Aftonbladet
/August 2005/

Aftonbladet - a Swedish newspaper - did an chat with Ville on the day after the gig at Stockholm. You can read some fan questions and on.

Ville: Hi, we are here...

Deicide: Hi Ville! How old where you when you first realized that you wanted to sing? Have you taken any songlessons? Thanks for your music. You're great ;)
Ville: When i was 13 I never had singing lessons.

-: What are you thinking about the music that comes from Sweden.
Ville: I love Kent and Hellacopters.

Benny: What is the biggest difference between your new album and the previous ones?
Ville: The new one is better:)

vill3: Hi ville, hope you liked us yesterday because I think every one liked you guys! So the question! Are you guys gonna comeback to Sweden more often now? =)
Ville: We are coming back in febuary.

Magdalena: Hello! How come you didnt play any ballad yesterday? However, it was a great concert in all catagories! :) Thank you so much for yesterday! /Magdalena
Ville: Gas doesn't wanna play ballads.

Mario: Hi! I just want to say that your music is great and I can't stop listening to your songs. Where do you get all your inspiration?

Join Me: Where is the video to "Funeral of hearts" shot?
Ville: In finnish Lapland.

Jean: What do you do in the tour-bus when you travel?
Ville: Gas wanks and I read.

Mia: Why was the concert yesterday at Cirkus so short?? It was a great show btw.
Ville: We didn't wanna bore you to death :)

HIMI: Hey Ville! I was wondering, do you ever plan going Solo or is HIM the place for you to be forever?? Terveisin Suomen pojalt! =D
Ville: Going solo would be way to lonely for me.

jossan: Why have you cut your hair?
Ville: So I could follow the trends.

Loghen: I really want to ask a question to the whole band. Do you have any hidden messages in your songs, like if you reverse the vocals? Kristoffer.
Ville: Yes! Listen to the end of the new album and you will find out how satanic we really are.

Magdalena: Where in Sweden are you going to play in february? Sthlm??? I wote for Malmo:)
Ville: Hopefully in Malmo and Goterborg as well.

StarNoire: Do you ever get tired of singing and would like to play an instrument on stage instead?
Ville: I've been playing acoustic guitar every now and then to kill my boredom.

Eve: What kind of music do you listen to?
Ville: Dub reggae and nothing else.

Hanna: Am I right when I thinks that you have done something morde in the tatoo of a heart on your wrist? What is it?
Ville: When I love I love.

B[AM]ooson: Ville! What do you like most about Sweden?
Ville: Garlic and shots.

Benny: Warner? Have you changed record company since the last album?
Ville: Yes.

Joonas: Whats in the "Dark Light limited edition box"?
Ville: A handwritten version of the booklet by me and some extra crap.

dzt: Hi Ville.. Hultsfred or Roskilde festival next year?
Ville: Hopefully both, though my favorite is Roskilde.

Jakob: How you became friend with Bam Margera?
Ville: He bought our album, fell in love with it and came to see us play in London back in 2000...

Ellen: What are your favorite song you have done?
Ville: Probably Killing Loneliness from the new one.

killing loneliness: Hey Ville. Great show last night, I'm wondering what the song "Killing Loneliness" is about, I can't get it out of my head, and I mean that in a good way:)
Ville: Cool, thank you!!! It's about destroying the solitude within our souls.

ROCK: In which category would you like to put HIM's music? Hardrock? Metal?
Ville: We are still calling our stuff love metal...

Micke: Terve Ville. HIM has always done great cover songs. Who makes those choices.

Ville: We discuss about different ideas for songs at the rehearsal place and then make the decision.

Mario: What's the best song in the whole world? Beside HIM i mean.
Ville: Can't help falling in love with you by the king.

malin: What do you want with your lyrics?
Ville: To make people see the forest from the trees.

Linterella: What can we fans expect from the upcoming album? Have you all gone back to the more harder HIM like at the start or more like the sound on Love Metal?
Ville: It's a combination between everything we've done in the past.

Rasmus: What are you favorite color?
Ville: Purple.

Join Me: Should we feel sad or hopeful when we listen to your music? What is the whole idea with it?
Ville: Hopefully it's kathartic, getting rid of your sadness by sad music... That's how it works for me...

LYLID: Do you have any thoughts about doing an Elivs cover???
Ville: Elvis is sacred, he performed so well that it feels like a mission impossible...

-: What happend with the female voice that is in some of the songs on the first album?
Ville: She broke up with Linde and moved to London town.

DiskY: What is the biggst crowd number of people you have played for? And where?
Ville: We played in front of 70 000 people in Rock am Ring in Germany, our biggest headliner gig has been 9000 in Berlin...

Vampire-Heart: How dooes it feels to be loved by so many people around the world?
Ville: It's very flattering indeed...

Joonas: Are there any plans to release "Love metal archives 2" in the future?
Ville: We}ll see what happens, most of our early stuff is owned by our previous label so you'll have to wait for a bit...

DiskY: You guys like Metallica?
Ville: Back in the days of Master of Puppets...

Joonas: Where and how did u guys get your first record deal?
Ville: We did a few demos and sent them to all the labels, BMG loved us since the beginning and we got signed pretty quickly...

-: Do you like finnish tango?
Ville: I am made of tango...

Moderator: Nu kommer sista frgan till Ville.

Hanna: If you were stuck on an island, and only could have 3 things with you, what would it be?
Ville: My asthma medicine, a carton of cigs and my iPod. Thank you guys!!!! See you soon!!!

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