In the "we-are-not-kidding" department: Finland's H.I.M. (which stands for HIS INFERNAL MAJESTY) recently serviced their European smash single, "Join Me", to US stations under the group moniker HER after they were threatened with legal action by a band from Chicago who registered the HIM name in the US. The Illinois-based act's mainman, Doug Sharin, appears to be particularly irked by the existence of the Finnish act, going as far as to state in a recent interview that "I'm about to get embattled with the evil HIM — from Finland. They're sort of a death metal band, but it's a little more glam — they have songs like 'Love Affair 666' and 'Join Me In Death' and all this shit. And they're apparently really big in Germany. Their HIM stands for HIS INFERNAL MAJESTY. I'm seriously opposed to it, man, and as far as I can make out, we had the name first."According to H.I.M.'s official web site, "the 'evil HIM' have registered the name in Europe, and Sharin & co. won't be able to tour or release records [on the European continent] unless they change their attitude."
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).