Formed 1991.

Finnish rock band

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HIM - Interview

Dan chats to Mige and Ville from HIM.

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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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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Venus Doom

    Venus Doom 2007

    Reviewed by Eamonn Stack
    Their tunes are instantly catchy, heavy and melodramatic, and produced with polish.
  2. Review of Uneasy Listening Vol.1: Rarities

    Uneasy Listening Vol.1: Rarities 2006

    Reviewed by Ben Ashmore
    The big question is: who is this album for?
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