HIMSA wraps up a highly successful North America tour alongside Amon Amarth and Sonic Syndicate this week, which also marks their first stateside trek in support of their devastating new offering, Summon In Thunder. The eye-popping third episode of HIMSA TV, shot by King of Hearts Productions, is also now online which documents some crazy backstage antics, highlights from various shows and gives a look into how the band spend their days off. Click the link below to check it out.
Look for the band on tour throughout North America once again in the spring of 2008. See [http://www.myspace.com/himsa](http://www.myspace.com/himsa) for all tourdates and current news.
Johnny Pettibone (vocals) recently checked in to describe his thoughts on the holiday season: â€œMy girlfriend and I are spending time with both our families in Seattle and North Bend, Washington. She's baking pies in just her undies and Iâ€™ll be watching the fights that I missed on tour. My perfect gift would be the Prince of Darkness 24' figure from the movie Legend and a new Integrity hoodie. The worst part of the holidays is if Iâ€™m away from my family or work really slows down at the club, which usually means Jan. and Feb. are rough. So I make up for that with more skating and less eating, which is rad.â€
The Seattle-based metal quintet's ferocious blend of melodic, unrelenting thrash speed mixed with old-school influences results in a savage, unique and uncompromising sound that is welcome, refreshing and undeniable. This scorching new effort (and debut Century Media offering) also marks the return of original guitarist, Sammi Curr, to the fold. With Curr rejoining and collaborating with Kirby Johnson (guitars), the group's integrity and passion were at an all-time high, resulting in their most dynamic, yet devastating material yet.