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Side projects


Ville Valo, Linde & HIM: Collaborations


IHMEPOIKA – Lily played guitar in their first album , track 7 "Loiste".

– Ville provided backing vocals in the song "Love Me" from the album "Saturnalia" released in 2004.

THE MISSION - Ville provided backing-vocals in the album released in 2002,May 22

5.15 - Ville provided backing-vocals in the album "Death of a clown"( released in 2001,July 20) of the finnish retro progressive rock band Five Fifteen. He sings in two songs"The prostitute" e "Seasons of the witch". It's hard to hear Ville's voice

TEHOSEKOITIN - Ville provided backing-vocals in the l'album "Freak Out" released in 1999).

VILLE VALO & TUOMARIN TODISTAJAT – The song "Valo Yössä" ("Light in the night") is a Tuomari Nurmio's cover and has been recorded for a tribute album . Ville recorded this song as a present to his father..

THE BLOODHOUND GANG - Ville sings in “Something Diabolical” from Hefty Fine 2005.

TRIBUTE TO TURBONEGRO – In 2000 Him recorded a cover of the song "Rendez-Vous with Anus"for the Turbonegro tribute album, "Alpha Motherfuckers" release in 2001, June 26.

TWO WITHCES – Ville provided backing vocals in"Dracula Rising" and played guitar in the song "Mad Man" from Saints And Sinners album.

DANIEL CAVANAGH from ANATHEMA – In 2006, Ville performed an acoustic version of the song "Inner Silence" with Daniel Cavanagh at the piano.

NELJÄ RUUSUA - Ville Valo has been in a video of the finnish band Neljä Ruusua . The song is "Hunningolla" from the album "Popmuseo" released in1998.

Screenshots from the video:





Ville Valo and The Agents


THE AGENTS – In1998, Ville recorded three songs (Ikkunaprinsessa, Paratiisi and Jykevää On Rakkaus) with the finnish folk band"The Agents"

Some screenshots:





Ville Valo, Manna and Natalia Avelon

VILLE VALO & MANNA - Ville Valo performed a duet with Linde's ex wife Manna in the single “Just for Tonight” from her debut album “Sisters”. The album was realased in Finland in 2007, May 9 produced and mixed by Kalle Gustafsson at Svenska Grammofonstudion.Linde is the author of some of the album songs.

VILLE VALO & NATALIA AVELON - Ville Valo sang a duet with Natalia Avelon – German soap opera actress – in Summerwine from the soundtrack of Das Wilde Leben a film about Uschi Obermaier, leading figure of the German students movement in 1968 .

Some screenshots from Summerwine:



Ville Valo, Apocalyptica and The Rasmus


VILLE VALO, APOCALYPTICA & LAURI YLONEN - Ville performed two Metallica songs with the finnish metal band Apocalyptica in one of their gigs. The songs are "Escape" e "Sanitarium" (1996). Villesang with Lauri Ylönen of The Rasmus in the single "Bittersweet".

Some screenshots from Bittersweet'.





Ville Valo, Isabelle's Gift, Nightwish and Cradle of Filth


CRADLE OF FILTH - Thornography 2006 - "The Byronic Man"

VILLE & NIGHTWISH - Ville can be seen in the finnish band Nightwish DVD "From Wishes To Eternity – Live" for a few seconds.

VILLE VALO & ISABELLE'S GIFT - Ville Valo provided backing vocals in the song "If I Die Tonight" from the album “American idle” released on 2006, June 6 .



Ville Vali and The 69 Eyes

VILLE VALO & THE 69 EYES - Ville provided backing-vocals in lots of The 69 Eyes songs, but it's not easy to distinguish his voice from the other in the background. Jyrki likes Ville's voice especially in "The Chair".

Band: The 69 Eyes
Title: Wrap You Troubles In A Dream
Role: Ville - Backing vocals
Release date: 21.04.1997

Band: The 69 Eyes
Title: Wasting The Dawn
Role: Ville - Backing vocals
Release date: 1999

P.S. Ville took part in the video of this song.

Some screenshots:

Band: The 69 Eyes
Title: Blessed Be
Role: Ville - Backing vocals
Release date: 2000

Band: The 69 Eyes
Title: Paris Kills
Role: Ville - Backing vocals
Release date: 27.05.2002

Band: The 69 Eyes
Title: Devils
Role: Ville - Backing vocals
Release date: 25.10.2004




Ville Valo and The Skreppers


THE SKREPPERS - Ville, Migé and Linde provided backing-vocals in some songs of the Skreppers' album "Hedonist Hellcats" ( released in il 2002 August 26). Ville has also written some lyrics of the song "Soon Someone Is Crying". Some band's members are in Daniel Lioneye, side project of Lily where Ville e Migé played for the first album.

In 2004,Ville Valo took part again in a The Skreppers ' album.Ville performed backing vocals for the l'album "The Call Of The Trash" in the following tracks: "Doctor Feelgood", "Let's Die Together Sheena", "Jesus Saved My Sexlife" e "5 Shake It Baby". The album was recorded at the Karillo Studios in Porvoo, Finland and has been released in 2004, August 25.




Ville Valo for Lullacry


LULLACRY - Ville Ville made the vocal melody and also sings "Whispers In The Chaos" on one of Lullacry’s demos from 1997.





Ville Valo and SAVE NUTA

VILLE VALO PLAYS BASS TO SAVE NUTA - Ville Valo and other finnish artists (among them also Emerson Burton) joined together to record a Ramones cover “Rock'n' Roll High School".Ville is the bass player. Visit THIS link for more information..




Gas Lipstick: Collaborations

BENDOVER - Gas is in a project entitled "Bendover". There is a demo-tape with three songs proposed to some records companies..

The line-up is:
Ali – bass, vocals
Gas - drums
Mehtis - guitar

Bendover's official Myspace .

TO SEPARATE THE FLESH FROM THE BONES - Gas played with Pasi Koskinen and Niclas Etelävuori from Amorphis in the band To Separate The Flesh From The Bones. His band name is Pus Sypope. The album title is "For Those About The Rot".

JEFF WALKER - Gas e Ville took part in the recording of the Carcass frontman solo album , consisting only in country music covers of artists like Skeeter Davis, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, John Denver e Connie Smith. Walker has already recorded the parts from the Carcass guitarist and the Firebird frontman Bill Steer (guitar, harmonica, vocals), from Amorphis guitarists Esa Holopainen e Tomi Koivusaari, from keyboard player Santeri Kallio e bass player Niclas Etelävuori. Walker is planning to get through to the Cathedral vocalist Lee Dorrian, the ex bass player of Faith No More Billy Gould, the members of Liverpudlians Anathema, and Carcass drums player Ken Owen. Walker is hoping to make the album next year, because he has already found a records company. Walker is also in the parallel project “To Separate the Flesh from the Bones” as a guest.

STRATOVARIUS - Gas and other metal drums players show up in the first solo-album of the Stratovarius frontman Timo Kotipelto. The album title is "Waiting For The Dawn". Gas is mentioned in the titletrack and plays in "Arise".




Linde, Ville and Migè: Daniel Lioneye and the Rollers


DANIEL LIONEYE - Daniel Lioneye is a Him side-project: Linde as vocalist, Migè as bassist and Ville as drums player. The basic themes are hard rock classic like sex , drugs and rock 'n' roll, very different from Him themes. The band performed only a few gigs in Finland and released an album (not budgeted) in 2001, entitled “The King of Rock'n Roll”. The band is also named Daniel Lioneye and the Rollers e Daniel Lioneye and the Blues Explosion.




Before HIM: Black Salem and i Thulsa Doom

BLACK SALEM - Black Salem is a band made up of Lux Airam (Ville), Miguelo (Migé) e Daniel Lioneye (Linde). In 2002 September 7 Black Salem played at Tavastia Klubi as opening act for The Skreppers. They played 6 new songs , still unknown and not released by HIM: "Buried Alive By Love", "Beyond Redemption", "Sweet Pandemonium", "Soul On Fire", "The Sacrament", "The Funeral Of Hearts". Before the performance, Ville explained that the guys would have used that name only temporarily ,since the problem HIM /HER.

THULSA DOOM - H.I.M. used this pseudonym as warm-up band for The 69 Eyes gig in 2001, May 25 at Tavastia Klubi . They played songs from Deep Shadows & Brilliant Highlights album and from "Razorblade Romance" e "Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666" in a riarranged version. This band is mentioned in the MCD of "Pretending". In "Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights" booklet you can read : "Cover artwork by Natas Pop in collaboration with Thulsa D".




Soundtracks e Dubbings

RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE - Roadrunner Records made the soundtrack of Sony Pictures "Resident Evil: Apocalypse", released in USA in 2004 September 10. Him song is"Join Me (In Death)".

1. Slipknot - Vermilion
2. The Used - Just A Little
3. The Cure - Us or Them
4. ,Lacuna Coil - Swamped
5. A Perfect Circle - The Outsider (Renholder Mix) (unreleased mix)
6. Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache
7. Rammstein - Mein Teil (unreleased)
8. DevilDriver - Digging Up The Corpses (unreleased)
9. Cradle Of Filth - Nymphetamine (unreleased, will be on forthcoming album in stores 9/28)
10. CKY - Escape From Hellview
11. Deftones - The Chauffeur
12. H.I.M. - Join Me In Death
13. Demon Hunter - My Heartstrings Come Undone
14. Thrice - Under A Killing Moon
15. 36 Crazyfists - Bloodwork
16. Cold - End The World (acoustic) (unreleased)
17. Rob Zombie - Girl On Fire (Resident Renholder Mix) (unreleased mix)
18. Massive Attack - Future Proof


THE 13TH FLOOR - Join me (In Death) is enclosed in the sountrack of the German version, not in the American version of the movie released in Italy in 1999 September 3.

TRANSFORMERS - "Passion's Killing Floor" in the"Transformers" soundtrack The movie has been directed by Michael Bay and released on July 3.

01. Linkin Park - "What I've Done"
02. Smashing Pumpkins - "Doomsday Clock"
03. Disturbed - "This Moment"
04. Goo Goo Dolls - "Before It's Too Late (Sam and Mikaela's Theme)"
05. The Used - "Pretty Handsome Awkward"
06. H.I.M. - "Passion's Killing Floor"
07. Taking Back Sunday - "What It Feels Like To Be A Ghost?"
08. Styles Of Beyond - "Second To None"
09. Armor For Sleep - "End Of The World"
10. Idiot Pilot - "Retina and the Sky"
11. Julien-k - "Technical Difficulties"
12. Mutemath - "Transformers Theme"




Ville Valo and Madagascar II


VILLE VALO IN MADAGASCAR II: ESCAPE FROM AFRICA - Ville Valo dubbed hyppo Moto Moto in the finnish version of this movie. In Finland the movie was released in 2008, September 21 .Ville sings Moto Moto ' song "Mä haluun isoo, mä haluun massaa" translated as Big And chunky.Visit this link per maggiori for more information.i.



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