HIM to Release Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust’ in November

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Finnish platinum selling band HIM (vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström, Mikko “Migé” Paananen, Janne “Burton” Puurtinen on keyboards and Mika “Gas” Karppinen on drums) 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 boxset ‘Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust’: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-’03 on November 25th via The End Records. The boxset includes the rare debut 1996 EP ‘666 Ways To Love: Prologue” on 180 gram 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.

A must for any diehard HIM fan, these deluxe vinyl (in crushed velvet cases and colored vinyl to match each album’s art work) and boxset releases can be ordered in time for Christmas here and dont’ forget to check your local independent music store like Hollywood’s Amoeba Records to grab your copy.

HIM have also scheduled a couple of weeks of global concert appearances for the end of the year to promote ‘Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust’: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-’03 which will culminate at home in Finland as they perform at their annual Helldone New Year’s Eve concert. Finnish ticket agency Tiketti is giving away a pair of tickets to the always instantly sold out New Year’s Eve bash on their Facebook page but sadly it doesn’t include the airfare to Finland! Click on the “see translation” button if you don’t read Finnish. Good luck to those who enter! This California girl has long-held onto the dream of going to Finland for Helldone on New Year’s Eve.

Other concert dates leading up to Helldone are listed below. Tickets are on sale now (and are sure to sell out so grab ’em quickly) and would make a great early Christmas present!

Dec 05                     O2 Shepherds Bush Empire                                        London, United Kingdom

Dec 06                     O2 Shepherds Bush Empire                                       London, United Kingdom

Dec 09                     Webster Hall                                                                  New York, NY

Dec 10                     House of Blues Boston                                                 Boston, MA

Dec 11                     Starland Ballroom                                                          Sayreville, NJ

Dec 12                     The Fillmore Silver Spring                                           Silver Spring, MD

Dec 16                     The Wiltern                                                                     Los Angeles, CA

Dec 17                     Marquee Theatre                                                            Tempe, AZ

Dec 18                     House of Blues San Diego                                            San Diego, CA

Dec 19                    House of Blues Las Vegas                                             Las Vegas, NV

Which HIM album is your favorite? If you are lucky enough to attend one of these concerts, which city will you be seeing HIM in? Leave a comment for Life on the Scene readers below. Check back with us in December as we plan to bring coverage of the concerts to our readers.
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