Ville Valo (HIM) Records Album Of Previously Unreleased Songs By Rauli “Badding” Somerjoki

Following the disbandment of HIM, Ville Valo will be returning with a new project called Ville Valo & Agents. The band, which also features guitarist Esa Pulliainen, will be releasing a new covers album featuring previously unreleased songs that were written by late Finnish musician Rauli “Badding” Somerjoki. The effort is expected to be released early next year and the first single “Orpolapsi Kiurun“ will be released on September 21. Pulliainen commented:

“This story begins three years ago. Upon finding three demo cassettes in my drawer which had been sent to me by Badding back in the day, I knew I had to contact Ville right from the get-go. I was aware he knows his Badding inside out. I’m really happy that we were able to finalize this project. Badding meant for these songs to be recorded and even if it took us 30 years to make that happen, I feel I’ve kept my promise.”