HIM has been around since 1991. They have a huge fan base and many other Goth bands look up to them as they kind of led the way internationally for others in Finland. They were originally known as His Infernal Majesty; and then changed to the short version HIM. When they first toured in the USA they had to go by band name "HER" and "HIM and HER" in Germany. It had something to do with bands already having those names in those countries. I believe that has all been sorted out now. The band has had a few member changes; with Ville, Migé and Linde as three of the original members. The three of them were classmates before the band. The band even took a break while Linde was in the Army. If you want a really interesting and hilarious read of HIM's Bio check out this website http://him-room666.tvheaven.com/ now I don't know how true the information is but it sure is entertaining.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Mika Kristian Karppinen (as Gas Lipstick)||Drums|
|Mikko Viljami Lindström (as Linde)||Guitar|
|Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen (as Migé )||Bass|
|Janne Johannes Puurtinen (as Emerson Burton)||Keyboard|
|Ville Hermanni Valo||Vocals|