HIM (Finnish rock band)

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HIM is a rock band from Finland formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko Lindström, and bassist Mikko Paananen. They have released six full length albums to date. As of 2008, they are the only Finnish band to have an album certified a "gold record" in the United States. The band name is an acronym for "His Infernal Majesty," not to be confused with HIM founded in 1995, His Imperial Majesty or Hiromasa Ijichi Melodies!

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HIM is a Finnish rock band from Helsinki. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, HIM's current lineup consists of Valo, Linde, Migé, Janne "Emerson Burton" Puurtinen on keyboards and Mika Karppinen on drums. They have released eight studio albums to date, their latest, titled Tears on Tape, was released April 26, 2013. On September 5, 2006, HIM's fifth studio album Dark Light was certified gold by the RIAA, making HIM the first Finnish band to have a gold album in the United States. HIM had five of their studio albums certified platinum in Finland with Razorblade Romance being certified double platinum in Finland and platinum in Germany.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666 5 9
1999 Razorblade Romance 14
2001 Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights 12
2003 Love Metal 4 11
2005 Dark Light 3 9
2007 Venus Doom 6
2010 Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice 5
2013 Tears on Tape 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2002 The Single Collection Compilation 1
2004 And Love Said No Compilation 6
2006 Uneasy Listening, Volume 1 Compilation 5
2007 Uneasy Listening, Volume 2 Compilation 4
2007 Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1 & 2 Compilation 2
2012 XX: Two Decades of Love Metal Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2008 Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre XXXVII A.S. Live 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
2010 SWRMXS Remix 2

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 When Love and Death Embrace 1
1998 Wicked Game 3
1999 Join Me 2
2000 Right Here in My Arms 3
2000 Poison Girl 2
2000 Gone With the Sin 1
2001 Pretending 3
2001 In Joy and Sorrow 1
2001 Heartache Every Moment & Close to the Flame 1
2003 The Funeral of Hearts 6
2003 Buried Alive by Love 3
2003 The Sacrament 3
2004 Solitary Man 2
2004 And Love Said No 1
2005 Wings of a Butterfly 3
2005 Killing Loneliness 3
2007 The Kiss of Dawn 2
2009 Heartkiller 2
2010 Scared to Death 1
2012 Strange World 1
2013 Into the Night 1
2013 Tears on Tape 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1996 666 Ways to Love: Prologue 1
2002 Heartache Every Moment & Close to the Flame EP 2
2007 Bleed Well 1

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