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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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Deicide added to Bloodstock Open Air 2012 as a UK festival exclusive

January 10th, 2012

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It’s as the title says – everyone’s favourite forehead-branding no-longer-quite-as-Satanic-as-they-used-to-be death metallers, Deicide, have been added to the bill of Bloodstock Open Air 2012, where they will play their only UK show of 2012. And there was us thinking this was the year V Festival would see the light and sandwich Glen Benton and co. in between Jessie J and Skrillex.

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