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There are multiple artists with this name:
1) HIM is an alternative rock band from Finland.
2) HiM, a solo project put together in 1995 by Doug Scharin (drummer for June of 44, Rex, and Codeine).
3) HIM, acronym for "Hiromasa Ijichi Melodies," a Japanese group.

1) Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko Lindström (Linde), and bassist Mikko Paananen (Mige). Today the band consists of the previously named as well as a drummer Mika Karppinen(Gas) and a keyboardist Janne Puurtinen(Burton). Read more on Last.fm

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HIM @ Sonisphere Festival – 04 July 2014

July 4th, 2014

HIM at Sonisphere Festival 2014 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

HEY VILLE! IT’S REALLY HOT AND SUNNY AT SONISPHERE FESTIVAL 2014! WE’RE NOT SURE YOU NEED TO WEAR A HAT, A COAT, A HOODIE AND A T-SHIRT, YEAH?

Oh, who are we kidding? We can’t stay mad at HIM when they were such nice polite young men when they played the Apollo Stage on Friday.

HIM @ Sonisphere Festival 2014 setlist:
Buried Alive By Love
Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly
Right Here in My Arms
The Kiss of Dawn
No Love
Your Sweet Six Six Six
Passion’s Killing Floor
Soul on Fire
Wicked Game
The Funeral of Hearts

Check out the rest of our Sonisphere Festival 2014 coverage here.

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Sunday Slaylist: Sonisphere Festival 2014

June 29th, 2014

Sonisphere 2014 Sunday Slaylist Thrash Hits

Oh it’s been away for a while, but Sonisphere Festival has returned to the UK and is less than one whole week away. We cannot wait. We are excited. There are loads of our favourite bands playing at the magnificent Knebworth Park, which is why in time-honoured tradition, we’ve gone and made ourselves a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of the bands we really want to see next weekend to get us well and truly in the mood for Sonisphere’s comeback weekend.

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Interview: Ville Valo of HIM talks Hallowe’en and Satanism

November 7th, 2013

Sometimes the planets align. Hallowe’en was such a night for our resident Finnophile, Catherine Morris as she sat down with Ville Valo to talk about the relationship between HIM and Satanism on the eeriest of evenings…

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What most people don’t know about the Finnish love metallers, HIM is that at the heart of the band, underneath all that soppy stuff, is a deep love and appreciation for all things weird and dark. That started in singer and principal songwriter, Ville Valo’s youth and continues to permeate both the band’s aesthetic and sensibilities to this day.

With that in mind, and with it also being Halloween, I sat down with Ville before the band’s sold out show at KOKO and decided to pick his brain about Satanism, the occult, and the celebrated day itself. Here’s what he had to say on the subject. (Clue: a LOT.)

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Download Festival 2013 – Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

June 19th, 2013

Download Festival 2013 logo thrash hits

You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 025: Download Festival 2013 preview

June 6th, 2013

Thrash Hits Podcast Download Festival 2013

Download Festival 2013 is just around the corner, so for this week’s podcast, Raz and Hugh got together to talk about the bands they’re looking forward to, the worst clashes on the bill, the bits of the festival we’re dreading, and about what Thrash Hits is going to be doing this year at Donington Park: HINT: It’s going to be awesome.

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Album: HIM – Tears On Tape

April 29th, 2013

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HIM
Tears On Tape
Razor & Tie
29 April 2013

by Gavin Lloyd

My earliest memory of HIM was seeing the cooler older kids at school wearing the now infamous Heartagram hoodies. Naturally this perked my interest and upon hearing ‘The Funeral of Hearts’ for the first time it became abundantly clear what all the fuss was about. HIM were the natural successors to 90s dark pop pioneers Savage Garden. Similar to the likes of Refused and At the Drive-In, Savage Garden released very little material but became hugely influential, and while he list of bands who owe their existence to them is massive, but perhaps the band who owe the most to them are HIM. Therefore I decided the best way to tackle reviewing new album Tears On Tape is to not skirt around the issue but ask how does it compare to the Aussie trailblazer’s seminal debut record.

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