I.1 What is HIM?
Seppo Vesterinen – manager
Ville Valo – vocal
Mige Amour (Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen) – bass-guitar
Lily Lazer (Mikko Viljami 'Linde' Lindstrom) – guitar
Gas Lipstick (Mika Karppinen) – drums (replaced Juhana)
Emerson Burton (Jani Purttinen) – keyboard (replaced Zoltan)
Zoltan Pluto (Jussi 'Juska' Salminen) – keyboard (replaced Antto)
Antto Melasniemi – keyboard
Juhana Rantala – drums
I.2 How many albums did they release &
HIM released 6 albums (Greatest Lovesongs Vol.666, Razorblade
Romance, Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights, Love Metal, Dark Light, Venus Doom) and
1 EP (666 Ways To Love: Prologue).
EP "666 Ways To Love: Prologue" (1996)
01. Stigmata Diaboli 2:51
02. Wicked Game 3:53
03. Dark Secret Love 5:17
04. The Heartless 7:25
Greatest Lovesongs Vol.666 (1998)
01. Your Sweet Six Six Six
02. Wicked Game
03. The Heartless
04. Our Diabolikal Rapture
05. It's All Tears (Drown In This Love)
06. When Love And Death Embrace
07. The Beginning Of The End
08. (Don' t Fear) The Reaper
09. For You
66. Bonus track
Razorblade Romance (2000)
01. I love you
02. Poison girl
03. Join me (Album Version)
04. Right here in my arms
05. Gone with the sin
06. Razorblade kiss
07. Bury me deep inside
08. Heaven tonight
09. Death is in love with us
11. One Last Time
12. Sigillum Diaboli [3:53] *
13. The 9th Circle (OLT) [5:12] *
* Bonus-tracks are only available on German edition
Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights (2001)
01. Salt in our wounds
02. Heartache every moment
03. Lose you tonight
04. In joy and sorrow
06. Close to the flame
07. You are the one *
08. Please don't let it go
10. In love and lonely *
11. Don't close your heart
12. Love you like I do
* Bonus-tracks are available only on digipak edition.
Love Metal (2003)
01. Buried alive by love
02. The Funeral of Hearts
03. Beyond Redemption
04. Sweet Pandemonium
05. Soul on Fire
06. The Sacrament
07. This Fortress of Tears
08. Circle of Fear
09. Endless Dark
10. The Path
11. Love's Requiem *
12. Buried Alive by Love (Video)
* digipak edition only.
And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997-2004
01. And Love Said No
02. Join Me (Razorblade Mix)
03. Buried Alive By Love
04. Heartache Every Moment
05. Solitary Man
06. Right Here In My Arms
07. The Funeral Of Hearts
08. In Joy And Sorrow
09. Your Sweet 666
10. Gone With The Sin
11. Wicked game
12. The Sacrament
13. Close To The Flame
14. Poison Girl
15. Pretending (Album Version)
16. When love and death embrace
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Disc 2 (DVD)*
01. Soul On Fire (Live)
02. The Funeral Of Hearts (Live)
03. Beyond Redemption (Live)
04. Sweet Pandemonium (Live)
05. Buried Alive By Love (Live)
06. The Sacrament (Live)
* Disc 2 is on digi-pack only
Dark Light (2005)
01. Vampire Heart
02. Rip Out The Wings Of A Butterfly
03. Behind The Crimson Door
04. Killing Loneliness
05. Dark Light
06. Drunk On Shadows
07. Under The Rose
08. Play Dead
09. Face Of God
10. Night Side Of Eden
11. Venus (In Our Blood) *
12. The Cage **
13. Poison Heart (The Ramones cover)***
This Bonus-tracks are only on:
* - special internet-edition and Japan edition;
** - digibook, special internet-edition and Japanese edition;
*** - single *Wings of a Butterfly* and Japanese edition.
Uneasy Listening Vol.1 (2006 year)
1. The Sacrament (Disrhythm Remix)
2. The Funeral Of Hearts (Acoustic Version)
3. Join Me In Death (Strongroom Mix)
4. Close To The Flame (Rappula Tapes)
5. In Joy And Sorrow (String Version)
6. It's All Tears (Unplugged Radio Live)
7. When Love And Death Embrace (Aormj Edit)
8. Buried Alive By Love (Deliverance Version)
9. Gone With The Sin (O.D. Version)
10. Salt In Our Wounds (Thulsa Doom Version)
11. Please Don't Let It Go (Acoustic Version)
12. One Last Time (Rockfield Madness Mix)
12. For You (Unplugged Radio Live)
13. The Path (P.S. Version)
14. Lose You Tonight (Thulsa Doom Extended Dub)
Uneasy Listening Vol.2 (2007 year)
01. Buried Alive By Love (616 Version)
02. Rendezvous With Anus (El Presidente Version)
03. Sigillum Diaboli
04. I Love You (Joffa Bond - We Miss Ya)
05. The Beginning Of The End (Remix)
06. Again (Hollola Version)
07. Wicked Game (Live in Turku)
08. Soul On Fire (Remix)
09. Beautiful (Hollola Tapes)
10. This Endless Dark (616 Version)
11. Hand Of Doom (Live In Turku)
12. Right Here In My Arms (Live In Turku)
13. Sail On (Live In Turku)
14. Pretending (Cosmic Pope Version)
Venus Doom (2007)
01. Venus Doom
02. Love in Cold Blood
03. Passion's Killing Floor
04. The Kiss of Dawn
05. Sleepwalking Past Hope
06. Dead Lovers' Lane
07. Song or Suicide
08. Bleed Well
09. Cyanide Sun
01. Love In Cold Blood (Special K Remix)
02. Dead Lovers' Lane (Special C616 Remix)
03. Bleed Well (Acoustic) *
Disc 2 exists only on digipak- and special limited-editions.
* - This Bonus-trackis only on special limited-edition.
I.3 Had the band released the DVD?
Yes, The Video Collection: 1997-2003, was released in 2004 year, the content is:
01. Buried Alive By Love
02. The Funeral Of Hearts
03. Gone With The Sin
04. Heartache Every Moment
05. In Joy And Sorrow
06. Join Me In Death
07. Poison Girl
09. Right Here In My Arms
10. The Sacrament
11. When Love And Death Embrace
12. Wicked Game
13. The Fourth Wall – bonus feature
14. Interrogation Footage – bonus feature
And DVD Love Metal Archives Vol. 1,was released in 2005. It included video-clips, live-performances, photo, biography and several bonuses.
When Love and Death Embrace
Wicked Game (1996 Park Version)
Wicked Game (Razorblade Romance Version)
Join Me (Ice version)
Right Here In My Arms
Poison Girl (Live 2000 Video)
Gone With the Sin
In Joy and Sorrow
Heartache Every Moment
Buried Alive By Love
The Funeral of Hearts
And Love Said No
Close To The Flame
Wicked Game (Live, Viva Overdrive show 1998)
Your Sweet Six Six Six (Live, Viva Overdrive show 1998)
When Love And Death Embrace (Live, Viva Overdrive show 1998)
Rebel Yell (Live, Provinssirock 1999)
Right Here In My Arms (Live, Berlin Arena 2000)
Bury Me Deep Inside Your Heart (Live, Berlin Arena 2000)
Razorblade Kiss (Live, Berlin Arena 2000)
Join Me In Death (Live, Berlin Arena 2000)
Join Me (Live, 13th floor party, Koln 1999)
Razorblade Romance Album Review
Pretending (Live, Rock Am Ring, 2001)
In Joy And Sorrow (Live, Rock Am Ring, 2001)
Heartache Every Moment (Live, Rock Am Ring, 2001)
Lose You Tonight (Live, Caribia Hotel, Turku 2002)
Close To The Flame (Live, Caribia Hotel, Turku 2002)
Heartache Every Moment (Haggard cut Video)
Buried Alive By Love (Live, Semifinal 2003)
The Funeral Of Hearts (Live, Semifinal 2003)
The Sacrament (Live, Maxidrom, Moscow 2003)
The Funeral Of Hearts (Live, Maxidrom, Moscow 2003)
Sweet Pandemonium (Live, Lycabettus Theatre, Athens 2003)
Love Metal Album Review
Your Sweet Six Six Six (Live, Tavastia Club, Helsinki 2004)
It’s All Tears (Drown In This Love) (Live, Tavastia Club, Helsinki 2004)
Poison Girl (Live, Tavastia Club, Helsinki 2004)
Solitary Man (Live, Tavastia Club, Helsinki 2004)
Sweet Pandemonium (Live, Tavastia Club, Helsinki 2004)
And Love Said No (Live, Tavastia Club, Helsinki 2004)
Gone With The Sin (Live, Tavastia Club, Helsinki 2004)
In Our Diabolikal Rapture (Live, Caribia Hotel, Turku 2002)
Hand of Doom (Live, Caribia Hotel, Turku 2002)
The Making Of: “The Funeral Of Hearts”
Beyond Redemption (Live, Record Release Gig, Hamburg 2003)
Soul On Fire (Live, Record Release Gig, Hamburg 2003)
This Fortress Of Tears (Live, Record Release Gig, Hamburg 2003)
Soul On Fire (Live, Semifinal, Helsinki 2003)
Stigmata Diaboli (Live, Caribia Hotel, Turku 2002)
For You (Live, Caribia Hotel, Turku 2002)
Greatest Love Songs Vol.666 Biography
Razorblade Romance Biography
Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights Biography
Love Metal Biography
And Love Said No Biography
Symbian S60 Mobile Phone Extras
Greatest Love Songs v.666 Pics
Razorblade Romance Pics
Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights Pics
Love Metal Pics
And Love Said No Pics
Disk 2, HIM vs. BAM: *
Buried Alive By Love (Bam Margera's making of)
Buried Alive By Love (Promo)
The Sacrament (Bam Margera's making of)
The Sacrament (Promo)
And Love Said No (Bam Margera's making of)
And Love Said No (Promo)
Solitary Man (Promo)
HIM EPK (Interview)
HIM TV Spot - Love Metal
(Making of) Buried Alive By Love (Trailer)
The Sacrament (Trailer)
Solitary Man (Trailer)
* Disk 2 exists only on limited edition
The first live-DVD Digital Versatile Doom: Live At The Orpheum Theatre XXXVII A.S. appeared in stores 28.04.2008.
01. Intro (Blood Theme)
02. Passion's Killing Floor
03. (Rip Out) The Wings of A Butterfly
04. Buried Alive By Love
05. Wicked Game
06. The Kiss of Dawn
07. Vampire Heart
08. Poison Girl
09. Dead Lovers' Lane
10. Join Me in Death
11. It's All Tears
12. Sleepwalking Past Hope
13. Killing Loneliness
14. Soul on Fire
15. Your Sweet Six Six Six
16. Bleed Well
17. Right Here In My Arms
18. The Funeral of Hearts
Also, the disk Poison Arrow, exists - unofficial band's biography
I.3 What's their label?
HIM worked with Gun/Supersonic (subsidiary of BMG in Germany), with
ÂMG-Finland, with local BMG-companies, with BMG-Russia and with
Universal Music (USA). Since 2005 they are released by Sire Records company, belonged to Warner Bros. Records.
In Finland their albums are released on Heartagram lable, referential to HMC (Helsinki Music Company)
I.4 Did they play in any other bands?
Ville started at 7 and played in some bands. The first one called
Kemoterapia. Mige and Linde also played in different school bands.
Gas was a drummer of Kyyria before HIM. Zoltan played keyboards
in To/Die/For (ex-Mary Ann), now he plays in New Dawn Foundation.
Burton played in Sub-Urban Tribe, Cosmos Tango, Torpedo.
I.5 What are their musical influences?
Ville likes melodical rock and Kiss. Mige likes Black Sabbath. Gas likes heavy metal music (something like Kamelot).
Linde likes Iggy Pop.
I.6 What plans do they have for the future?
This autumn guys finally take a break after a long tour. Ville recently said that he had alredy written 10 new songs and soon they would start to work on it to be able to go to studio in the 2009 begins.
I.7 What's up with their logo??
The logo is called heartagram. It’s a combination of pentagram
and heart. This is HIM original logo.
I.8 What does HIM abbreviation means?
HIM stands for His Infernal Majesty. His Infernal Majesty is the
original name of the band. Nowadays the band is called just HIM.
I.9 What does abbreviation HER means?
HIM had to take this name for USA promotion due to copyright restrictions
as in USA the band HIM alredy exist. HER appeared in the middle
of 2002, is distributed only on US territiry & doesn't stand
for anything (except the joke about Her Evil Royalty). Later HIM
bought name HIM from American HIM for good money.
I.10 Who's The 69 eyes?
It’s another one gothic rock band from Hellsinki. Ville helped them
to record Wrap Your Troubles In Dream, Wasting the Dawn, Blessed
Be & Paris Kills (check III.7).
Official site - poko.fi/69eyes/
Fan-site - the69eyes.ru
I.11 What is Daniel Lioneye?
It is HIM side-project. Main characters are Daniel Lioneye (Linde)
- vocals & guitar, Bill (Ville) - drums, Michael Eros (Mige)
-bass-guitar, also The Skreppers' singer Dr. Skrepper and some
other musicians. Daniel Lioneye recorded only one album - The
King of Rock'n'Roll (2001), and the band perfomed at three fests.
Linde was the one who imagined and produced this joke. He is also
an author of all the songs on the album, except covers.
I.12 What is Black Salem?
Black Salem is a band, which band-members are Lux Airam (Ville), Miguelo (Mige) and Daniel Lioneye (Linde). On September 7, 2002 Black Salem played in Tavastia as a support band of The Skreppers. Black Salem played there 6 new, yet unknown and unreleased, HIM songs: BABL, Beyond Redemption, Sweet Pandemonium, Soul on Fire, The Sacrament, Funeral of Hearts. Before the show Ville explained that the guys use this name temporarily, because of disagreements of HIM and HER.
It's also known that Lux Airam, Miguelo and Daniel Lioneye are recorded on back-vocals on The Skreppers' album called "Hedonist Hellcats", and Ville and guitarist Reinaldo are the authors of the song Soon Someone is Crying.
I.13 What instruments the HIM guys play?
There're two authentic documents about it: booklet of Deep Shadows & Brilliant Highlights and book "Synnin viemää". In the booklet we can read this :
"S.Ieni (Mige) exclusively uses Lamb-egg, Bender and a 500$ pedal he bought from New York . Buddha Cognac (Gas) gets free stuff from Tama, Paiste and Aquarian if he puts their stickers on his drums and appears in their ads. Burton gets a quite good discount from Koro. Elvis sang to a Shure microphone and so does Don Vitto (Ville). Danny (Linde) loves Laney and adores Gibson".
These instruments are mentioned in the biography book:
Linde - Gibson SG, Laney VH 100 R, pedals fuzz, wah, tremolo, octave ect
Mige - Fender Precision, Ampeg SWT - II Pro, David Eden, Fender, Ampeg, pedals fuzz, robot ect
Burton - Korg Triton, Prophecy, K&M
Kaasu - Tama Starclassic Maple, Paiste
Ville - Shure
I.14 Who are Silke and Seppo Vesterinen??
Seppo Vesterinen is a HIM's manager, who's been working with them since 1996. Before this union Seppo's fosterling was another Finnish band, which got the international renown - Hanoi Rocks. Silke is HIM's promoter. She played a great role in producing HIM in Germany after release of the Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666. Nowdays both Silke and Seppo work with HIM and they're often could be seen on the photos and videos from tours.
I.15 What is Synnin Viemää?
Synnin Viemää is an official biography of HIM, which was released in Finland. Presentation of the book took place in Helsinki in October 25, 2002. There was an autograph session with HIM guys and, of course, with an author - Finnish journalist Juho Juntunen. Synnin Viem ää was publish in Finland only and it's written in Finniash language. There's no official translations to any other languages. To read some fan translations here. Scans of illustrations are here. The name of the book can be translated like "Gone With The Sin".