With the release of their brand new album To Beast Or Not To Beast on the horizon, Finnish band Lordi have made the first single off the album, "The Riff", available for streaming online. See if you enjoy the song or not on the lyric video below.
After revealing the title and release date of their upcoming new album, To Beast Or Not To Beast, Finnish group Lordi has now unveiled the rest of the details about it, including cover and tracklist. Mr. Lordi created the album cover which can be seen below. Also, you can expect the first single of the album, "The Riff", to be released on February 8th, 2013.
Lordi has revealed the two new members that joined the band: Mana and Hella. Drummer Mana will replace the band's former drummer Otus, who passed away earlier this year. Hella replaces the band's long-time keyboardist Awa who left the band last summer. The band's new studio album To Beast Or Not To Beast will be released on March 8th, 2013.
What a complicated year it has been for Lordi. The Finnish glam/hard-rock band has now announced that their longtime keyboardist Awa will leave the band. She will be seen on stage for the last time at Simerock in Rovaniemi, Finland on August 11, 2012, when Lordi will be celebrating the band's 10 year anniversary. Awa joined the band in 2005 and her first Lordi album was the record The Arockalypse. Awa has played altogether on three Lordi studio albums.
Finnish hard-rockers Lordi have a new drummer. The band posted the following statement on their official website: "Lordi has got a new drummer. His character's name will not be revealed yet and he will be simply called 'the drummer' for now. The mask and the costume are kept to the minimum, but enough to fit him visually in to the band for the upcoming shows."
The band issued the following statement on their official website: "Our dear friend and band mate, 'Otus' Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away. He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family and friends. Otus, we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the short time we got to know you and spend with you together. Rest in peace, friend. Lordi Amen Ox Awa."
Remember that time Lordi fired their drummer because he appeared on stage with his other band without a mask? Omg, how could he! Right?
Well, it seems like Lordi have found a new drummer, called Otus - which stands for "creature". Needless to say he's one ugly motherfucker dude.
Mr. Lordi shares the following about Otus: "We are not really sure who or what he is, he is just... a creature, a thing (Otus in Finnish). He is a mixture of a butcher, an executioner, an alien, a lizzard and a zombie. Tough dude. And definitely one of the ugliest members in our family."
In case you were keeping track, Otus is the tenth member in Lordi family tree.
Finnish heavy metal monsters Lordi have released the following statement:
"It is our unfortunate task to inform that drummer Kita is no longer a member of Lordi. Kita has made a decision to pursue his own career publicly as himself, without his alter ego Kita. This is in direct conflict with one of the cornerstones of Lordi's image. Therefore it is not possible for him to continue as a member of the band anymore.
Lordi will continue as always, masked and costumed, consisting of monster personas. Also, the upcoming tour will happen as planned. We thank Kita for the years he has been an important part of the band and our successes and wish him all the best in his future."
This hard decision came after the announcement earlier today that Finnish melodic rock band Stala & So. - which features in its ranks Kita (real name: Sampsa Astala) on vocals and ex-Lordi bassist Kalma (real name: Niko Hurme; also known by his current stage name Nick Gore) - will be competing to represent Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Babez For Breakfast, the new album from the Finnish metallers Lordi, are available for streaming at this location.
Babez For Breakfast will be released on September 14 in the US, September 15 in Europe and on October 27 in Japan.
Babez For Breakfast cover art] tracklist:
01. SCG5: It's A Boy!
02. Babez For Breakfast
03. This Is Heavy Metal
04. Rock Police
06. Call Off The Wedding
07. I Am Bigger Than You
09. Midnite Lover
10. Give Your Life For Rock And Roll
11. Nonstop Nite
12. Amen's Lament To Ra
13. Loud And Loaded
14. Granny's Gone Crazy
15. Devil's Lullaby
The Finnish rock monsters in Lordi will be releasing their new album Babez For Breakfast on September 14 in the U.S., September 15 in Europe and on October 27 in Japan. The Babez For Breakfast album was was recorded in early 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee with highly regarded producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Janet Jackson).
In other news, the band recently announced their new masks. Visit the band's Facebook page to check it all out.
Finnish monster rockers Lordi have announced a pre-listening session of their upcoming album "Deadache" on the band's MySpace page. You can listen to the next songs: "Dr. Sin Is In", "Evilyn", "Man Skin Boots" and "Bite It Like A Bulldog". The new album "Deadache" will be released on 29 October via Sony BMG Records.
According to a press release, "The Nino Laurenne-produced CD, much like its predecessors, is catchy, melodic hard rock, but this time around there is a rougher edge to the music."
US Tour Dates with Lizzy Borden and Stolen Babies:
November 7 - Houston, TX @House of Blues
November 8 - Dallas, TX @House of Blues
"Dark Floors" - the Lordi Motion Picture will be premiered in Finland on on February 8, 2008. The film is already in production and the shooting takes place in Oulu, Finland. The first Finnish long horror film will be made for international audience. The language is English and all the lead actors come from the UK.
The original idea of the story comes from Mr. Lordi and Pete Riski, who is also the director of the film. The film features all of the Lordi members and Mr. Lordi has also designed the logo of the movie. A brand new song by Lordi will be heard during the end credits.
Finnish metal monsters Lordi have postponed their North American tour dates due to poor ticket sales and are now being rescheduled to take place around their Ozzfest dates here for those dates]. They are still confirmed for The Bamboozle festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey on May 5 and 6.
The affected dates include:
20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
21 - Hollywood, CA - Avalon
22 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
24 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
27 - Chicago, IL - Metro
28 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
1 - Montreal, QUE - Le Spectrum
2 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
3 - Baltimore, MD - Recher Theatre
Also Lordi's concert on May 11th in Helsinki, Finland at Jäähalli has been cancelled due to scheduling problems.
"As expected, Lordi ruled in the annual Emma Awards Gala in Helsinki last night (March 10). They also announced the concert date in Helsinki on 11th May, the day between the Eurovision Song Contest semi final and the final thus confirming that they will be performing also in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 final.
Helsinki Kulttuuritalo played host to the annual Emma Awards, the Finnish equivalent to the Grammys, last night and Lordi opened the show with 'They Only Come Out At Night'. They stayed in front line the rest of the evening collecting a total of five awards before the night was over. Lordi was the "Group Of The Year" and 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' was awarded the "Song Of The Year". The album "The Arockalypse" was the "Best Selling Album Of The Year" with 92,724 copies sold in Finland so far.