HIM`s New Album, Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Debuts at No. 1 on the Hard Rock Chart

Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:11pm EST

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Album Also Debuts at No. 2 on the Rock and Alternative Charts and No. 25 on the
Billboard Top 200
BURBANK, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice - the new album from Finland`s
hard-rock heroes HIM - opened big this week, bowing at No. 1 on the Hard Rock
chart and No. 2 on both the Rock and Alternative charts. Selling 25,783 copies
(nearly 30% of them in the digital space), Screamworks, which was released by
Sire Records on February 9th, also debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard Top 200
album chart. 

Recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, the album was produced by Matt Squire
(Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Saosin) and mixed by Neal Avron (Linkin Park,
Weezer, Fall Out Boy). The video for "Heartkiller," the album`s first single,
premiered on MySpace last month. 

Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice is HIM`s seventh studio album and the
follow-up to 2007`s Venus Doom, which debuted at No. 12 in the U.S. and was
nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Boxed/Special Limited Edition Packaging."
In 2007, HIM, which is Ville Valo (vocals), Mige (bass), Linde (guitar), Burton
(keyboards), and Gas (drums) supported Metallica in Europe before joining the
Linkin Park-headlined Projekt Revolution tour across America, and headlined its
own U.S. theater tour. The band`s 2005 album, Dark Light, has the distinction of
being the first album by a Finnish band to be certified gold in the U.S. 

Tickets are on sale now for the band`s spring North American tour in support of
Screamworks. Please visit www.heartagram.com for dates and details. 


For further information, contact Sire Records Publicity: 

Brian Bumbery / Brian.Bumbery@wbr.com -- 818-953-3203 

TJ Tauriello / TJ.Tauriello@wbr.com -- 818-953-3311 

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