HIM has recently announced that they will be releasing a limited-edition boxed set, ‘Lashes to Ashes, Lust to Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-03’ via The End Records on November 25th. The set will contain remastered versions of , ‘666 Ways to Love: Prologue’, ‘Razorblade Romance’, ‘Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights’ and ‘Love Metal’, as well as a USB containing the albums plus 37 bonus tracks, and a heartagram logo slipmat. The albums will be available on a 180-gram heavy-weight vinyl, this being a first for ‘666 Ways To Love: Prologue’.
All albums will also be available separately in multiple configurations, exclusive liner notes, and will be specially packaged in a limited-edition crushed velvet case. Each album will be a 140-gram vinyl and as a deluxe colored double-LP. For instance, ‘Love Metal’ will be gold, while ‘Deep shadows and Brilliant Highlights’ will be silver.
HIM vocalist Ville Valo stated, “We feel truly blessed to have our sonic offspring of yore being given a new lease on life in the U.S. by the End Records, the home for many of our aural idols, both old and new. The infamous love metal archives have been extensively scoured by us for rare, exclusive and downright scary musical nuggets for an experience in Finnish melancholy like no other, so please consider yourself warned.”
The band will follow-up the boxed set and vinyl albums with an 8 city tour starting on December 9th at Webster Hall in New York City.
Both the boxed-set and the individual albums are available for pre-order here. Fans can get a taste of the album by checking out a previously unreleased version of ‘Right Here in My Arms’ recorded live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.