HIM discography

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HIM discography
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HIM performing at Ursynalia in June 2013
Studio albums8
Live albums1
Compilation albums8
Video albums3
Music videos29
EPs1
Singles28

Finnish gothic rock band HIM have released eight studio albums, one live album, eight compilation albums, one EP, twenty-eight singles, three video albums, and twenty-nine music videos. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen under the name His Infernal Majesty, the band broke up in 1993, but was reformed in 1995 by Valo and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström.[1][2] After being rejoined by Mige, as well new additions keyboardist Antto Melasniemi, rhythm guitarist Oki and drummer Juhana "Pätkä" Rantala, the band, now called HIM, signed to BMG, and released the EP 666 Ways to Love: Prologue in 1996. The EP charted at number nine on the Finnish Singles Chart, and in 1997, the band, sans Oki, released their debut album Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666, which was certified gold and later platinum in Finland. In 2000, now with drummer Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen and keyboardist Juska Salminen, the band released the album Razorblade Romance, which was certified double platinum in Finland, triple gold in Germany and gold in Austria. Its first single, "Join Me in Death", also charted at number-one in Finland and Germany, eventually going platinum in their home country and gold in Germany and Austria.[2] Following the addition of Janne "Burton" Puurtinen on keyboards, HIM released Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights and Love Metal in 2001 and 2003 respectively. Both were certified platinum in Finland, as well as gold in Austria and Germany respectively.

After relocating to Los Angeles, HIM released Dark Light in 2005, which became the group's most successful album to date, charting in sixteen countries. With Dark Light, HIM also became the first Finnish group to receive a gold album in the United States.[3] Dark Light was followed by Venus Doom in 2007, the making of which was marred by problems in Valo's personal life.[2] Despite this, the album was certified gold in Finland and gave the band their highest chart position in the US at number twelve. After 2010's Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, which was once again certified gold in Finland, HIM went on hiatus as drummer Gas Lipstick took medical leave.[2] Following several months of uncertainty, the band regrouped and eventually released the album Tears on Tape in 2013, which charted in nine countries. In 2015, Gas Lipstick announced his departure from the band to pursue other musical projects, and was subsequently replaced by Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger.[4][5] On 5 March 2017, HIM announced that the band would be disbanding following a farewell tour in 2017.[6]

HIM is internationally one of the most commercially successful Finnish bands of all time, with sales of over ten million records.[7][8] HIM's music and their logo, the heartagram, have also appeared in several films and TV series, such as The Thirteenth Floor, Transformers, Viva La Bam and LA Ink.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
FIN
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
GER
[12]
NED
[13]
SPA
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
US
[18]
1997 Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666
  • Released: 3 November 1997
  • Label: BMG
4 50
2000 Razorblade Romance
  • Released: 24 January 2000
  • Label: BMG
1 1 1 78 8
2001 Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
  • Released: 27 August 2001
  • Label: BMG
1 1 2 44 2 190
2003 Love Metal
  • Released: 11 April 2003
  • Label: BMG
1 5 1 11 4 55 117
2005 Dark Light 1 40 4 4 25 10 7 8 18 18
2007 Venus Doom
  • Released: 14 September 2007
  • Label: Sire Records
2 32 9 3 36 22 12 5 31 12
2010 Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice
  • Released: 8 February 2010
  • Label: Sire Records
2 36 7 4 44 27 21 7 50 25
2013 Tears on Tape 2 65 7 2 89 31 48 22 15
.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
FIN
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
GER
[12]
SWE
[15]
US
[18]
2008 Digital Versatile Doom
  • Released: 1 April 2008
  • Label: Sire Records
10 48 35 37 59 168

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details
2010 SWRMXS
  • Released: 7 December 2010
  • Label: Sire Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions Certifications
FIN
[9]
AUT
[11]
BEL
[25]
GER
[12]
ITA
[26]
NED
[13]
NOR
[27]
POR
[28]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
US
[18]
2004 And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997–2004
  • Released: 15 March 2004
  • Label: BMG
2 9 98 5 55 71 32 11 20 18 30
2006 Uneasy Listening Vol. 1
  • Released: 27 October 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
7 37 55 40 162
2007 Uneasy Listening Vol. 2
  • Released: 20 April 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
12 38 33 61
2007 Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 & 2
  • Released: 9 November 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
2012 XX – Two Decades of Love Metal 4 98

Box sets[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
FIN
[9]
2002 The Single Collection
  • Released: 7 October 2002
  • Label: BMG
12
2014 Lashes to Ashes, Lust to Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective '96-'03

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details Chart positions
FIN
[29]
1996 666 Ways to Love: Prologue
  • Released: 16 October 1996
  • Label: BMG
9

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications Album
FIN
[9]
AUT
[11]
GER
[12]
IRE
[30]
ITA
[26]
SPA
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
US
[18]
1997 "When Love and Death Embrace" 9 Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666
1998 "Your Sweet Six Six Six" 7
1998 "Wicked Game"
1999 "Join Me in Death" 1 2 1 30 15 52 8 Razorblade Romance
2000 "Right Here in My Arms" 1 22 45
"Poison Girl" 3 34
"Gone with the Sin" 1 19 89
2001 "Pretending" 1 36 10 4 32 Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
"In Joy and Sorrow" 2 17 98
2002 "Heartache Every Moment & Close to the Flame" 2 20 88
2003 "The Funeral of Hearts" 1 26 3 45 24 15 Love Metal
"Buried Alive by Love" 66 27 98 30
"The Sacrament" 4 47 22 71 23
2004 "Solitary Man" 2 45 17 44 37 40 9 And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997–2004
"And Love Said No" 2
2005 "Wings of a Butterfly" 1 12 10 35 20 3 12 28 10 87 Dark Light
2006 "Killing Loneliness" 2 56 32 45 44 26
"In Joy and Sorrow / Pretending" 1 Uneasy Listening Vol. 1
2007 "The Kiss of Dawn" 2 44 30 59 Venus Doom
"Bleed Well"
2009 "Heartkiller" 5 56 34 Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice
2010 "Scared to Death"
2012 "Strange World" XX – Two Decades of Love Metal
2013 "Tears on Tape" Tears on Tape
"Into the Night"
.

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
FIN
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
GER
[12]
SWE
[15]
US
[18]
2004 The Video Collection: 1997-2003
2005 Love Metal Archives Vol. I 1 15
2008 Digital Versatile Doom 10 48 35 37 59 168

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
1996 "Wicked Game" (version 1) Antto Melasniemi[31]
1998 "When Love and Death Embrace" Mikko Pitkänen[31]
"Wicked Game" (version 2) Markus Walter[31]
1999 "Join Me in Death" (version 1) Robert Wilde
2000 "Right Here in My Arms" Pasi Pauni[31]
"Poison Girl" [A]
"Join Me in Death" (version 2) John Hillcoat[31]
"Wicked Game" (version 3) Bill Yükich[31]
"Gone with the Sin" Ercin Filizli[31]
"Gone with the Sin" (version 2)
2001 "Pretending" Kevin Godley[31]
"In Joy and Sorrow" John Hillcoat[31]
"Heartache Every Moment" [A]
2002 "Close to the Flame" [A]
2003 "The Funeral of Hearts" Stefan Lindfors[31]
"Buried Alive by Love" Bam Margera[31]
2004 "The Sacrament"
"Solitary Man"
"And Love Said No"
2005 "Wings of a Butterfly" Meiert Avis[32]
"Killing Loneliness" (version 1) Noble Jones[33]
2006 "Killing Loneliness" (version 2) Nathan Cox[34]
2007 "The Kiss of Dawn" Meiert Avis[32]
"Bleed Well"
2010 "Heartkiller" James Copeman
"Scared to Death" Eugene Riecansky
2012 "Strange World"
2013 "Tears on Tape" Stefan Lindfors
"All Lips Go Blue" Eugene Riecansky
"Into the Night" Stefan Lindfors
Notes

A^ No set video director; video consisted of tour footage.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1999 "Join Me in Death" The Thirteenth Floor (soundtrack)[2]
2000 "Razorblade Kiss" Restless (soundtrack)[35]
2001 "Rendezvous with Anus" Alpha Motherfuckers[36]
2001 "Bury Me Deep Inside Your Heart" Salatut elämät (soundtrack)
2001 "Close to the Flame" Me and Morrison (soundtrack)[37]
2003 "Lose You Tonight", "Pretending", "Beautiful", "Again" Haggard: The Movie (soundtrack)[38]
2004 "Join Me in Death" Resident Evil: Apocalypse (soundtrack)[39]
2004 "The Path" Honey Baby (soundtrack)[40]
2005 "Wicked Game" Smallville, Vol. 2: Metropolis Mix (soundtrack)[41]
2005 "Soul on Fire" Ozzfest: 10th Anniversary[42]
2005 "Soul on Fire" Viva la Bands
2007 "Wings of a Butterfly" In the Name of the King (soundtrack)[43]
2007 "Passion's Killing Floor" Transformers: The Album (soundtrack)
2007 "The Sacrament" Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (soundtrack)[44]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Uutispommi: HIM ilmoittaa lopettavansa uransa – jäljellä on jäähyväiskiertue, ja sitten se on siinä". Soundi. March 5, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
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  34. ^ "Revolver Film Company". revolverfilms.com. Retrieved 7 February 2009.
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  37. ^ "Minä ja Morrison (2001) Soundtrack". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  38. ^ "Haggard - Original Soundtrack Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  39. ^ "Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Original Soundtrack Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  40. ^ "Ville Valo interview from Digital Versatile Doom". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  41. ^ "Smallville, Vol. 2: Metropolis Mix - Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  42. ^ "'Ozzfest 10th Anniversary' DVD/CD Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  43. ^ "In The Name Of The King - Original Soundtrack Review". Imperiumi.net. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  44. ^ "Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007) Soundtrack". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-10-11.

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