Finnish platinum selling band HIM have been a cultural phenomenon in the alternative rock world for over two decades, now they are excited to announce the upcoming release of an exclusive limited edition box set ‘Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust’: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-’03 on November 25th via The End Records. The box set includes the rare debut 1996 EP ‘666 Ways To Love: Prologue” on 180gram heavy weight vinyl for the first time ever, along with an exclusive Heartagram logo slipmat and a USB drive with 37 bonus tracks, 80 tracks all together, all re-mastered. Also to be released on November 25th, four of their iconic albums, ‘Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666,’ ‘Razorblade Romance,’ ‘Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights,’ and ‘Love Metal’ will be released in multiple configurations, all re-mastered with bonus tracks, exclusive liner notes, and special packaging.
“We feel truly blessed to have our sonic offspring of yore being given a new lease of life in the US by The End Records, the home for many of our aural idols, both old and new. 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…” – Ville Valo, lead vocalist of HIM.
Stream one of the bonus tracks, a previously unreleased version of “Right Here in My Arms,” from a HIM concert at El Teatro Flores in Buenos Aires in April, at Billboard’s website.
In support of the deluxe re-mastered releases, HIM will be embarking on a National tour this December, all dates listed below:
12/9 Webster Hall New York, NY
12/10 House of Blues Boston, MA
12/11 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
12/12 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
12/16 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
12/17 The Marquee Tempe, AZ
12/18 House of Blues San Diego, CA
12/19 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
All tickets on sale Friday, September 19, 2014.