Finnish rock/metal group HIM made their way back to the Pacific Northwest with a stop at KISW’s annual ‘Pain in the Grass’ concert. Fronted by lead singer Ville Valo, HIM (short for ‘His Infernal Majesty’) is currently on tour supporting their newest release ‘Tears on Tape.’ The band also released a greatest hits compilation last year entitled ‘XX – Two Decades of Love Metal,’ late last year. However, their newest release also marks their first album on Razor and Tie records. HIM has also been around since the mid 90s in Europe. However, they didn’t make it big in the US until 2005 (for me it was 1999).
For me, it meant getting to re-shoot a band that had a big influence on me growing up. I had the opportunity to shoot them in 2010. However, tragedy had struck in my family and shooting a show so soon, probably wasn’t a great idea. I wouldn’t say the photos I shot were bad per say, but I can honestly say that the second time around I knew how i wanted to capture the band. I really hope they make it back to Seattle next year, as I would love to shoot them again.
Look for the band on the ‘Rock Allegiance Tour’ with Volbeat, Airbourne and All That Remains.
Word to the wise. Follow our pal Andrew Joslyn and the Passenger String Quartet's Instagram page @andrewjoslynmusic.
He's giving sneak previews of his symphonic work on network TV commercials and pop songs. Every student of violin and cello should be following his page. But so should you. You have heard Andrew and his writing on Grammy winning hits by Macklemore and Kesha.
...and his work with folks like Ethan Anderson to save the music industry locally and globally with the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs is something to watch.
Or don't follow him and life will be a little less colorful and inspiring, but sometimes you don't notice how good life can be without good art and good friends.
In that respect Art is dangerous because you will need more. Andrew has plenty in the vault... ... See MoreSee Less
If you love music and want to make a difference, Please support our friend Andrew D.B. Joslyn and this important cause. #DistrictAdvocateI’m excited to be joining the @recordingacademy in an effort to push critical legislation to help music creators around the country get the support and financial assistance we so desperately need to stay afloat. I’m leading a couple of meetings with Senator Maria Cantwell and my state representative Pramila Jayapal - and looking forward to joining with my fellow musicians, industry professionals and educators on doing our part to preserve our industry during Covid-19. #districtadvocate ... See MoreSee Less