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There are multiple artists with this name:
1) HIM is an alternative rock band from Finland.
2) HiM, a solo project put together in 1995 by Doug Scharin (drummer for June of 44, REX, and Codeine).
3) HIM, acronym for “Hiromasa Ijichi Melodies,” a Japanese group.

1) Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko Lindström (Linde), and bassist Mikko Paananen(Mige). Today the band consists of the previously named as well as a drummer Mika Karppinen(Gas) and a keyboardist Janne Puurtinen(Burton). The name HIM was originally an abbreviation for “His Infernal Majesty”, but was changed to the initials to avoid confusion with the occult. The name “HIM” later caused confusion when touring in the US, because of another band using the same name (read below at 2)). For this reason, the band was -jokingly - for some time known as “HER” in the States, and even more jokingly HIM&Her in Germany.

The EP, ‘666 Ways to Love: Prologue’ (1996) was their EP released only in Finland and only 1,000 were produced making it worth up to $700 and has been sold on eBay for more. HIM’s first full length album “Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666” (1997) gained European fame due to the success of the cover of Wicked Game the album also featured a popular cover of (Don’t Fear) The Reaper.

HIM’s second release, ‘Razorblade Romance’ (2000) was a success in Europe as well as in America due to the singles Gone With The Sinand Join Me in Death (the single was named “Join Me”, to avoid interpretations of the track encouraging suicide). Initially Razorblade Romance was released under the pen-name “HER” in America as the name HIM was already copyrighted. After purchasing the rights to the name, Razorblade Romance was re-pressed under the name HIM.

For their third album, HIM released, Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights (2001), spawning the popular singles In Joy and Sorrow, Pretending and Heartache Every Moment

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  • sleepwalking--

    esse "Him" ta me incomodando, HIM po

    11 hours ago Reply
  • laaiss_

    and welcome amazing Kosmo!

    Yesterday 12:03am Reply
  • laaiss_

    wtf, this again?? God, "Him" is so wrong. It's HIM. oh, without the dots btw!

    Yesterday 12:02am Reply
  • Schivittez

    It's HIM, not Him. Someone fix it, please.

    Yesterday 11:23pm Reply
  • MarcelooMotaa

    Him???? HIM!!!

    Yesterday 8:50pm Reply
  • killcitydevil

    HIM not Him.......

    Yesterday 7:58pm Reply
  • hydra_fm

    кто, блять, название на "Him" исправил? вы чо бухнули?

    Yesterday 1:47pm Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    Tears On Tape ❤

    29 Jul 11:28am Reply
  • AlcoholicAsya

    в трушной готишной тусе начала нулевых за слушание хим могли обидно обозвать херкой, ну да девицы все равно тайком тайком под одеялом теребили фасолинки под виллины агх агх ммм

    29 Jul 9:47am Reply
  • AlcoholicAsya

    ностальжи ла ла ла

    29 Jul 9:44am Reply
  • RockWorshipper

    Finally HIM has a new drummer!!! http://hisinfernalmajestyitaly.forumfree.it/?t=71156262

    25 Jul 10:18pm Reply
  • Infra_Red13

    моя прееелесть)))

    25 Jul 5:24pm Reply
  • psychokstrange

    <3

    17 Jul 4:11pm Reply
  • kitto_katsu

    Вилле - няша, как и Лаури.

    13 Jul 11:07pm Reply
  • hydra_fm

    читая ваши комментарии можно слезу пустить

    9 Jul 9:48pm Reply
  • AsyaSun

    Как и многие здесь, я слушала их, когда была подростком. Тогда вышел Love Metal - и это были такие особенные для меня времена! Музыку надо было качать по песенке через модем или покупать пиратки у барыг на рынке :D Рассматривая профили подписавшихся ниже, я вижу, какие мы совершенно разные или удивительно схожие во вкусах сейчас, но как мы были похожи, начиная свой путь с HIM!

    9 Jul 8:19am Reply
  • Daria_Silas

    никакую группу так долго не слушала - уже целых 12 лет <3

    4 Jul 10:59pm Reply
  • Eugene1878

    Полюбил я их еще в 2003-м году, за это время я успел вырасти, стать долбаебом, переслушать всю музыку в мире к хуям, а эти мудаки по-прежнему остаются одними из моих любимых. Великая группа, не иначе.

    28 Jun 7:21pm Reply
  • KonataYumiko

    Ew

    21 Jun 2:04pm Reply
  • UJLN

    >>Has Gas died?? No.

    20 Jun 7:53pm Reply
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