Himsa was an American metal band hailing from Seattle, Washington. The name Himsa is a spelling variation of the Sanskrit word for "no harm", literally changing the definition to "harm". The band formed in 1998 and released an independent EP and full-length album in 1999. Before being signed to Prosthetic Records, the band released one more EP in 2001. 2003 saw Himsa record and release their breakthrough album 'Courting Tragedy and Disaster.