After Finnish goth-rock band HIM began their career as His Infernal Majesty in 1991, they played one show, broke up in 1993, and then re-formed in 1995.
∙ The group has been nominated for 17 Emma Awards (the Finnish equivalent of the Grammy Awards) and won 8 times—beginning with 1997’s Newcomer of the Year honors.
∙ “Join Me in Death,” their Platinum-certified power ballad from 1999’s Razorblade Romance, topped the charts in both Finland and Germany.
∙ In 2004, their tuneful cover of Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man” was a Top 10 hit in both the UK and Finland.
∙ The band has notched 18 Finnish Top 10 hits, with 7 of them reaching No. 1.
∙ Dark Light, released in 2006, was the first Finnish album ever to earn a Gold record in the US.
∙ In 2017, they headlined Finland’s largest metal festival, Tuska, for the first time and announced that they would be breaking up amicably after one final tour.