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.
"And Love Said No" is a song by Finnish rock band HIM. It was released as a single in 2004. The music video for the song, directed by skateboarder Bam Margera with CGI by Vincent Haycock and André Stringer, was filmed at Fonthill.
Tears on Tape is the eighth studio album by Finnish band HIM, released April 26, 2013 in Finland, April 29, 2013 in Europe, and on April 30, 2013 in the US and Canada. It is the last HIM album to feature Mika Karppinen on drums.
"Wicked Game" is a song by American rock musician Chris Isaak, released from his third studio album Heart Shaped World (1989). Despite being released as a single in 1990, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990). Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who loved David Lynch films, began playing the song and it quickly became a nationwide top ten hit in January 1991, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first hit song of his career.
"Wings of a Butterfly", also released as "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly", is a song by the Finnish band HIM. It is the second track on the 2005 album Dark Light and was released as the album's first single that year. The song reached #1 on the Finnish charts, #10 in Germany and the UK, and #87 in the U.S., making it the biggest single from Dark Light. The music video, filmed at Union Station in Los Angeles, was #1 on the Rock Countdown on MTV2 in late 2005 for five weeks until it was retired. Since its live performance premiere the song become a concert staple being played at almost every HIM show since then.
"Right Here in My Arms" is a song by Finnish band HIM, released in 2000 as the fourth track from their album Razorblade Romance.
"Your Sweet Six Six Six", also released as "Your Sweet 666", is a song by the Finnish band HIM, and was released in 1998. It is the first track and first single from the album Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 as well as the first ever single by HIM. This single featured a "His Infernal Majesty" sticker on it, despite the fact that the band had since changed their name back to 'HIM'.
"In Joy and Sorrow" is a song by Finnish band HIM, released in 2001 as the fourth track and second single from their album Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights.
Razorblade Romance is the second studio album by Finnish band HIM, released on 19 December 1999 in Finland and 24 January 2000 in the rest of Europe—except for the UK, where it was released 15 May 2000. It was produced by John Fryer and recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales by John Fryer and Paul Read. A two disc remastered edition was released on December 15, 2014 via The End Records.
"Poison Girl" is a song by Finnish band HIM, released in 2000 as the second track from their album Razorblade Romance. In Finland, it reached #3 on the singles charts and in Germany it reached #34.
"Killing Loneliness" is the second single released by HIM, a Finnish band, and was released in February 2006 in Germany and in April in the UK from their 2005 breakthrough Dark Light. The song, along with "Wings of a Butterfly", is one on the band's best known songs in the United States.
"Vampire Heart" is a song by the Finnish rock band HIM. It is the first track on the 2005 album Dark Light and was released as the album's third single. This was only released as a 7" vinyl single along with a HIM calendar.
"When Love and Death Embrace" is a song by the Finnish band HIM, released in 1997 as the sixth track from their album Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666.
"Buried Alive By Love" is a song by Finnish band HIM, released in 2003. It is the first track and second single from the album Love Metal. The music video was directed by Bam Margera. Margera has also directed music videos for 3 other songs including, "The Sacrament", "Solitary Man" and "And Love Said No". The music video features actress and singer Juliette Lewis.
"Join Me in Death" is the first single by the Finnish band HIM taken from their second studio album Razorblade Romance. It was also released as "Join Me", since they weren't allowed to include "Death" in the title for the US version. The song is the band's best-known song in Europe. It was featured in the end title crawl of the European version of the sci-fi movie The Thirteenth Floor (The US version featured The Cardigans' Erase/Rewind instead.)
"Bleed Well" is a song by the Finnish band HIM, and the second single from the 2007 album Venus Doom, where it is the eighth track on the album. The single is currently available as a one-track single on iTunes as of 18 November 2007, where the maxi-single has been available since 9 December 2007. According to cdon.com, the maxi-single was released as early as 7 November 2007.
"Gone with the Sin" is a power ballad by Finnish alternative rock band HIM, released in 2000 as the fifth track from their album Razorblade Romance.
Tears on Tape is a song by the Finnish band HIM. It has been released as the third single off of their eighth studio album, Tears on Tape.
"Heartkiller" is a song by the Finnish band HIM, and the first single from their seventh studio album Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, where it was featured as the third track on the album. The single is currently available on iTunes as of December 7, 2009. The official video premiered on their official Myspace page on January 7, 2010, and appeared on their official website and on their YouTube page a day later.
"Solitary Man" is a 1966 hit song written, composed, and originally recorded and released by Neil Diamond. It has since been covered many times by such artists as Billy Joe Royal, B.J. Thomas, Jay and the Americans, T. G. Sheppard, Gianni Morandi, The Sidewinders, Chris Isaak, Johnny Cash, Johnny Rivers, HIM, Crooked Fingers, Cliff Richard, and Ólöf Arnalds.
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