Tag Archives: Ville Valo

Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 25 Albums of 2023

Posted by on December 25, 2023

  Whether we are still witnessing the aftermath of the pandemic or entering a time when more doors are open for artists to release albums, 2023 has seen a significant number of releases. And may I say, they are really good ones too. From the major players to artists embarking on a fresh start with […]

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VV shares “Neon Noir” video

Posted by on January 17, 2023


VV, Ville Valo’s debut solo album, Neon Noir, arrived this past Friday (13th) via UMG/Spinefarm. A video for the title track was released to celebrate the new record’s arrival.


Valo comments:

“I firmly believe Neon Noir sprinkles some much-missed glitter all over modern day doom and gloom. It’s 12 lessons in reckless abandon without spilling the red.”


Watch the clip below:

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New & Noteworthy: Releases of Everything – 1/13/23

Posted by on January 13, 2023

  New & Noteworthy is Metal Insider’s weekly column highlighting some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. We’re in the second week of January, and releases are starting to kick in with Obituary and Ville Valo. We’ve included some independent artists, including Australian death metal outfit Ashen’s debut record, and […]

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Ville Valo (VV) unveils new song “The Foreverlost”

Posted by on November 4, 2022

  Ville Valo (VV) of HIM has unveiled his new song “The Foreverlost.” The track is his third single taken from his forthcoming solo record, Neon Noir, out January 13th via Heartagram Records / Distributed by UMG/Spinefarm.   VV comments: “‘The Foreverlost’ is yet another loud love song depicting the burlesque butoh between two world-weary […]

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Thirty Nine VIdeos to check out – 4/15

Posted by on April 15, 2022

  From Månegarm to Dynazty, here are thirty nine videos to check out:   01) Månegarm – “Stridsgalten” feat. Members of Korpiklaani, Equilibrium and Raubtier:     Album: Ynglingaättens Öde Release Date: 04/15/2022 (pre-order here) Label: Napalm Records   02) Ceremony – “Vanity Spawned by Fear”     Album: First standalone single of their career. […]

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HIM Frontman Ville Valo Releases Surprise EP

Posted by on March 23, 2020

  HIM frontman Ville Valo has released his debut EP under the moniker VV. The EP is titled Gothica Fennica Vol. 1. and features three brand new songs.  The new EP came with no fanfare or comment from Valo, appearing on all streaming platforms out of nowhere on Friday (March 20).  HIM broke up in 2017 […]

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HIM’s Ville Valo announces new project

Posted by on August 30, 2018

On December 31, 2017, HIM had their final performance at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. As difficult as it was for HIM fans to see the door officially close on the gothic metal giants, it was only a matter of time until a new door opens. Today (30th), vocalist Ville Valo has announced a new project, […]

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Here’s HIM’s Ville Valo covering Abba

Posted by on April 14, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Finnish goth rockers HIM, and while there’s no word on when the band’s follow-up to 2013’s Tears on Tape  will be out, but if you’re looking for a fix, UK guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite, or MGT, has you covered. The guitarist has signed with SPV and enlisted frontman […]

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HIM Cancel North American Tour As Ville Valo Recovers From “Severe Asthma”

Posted by on May 6, 2013

According to this year’s Revolver Golden Gods, HIM have the “most dedicated fans.” Well, those fans in North America are going to be disappointed, as HIM has been forced to cancel its touring plans this month. The North American trek was cancelled after singer Ville Valo was diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. HIM […]

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H.I.M. Sign With Razor & Tie

Posted by on February 14, 2013

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 […]

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