Razor & Tie’s latest string of signings have started to paid off, with Hatebreed’s latest album cracking the top 20 in its first week. Now the label can add another notable rock act to its North American roster: H.I.M.
Razor & Tie will release the Finnish rock band’s new album Tears On Tape in North America on April 30, while DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl’s specialist rock imprint) will release it on April 29 in the UK and Ireland. “We´re infernally glad to be dressed sharply enough for our dearest comrades in the U.S. (for once), R&T A-Go-Go!!!,” H.I.M. vocalist Ville Valo had to say about his new label home. Razor & Tie A&R Executive Mike Gitter had the following to add about their latest signing:
“Few artists are able to tap into rock at its most emotional and forlorn and make it sound so damn uplifting and powerful. That’s Ville Valo and H.I.M.’s stock-in-trade. They take the rawest of emotions and channel them into unforgettable anthems- invoking the spirit of great rock n roll in the process.”
However you may feel about H.I.M., the group still has a large and loyal following. It’ll be interesting to see what Razor & Tie will be able to do for H.I.M. stateside.