HIM, Finland’s sensational gothic rock and gothic metal artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Rebel Toronto!
The band was formed (under the moniker His Infernal Majesty) in Helsinki (Finland) in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen. It’s been through many line up changes since then and it currently consists of Ville (lead vocals), Mige (bass guitar), Mikko "Linde" Lindström (lead guitar), Janne "Burton" Puurtinen (keyboards), and Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger (drums). Their musical style is best described as a blend of gothic rock (a subgenre of post punk that grew to become a separate genre with its darker music accompanied by introspective and romantic lyrics) and gothic metal (a fusion genre that combines the heaviness of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock). They’ve had a stellar career with 8 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 compilation albums, 3 video albums, 29 music videos, 1 extended play, 27 singles, and they’ve sold over six million records worldwide. They’re widely regarded as one of the most commercially successful Finnish bands of all time. They’ve also received many accolades including 8 Emma Awards, 3 VIVA Comet Awards, a IFPI Platinum Europe Award, a Kerrang! Award, a BMI Pop Award, a Creepies Award, and a Revolver Golden Gods Award.
Don't miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to gothic rock and gothic metal music!