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Him : His Infernal Majesty
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Led by their charismatic and photogenic vocalist Ville Valo, H.I.M. is set to be the hottest alternative rock act of the decade. Fusing gothic, heavy metal, and power pop, the band has established a new musical genre, which it describes as "love metal," that transcends existing genres and gives it the crossover appeal that has generated album sales in excess of 3 million. In H.I.M: His Infernal Majesty, Barry Keating recounts the story of the band's rise from a Helsinki covers group playing everything from Chris Isaak to Blue Oyster Cult to a global rock phenomenon. Through interviews and anecdotes, Keating explores the band's unique ethos and influences, and the genesis of the love metal sound, as well as the band's quest to bring goth music to the masses. Featuring a wealth of eye-catching images, the book details the breathtaking way in which H.I.M.'s singular approach to music has brought it to the cusp of global stardom.


  • ISBN-13: 9780859653923
  • ISBN-10: 0859653927
  • Publisher: Plexus Publishing
  • Publish Date: July 2007
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.5 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
  • Page Count: 128