is a side project band from the popular Finnish
. Early on, the band produced hard rock
-based guitar solos throughout. The band Daniel Lioneye is made from the alterego name of HIM's guitarist Linde.
The band was formed in 2001 and the members consist of Daniel Lioneye, also known as Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström
, on vocals and guitar, Mikko Heinrik Julius "Migé Amour" Paananen
on bass, Ville Hermanni "Rakohammas" Valo
on drums, Hiili Hiilesmaa
on keyboards and Ike on sound effects.
According to an interview in Reinhardt Haydn's biography of HIM
, HIM: His Infernal Majesty
, the names that the band chose for Daniel Lioneye were "names that we invented when we were sitting at our rehearsal room smoking pot many years ago." The names that the band picked were;
- Linde is 'Daniel Lioneye' or 'Lily Laser'.
- Mige is 'Bad Mige Amour'.
- Ville is 'Rakohammas'.
- Ikka is 'Ike'.
- Hilli is 'Dr. Skrepper'.
"The King of Rock'n Roll"
The band has released one album in September 2001
, The King of Rock'n Roll.
It didn't manage to attain a large following in the United States but a somewhat bigger following in Europe due to the lack of an American distributor.
The album's most successful track in the US is the title track, which later became the theme music for MTV
's Viva La Bam
throughout all seasons.
In interviews conducted by MTV
and other companies/magazines with HIM
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