666 Ways to Love: Prologue

666 Ways to Love: Prologue is an EP by Finnish band HIM, released in 1996, only in Finland. It is produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa, and was recorded at Finnvox, MD and Peacemakers, Helsinki. It is their first release after a demo in 1995. Only 1,000 were produced. The woman pictured on the front cover of the album is the mother of HIM's lead singer, Ville Valo.[1] The EP was re-released for the first time, on vinyl, on 25 November 2014 in Lashes to Ashes, Lust to Dust: A Vinyl Retrospective '96-'03.[2]

666 Ways to Love: Prologue
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EP by
Released19 October 1996
ProducerHiili Hiilesmaa
HIM chronology
This Is Only the Beginning
666 Ways to Love: Prologue
Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Ville Valo, except where noted.

  1. "Stigmata Diaboli" – 2:55
  2. "Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak) – 3:56
  3. "Dark Sekret Love" – 5:19
  4. "The Heartless" – 7:25
  • The last 1:40 of "The Heartless" was put as the hidden track on HIM's debut, Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666. "The Heartless" itself and "Wicked Game" were re-recorded for the album, the former of which was much shorter than its original form.


Guest musiciansEdit


  1. ^ Kymäläinen was simply credited as "Oki" on this release.


  1. ^ Larkin, C. (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 1795. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  2. ^ "HIM to Release Limited-Edition Vinyl Boxed Set, Remastered Catalog in November". Billboard. 15 September 2014. Archived from the original on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.