HIM (2)

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HIM (originally His Infernal Majesty (2)) was a Finnish rock band founded in 1991 by singer/frontman Ville Valo and bass player Migé Amour. Their first release was the demo EP 666 Ways To Love: Prologue, which was released in 1996 and is the only thing they released under their original name. By the time they released their debut full-length Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 in 1997, the name had been shortened to HIM to make their name easier on the Finnish tongue as well as to tone down the more occult elements of their public image. With their second album, Razorblade Romance, HIM gained exposure all over Europe as the track "Join Me" was included in the European version of the movie The Thirteenth Floor. Their fourth album, Love Metal, expanded their popularity to the U.S., giving them the status of world-wide rock stars. The album Dark Light spawned the hit "Wings of a Butterfly", which became the band's biggest US hit and made Dark Light the first album by a Finnish act to go gold in the US. The band disbanded in 2017.

Final lineup:
Ville Valo - vocals (1991-2017)
Migé Amour (Mikko Paananen) - bass (1991-1992, 1995-2017)
Lily Lazer (Mikko Lindström) - guitar (1993-2017)
Emerson Burton (Janne Puurtinen) - keyboards (2001-2017)
Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger - drums (2015-2017)
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Albums

74321 53106 2 HIM (2) - Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666 album art HIM (2) Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666 (Album) Terrier 74321 53106 2 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
74321 73221 2 HIM (2) - Razorblade Romance album art HIM (2) Razorblade Romance (Album) RCA, Terrier Records, BMG Finland Oy, Terrier 74321 73221 2 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
74321 881444 HIM (2) - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights album art HIM (2) Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights (Album) Terrier Records, RCA, Hand Power, Terrier Records, RCA, Hand Power 74321 881444 Turkey 2001 Sell This Version
82876 505102 HIM (2) - Love Metal album art HIM (2) Love Metal (Album) BMG Finland, Terrier Records, RCA 82876 505102 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
50-51442-8595-2-2 HIM (2) - Dark Light album art HIM (2) Dark Light (Album) Sire, Sire 50-51442-8595-2-2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-12733 HIM (2) - Venus Doom album art HIM (2) Venus Doom (Album) HMC WPCR-12733 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
4670001542081 HIM (2) - Digital Versatile Doom: Live At The Orpheum Theatre XXXVII A.S. album art HIM (2) Digital Versatile Doom: Live At The Orpheum Theatre XXXVII A.S. Sire, Warner Bros. Records 4670001542081 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
522730-2 / 9362-49699-8 HIM (2) - Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice, Chapters 1-13 album art HIM (2) Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice, Chapters 1-13 (Album) Sire, Reprise Records, HMC 522730-2 / 9362-49699-8 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
UICN-1033 HIM (2) - Tears On Tape album art HIM (2) Tears On Tape (Album) We Love Music (3), Universal Music Group UICN-1033 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

74321 53088 2 HIM (2) - When Love And Death Embrace album art HIM (2) When Love And Death Embrace (Single, Maxi) Terrier, BMG Finland Oy 74321 53088 2 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
74321 62463 2 HIM (2) - Wicked Game album art HIM (2) Wicked Game (Maxi, Single, EP) Supersonic Records (2), BMG 74321 62463 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
74321 561522 HIM (2) - Your Sweet Six Six Six album art HIM (2) Your Sweet Six Six Six(CD, Maxi) BMG Finland Oy, Terrier 74321 561522 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SUPERSONIC 042, 74321 70453 2 HIM (2) - Join Me album art HIM (2) Join Me (Maxi, Single) BMG Finland Oy, Terrier Records SUPERSONIC 042, 74321 70453 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
SUPERSONIC 037, 74321 69546 2 HIM (2) - It's All Tears (Drown In This Love) album art HIM (2) It's All Tears (Drown In This Love)(CD, Single, Promo) Supersonic Records (2), BMG SUPERSONIC 037, 74321 69546 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
74321 80221 2 HIM (2) - Wicked Game album art HIM (2) Wicked Game (Maxi, Single) BMG Finland Oy, Terrier, RCA 74321 80221 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
74321 765712 HIM (2) - Your Sweet 666 album art HIM (2) Your Sweet 666 (Single) BMG, RCA 74321 765712 UK & Ireland 2000 Sell This Version
74321 74154 2 HIM (2) - Right Here In My Arms album art HIM (2) Right Here In My Arms (Single) BMG Finland Oy, Terrier Records, RCA 74321 74154 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SUPERSONIC 063, 74321 80350 2 HIM (2) - Gone With The Sin album art HIM (2) Gone With The Sin (Maxi, Single) BMG Finland, Terrier, RCA SUPERSONIC 063, 74321 80350 2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
74321 96173 2/6 HIM (2) - Poison Girl album art HIM (2) Poison Girl (Single, Maxi) RCA, Terrier Records 74321 96173 2/6 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
74321890052 HIM (2) - In Joy And Sorrow album art HIM (2) In Joy And Sorrow (Single) Supersonic Records (2), GUN, BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH, Terrier Records, RCA, Hand Power 74321890052 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none, CD 1526 HIM (2) - Heartache Every Moment & Close To The Flame album art HIM (2) Heartache Every Moment & Close To The Flame (Single) BMG Finland Oy none, CD 1526 2001 Sell This Version
74321 864492 HIM (2) - Pretending album art HIM (2) Pretending (Single, Maxi) BMG Finland, RCA 74321 864492 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
82876 52316 7, none HIM (2) - Buried Alive By Love album art HIM (2) Buried Alive By Love (Maxi, Single) BMG Berlin Musik GmbH, Supersonic Records (2) 82876 52316 7, none UK 2003 Sell This Version
82876 53168 2, Supersonic 134 HIM (2) - The Sacrament album art HIM (2) The Sacrament (Maxi, Single) BMG Finland, RCA 82876 53168 2, Supersonic 134 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
BMGINT0037 HIM (2) - The Funeral Of Hearts album art HIM (2) The Funeral Of Hearts (Maxi, Single) Terrier, BMG Finland BMGINT0037 Poland 2003 Sell This Version