LORDI

LORDI BIOGRAPHY


Lordi was originally formed in 1992, when Mr Lordi started doing demos under this name, but the project was still more or less a one-man-band, with few extra members playing guitar solos and bass here and there. The now infamous monster masks and costumes iced the cake in 1994. In 1997 guitarist Amen joined the band, alongside with keyboardist Enary and G-Stealer on bass. After a full decade of sending demos to record labels, Lordi finally landed on a record deal in 2002 with BMG Finland. G-Stealer was replaced by Magnum on bass, and drummer Kita was the last one to join to complete the 5-member combo. The release of their first single Would You Love A Monsterman and the debut album Get Heavy both saw daylight that year. Before the album release, Magnum was let go and a new bass player Kalma took his place.

Lordi´s bold and shameless combination of 1980´s influenced melodic heavy metal with the outrageous horror image immediately caught the attention of the rock media and genre fans around the world. The band´s live shows became known for their horror film-like theatrics and bombastic pyros.

The band released their sophomore album The Monsterican Dream in 2004 and continued to tour in Europe, gaining fans and recognition around the world.

In 2006 Lordi went through another major line-up change. The new keyboardist Awa joined the band and Ox became the new bass player. Lordi took part in the Eurovision song contest and won the whole competition as the first and only winner from Finland, with all-time record breaking points at the time in Eurovision history.

The third album The Arockalypse was released within the same time frame, with the band´s own idols Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Dee Snider and Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister) appearing as guest stars. The success of the victorious single Hard Rock Hallelujah launched Lordi to new heights of media exposure, fan recognition and success, that opened new doors for the band. Mr. Lordi´s hometown Rovaniemi named a market place area in the city center the “Lordi Square”. The Lordi brand was hot in the area of merchandising as well, with items such as Lordi postage stamps, Lordi candies and Lordi Cola coming out in the market.

In 2007 Lordi toured outside Europe for the first time, for example in Japan and in USA, where they played on Ozzfest and toured with Type O Negative. The band also released their own horror film Dark Floors in February 2008.

Late 2008 saw the release of Deadache, the band´s fourth studio album. It was a bit darker and heavier than the previous Lordi material, with the new costumes and parts of the stage show designed and built with a little help from Weta Workshop in New Zealand, award winnig cimena special effects house.

Lordi´s fifth album Babez For Breakfast was released in 2010. The album was produced by one of the world´s most famous heavy metal producers, Mr. Michael Wagener. Just weeks before the tour, the band´s long time drummer Kita was let go and the new drummer Otus joined in the group.

Year 2012 marked two anniversaries for Lordi, both the 20th year birthday since the bands birth and the 10th anniversary of the release of their debut album Get Heavy. However, all the planned celebration was quickly toned down hard, as the drummer Otus passed away on February 13th. After the time of silence, the band played the confirmed gigs and summer festivals accompanied by a musician mysteriously named as The Drummer. Another line-up change became reality in early August, when the long-time keyboard player Awa played at the anniversary show in Rovaniemi. That was her last gig with Lordi.
When finally the new drummer and the new keyboardist had been found, the band went again to the USA to record their sixth studio album, To Beast Or Not To Beast, under the production of Michael Wagener. The album was musically the most aggressive Lordi album yet, inspired by the technical and brutal way the band’s former drummer Otus played Lordi songs. In December, the keyboardist Hella and the drummer Mana were officially announced to be the new members of Lordi.

On Halloween 2014 the seventh album Scare Force One saw daylight. This time all recordings and production was done in Finland with the producer Mikko Karmila. The album included ten songs as well as solo tracks by Amen and Hella, and a special German release came with a booklet of Illustrated lyrics where all the songs were seen also in comic book form.

LORDI ALBUMS

Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy) / 2016

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

Scare Force One / 2014

01. SCG7: Arm Your Doors and Cross Check
02. Scare Force One
03. How to Slice a Whore
04. Hell Sent In the Clowns
05. House of Ghosts
06. Monster Is My Name
07. Cadaver Lover
08. Amen's Lament to Ra II
09. 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! (+ETA)

To Beast or Not to Beast / 2013

01. We're Not Bad for the Kids (We're Worse)
02. I Luv Ugly
03. The Riff
04. Something Wicked This Way Comes
05. I'm the Best
06. Horrifiction
07. Happy New Fear
08. Schizo Doll
09. Candy for the Canniba
10. Sincerely with Love
11. SCG6: Otus' Butcher Clinic

Babez for Breakfast / 2010

01. SCG5: It's a Boy!
02. Babez for Breakfast
03. This Is Heavy Metal
04. Rock Police
05. Discoevil
06. Call Off the Wedding
07. I Am Bigger Than You
08. ZombieRawkMachine
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

Deadache / 2008

01. SCG IV
02. Girls Go Chopping
03. Bite It Like a Bulldog
04. Monsters Keep Me Company
05. Man Skin Boots
06. Dr. Sin Is In
07. The Ghosts of the Heceta Head
08. Evilyn
09. The Rebirth of the Countess
10. Raise Hell in Heaven
11. Deadache
12. Devil Hides Behind Her Smile
13. Missing Miss Charlene

The Arockalypse / 2006

01. SCG3 Special Report
02. Bringing Back the Balls to Rock
03. The Deadite Girls Gone Wild
04. The Kids Who Wanna Play with the Dead
05. It Snows In Hell (feat. Bruce Kulick)
06. Who's Your Daddy?
07. Hard Rock Hallelujah
08. They Only Come Out at Night
09. The Chainsaw Buffet (feat. Jay Jay French)
10. Good to Be Bad
11. The Night of the Loving Dead
12. Supermonstars (The Anthem of the Phantoms)

The Monsterican Dream / 2004

01. Threatical Trailer
02. Bring It On (The Raging Hounds Return)
03. Blood Red Sandman
04. My Heaven Is Your Hell
05. Pet the Destroyer
06. The Children of the Night
07. Wake the Snake
08. Shotgun Divorce
09. Forsaken Fashion Dolls
10. Haunted Town
11. Fire in the Hole
12. Magistra Nocte
13. Kalmageddon

Get Heavy / 2002

01. Scarctic Circle Gathering
02. Get Heavy
03. Devil Is a Loser
04. Rock the Hell Outta You
05. Would You Love a Monsterman?
06. Icon of Dominance
07. Not the Nicest Guy
08. Hellbender Turbulence
09. Biomechanic Man
10. Last Kiss Goodbye
11. Dynamite Tonite
12. Monster Monster
13. 13

LINKS

CONTACT

MANAGEMENT
ITM International Touring and Management, Frank Suepfle
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BOOKING WORLDWIDE
ITM International Touring and Management, Frank Suepfle
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BOOKING FINLAND
Live Nation / Elina Orma
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www.livenation.fi

PROMOTION
International
Liina Rislakki
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Promotion Europe excl. Germany and Finland:
AFM – Timo Hoffmann
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Promotion North America:
AFM Records – Dustin Hardman
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Mainstream Press / Media Germany
Rosenheim Rocks, Sandra Eichner
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LABELS EXCL. FINLAND & USA
AFM Records
Agathe-Lasch-Weg 2
22605 Hamburg
Germany

FINLAND
Sony Music Finland
Tallberginkatu 2 A 5
00180 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 (0)207 421 500
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PRODUCTION MANAGER / TOUR MANAGER
Mark Nowak

VIDEOS

Hard Rock Hallelujah

Would You Love A Monsterman

Blood Red Sandman

Who's Your Daddy

The Riff

It Snows In Hell

Bite It Like A Bulldog

This Is Heavy Metal

Devil Is A Loser

MEMBERS

CURRENT

Mr Lordi
lead vocals (1992–present)
drums (1992–2000)
guitar, bass (1992-1996)
Amen
guitar, vocals (1996–present)
OX
bass, vocals (2005–present)
Hella
keyboards, vocals (2012–present)
Mana
drums, vocals (2012–present)

FORMER

G-Stealer
bass (1996–1999)
Enary
keyboards (1997–2005)
Magnum
bass (1999–2002)
Kita
drums, vocals (2000–2010)
Kalma
bass (2002–2005)
Awa
keyboards (2005–2012)
Otus
drums (2010–2012; died 2012)

If members listed here are not accurate please inform us at webmaster@metalfromfinland.com This includes both CURRENT and FORMER members.