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Ville Valo’s Tragic-Romantic Ecstasy

While he is known as the frontman for brooding Finnish rockers HIM, Ville Valo has amassed a considerable body of work outside of his famous band for years, collaborating and recording with everyone from Natalia Avelon to Cradle Of Filth. In other words, G...

Dark Illusions

It's been nearly a decade since I first discovered HIM, the gloomy Finnish hard rock band whose brooding, chain smoking lead singer Ville Valo derived much of his lyrical inspiration from poet Charles Baudelaire and author Edgar Allen Poe. I quickly fell i...