Bear Music #149

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There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite

HIM (initially known as His Infernal Majesty) was a Finnish gothic rock band from Finland. Formed in 1991, the band broke up in 1993, before being reformed in 1995, under the new name of HIM. They released their debut album Greatest Love Songs Vol 666 in 1997. The album charted in Finland and Germany, peaking at number four in the former. The single “When Love and Death Embrace” also cracked the top ten in the band’s home country.

Greatest Love Songs Vol 666 received positive reviews from critics, with AllMusic describing the album as having “a very diverse sound” and ultimately succeeding “in pleasing everyone, whether they’re into rock or pop.” The album would eventually go platinum in Finland. The band went on to become one of the most commercially successful Finnish bands of all time, with sales of over ten million records. They have released eight studio albums, five compilations, three video releases and two box sets, along with one live and one remix album. However, despite this success, on 5th March 2017, HIM announced the band would be disbanding following a farewell tour that same year. In the announcement, singer Valo stated: “After quarter of a century of love and metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you.”

Valo didn’t rule-out the possibility of the band reuniting in the future, stating: “We felt like there was nothing left to give collectively. It was fun playing the old songs, everybody got along well together but that spark was missing. The good thing about this is that there’s no drama… So it doesn’t hurt the chances.”

This is HIM and When Love And Death Embrace…

HIM – When Love And Death Embrace

HIM – When Love And Death Embrace

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45 Comments on “Bear Music #149”

  1. Rolf report Nov 11

    I have taught the language of cat to my campus mom Claudia. She can successfully interpret my gestures & little meows to know when to put my bed on her desk so I can sleep, when to give me food & when to open the office window to give me my freedom.

    Rolf x

  2. Dorothy is tortoiseshell in colour and yesterday my human said the trees at the allotment are starting to look just like Dorothy. I think she’s going senile because cats and trees don’t look like each other, do they? My ancient human has some very weird ideas sometimes.

  3. “Now,” said Rabbit, “this is a Search, and I’ve Organized it -“
    “Done what to it?” said Pooh.
    “Organized it. It’s what you do to a Search. Do you see?”
    “No,” said Pooh. “Is Piglet Organized too?”
    “We all are,” said Rabbit, and off he went.

  4. Lisa
    Winter is here. I need a boyfriend for these cold nights, any takers? Xoxox

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… you don’t need anyone if you only shave one leg in the winter. Rub them up against each other during the night it’ll be both warm and feel like you’ve got someone in the bed with you! Win win situation. Don’t get caught dopey this winter Xxx

  5. People who complain that Creme Eggs don’t taste as good as they used to are talking rubbish. I found a half-eaten one from 1987 under the dog’s blanket in the car and it made me vomit for three days.

    Edward G Baston, Edgbaston.

  6. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… what’s ugly to one is beautiful to another.. although to me, physically you can be the most beautiful person in the world but if you’re bad on the inside you automatically become ugly to me.. so wash ur genitalia thank you x

  7. Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Kenny Jones.

    Kenny was considered Johnny King’s ‘right-hand man’ during some of the most successful times in Tranmere Rovers’ history.

    Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

  8. lol at boris johnson limiting the comments on his instagram whereas jeremy corbyn let’s anyone have their say on his insta. honestly go try and comment on any of johnson’s posts. it won’t let you but on jezza’s it’s a free for all.

    the shitbag

  9. No man would ever know he upset me.. I mean my ex had a 2 year affair on me and I bought his gf a Xmas present.. happy Christmas hun hes your problem now here’s some smellies and face masks god knows you’re gona need them xoxo

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