He is well and truly back now.
This is 'Gothica Fennica Vol. 1'.
HIM are calling it a day after 26 (twenty six!) years as a band.
Very, very into this.
All the action from the first day of Sonisphere 2014, featuring The Prodigy, Limp Bizkit, HIM, Anthrax, Comeback Kid, Yashin + more!
Are they catching flies? We don't know, but they certainly left people open-mouthed on the Apollo Stage earlier today, eh guys? Read what we made of their set on our live blog.
Transforming them from Finnish pariahs to one of the most popular rock bands on the planet, ‘Love Metal’ was the record that would define HIM. Eleven years on and ahead of their Sonisphere appearance next weekend, we give you the inside story.
'Love Metal' was inducted into the Rock Sound Hall Of Fame in issue 174.
A clutch of Sonisphere announcements have arrived this afternoon.
While Slipknot headlined the Main Stage HIM took care of the Pepsi Max Stage at Download Festival 2013. All shots by Carla Mundy.
Last one we think, no promises though.
Finnish rockers HIM have announced this morning they're set to release their new album 'Tears On Tape' on April 26 through Cooking Vinyl's imprint DoubleCross.
Speaking of the album, Ville Valo has said:
"Cooking Vinyl’s history speaks for itself and for some unfathomable reason they have clearly understood HIM’s rather perverse musical fetishes (which is as rare as hen’s teeth !). DoubleCross (of the inverted kind) here we come!”
The band are also set to play an intimiate show at London's Dingwalls on April 26. Tickets for that go on sale at 9am on Monday February 18 from this link.
Warning, this competition might not be for bearded men who listen to doom. We might be wrong, we just got a feeling about this one!
Carly Smithson has apparently "never seen a band with so many bras onstage" as when Ville Valo and co play...
Download 2010 has expanded again with HIM, Coheed & Cambria, Steel Panther and many more.
A photo gallery of Finnish rockers HIM playing live in Norwich, all shots by Che Ballard.
A gallery of pictures from HIM's intimate Valentines Day show. All shots by Zen Inoya.
Current Rock Sound coverstars HIM are streaming their new album 'Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice' on Myspace.