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Screamworks: love in theory and practice




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Official Screamworks Videos


Release date 02 - 14 - 2010

International release date:

Finland: February 5th

UK  & France: February 8th

Japan: February 10th

Germany: February 12nd


Producer: Matt Squire

Mixed: Neal Avron

Recorded in: Los Angeles, CA @ The Lair Studios


1. "In Venere Veritas" - 3:36
2. "Scared to Death" - 3:41
3. "Heartkiller" - 3:29
4. "Dying Song" - 3:32
5. "Disarm Me (With Your Loneliness)" - 4:02
6. "Love, the Hardest Way" - 3:20
7. "Katherine Wheel" - 3:26
8. "In the Arms of Rain" - 3:47
9. "Ode to Solitude" - 3:58
10. "Shatter Me With Hope" - 3:52
11. "Acoustic Funeral (For Love in Limbo)" - 3:58
12. "Like St. Valentine" - 3:15
13. "The Foreboding Sense of Impending Happiness" - 3:14

State: post produzione






Heartakiller, first single from Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

Premiere: December 4th 2009 on HIM's Official Myspace.

Radio premiere: in Finland on Radio Rock Finland Dicember 4th at 7,30 a.m.

Release date:

December 4th 2009: most European countries

December 8th 2009: US, Canada, Latin America

December 10th 2009: Greece

Decembee 14th 2009: France

February 1st 2010: UK

Febbruary 5th 2010: Germany

Source: HIM Official YouTube Channel



Pre-listening: herei 30 seconds of Heartkiller

Lyric: you can read it on  HIM Official YouTube Channel, watching the followingl video:





1. Heartkiller
2. Shatter Me With Hope (The Sword Of Democles)
3. Heartkiller (Moordeb VRS)

To order it click here.


Ville talks about Heartkiller (January 2009)




Heartkiller [Official Video]

Directed by James Copeman






Scared to Death, second single from Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

Premiere: March 19th 2010 on HIM's Official MySpace just for a few minutes

Video release: March 22nd 2010 onl HIM's Official MySpace.

Release date (only digitale):


March 5th 2010: on Itunes


March 15th 2010: on Ituned



Pre-listening: click  here to listen to 30 seconds of Scared to Death.





1. Scared to Death
2. Scared to Death [B.I.B. Version]




1. Scared to Death
2. Scared to Death [B.I.B. Version]
3. Scared to Death [Instrumental]


Here you can read a review about Scared to death video.


Scared To Death [Official Video]

Directed  by Eu­ge­ne Rie­can­sky






More videos from Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice


Like Saint Valentine

Click on the following link to watch Like Saint Valentine promo video:



Shatter Me With Hope

Click on the following link to watch Shatter Me With Hope promo video:



In Venere Veritas

Click on the following link to watch In Venere Veritas promo video:


Ode To Solitude

Click on the following link to watch Ode To Solitude promo video:







Heartagram Edition - Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

There was the chance to pre-order Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice / Heartagram Editon sull' HIM On Line Store:
Here for the EU pre-order.
Here for the US pre-order.


This edition includes:

- Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

- an acoustic version of Screamwork, entitled "Baudelaire in braille".

- a limited edition of a "Saint Scream" print, all different from each other.


Matt Taylor, his crew and Ville worked together on the CD graphic.

Visit our Gallery to see some photos of Ville working on the Saint Scream prints.





Screamworks: love in theory and practice guide edited by Metal Hammer. [11/13/2009]


In Venere Veritas – “Let’s fall apart together now” is the sultry introduction to this slick and club-friendly track. There’s an odd almost monk-chanting moment in the middle but this is perhaps the poppiest track on the album.

Scared To Death – It’s a very poppy second track. By that we mean that it’s tailor-made for the radio. It’s played at a similar pace to Funeral Of Hearts but doesn’t have the same moody overtones. The lead hook evolves around the lyrics “I’m not afraid to say I love you”.

Heartkiller - After an intro that sounds like it was put together on a Casio-keyboard, arena-sized guitars crash through the barricades. HIM are setting their stall out here, it’s the commercial know-how of Dark Light combined with the pace of Love Metal. There’s an epic building solo in the middle too, really impressive stuff.

Dying Song – It’s got the sound of a single. Off-kilter drums build to a massive, epic chorus where Ville croons that he’s shedding skin to a dying soul. There’s also a heavily Slash-influenced solo on display.

Disarm Me – Opening with acoustic guitars, the 5th track is a sweeping ballad that sounds like it could be the gothic soundtrack to a Hollywood blockbuster. Twilightcore? Hmmm, possibly not but it’s certainly in that ball-park.

Love The Hardest Way – The sound of a band rediscovering their strongest areas of expertise. Unmistakably HIM, it’s fuel-injected and recapturing the anthemic sounds of the Love Metal era.

Katherine Wheel – Atmospheric verses give way to one of the finest choruses on the album. “These are the things that you make me do” sings Ville. In The Arms Of Rain – Once again, a bizarre keyboard intro that sounds like it could be lifted direct from the 80’s video-game Pong (ask your dad). The song itself sounds like Killing Loneliness on steroids. Massive vocal hooks all around this track and if it’s not called

‘In The Arms Of Rain - we’ll eat our hat. Shatter Me With Hope – The heaviest moment of the record so far, HIM break out the palm-muted riffs but it does once again have a very radio-friendly edge. Be warned: there’s a monster of a dirty riff in the middle of this one.

Ode To Solitude – Eerie industrial drums lead into a beast of a riff. It sounds like 80’s hair metal with a punk chug and all wrapped up in HIM’s inimitable style. The chorus has an insanely catchy hook that evolves around the lyric “here’s to pain”. A storming, up-tempo start to the album.

Acoustic Funeral – Keyboards that sound as if they could come from a music box usher in a massively dramatic track that builds around sweeping, ringing power chords. Not a full-on ballad but certainly one of the more tender moments on the album.

Like St Valentine – A drum n’ bass (yep, you read that correctly) intro gives way to a stomping riff. HIM reach out beyond their comfort zone and into the unknown on a song that continuously mentions St Valentine. It’s bold and brave but it certainly works!

The Foreboding Sense Of Impeding Happiness – And now for something completely different. 80’s fat bass sound that sounds as though it’s been lifted from a horror movie from the same era. Gentle electronic drums play on this ambient ode that sounds like DJ Shadow’s interpretation of HIM. It’s still distinctly HIM because of Ville’s unique vocal tones but it’s done in a electronic/restrained way. One of the best tracks on the album but this will definitely ruffle a few feathers.


World Exclusive: Track-By-Track Guide To The New HIM Album [Metal Hammer]





Ville talks about HIM's next album [11/13/2009]



Matt Squire's twitters during the making of Screamworks, click here!


Matt Squire talks about Screamworks [interview published on 02/02/2010]

Matt Squire talks about Screamworks in an exclusive interview published on HIM's Official Youtube Channel:

Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV

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