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Interview: Ville Valo of HIM talks Hallowe’en and Satanism

November 7th, 2013

Sometimes the planets align. Hallowe’en was such a night for our resident Finnophile, Catherine Morris as she sat down with Ville Valo to talk about the relationship between HIM and Satanism on the eeriest of evenings…

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What most people don’t know about the Finnish love metallers, HIM is that at the heart of the band, underneath all that soppy stuff, is a deep love and appreciation for all things weird and dark. That started in singer and principal songwriter, Ville Valo’s youth and continues to permeate both the band’s aesthetic and sensibilities to this day.

With that in mind, and with it also being Halloween, I sat down with Ville before the band’s sold out show at KOKO and decided to pick his brain about Satanism, the occult, and the celebrated day itself. Here’s what he had to say on the subject. (Clue: a LOT.)

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Live: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster @ London Electric Ballroom – 31 October 2012

November 2nd, 2012

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Our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt, makes no secret of his love for The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. Will their original line-up reunion Halloween show leave him full of fanboy glee, or leave him wishing he’d stuck with his memories? Rhetorical question, ahoy!

Six things we learned when we saw The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster in Camden:

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Ask Black Veil Brides YOUR questions

October 26th, 2011

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Remember when we interviewed Black Veil Brides at Download Festival 2011 and Ashley Purdy painted penises on Raz’s face? Yeah, well we’re (probably) not going to let that happen again when we interview them on Hallowe’en.

What we will do, however, is let YOU – their fans – ask them questions. All you’ve got to do is leave your question in a comment below and we’ll choose the best 10 and ask BVB on camera.

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Album: Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe II: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool

January 27th, 2010

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Hellbilly Deluxe II: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool
Roadrunner Records
02 February 2010

By Andy Parker

Some 12 years since the flaming wheels of the Dragula peeled out of the Hellbilly Deluxe gas station, Rob Zombie returns to top form with an album title to envy most post-hardcore bands: Hellbilly Deluxe II: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool, or from here on in just HD2.

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