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Lordi

Formed: 1992
From: Espoo, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lordi News

Below is our complete Lordi news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Lordi Posts New Music Video Online

Lordi doing thrash metal? After 2020’s Killection already featured a song, "Abracadaver" is a whole album full of ‘90s thrash and speed metal inspired songs. Heavy riffs are guaranteed to make every fan of Sepultura, Kreator or Anthrax bang their head to the fast-paced rhythm. Certainly an album full of songs guaranteed to create giant moshpits at every concert they are performed at. Grab a beer and put on your finest battle jacket when giving "Abracadaver" a spin! Two tracks – "Abracadaver" and "Beast Of Both Worlds" – are heralding this album, which will be released digitally on December 10.

Lordi was officially founded in 1992 by singer, songwriter and designer, Mr. Lordi. The band is deeply rooted in Finland and originally comes from Rovaniemi in Northern Lapland. In 2006, the band achieved their international breakthrough with their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest ("Hard Rock Hallelujah"). So far, so good.

But what if this had only been our own little wretched reality so far and in actuality, things are quite different? What if Lordi have actually been active since the early-‘70s and unleashing one hit after another onto humanity since then? More...

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Lordi To Release Seven New Albums At Once

A monstrous project is ahead of us and without a doubt, this is as unique as Lordi's costumes and career. Mr. Lordi and his crew are announcing the release of a boxset of 7 new albums at once. The "Lordiversity“ box shall be available on November 26th as 7-CD boxset and as 7-Vinyl boxset in three different colour editions. Each album has a different genre approach (Hard Rock, Disco, Progressive Rock, Heavy Metal, AOR, Thrash/Speed Metal & Industrial Metal) and the whole concept is based on the last record "Killection“, which came out early 2020 and celebrated various chart successess.

Mr. Lordi explains: "Within a week when the Killectour was cut short in March 2020, I realized we're gonna have to use the sudden extra time somehow. It was clear that it is the time to start planning the new album, even though "Killection“ was released not even two months before. I was thinking that the most boring thing we could do after "Killection“, is to do another basic Lordi album. And I was very much enjoying the different styles of song writing, recording and production on 'Killection,' but another boring idea would have been to do a part 2. Since 'Killection' is a fictional compilation album from a fictional back catalogue that doesn't exist, I got the idea that the only thing that could top that, is to record and release that fictional back catalogue. And until Halloween 2021 the fictional back catalogue will be no longer fictional, it actually will exist... at least for the most part. My original idea was to release 10 albums, but the label said that is insane. But 7 is a number they felt that is somewhat sane, hahahaha!"

The new song "Believe Me" has it’s origin in the band fictional Disco-era. Imagine Lordi performing a classic disco track in the style ABBA, KISS or the Bee Gees in the late 70s, while Disco music hit its peak. A hilarious and entertaining idea that now becomes reality. Watch the comic clip for that track below. More...

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Sabaton Announces European "Tour To End All Tours"

Last year has been a challenging yet menacing one for bands all over the world: It has been a time of insecurity, worries and the fear of never being able to return to the status quo of touring.
But, Sabaton never was a band to fall that easily due to difficult circumstances. Instead of giving up on their visions and ambitions, the Swedish metal batalion forged their monumental tour plans to present to their fans today: A tour that makes the hearts of fans beat faster. If you close your eyes and listen carefully, you can already hear the sound of roaring guitars like thunder above a battlefield. You can catch the epic melodies like victorious anthems after a deserved victory and you can feel the tension of an approaching sensation: "The Tour To End All Tours".

In Spring 2022, Sabaton will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, bringing their ground-breaking modern metal to the people and delivering breathtaking live shows in a setting that will once again set new bars for concerts of this kind. Sabaton will be supported by Mongolian rock band The Hu and Finnish heavy metal veterans Lordi.

Pär Sundström, Sabaton's co-founder and bass player, states:
"We have all been waiting for far too long for this... And we are more ready than ever.
By the time we start this tour we will have a whole treasure chest of new songs to play along with a lot of other surprises. You do not want to miss The Tour to End All Tours." More...

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Lordi To Release Seven New Albums This Year

Beware, April fools. Lordi announced the release of four albums simultaneously - of course this is not going to happen, that would be insane. But actually not insane enough for Lordi. The reality is that Lordi is releasing seven (7!) new studio albums in October. No joke, not kidding.

Mr. Lordi explains: "Within a week when the Killectour was cut short in March 2020, I realized we're gonna have to use the sudden extra time somehow. It was clear that it is the time to start planning the new album, even though Killection was released not even two months before. I was thinking that the most boring thing we could do after Killection, is to do another basic Lordi album. And I was very much enjoying the different styles of song writing, recording and production on Killection, but another boring idea would have been to do a part 2. Since Killection is a fictional compilation album from a fictional back catalogue that doesn't exist, I got the idea that the only thing that could top that, is to record and release that fictional back catalogue. And until Halloween 2021 the fictional back catalogue will be no longer fictional, it actually will exist... at least for the most part. My original idea was to release 10 albums, but the label said that is insane. But 7 is a number they felt that is somewhat sane, hahahaha!"

So, as for Lordi‘s 11th studio album release, we will not only get the 11th new album, but we'll get the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th album at the same time. What other rock band has done this before? The answer is no other.

The band states: "The albums will sound all different from each other, they're all in different styles and fictional eras in the Killection timeline. 5 of the 7 albums are already done by the way, and number 6 is well on the way."

Be ready for a big bunch of new material from Finland’s shock rockers.

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Lordi Posts New Lyric Video Online

Lordi have released their new lyric video for single "Like A Bee To The Honey," a track written by Paul Stanley/Jean Beauvoir.

The new Lordi album features an unreleased song by KISS frontman Paul Stanley! The hidden gem "Like A Bee To The Honey" also features the Hanoi Rocks legend Michael Monroe
You can check out the official lyric video below.

Lordi's 10th studio album "Killection" drops worldwide on the 31st of January through AFM Records. Not only is the album a brand new concept in itself – a fictitious collection of hits from the years and decades past – but it also brings a truly hidden gem into the daylight: one of the songs on the album is 'Like A Bee To The Honey', which was written by KISS's lead singer Paul Stanley together with Jean Beauvoir, known for working with names such as Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones and of course KISS. The song that had been collecting dust in Beauvoir's desk drawer ever since the end of the 1980's has now been handed down to Lordi.

"This is a tremendous honour to a band that wouldn't even exist without KISS. Simply having the privilege to listen to a song from the 1980's that no fan has ever heard before… and then to get to be the artist that brings the song for everyone to hear – it is mind-blowing", Mr. Lordi states.

Mr. Lordi and the band's guitarist Amen had been making songs together with Jean Beauvoir as a trio, and one of these songs, Scream Demon, made its way to the new album. It was during these songwriting sessions in Helsinki that the very existence of 'Like A Bee To The Honey' came up: Jean thought the song would fit the new record perfectly, and the band was more than ready to get this rare gem on their album. The song is made even more unique by its saxophone solo – first one ever in Lordi's history – performed by the Hanoi Rocks legend Michael Monroe. More...

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Lordi Parts Ways With Bassist

Finnish costumed rockers Lordi has announced that they will be parting company with bassist Ox, who joined the band in 2005. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"This is a very sad day in the history of the band. Our long term bandmember and close friend Ox has decided to leave the band after the summer festivals 2019. Ox, all the best for your future and thanks for the fantastic time we had all together."

Below are some personal words from Ox explaining the situation:

"It has come the day that I have to tell you that I will be leaving Lordi. There is no drama, no major issues or anything like that. I just feel very strong urge to do something else in music and to be available for other musical journeys, what ever those will be. I will do the summer festivals with Lordi and after that it's time for the new guy to take it from there. I wanna thank the band and especially the best fans on this planet, for these 13 years and the greatest ride of my life. I love you all from the pound of my heart and I hope to see you again somewhere sometime."

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Lordi Releasing Limited Edition Hot Sauce

Lordi has a new skull-themed limited edition hot sauce being sold on tour, with the band issuing this brief announcement:

"Special edition official Lordi hot sauce available now at our merch table!! Limited to 100 box sets made by Redd Skull Hot Sauce See you tonight Le Cercle, Quebec City!"

You can grab your box at these upcoming Lordi 2017 tour dates:

2/21 Le Cercle Quebec, QC, Canada
2/22 The Opera House Toronto, ON, Canada
2/23 Stage 48 New York, NY
2/24 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
2/25 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
2/27 Center Stage - The Loft - Vinyl Atlanta, GA
2/28 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
3/2 Scout Bar Houston, TX
3/3 Fitzgerald's Bar & Live Music San Antonio, TX
3/4 Trees Dallas Dallas, TX More...

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Lordi Put On A Monster Show In Bristol

Lordi are a band that will usually generate a different reaction to everyone who hears their name. For some, they're keeping the spirit of old school heavy metal alive with their U.D.O. and glam influenced sound, along with their showmanship, while for others they're an imitation of other such previous bands as Gwar and then there are those in Europe who remember them solely for their Eurovision winning entry, "Hard Rock Hallelujah" back in 2006. Whatever the case, the prospect of seeing a Lordi show was a very intriguing one and something I was able to do when they stopped off in Bristol during their extensive tour of the United Kingdom.

Starting the show, and in some fashion, was Silver Dust, from the Swiss municipality of Porrentruy. The band make strong use of theatrics in their performances, using props such as video screens and realistic, if slightly funny looking, guns, while the majority of the group were clad in suits and top hats. It's steampunk influenced gothic rock at its most ludicrous and by extension, its most fun, with the audience made to feel very much part of the show throughout, blurring the line between a hard rock show and vaudeville. Their music may not be to everyone's liking, but Silver Dust do put on a performance to remember. More...

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Lordi Releases "Hug You Hardcore" Video Clip

Finnish monsters Lordi will drop the brand new album "Monsterephonic (Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy)" on September 16th (EU) and September 30th (USA) via AFM Records. Today, the band unleashed the new video/single "Hug You Hardcore," which can be viewed in the player below.

The full album track list is:

1. SCG8 : One Message Waiting
2. Let's Go Slaughter He-Man (I Wanna Be The Beast-Man In The Masters Of The Universe)
3. Hug You Hardcore
4. Down With The Devil
5. Mary Is Dead
6. Sick Flick
7. None For One
8. SCG VIII : Opening Scene
9. Demonarchy
10. The Unholy Gathering
11. Heaven Sent Hell On Earth
12. And The Zombie Says
13. Break Of Dawn
14. The Night The Monsters Died

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Lordi Unveils New Album

Lordi today reveals the cover artwork, title, and track listing for new album "Monsterephonic (Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy)," due to be released on September 16th (EU) / September 30th (USA).

The album was produced by Nino Laurenne (Apocalyptica, Stratovarius, Children Of Bodom, Amorphis) and features these songs:

01. SCG8 : One Message Waiting
02. Let's Go Slaughter He-Man (I Wanna Be The Beast-Man In The Masters Of The Universe)
03. Hug You Hardcore
04. Down With The Devil
05. Mary Is Dead
06. Sick Flick
07. None For One
08. SCG VIII : Opening Scene
09. Demonarchy
10. The Unholy Gathering
11. Heaven Sent Hell On Earth
12. And The Zombie Says
13. Break Of Dawn
14. The Night The Monsters Died More...

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AFM Records Announces 20 Year Compilation

2016 marks the 20th anniversary for Germany-based metal label AFM Records. Being in the business for two decades now and working with the “who's who” of the scene, the company is proud to present a special compilation of highlights and new tracks titled “20 Years - Metal Addiction."

Of course all the big names who were (and are) crucial for the label’s evolution during the years are featured here: Doro, U.D.O., Fear Factory, Evergrey, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire, Danzig, Leaves’ Eyes, Edguy, Destruction, Masterplan, D-A-D, Ministry and many more.

Two brand new, previously unreleased songs by Iron Mask and Eden’s Curse perfectly round off this extensive release, which comes up with a total of 52 tracks on 3 CDs. More...

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Lordi Documentary To Play At DOXA Film Festival

The Finnish documentary "Monsterman" by director Antti Haase celebrates its international premiere on Saturday, May 9th at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver.

"Monsterman" tells the story of the heavy metal monster band Lordi that unexpectedly won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, along with front man Tomi Putaansuu (aka Mr. Lordi): a real-life drama about a boy who wanted to be a monster and who did everything to live his dreams.

The movie was produced by Illume Ltd (Finland) in co-production with Film i Väst AB (Sweden), JAB Film AS (Norway), and Common Ground Pictures AB (Sweden). The following press release was issued about the documentary:

"As a kid Tomi Putaansuu created his own monster fantasy world, in which he – now in his early forties – still lives. The heavy metal band Lordi resulted from this world and Tomi does everything for it. In 2006 they were – against all odds – the first Finnish act ever to win the Eurovision Song Contest. Five years later, they are hundreds of thousands of euros in debt and aren't selling any
gigs. Tomi is forced to close the Lordi-restaurant and the highlight of the year seems to be a performance for a group of Russian travel agents in the 'Santa Claus Village'. Despite all of this, Tomi, with full support from his parents and friends, stays true to his dreams and hangs on to his ideal world of monsters. Will his faith and perseverance ensure a comeback of the band?"

Director Antti Haase comments: “Tomi and I grew up in the same town. In the early 1980s we used to play super hero games in the magic forests behind the Santa Claus Village together with the other kids from our neighborhood. I wanted to understand why I grew up to be an adult, and Tomi never did. At the same time this film shows that Lordi is not just a latex clown performing simple hard rock tunes from the 1980s. I have found a creative genius and hidden world of beauty, tragedy and comedy behind the mask of my beast friend.”

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Lordi Kicking Off European Tour

Lordi will be taking over Europe starting tonight - if you wanna check out how the songs from latest album “Scare Force One” (reviewed here) turn out live, here’s your chance

02.02.2015 DE Berlin - K17
03.02.2015 DE Hamburg - Markthalle
05.02.2015 DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp
06.02.2015 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser
07.02.2015 DE Nürnberg - Hirsch
08.02.2015 DE Stuttgart - LKA
11.02.2015 DE München - Backstage
13.02.2015 DE Burgengenfeld - VAZ
14.02.2015 DE Memmingen - Kaminwerk
15.02.2015 CH Pratteln - Z7
18.02.2015 DE Köln - Essigfabrik
19.02.2015 DE Bochum - Matrix
21.02.2015 AT Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
24.02.2015 HU Budapest - Barba Negra Club
25.02.2015 SK Bratislave - MMC
27.02.2015 CZ Zlin - Masters Of Rock Café
28.02.2015 CZ Prague - Meet Factory
01.03.2015 DE Bremen - Aladin
04.03.2015 IT Milan - Alcatraz
05.03.2015 IT Rome - Orion
06.03.2015 IT Pordenone - Deposito Giordani
10.03.2015 NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
11.03.2015 BE Kortrijk - De Kreun
15.03.2015 FR Lyon - Ninkasi
17.03.2015 FR Paris - Trabendo
19.03.2015 ES Madrid - Sala Penelope
20.03.2015 ES Bilbao - Sala Santana 27
21.03.2015 ES Aviles - Sala Quattro
22.03.2015 ES Zaragoza - C.C.Delicias
24.03.2015 GB Exeter - Lemon Grove
25.03.2015 GB Wakefield - Warehouse 23
26.03.2015 GB Manchester - O2 Academy Club
27.03.2015 GB Glasgow - Classic Grand
29.03.2015 GB Southampton - Mo Club
01.04.2015 GB Reading - Sub 89 Club
03.04.2015 GB Chester - The Live Room
04.04.2015 GB Bristol - Marn le Factory
05.04.2015 GB LondonO2 - Academy
06.04.2015 GB Brighton - Concorde 2 More...

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Lordi Releases "Scare Force One" Music Video

Finnish melodic metal monsters Lordi released a new music video for the track "Scare Force One." The song is the title track of the new album, which was just released yesterday via AFM Records. A review for the album can be viewed at this location.

The track list for the album is:

1. SCG7: Arm Your Doors and Cross Check
2. Scare Force One
3. How to Slice a Whore
4. Hell Sent in the Clowns
5. House of Ghosts
6. Monster Is My Name
7. Cadaver Lover
8. Amen's Lament to Ra II
9. Nailed by the Hammer of Frankenstein
10. The United Rocking Dead
11. She's a Demon
12. Hella's Kitchen
13. Sir, Mr. Presideath, Sir!

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Lordi Announces New Album Title

Finnish metal act Lordi announced that the band's upcoming new release will be entitled "Scare Force One," which will drop on Halloween this year in Europe and November 4th in the U.S. via AFM Records. The first single for the new track "Nailed by the Hammer of Frankenstein" will be released on September 19th. A trailer for the track can be heard below.

"Scare Force One" will be available as a Digipak, limited orange vinyl edition (500 copies worldwide only!) and as box set. More details on the release are expected soon.

Check out the teaser clip here:

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Author Seeking Crowd Funds For Download Fest Book

Author Ian Carroll has launched a crowd funding campaign to release a book about the many bands he has interviewed at the Download festival.

Full details on the campaign and perks for contributing can be found at Kickstarter here. Carroll comments:

"In 2005 I started to write the book of the Donington & Download Festival (including Monsters Of Rock at Milton Keynes).

"I was coming to the end of completing the Official Book of the Reading Festival and saw Donington as the second release in my 'Festival Series' of books, covering my favourite festivals that I attend every year - Donington/Download Festival is the longest running rock festival in the UK, covering all genres from rock to classic rock, Emo to Screamo, Punk to Hardcore, Black Metal to Death Metal and every style in between, plus in the last 5 years the addition of drum & bass and dance - the festival that caters for all.

"I have traveled the length and breadth of England interviewing bands and artists for the book and have had some great times in amongst the hard work. I've also had many phone interviews from Metallica to Testament, Lordi to Staind, Alice Cooper to Queensrÿche and also what was possibly one of the legend Ronnie James Dio's last interviews, prior to cancelling his final UK tour." More...

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Reverse Grip To Support Lordi

Canadian hard rockers Reverse Grip have been confirmed as the tour support for Finnish overlords Lordi when they grace the stages over Europe in April, 2013. Check out a video teaser for the tour below. Reverse Grip is:

Dru Broda – Vocals
Sean Broda – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Dylan Broda – Drums and Percussion
Kramer White – Bass Guitar & Ginger Hair More...

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Lordi Posts New Music Video For "The Riff"

Finnish metal monsters Lordi posted a new music video for the track "The Riff." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "To Beast Or Not To Beast," which will be released today as CD Digipak and ltd. vinyl through AFM Records in Europe and March 19, 2013 in North America via The End Records.

The track list for "To Beast Or Not To Beast" is as follows:

1. We're Not Bad for the Kids (We're Worse)
2. I Luv Ugly
3. The Riff
4. Something Wicked This Way Comes
5. I'm the Best
6. Horrifiction
7. Happy New Fear
8. Schizo Doll
9. Candy for the Cannibal
10. Sincerely with Love
11. SCG6: Otus' Butcher Clinic

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Lordi Posts New Lyric Video For "The Riff"

Finnish metal monsters Lordi posted a lyric video for the new track "The Riff." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "To Beast Or Not To Beast," which will be released on March 1st as CD Digipak and ltd. vinyl through AFM Records. The album marks the first for new members: keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Kita).

The track list for "To Beast Or Not To Beast" is as follows:

1. We're Not Bad for the Kids (We're Worse)
2. I Luv Ugly
3. The Riff
4. Something Wicked This Way Comes
5. I'm the Best
6. Horrifiction
7. Happy New Fear
8. Schizo Doll
9. Candy for the Cannibal
10. Sincerely with Love
11. SCG6: Otus' Butcher Clinic More...

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Lordi Signs With AFM Records

AFM Records proudly announces a true "monstrous" new signing: Finnish shock rockers Lordi have signed a deal with AFM/ The Hamburg-based record label will release Lordi's new album "To Beast or Not To Beast" on March 8th worldwide (excluding Finland and USA).

Also with "To Beast Or Not To Beast," the band presents its new line-up: keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Kita) have joined the bunch. Looking forward to an eventful year 2013, first new Lordi tour dates have been confirmed already:

03.04.2013 D-Hamburg (Markthalle)
04.04.2013 D-Geiselwind (Autohof Strohofer)
05.04.2013 D-Memmingen (Kaminwerk)
06.04.2013 D-Offenbach (Bieber TV Turnhalle)
07.04.2013 D-Mannheim (Alte Seilerei)
11.04.2013 D-Köln (Essigfabrik)
12.04.2013 D-Burglengenfeld (VAZ)
13.04.2013 D-Leipzig (Hellraiser)
14.04.2013 D-Berlin (K 17)
16.04.2013 CH-Pratteln (Z 7)
18.04.2013 ITA-Bologna (ZR Club)
19.04.2013 ITA-Roma (Orion Club)
20.04.2013 ITA-Treviso (New Age Club)
21.04.2013 ITA-Milan (Alcatraz)
25.04.2013 ES-Madrid (Penelope)
26.04.2013 ES-Pamplona (Sala Tottem)
27.04.2013 ES-Barcelona (Sala Tottem)

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