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13 January 2010 @ 09:58 pm
Metal Hammer Feb 2010  



It's not been a great day so far, and this scan isn't exactly promisssing; but there are..

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Ho ho ho, so, that fat bearded twat with red wine stains all over his jacket who works at the UK magazine distribution depot in Exeter and pukes up every time he drinks sherry, turned back the clock and made Christmas Day into Christmas Eve again. No problemo. Sober up fatboy, shovel yerself out of your hole and drop your goods down out chimneys tomorrow instead. We can wait to hear about Ville's secret world, a day, yeah, we can wait a day.

so, as a a-pair-of-teeff, I bring you Hand Solo's letter -



so, Ville really does have a small pecker. Ahem. But hey, while we're at it, some more blurb, soot and stormtrooper free -



move along Stormtrooper, to..

HIM, on the hinterland.





And finally, cutting across all cultural boundaries there is Iranian metal in this month's Metal Hammer, which surely gives you the biggest reason to be cheerful. Ho ho ho.
 
 
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Kimberlykymburrlee on January 13th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
All the reviews I've come across are so positive! I'm super excited about the new album. =D
Kimberlykymburrlee on January 13th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
OH! And thank you for posting these. =)
(no subject) - v_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - v_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jenjen_sweetheart on January 13th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
lol I loved your Christmas analogy-little rant up there XD
Can't wait for kerrang tmr!
Thanks a lot for the scans!!!
Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Whenever I say to myself "I can't wait.." I am always disappointed, so tomorrow, prepare to be disappointed.

My pleasure.
(no subject) - jen_sweetheart on January 13th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nailedtoacross on January 13th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
cyanide_mecyanide_me on January 13th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for these... it's pretty much impossible to get those magazines in my country...and hear about the band, so this means a lot :)
Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Well I just hope that what these magazines print is meaningful, if not, as least it's a humorous diversion.
helvillehelville on January 13th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
We can just about wait a day but only just!

Another great review!
Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
another great review!

I hope so! And hope Metal Hammer aren't being overly sentimental.
(no subject) - helville on January 13th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Dingerzdingerz on January 13th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
You can see how magazines twist things to sound more entertaining, or to sell magazines. It's always interesting to follow album promos for that reason. But yeah, the "Ville Valo" byline is definitely at work here. Where would these magazines be if they didn't place an artist in a box and always sell them that way - one dimensional indeed. I'm hoping the rest of the interview is far more in depth. A blurb on the question page makes it a possibility.. So I'm hoping they step away from the sensationalism to be real for a moment. So far everything leading up to this article has been crap. So I'm hoping for a nice surprise.
Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
My own personal view is that metal music, more than most other music genres, is like theatre and as such the listener interprets their own reality based on the lyrics and the energy. So, I'm not sure how real an article in Kerrang! is ever going to be.
aidahimaidahim on January 13th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for these :)
I always thankful whenever someone scans anything, because it's the only way I can see HIM in magazines... None of these exists here where I live :/
And I'm more and more proud with every positive review (so far -every review) like I made the album. I'm happy for them and I hope the album makes it, like everyone is expecting.
Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
It'd be amazing if, just for once, the critics and the fans were in agreement. Fingers crossed.
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Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
It's a bit early for Christmas references isn't it, tsk, next year I'll wait until December.
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(no subject) - v_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
acetonee on January 13th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
dear, thank you very much, at least something new at the end of the day!!
feeling even more excited about the album (if it's possible)!!
Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on January 13th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
And now it is the end of my day and I will go to bed with my fingers crossed that the album lives up to the blurb.
(no subject) - acetonee on January 14th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
.denisecky on January 13th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Influenced by The Doors? I thought Ville hated The Doors? Or does someone else in the group love them?
jeever1981jeever1981 on January 13th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Nope
I'm not getting my hopes up. Reviews can be very positive, but that's not a guarantee, that fans actually like it.
I mean (and don't slash me for this), Dark Light was such a weak album, and the reviews, if I remember correctly, were very good.

He wrote that cd when he had a crush on someone at that time, and instead of just telling her, he wrote an album. I'm afraid the album will be too soft.

I'm not sure if I will like this cd as much as Venus Doom or Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666, but we'll see. It wont be long now, so we can judge if those reviews about this cd were correct.

I'm not going to buy Kerrang, the scans will be posted here anyway. Saves the Kerrang-deprived HIM-fans (incl. me) money! haha
misspookiness on January 14th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
newly in love? rofls did anybody else read that bit?
Dingerzdingerz on January 14th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's called sensationalism. Ville himself said there was no relationship. I think Ville is just more metaphorically speaking - the album will probably focus on the good aspects of relationships as opposed to the bad. The past albums have much related love to death and other negative things. So maybe this album will be different in that respect. But the writing in Kerrang makes it sound like he had a relationship when really, it's just an angle to sell the album. So many girls will wander around talking about some "lucky girl" when really, she wasn't lucky at all heh. (Cause nothing came out of it)

I think Ville likes having muses from afar. So far in his life he's been more romantically involved with death than anyone else. So now he's looking to step away from that, or at least from what he's said recently so far. Out of death, and into the realm of the living...which is why the Frankenstein reference was cute.
(no subject) - vincents_heart on January 14th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - eggneckface on January 14th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
Erikavincents_heart on January 14th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
What's with the reviewer over-romanticising Ville's falling in love? This is all pretty much taken from Metal Hammer's podcast, reused tsk tsk, and Ville didn't state his past love like that at all lol.
Bring in sales I 'spose?? Anyway I'm very excited. I love electronic and I think HIM could do it VERY well.

Thank you muchly, as per usual!!
heartygram on January 14th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Sobriety clearly suits Ville. Heed those words Ville. Just got the Kerrang issue where Ville talks about wanting to drink again which is his most obnoxious interview ever and I've never found him to be so hopefully he'll keep on the halel and hearty road. I wish we could all hear the CD too! Sounds great!
have_666_mercyhave_666_mercy on January 14th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for these scans!
I myself had a surprise gift when I came home from work tonight. I have a sub to Inked magazine and Kat von D is on the cover of the latest issue, which was waiting for me on my table. Was I shocked to see Ville and also The 69 Eyes featured inside. I will try to scan tomorrow, as I don't have a scanner at home. There is a 2-page interview in there with Ville and 3 very nice pictures.
Sweet dreams everyone. Tomorrow awaits.
Nefertarinefernefertari on January 14th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
EEE YAAAY AND KIITOS!
A: ben barnesxtension_sparkx on January 14th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this, you're a star, as usual. I'm really looking forward to the album now! Love Metal is my fave one, so if Screamworks is in a similar vein to that then I'm going to be one extremely happy customer.