HIM is a Finnish rock group from Helsinki. Formed in 1991 by singer Ville Valo, guitar player Mikko “Linde” Lindström, and bassist Mikko “Migé” Paananen, HIM’s current band consists of Valo, Linde, Migé, Janne “Emerson Burton” Puurtinen on keyboards and Mika Karppinen on drums. They have gave us seven full length copies to date, the latest, Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, being released February 8, 2010. On September 5, 2006, HIM’s fifth studio record Dark Light was certified gold by the RIAA, making HIM the first Finnish lineup to have a gold record in the United States. HIM had five of their studio albums certified platinum in Finland with Razorblade Romance being certified double platinum in Finland and platinum in Germany.