HIM: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed

HIM will release their new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", in the US on February 9, 2010.

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Finnish "love" metallers HIM will release their new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", in the US on February 9, 2010. The CD was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Squire (Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Panic At The Disco, Boys Like Girls, Thrice).

"Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice" track listing:

01. In Venere Veritas 02. Scared To Death 03. Heartkiller 04. Dying Song 05. Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness) 06. Love, The Hardest Way 07. Katherine Wheel 08. In The Arms Of Rain 09. 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

The new album cover can be viewed here.

Valo recently told UK's Metal Hammer magazine about the forthcoming CD:

"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."

UK's Metal Hammer magazine has posted a track-by-track review of "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice". Read it at this location.

Read the entire article at Blabbermouth.net.

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    Friar Tuck
    I really like the album artwork, and I'm not entirely sure why. Totally out of sync with all their other covers. It's kind of hypnotic to look at. Can't wait for Screamworks, it's giving me a mental boner just thinking bout it
    Originally Posted by STOOPIDDITTIES: Mental boner... I'm stealing that.
    That's great, but a new HIM album early next year, and a new Alkaline Trio, and a new A7X!? This is amazing!!!!!
    **** yeah this is great news. finally a new chance (bloody hopefully) to see them live! artwork looks pretty mediocre though
    I think the artwork is pretty awesome. Very different from a lot of their previous albums. Tracklist sounds cool too.
    Must admit I'm really looking forward to this album and hopefully I'll get the chance to see them live this time around!