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H.I.M. Become First Finnish Band To Sell 500,000 Copies of an Album the United States

H.I.M. have become the first Finnish act ever to sell 500,000 copies of a record in America. Last year's 'Dark Light' has just past that milestone.

As previously reported, H.I.M. cancelled their fall US tour in favor of entering the recording studio to record new material for their forthcoming album for a 2007 release.

Source: Total Rock

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1. 6(sic)6 writes:

i love finland. not because of H.I.M....but i liked finland before it got famous of all the metal/goth/mainstream/bam bands...and bam margera..while speaking of him. so yeah.
H.I.M. is okay i suppose...i used to like them...but got too mainstream for me.
anyone else think H.I.M. is too mainstream? or just plain suck? i don't know. just wondering.

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. inhatredofme writes:

yea i think they just plain suck....and this story proves there's 500k people that have no sense for good music.

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. 6(sic)6 writes:

heh...i agree.

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ArchEnemy84 writes:

Yeah, H.I.M. is not that great of a band...they do suck. But that's pretty amazing of an accomplishment CONSIDERING CHILDREN OF BODOM IS FINNISH AND THEY ARE 1000X BETTER THAN H.I.M.!!!!

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 4:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. finntroll writes:

F I N N T R O L L

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 4:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Magical_Salamander11 writes:

H.I.M. are alright, but they're by no means the best Finnish band out there. To name a few, COB, Kalmah, Nightwish, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Catamenia, and a whole bunch more are better than H.I.M. It just goes to show most Americans will buy anything that is modeled by some guy who can do skateboard tricks (Bam Margera) or is made commercial and superficial instead of anything with real substance.

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. karla writes:

im not absoloutlyt crazy about them but hey they are o.k

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. dmasa writes:

him sucks

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. karla writes:

not that much give em a break

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. pigg writes:

finland is cool but HIM sucks

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. jnsguts writes:

h.i.m. sucks balls. maybe it's alright if you want to listen to something to put you to sleep, or if your a 14 year old drinking your first bottle of jeager that you stole from your brother and watching bam ba an idiot on tv. from my point of view, h.i.m. is nowhere near the caliber of metal for ....HIMMM!!!!

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. vengeance27 writes:

him is ok but bodom is like 100000000000000x better

# Oct 13, 2006 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Death 'Awa Forits' Eternity writes:

H.I.M. is not even 'Metal' or 'Underground' for that matter they are finnish love rock and they suck ass

I thought there was more than 500,000 idiot in amerca but I must be mistaken.

AND REMEMBER KIDS EVIL HAS NO BOUNDARIES AND LIFE IS JUST A GAME.

# Oct 14, 2006 @ 12:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. slayerdisciple writes:

congratulations to the worst Finnish Band ever

# Oct 14, 2006 @ 2:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. 6(sic)6 writes:

seems like most of you think H.I.M. is okay sorta...but COB is mucho better...haha i love you all. great taste in finnish muzik.

# Oct 14, 2006 @ 2:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. xprincesspeach writes:

HIM aren't that bad for some easy listening once in a while, give them a break, they're not as suckish as some of you guys are making out

# Oct 14, 2006 @ 5:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. dmasa writes:

i dont under stand y children of bodom isnt popular not that i want them 2 be but damn they have a sh** load more talent than panzy him

# Oct 14, 2006 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Thor Hath Risen writes:

cuz him is what the mainstream society wants to hear, cuz conformists are more comfortable with him, and cuz everyone is afraid of metal.

# Oct 14, 2006 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Why am i on a message board writes:

HIM has a more popish sound and thats why they sell, althought it is wierd becouse they have the hole satanic symbols that of course they changed from a pentagram to a heartagram and all of the goth vampire stuff witch is sort of look down on in the mainstream. Personal i think metal shouldn't be mainstream. i think people who like it feel more close to it because it isn't excepted. Metal is meant to rebal agenst mainstream society. I love COB but i never want to hear them on the radio. And one more thing....nightwish sucks.

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20. Vayne Theories writes:

I agree with the Finntroll comment.

# Oct 16, 2006 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. slayerdisciple writes:

the only reason hes famous is cause of Bam Margera, why the f*** is bam popular? hes a sh**ty skater, he is in one of the gayest shows on mtv called viva la bam, he sucked in jackass (anyone see him in jackass the movie 2 he pussed out on so much sh**) and hes a douche bag

# Oct 16, 2006 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. BLACKDOG writes:

H.I.M. is not really a band I get into.My girl likes them that's the only reason I'm reasonably familliar with them.Their stuff lacks ball's.

However I was reading Milo Manera's CLICK series ounce while my girl was on the treadmill and had the new disc blareing from the her boom box.I must say it created a nice atmosphere for the stories I was reading.

But would I listen to H.I.M just because I felt like listening to H.I.M........Uh NO !!!!!!

# Oct 16, 2006 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. blakscorpion21 writes:

what affliliation does margera have with him? i have always wondered that.

# Oct 16, 2006 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. slayerdisciple writes:

bam sux there d***s lol jk, bam plays them once in a while on his show and since hes a celeb. he can go meet them at anytime and they have guested on his show also

# Oct 16, 2006 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. HELLen writes:

HIM FOREVER.I LOVE HIM!

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