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.



Kita as the frontman of Stala & So.



Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Lordi
 
Posted: 04.10.2010 by Thryce



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rodion-z - 04.10.2010 at 18:57  
This sounds so stupid. Or not, I guess, if you LOOK at the band and not listen.
Although, Slipknot doesn't seem to be so fucking anal about their alter egos.
Array - 04.10.2010 at 19:00  
It's like Santa takes off his mask. Kids, don't worry, you'll grow up!
vezzy - 04.10.2010 at 19:06  
Put that mask back on. Now.
DevilishSong - 04.10.2010 at 19:08  
Are they working for art & music or this ridiculous gest ...
btw their new album really sucks!! ...
oroboros - 04.10.2010 at 19:15  
Seriously. How can that guy take of his mask. It's preposterous.
Meller - 04.10.2010 at 19:16  
Written by vezzy on 04.10.2010 at 19:06

Put that mask back on. Now.

Nearly shit myself when read that one...
Vitriolic Hate - 04.10.2010 at 19:46  
Written by Array on 04.10.2010 at 19:00

It's like Santa takes off his mask. Kids, don't worry, you'll grow up!

Haha,yeah!
bluegreengod - 04.10.2010 at 19:50  
Never really been a fan of Lordi, but it it's more about 'image' to them than music, fuck 'em. Good luck Stoli&Sons or whatever they're called.
Fat & Sassy! - 04.10.2010 at 19:54  
Oh, cool. Bon Jovi was in Lordi. Didn't know that.
Bad English - 04.10.2010 at 20:11  
Hahahhaha how funny. thay shood replace him whit a masked snowman
DerRozzengarten - 04.10.2010 at 20:18  
I feel so sad
seafood - 04.10.2010 at 20:23  
I bet there is more than unmasked performance behind this.
The Shape 1973 - 04.10.2010 at 21:05  
First The Stig and now this. All of my innocent illusions are being destroyed. Whats next, Barney the dinosaur is Gay?
kkktookmybaby - 04.10.2010 at 21:08  
"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." i think what they're saying is that Kita doesn't want to wear the mask at all anymore.. even with Lordi. Would they keep Jim Root in Slipknot if he decided to perform unmasked?
Darkside Momo - 04.10.2010 at 21:10  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 04.10.2010 at 21:05

First The Stig and now this. All of my innocent illusions are being destroyed. Whats next, Barney the dinosaur is Gay?

You didn't know? come on...
JohnDoe - 04.10.2010 at 21:13  
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 04.10.2010 at 19:54

Oh, cool. Bon Jovi was in Lordi. Didn't know that.


not funny at all, I for one have more respect for a band like Bon Jovi than one like Lordi. But BJ are such an easy prey to pick on.

the news article is funny though.
moe5512 - 04.10.2010 at 21:29  
He looked nicer with the mask on
Fat & Sassy! - 04.10.2010 at 21:47  
Written by JohnDoe on 04.10.2010 at 21:13

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 04.10.2010 at 19:54

Oh, cool. Bon Jovi was in Lordi. Didn't know that.


not funny at all, I for one have more respect for a band like Bon Jovi than one like Lordi. But BJ are such an easy prey to pick on.


My comment was solely based on the way the guy looks. I wasn't comparing the music at all.

And well, since you brought up the subject of Bon Jovi being "easy prey"... You can hardly blame people who pick on them. It's Bon Jovi's own damn fault. Clearly, the guy is more of a super star than a musician. u_u
JohnDoe - 04.10.2010 at 22:02  
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 04.10.2010 at 21:47

Written by JohnDoe on 04.10.2010 at 21:13

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 04.10.2010 at 19:54

Oh, cool. Bon Jovi was in Lordi. Didn't know that.


not funny at all, I for one have more respect for a band like Bon Jovi than one like Lordi. But BJ are such an easy prey to pick on.


My comment was solely based on the way the guy looks. I wasn't comparing the music at all.

And well, since you brought up the subject of Bon Jovi being "easy prey"... You can hardly blame people who pick on them. It's Bon Jovi's own damn fault. Clearly, the guy is more of a super star than a musician. u_u


Off topic - yes, he is a superstar, but he's a musician too, for those who enjoy the easy listening rock he creates. Anyway he's lucky he's got a guitarist like Richie Sambora.
moe5512 - 04.10.2010 at 22:10  
I...I... I don't like bon jovi... no....no he's bad....not good...bad yes.very bad...one song bon jovi is all songs bon jovi


EDIT: damn I'm in a random mood today
Fat & Sassy! - 04.10.2010 at 22:11  
Written by JohnDoe on 04.10.2010 at 22:02

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 04.10.2010 at 21:47

My comment was solely based on the way the guy looks. I wasn't comparing the music at all.

And well, since you brought up the subject of Bon Jovi being "easy prey"... You can hardly blame people who pick on them. It's Bon Jovi's own damn fault. Clearly, the guy is more of a super star than a musician. u_u


Off topic - yes, he is a superstar, but he's a musician too, for those who enjoy the easy listening rock he creates. Anyway he's lucky he's got a guitarist like Richie Sambora.


Indeed. Personally, I think Jon is a pretty awful songwriter and musician, but I'm not going to hold anything against somebody who enjoys his music. Each is to his/her own.
Lit. - 04.10.2010 at 22:13  
This is something I'd expect from Slipknot.
Lit. - 04.10.2010 at 22:14  
Written by moe5512 on 04.10.2010 at 22:10

I...I... I don't like bon jovi... no....no he's bad....not good...bad yes.very bad...one song bon jovi is all songs bon jovi


EDIT: damn I'm in a random mood today


He's okay. You Give Love a Bad Name and Bad Medicine are the only songs I like.
WorpeX - 04.10.2010 at 22:54  
Oh cool, two Lordi disappointments in one week. First, the new album blows and second, the coolest looking monster is kicked from the band. I want Kita back damn it! I don't care if he shows his face!
Amergin - 04.10.2010 at 23:00  
I never liked Lordi's "bad boy" image either. But I think they deserve respect for something that might creep some of you out: they spread the name "hard rock"...!
(Even I don't want to label their music as whatsoever)

They brought the term "hard rock music" in the rooms of little innocent children. In the three years I consider myself as a rock/metal fan, I never regretted the night I saw the monsters on TV. I disliked their image very much, but a few weeks later I started to doubt about their music, and I would find my current home. ^^

I might not like ther latest work, but I respect the Lordi (ex-)members.
Marcus - 04.10.2010 at 23:18  
What if he rejoins under a different mask? WE'D NEVER KNOW!
Mr. Doctor - 04.10.2010 at 23:24  
Drama of the year maybe?

Nah, too stupid...
Ellrohir - 04.10.2010 at 23:29  
Lordi are so mysterious band...
Ellrohir - 04.10.2010 at 23:31  
Written by Marcus on 04.10.2010 at 23:18

What if he rejoins under a different mask? WE'D NEVER KNOW!


damn, man
BreadGod - 04.10.2010 at 23:37  
Being in Lordi is serious business.
JohnDoe - 05.10.2010 at 00:41  
Written by Marcus on 04.10.2010 at 23:18

What if he rejoins under a different mask? WE'D NEVER KNOW!

brilliant
RavenKing - 05.10.2010 at 01:01  
It just shows how this band is all about theatrics and shit and not about music. No wonder they suck so bad.
Marcus - 05.10.2010 at 01:45  
Written by RavenKing on 05.10.2010 at 01:01

It just shows how this band is all about theatrics and shit and not about music. No wonder they suck so bad.


To be fair I did see them live about four years ago and they were a helluva lotta fun. Can't comment on how they are now though.
LeChron James - 05.10.2010 at 02:17  
Hahahahahha kita threw in the make and traded it for fishnets. what a bitch hahahaha
Andreas - 05.10.2010 at 09:34  
I'd expect something like that in the Red Light District, not on Metalstorm
AnGina-- - 05.10.2010 at 10:31  
I don't even listen to Lordi, but I'm glad he took off his mask, cause he looks hawt on that pic
Lovecraft - 05.10.2010 at 15:37  
I agree with the first comments.
MeTalRea|istiK - 05.10.2010 at 16:03  
So thats the face behind that anoying mask..fuck the mask..mask is for pussy!!
JD - 05.10.2010 at 17:48  
Oh man this is hilarious and real mature
The Shape 1973 - 05.10.2010 at 21:33  
Wow, I didn't know the drummer was a women. Didn't see that one coming.
Vitriolic Hate - 05.10.2010 at 21:44  
Written by Marcus on 04.10.2010 at 23:18

What if he rejoins under a different mask? WE'D NEVER KNOW!

Shadowcross - 06.10.2010 at 05:32  
Looks like an emo kid from a shopping mall...
MeTalRea|istiK - 06.10.2010 at 14:58  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 05.10.2010 at 21:33

Wow, I didn't know the drummer was a women. Didn't see that one coming.

are u joking?
kaoskrew - 06.10.2010 at 15:29  
Well it could be lol!
WorpeX - 06.10.2010 at 17:47  
Because curiosity made me do it, I found Stala & So.'s myspace. And yes, there music is really bad.

http://www.myspace.com/showbyso
The Shape 1973 - 07.10.2010 at 11:16  
Written by MeTalRea|istiK on 06.10.2010 at 14:58

Written by The Shape 1973 on 05.10.2010 at 21:33

Wow, I didn't know the drummer was a women. Didn't see that one coming.

are u joking?

Earings, nail varnish, looks like a women to me.
MeTalRea|istiK - 07.10.2010 at 11:24  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 07.10.2010 at 11:16

Written by MeTalRea|istiK on 06.10.2010 at 14:58

Written by The Shape 1973 on 05.10.2010 at 21:33

Wow, I didn't know the drummer was a women. Didn't see that one coming.

are u joking?

Earings, nail varnish, looks like a women to me.

well..u're right!!hahaha...
Slayer666 - 09.10.2010 at 15:20  
Just so you guys know, "kita" means "cock" in Serbian.... Totally irrelevant, but I got a chuckle from it.
HellriderRising - 04.05.2014 at 15:11  
The whole topic is ridiculous.
Giving importance to the image, rather than the music itself...

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