Daniel Lioneye is a side project band from the popular Finnish group HIM. Musically, the band produces Hard rock/Sleaze rock with blues based guitar solos throughout.
The band was formed in 2001 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland 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, Kai "Hiili" Hiilesmaa on keyboards and Ike on sound effects. The band has released one album in September 2001, The King of Rock'n Roll. The title track to their album later became the theme music for MTV's Viva La Bam for it's entire 5 season run.
On April 27th, 2010, Daniel Lioneye released their second studio album Vol. II, with a revised line-up of Linde on guitars, vocals and bass, Burton on keyboards and Bolton of Enochian Crescent on drums. Vol. II takes a drastically different turn that The King of Rock'n Roll, incorporating various other genres in, most notably black metal.