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Seattle, United States (1998 – 2008)

Himsa was an American metal band hailing from Seattle, Washington. The name Himsa is a spelling variation of the Sanskrit word for “no harm”, literally changing the definition to “harm”. The band formed in 1998 and released an independent EP and full-length album in 1999. Before being signed to Prosthetic Records, the band released one more EP in 2001.

2003 saw Himsa record and release their breakthrough album ‘Courting Tragedy and Disaster.’ Following the release of the album the band toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. They spent the latter half of 2005 in Denmark, recording their follow-up album, ‘Hail Horror.’ This album was released in early 2006 and displays a great deal of evolution in the bands’ songwriting and skills. In comparison to ‘Courting Tragedy and Disaster,’ ‘Hail Horror’ comes off darker and heavier and features some more blistering guitar work from players Kirby Johnson and Sammi Curr (who returned to the band following a brief hiatus throughout 2004 and some of 2005). The album is also a step up production-wise.

In December 2006, Himsa signed a new record deal with Century Media records. They headed into the studio with producer Steve Carter, who produced ‘Courting Tragedy and Disaster’, and also brought Devin Townsend (vocal producer) and Tue Madsen (mixing/mastering) into the fold for their new album.


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  • farewe1llnote

    pardon my emotikon, I meant melodic death metal with breakdowns. That 'pseudo' thing isn't correct at all

    2 Apr 8:09am Reply
  • Prolapsus

    all good things come to an end. seriously the best metal band I've ever known. I still wear my Himsa t-shirt under my suit..

    18 Feb 9:09pm Reply
  • farewe1llnote

    Best band in pseudometalcore. Gayshit like caliban and parkway drive is nowhere close to it.

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • chitus23

    Wish this band along with the Agony Scene would come back. :/ (2)

    26 Dec 2013 Reply

    Saw them with Death by Stereo and Bleeding Through about ten years ago. Totally amazing! [1] in San Francisco

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Ale34

    Wish this band along with the Agony Scene would come back. :/

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • POOlgie

    Saw them with Death by Stereo and Bleeding Through about ten years ago. Totally amazing!

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    [curseworship] god! Σ(゜д゜lll)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • beaturmumdown


    27 Feb 2013 Reply

    Seriously have been one of my favorite bands ever since I first saw them before the Death Is Infinite EP. Seen them live close to 20 times, and always shredded. Too many crappy bands are getting back together. HIMSA needs to reunite.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    Really wish these guys would reunite for like one new album or even an EP. If they don't wanna tour that's cool, if they do even better. Just wish I had some new Himsa to listen to!

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • kauleone

    .....they will come back....hopefully.....

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • BoubouMacoute

    "Ruin Them" is only the 10th most listened track? What wretchedness is this?

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • naturefirst


    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Wonrei

    I like this kind of metalcore. Too bad metalcore these days is more about kids with straightened hair jumping and dancing to breakdowns than actual music

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • simon91hollnich

    awesome band !

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • Dyomaeth

    I want them back. Right. Now.

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • KosTeT72RUS

    эта харашо)

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • thereisalways

    I MISS THESE DUDES. For real. <3

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • xAsphixxxia

    A great band...too bad they didn't last. One of my favorites for sure.

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
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