Him Debuts Video For Latest Single, Announces Tour Dates

Courtesy:  Razor & Tie Records

Courtesy: Razor & Tie Records

Finnish rock band HIM has released the video for the latest single from its most recent full length album, Tears on Tape.  The video for the song ‘Into The Night’ can be viewed online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6xaurYbY6c.  The video incorporates footage of the band performing edited in with shots of people in hooded robes bringing bricks to a spot in a forest that would eventually form the band’s well known “Heartagram” logo at the song’s end.  The song itself is quite the upbeat tune.  The album as a whole is available to be downloaded now online at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id617192862.

HIM’s legions of fans can catch the band as it tours in support of Tears On Tape.  The band is currently making its way across America on the annual “Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour” alongside All That Remains, Volbeat, and Airbourne.  The bands will make a stop in North Carolina on Monday, September 23rd at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex as part of their tour.  Tickets can be purchased for the concert at http://coliseum-nc.com/Tickets-Active.php?eventID=2095181&venueID=274.  Fans of HIM can keep up with all of the latest tour updates and more on HIM’s official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/theheartagram and its official website, http://www.heartagram.com.

The most current list of HIM’s tour dates is available below.

Sep 04 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
Sep 08 Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Center**
Sep 09 Calgary, AB @ Big 4 Building
Sep 10 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place**
Sep 15 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Music Festival
Sep 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Sep 18 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre**
Sep 19 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Sep 21 Gulfport, MS @ Jones Park CPR Fest**
Sep 22 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle**
Sep 23 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center
Sep 25 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom**
Sep 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ The Mann
Sep 27 Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center**
Sep 28 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Waterfront

European Tour Dates
with Caspian

Oct 06 Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit
Oct 07 Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s Neue Welt
Oct 08 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
Oct 09 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Oct 11 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
Oct 12 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna
Oct 13 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
Oct 15 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Oct 16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
Oct 17 Munchen, Germany @ Kesselhaus
Oct 18 Koln, Germany @ E-Werk
Oct 19 Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
Oct 21 Wolverhampton, UK @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Oct 22 Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 23 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
Oct 24 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
Oct 26 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Oct 27 Blackweir, UK @ Great Hall
Oct 28 Southampton, UK @ Guildhall
Oct 29 Norwich, UK @ UEA
Oct 31 London, UK @ KOKO (SOLD OUT)
Nov 01 London, UK @ KOKO

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Gypsyhawk’s Sophomore LP Another Hit For Metal Blade

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Guitars, bass, drums, and vocals.  That’s really all rock and roll needs.  And that’s what Pasadena, California’s own Gypsyhawk has brought to the game once again with its new album, “Revelry and Resilience.”  This album is a straight forward hard rocking work that will have every warm blooded rocker out there banging his or her heard, and putting his or her horns high with pride.  “Revelry and Resilience” is an example of everything that is and ever has been right with rock music.

The whole rock party kicks off with fittingly with the song, ‘Overdrive.’   To quote the line, this song is all killer, no filler.  From the killer guitar solos from Andrew Packer and Erik Kluiber, to front man Eric Harris’ Lemmy Kilmister-like vocals, to drummer Ian Brown’s driving beat, this song is a perfect start to the record in every way.  The band barely lets up from here, kicking right into ‘The Fields’ with equal adrenaline.  ‘Hedgeking’ follows in similar fashion, keeping the adrenaline and the blood flowing in its listeners’ veins from start to finish. 

There’s little letting up from there on throughout the remainder of this record.  Gypsyhawk’s sound has obviously evolved from its first album, “Patience and Perseverance.”  The band had a solid old school rock and roll sound on that record.  But the band’s sound seems even more honed this time out.  The band is right up there with the likes of Fireball Ministry, Airbourne, and others of that ilk on this album.  What makes Gypsyhawk better than those bands though, is its ability to cross the rock and roll spectrum, rather than stick to one style.  Airbourne is more closely linked to AC/DC and Fireball Ministry is compared more to classic Ozzy.  In the case of Gypsyhawk, this band has guitar work that pays homage to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Judas Priest, and even Iron Maiden just to name a few.  And as already noted front man Eric Harris’ vocals are weirdly similar to that of Lemmy Kilmister.  All of that being noted, Gypsyhawk’s new album, “Revelry and Resilience” will be a favorite among the fans of true old school guitar driven rock and roll, this reviewer included.  In fact, there is little doubt that by the end of the year, it will find itself on this reviewer’s list of the year’s best hard rock and metal albums.

“Revelry and Resilience” will be available in stores and online next Tuesday, August 28th.  It can be ordered direct through Metal Blade’s website at http://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/band/gypsyhawk.  The band will be performing a handful of live dates this Fall and Winter to support the album.  Fans can check out those dates and all the latest from the band online at http://www.facebook.com/Gypsyhawkusa, http://gyspsyhawk.bandcamp.com, and http://gypsyhawkusa.blogspot.com.  

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