixed by long time-band associate, Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant).
Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström, and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM’s
previous albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the
first Finnish act to achieve platinum sales in the U.S. To date HIM has sold a combined 1.75 million albums and over 1 million digital tracks in North America.
HIM’s current lineup is Ville Valo (Vocals), Mikko “Linde” Lindström (Guitars), 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.
A formidable live act, the band will be announcing a U.S. tour next week and is already confirmed to perform at this year’s U.K. Download Festival in mid-June.
HIM is
the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie’s expanding
Rock roster that currently includes such artists as All That Remains,
The Sword, Hatebreed, For Today, P.O.D., Such Gold, Nonpoint, Chelsea
Grin, Shadows Fall, Norma Jean, Attila, and many more.  The New York
City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record
companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and
Grammy awards in its 20-year history.
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