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History Of H.I.M

H.I.M., (acronym of his Infernal Majesty) were born in Helsinki, Finland during the of 1995 whe Ville Hermanni (voice), who worked as cashier in his father's s*xshop, decided to create a band together with his besth Mikko Paananen (Mige Amour, bass) and Mikko Lindstrom (Lily Lazer, guitar).
They needed two musicians, and finaly they chose Juhana Thomas Rantala (Pätkä, drum) and Atto Melasniemi (keyboard).
At the beginning, HIM used to give a show "HIM plays Type 0 Negative", where the band proposed some songs of Type 0 Negative.
HIM made their first EP "666 Ways To Love: Prologue", it was the 1996 year and in it an container 4 songs.
Their style is very particolar and it can not be definited. The guys decided to call it LOVE METAL: a mix of metal, gothic, glam and pop with lyrics which talk about love death.
But... ATTENTION! Ville defines precisely that they don't talk about phisical death but it only concern with the end of something.
In 1997 it has beeb published their first real album: "Greatest Lovesong Vol.666". This album contains nine tracks, seven of them were composed by Ville.
Lily helped him for the songs "Our Diabolikal Rapture" and "For You". The remaining two songs are famous covers: "Wiked Game" by Chris Isaak and "(Dont Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult.
The album was sold well in Finland and Germany. Him opened The Sisters of Mercy's concert and received their 1st award. Antto decided to leave the band and Jüskä Sälminen (Zöltän Plütö) took his place.

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