This fall, the classic season for dark and romantic music, BLACK VEIL BRIDES and VV (VILLE VALO) will co-headline a massive tour in select cities across North America. Presented by Hot Topic, the BVB & VV 2023 Tour (featuring special guests DARK DIVINE) combines three unique bands who champion the heavy-hearted, hopeless, and broken with […]
Finnish Love Metal pioneer Ville Valo (VV) has released “Echolocate Your Love,” the second single from his forthcoming debut solo album ‘Neon Noir’. The album will arrive in early 2023. The elegiac goth-optimism of “Echolocate Your Love” gives a fuller picture of the wrought elegance to come. Watch the video HERE. “It’s a sonic step-by-step guide on how to survive, and perhaps even enjoy, […]
Finnish Love Metal pioneer, Ville Valo, will release a new single, “Loveletting,” on April 8 under the VV banner. “Loveletting” is taken from VV’s forthcoming debut album Neon Noir. He explains, “As fun as the funeral rites for HIM were, it took me more than a few moons to lick my wounds in the shadow of the Heartagram and come up with an excuse […]
HIM frontman Ville Valo discusses his musical roots, the band’s longevity and creation of ‘Tears On Tape’.
Years of hard work have launched Finland?s HIM from a band with a modest cult following in the United States into the mainstream. With some help perhaps from their ?Heartagram? logo, HIM has become a household name among hard rock and metal fans. At the band?s stop at the 2006 HFStival in Columbia, Md., frontman Ville Valo spoke to Jason Price of Live-Metal.net about the band’s song writing process, the status of the band’s next album, the struggles of touring in the United States and more. In the end, Valo squashes the solo career rumors and discovers that all roads lead to Black Sabbath.