WSOY, Juho K. Juntunen (2002). "HIM – Synnin viemää" p.63. [2][180] Ville Valo first became interested in the subject while in school and soon began reading books on the occult. [23][72] In September 2004, HIM announced they had signed a new worldwide recording deal with Sire Records. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. [191] In 2017, Loudwire included HIM on a list of the ten best Finnish metal bands. [176] The heartagram was first predominantly used on the cover of HIM's 2003 album Love Metal, and has since appeared on numerous releases from the band. [190] In September 2015, HIM were one of six Finnish bands honored by the Finnish postal service by being featured on a new line of postage stamps designed by Klaus Welp. [73] On 7 December 2004, HIM released The Video Collection: 1997–2003, a set containing all the band's music videos.

This album is one of the reasons why Him is pretty much great at everything they do definitive buy. : 'Love Metal Archives Vol. WSOY, Juho K. Juntunen (2002).

[118] The band opted to wait and see if Gas' condition improved, and after eight months the band regrouped and resumed work on their next album. [197] Some of the major criticism directed towards the band have centered around the "formulaic" nature of their music and "pandering" towards teenage goth fans. [2] Released on 8 February 2010, Screamworks charted in ten countries, cracking the top ten in Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. [74], On 17 January 2005, HIM, along with The Rasmus, The 69 Eyes, Apocalyptica and Negative, performed at the Yhteinen ASIA benefit concert for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. With Dark Light, HIM also became the first Finnish group to receive a gold record in the US. [27], Prior to HIM's first international tour, keyboardist Antto Melasniemi was replaced by Jussi-Mikko "Juska" Salminen. [89][90] In January 2006, HIM were forced to postpone a tour of the UK and Ireland, after Linde Lindström fractured his wrist bone following Helldone. [30][31] In November 1999, HIM released the single "Join Me in Death", which peaked at number one in Finland and Germany.

Go directly to shout page. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [63][2] According to Valo: "After what we considered a disappointment with Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights, because there were so many chefs in the kitchen, we wanted to be a band [...] that we control what we do, and everybody else can fuck off. [88] Despite this, Dark Light was named Rock Album of the Year at 2005 Emma Gala, with "Wings of a Butterfly" also receiving the award for Song of the Year. I, a collection of music videos, live performances, interviews and other bonus material. WSOY, Juho K. Juntunen (2002). [5] All of the band were also big fans of black metal.

666 was released in Finland on 3 November 1997 and internationally a year later. [15][16] 666 Ways to Love: Prologue debuted at number sixteen on the Finnish Singles Chart, and peaked at number nine five weeks later. [18] The band played a special album-release show at the Tavastia Club on 19 October 1996, before starting a full tour, for which they recruited keyboardist Antto Melasniemi. [119] In October 2012, HIM released the compilation album XX – Two Decades of Love Metal. This following previous HIM hits 'Solitary Man' (#9), 'The Funeral Of Hearts' (#15), 'The Sacrament' (#23) and 'Buried Alive By Love' (#30) into the charts. Thanks to boscokat3, tallentiremark, undergroundcemetary for correcting these lyrics. [108], In 2009, HIM began work on their seventh studio album with producer Matt Squire. [88] According to Valo, 2007's Venus Doom was written with the intent of creating a much heavier and darker follow-up, influenced by more early favorites such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost. [169] According to Ville Valo, the term "love metal" was coined as a response to people having difficulties categorizing their music. "HIM – Synnin viemää" p.26. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in.

"HIM – Synnin viemää" p.64. [132] In May 2014, HIM were scheduled to perform their first concerts in China, but the first show in Shanghai was cut short by local authorities, while the second in Beijing was cancelled altogether, because of bad weather conditions. [51] Soundi echoed this, saying that the album is "ideal music for girls, who don't dig the music, but Ville Valo's looks and his lyrics' decadent imagery.

In 2007, HIM released Venus Doom, the making of which was marred by problems in Valo's personal life.

"HIM – Synnin viemää" p.100.

[111][25] "Heartkiller" and "Scared to Death" were released as singles, with the former charting at number five in Finland. [62] Valo later credited the tour for Deep Shadow and Brilliant Highlights bringing the band closer together, which culminated in their fourth album, entitled Love Metal. [171] Valo has often cited Black Sabbath and Type O Negative as HIM's biggest influences. [143] On 5 March 2017, HIM announced the band would be disbanding following a farewell tour that same year. Following several months of uncertainty, the band regrouped and eventually released the album Tears on Tape in 2013.

[12], The band continued to record several more demos, sending them to Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner and Spinefarm Records among others, all of which passed on signing the band. Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2020. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 8, 2011. "[137] In July 2015, HIM made their live debut following Gas's departure, with drummer Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger at a surprise show at Qstock in Oulu, Finland.

this is the old-fashioned hand-wrapped style jacket). "HIM – Synnin viemää" p.200. WSOY, Juho K. Juntunen (2002). [30] These sessions proved to be unsuccessful, and the band relocated to Rockfield, Wales with producer John Fryer to star recording their new album. [23] Screamworks was once again mostly well received by critics, with Alternative Press describing the album as "ultimately successful in its blending of melody and muscle", while Billboard felt it was "a mixed bag, but an appealingly bold one. [107] Released on 29 April 2008, the album peaked at number ten in Finland. AWARDS 2004", "SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT Among Nominees At 2005 KERRANG AWARDS", "HIM ehdolla planeetan parhaaksi bändiksi", "IFPI Platinum Europe – Certifications for May 2004",, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 17:34.

"[157] When approaching lyrics, Valo has stated that "I feel like there is no subject more important for a song than relationships. [184] Love Metal was the first album to prominently feature the heartagram on its cover, which was repeated on the follow-up Dark Light. I like it.

Not my favourite album by H.I.M but still love it. "HIM – Synnin viemää" p.163. WSOY, Juho K. Juntunen (2002). [29] In January 1999, HIM began demoing material for their second album with producer Hiilesmaa.

[46] The band initially wanted to release these recordings as the new album, but after resistance from BMG, producer Kevin Shirley was brought on board to work on the forthcoming album.

WSOY, Juho K. Juntunen (2002). I love this album. Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020.