I am grateful to some great friends of mine like Pam for bringing back this website. Right now the website is in it’s old form and I do plan on updating it with newer things. So please be patient. I do not know when it will be complete but it’s 2014 and HIM is going to be hitting the road. I hope to bring this site back to it’s better days. If you would like to help update this site please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you.
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The new video for “Strange World” is out now. You can watch it via Heartagram.com :-) Enjoy.
It depends on the song. Mostly my solos are improvisation, there might be a little melody or a “lick” that has been thought of beforehand but most of the time it is just whatever comes out at that moment. At the end of the day, I’m a blues player so it all originates from there. I also feel that you shouldn’t forcefully put a guitar solo in every song either, sometimes it works much better to replace it with a heavy riff or whatever.
The older I get, the more confidence I have in my playing. I’m not scared of being out of tune or playing sloppy. Our producer Hiili said after I did one of the solos for the new album : “I could hear a human being in there.” And after that we all burst in to laughter but seriously, that’s something that I like to hear in good guitar solo too.