Mikko Viljami “Linde“ Lindstrom (also known as Lily Lazer and Daniel Lioneye) has played guitar as a founding member of the Finnish alternative rock band HIM since 1991.
Lindstrom was given a guitar at an early age, and when he was fifteen years old, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Lindstrom is known to have a particular fondness of Guns ‘N’ Roses guitar hero Slash as well as Steve Vai.
HIM, in its current incarnation, has been around since the mid-90s, when Ville Valo, Mikko Paananen (aka Mige Amour) and Mikko Lindstrom (aka Lily Lazer, Daniel Lioneye, or simply Linde) founded His Infernal Majesty.
HIM latest release, Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice is the seventh studio album from the band and is heavily influenced by the band’s frontman Ville Valo’s relationships that have since ended. Ville Valo describes Screamworks as “representing a cathartic, primal scream; it’s a big middle finger; it’s **** off, I want to do what I want to do”.