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Lordi
Mr. Lordi performing at ESC 2007
Mr. Lordi performing at ESC 2007
Background information
Origin Finland
Genre(s) Hard rock
Classic rock
Heavy metal
Years active 1996 – present
Label(s) Sony BMG Finland
Drakkar Entertainment
The End Records
Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Deathlike Silence, Arthemesia, Dolchamar, Punaiset Messiaat, Wanda Whips Wall Street, Double Beat Und Bodys
Website www.lordi.fi
Members
Mr. Lordi
Amen
OX
Awa
Kita
Former members
G-Stealer
Magnum
Kalma
Enary

Lordi are a Finnish rock quintet. The concept for Lordi was devised in 1992, however, the band was not formed until 1996 by Tomi Putaansuu (known as 'Mr. Lordi')[1] of Helsinki, Finland. Members of Lordi are noted for their elaborate monster-like costumes depicted during live shows and in music videos. Lordi are also known as "The Finnish Monsters" and "The Monsters Of Finland." Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 1000 pixel, file size: 882 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lordi Tomi Putaansuu ... Tomi Petteri Putaansuu (born 15 February 1974, Rovaniemi, Finland), better known by his stage name Mr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Drakkar Entertainment GmbH, also called Drakkar Records or Drakkar Publishing, is a German record label with its headquarters in Witten. ... The End Records is an independent metal and rock record label based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For nuclear detonations, see nuclear explosion. ... Arthemesia is a Finnish Symphonic Black Metal band formed in 1994. ... Their two albums, Rebela Sono and Lingvo intermonda Dolchamar (Bittersweet) is a music band that performs in the language Esperanto. ... Punaiset Messiaat (red messiahs) was a rock band from Porvoo, Finland. ... Tomi Petteri Putaansuu (born 15 February 1974, Rovaniemi, Finland), better known by his stage name Mr. ... Jussi Sydänmaa (born June 26, 1972 in Mäntsälä, Finland) is the guitarist of the Finnish heavy metal band Lordi. ... Ox Samer El Nahhal(born July 11, 1975 in Espoo, Finland) is the bassist of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Leena Peisa (born March 16, 1979 in Porvoo, Finland) plays the keyboard in the band Lordi, winners of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. ... Kita, (born January 23, 1974 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish musician and the drummer for the hard rock band Lordi. ... Sami Keinänen (born in 1973, Rovaniemi, Finland) is a Finnish bass player and a former member of Lordi. ... Sami Wolking (born 15 August 1973, Rovaniemi, Finland) is a Finnish bassist and a former member of the hard rock band Lordi. ... Niko Hurme, whose stage name is Kalma (Finnish, poetic version of word death) was the bass player for the Finnish hard rock band Lordi between 2002 and 2005 and played on the albums The Monsterican Dream, where he also co-wrote the song Kalmageddon with Mr. ... Enary (born in Espoo) is a Finnish keyboard player. ... Language(s) Finnish, Swedish Languages related to Finnish include Estonian, Karelian, Vepsian, Võro and to a lesser extent, all Finno-Ugric Languages. ... This article is about the genre. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... Tomi Petteri Putaansuu (born 15 February 1974, Rovaniemi, Finland), better known by his stage name Mr. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ... This article is about the legendary creature. ...


Lordi won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with a record 292 points, giving Finland its first ever victory. Lordi featured on the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen when Mr. Lordi presented the award for rock, and they were also the closing act playing their single Hard Rock Hallelujah. They also performed on Britain's Making Your Mind Up for the Eurovision Song Contest. Lordi performed on the main stage at Ozzfest 2007 and later that year toured with Type O Negative and Twin Method until Halloween night. The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 will be the fifty-first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held at the Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens, Greece. ... The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Making Your Mind Up is a BBC TV show broadcast annually to select Britains entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. ... Eurovision redirects here. ... Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. ... This article is about the band. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources, so as to avoid its being considered... This article is about the holiday. ...

Contents

Early days

In the beginning of the 1990s, Putaansuu played in a small band from Rovaniemi. He left the band when the other members didn't agree with the introduction of theatrical elements and KISS-style rock. Putaansuu started producing demos under the name Lordi in 1991 and continued to do so for a few years. In 1995 he made a song "Inferno" and a music video for it as a school project. The video has not been released because Putaansuu is in the video without a mask. City Rovaniemi (1960) Administrative Province Province of Lapland Historical Province Lappland Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Ranked 5th (municipalities), and 1st (cities) 8,016 km² 7,601 km² 415 km² Population  - Total (01/2006)  - Density Ranked 13th 58,500 7. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... For other uses, see demo. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


After "Inferno", Putaansuu had a dream. In the dream he was at a concert and there was a skeleton on stage playing. When he woke up, he knew that Lordi should be a heavy metal band full of monsters. The monster in the dream would eventually become the bassist Kalma. Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ...


The rest of the band members met each other for the first time in 1995 in Stockholm, where they had gone to see KISS perform. From the very beginning, they wanted their band to perform with spectacular pyrotechnics, and wearing 'monster style'-masks. Lordi almost got a record deal in 1999 but shortly after the contract the company collapsed and lost all their money. Finally, the BMG Finland recording company accepted them and in 2002 their first single Would You Love A Monsterman? became a smash hit and not long after that, their first album, Get Heavy, sold 66,000 copies in Finland.[2] Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Pyrotechnics is a field of study often thought synonymous with the manufacture of fireworks, but more accurately it has a wider scope that includes items for military and industrial uses. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... German edition cover 2006 edition cover Would You Love a Monsterman? is a song recorded by Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ...


Costumes

The monster masks and costumes the band use are made of foam latex. Mr. Lordi's mask was first cast and then glued together piece by piece. The other masks are solid helmets. It takes the other monsters about 20 minutes to put the masks on but it takes about 2 or 3 hours with Mr. Lordi. Mr. Lordi mentioned that their suits still have some original pieces from 1996. He has also said that the suits cost them "a few hundred euros". [3] The band members do each others' makeup. Foam latex is a form of latex wich is used in masks and facial prosthetics to change a persons outward appearence. ...


The monster costumes are such an integral part of Lordi's publicity image that they refuse to be photographed or even interviewed without them, even if in some cases it leads to their own discomfort. Lordi has done interviews without their masks but the interviews are always filmed from the back so that you can't see their faces. During interviews, Lordi speaks English to the cameras, not their native Finnish. In a brief segment on the BBC reporting about the band attending the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, they were shown lounging beside the pool in full sunlight, while wearing their costumes. During the segment, Lordi remarked that the costumes and the heat did not mix. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fifty-first Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on the 18 May 2006 (for the semi-final) and 20 May 2006 (for the final). ...


Lordi have stated that their costumes have been inspired by KISS and Horror Genre. Mr. Lordi himself has said that without KISS, Lordi probably wouldn't exist. The costumes have also drawn comparisons to the shock rock group GWAR, who wear similar foam latex monster outfits, even though their musical styles are quite different. Mr. Lordi has claimed in interviews that he had never heard of GWAR when he first formed Lordi. In a recent interview Oderus Urungus of GWAR called Lordi "a kiddie version of GWAR" but felt that Lordi didn't rip off GWAR, as both bands owed their image to earlier musicians such as KISS. He seems to have a tongue-in-cheek rivalry with Mr. Lordi, as he has stated his desire to "remove Mr. Lordi's mask and expose him as a silly human."[4] Recently, GWAR frontman Oderus has been producing a model of Mr. Lordi's head impaled on a stake, which then bleeds on the crowd. Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ... GWAR is a satirical heavy metal musical group formed in 1985. ... Oderus Urungus is both a character and an alter-ego, played by Dave Brockie, in the rock band GWAR. He appears as an intergalactic humanoid barbarian with devil horns and a meaty looking face, and always carries around a long sword named Lick (the name was shortened from Unt Lick...


Mr. Lordi's mask was auctioned for more than 6000 euros. It was bought by a Finnish businessman, Vesa Keskinen in an auction organised by YLE.[5] YLE (Yleisradio Oy) is Finlands national broadcasting company, founded in 1926. ...


Unmasked by the media

Despite the band's strict approach in relation to their costumes, and due to their newfound success, multiple newspapers began publishing photos of the band members without makeup. On March 15, 2006, the Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat published a photograph of Putaansuu (Mr. Lordi) in civilian clothing, with his face partially showing. Lordi has called this an insult toward them, and an attempt to destroy the "monster image" they have worked for ten years to create. On May 22, 2006, the Daily Mail published what was believed to be an old picture of the band without their makeup or masks. It was later revealed that the band in the photo was actually Children of Bodom, a different band altogether. This was acknowledged on Children of Bodom's official website.[6] The photograph did feature Erna Siikavirta, who went on to join Lordi as Enary, the band's keyboard player. However, Enary left Lordi in 2005, well before their victory at Eurovision, replaced by Awa. On the same day, Bild-Zeitung, a German tabloid, published what they claimed was a photograph of Putaansuu without his mask in its section "Bild Uncovered" with the German headline "He is the Grand Prix Monster: All of Germany discusses the Ugliest Winners of all Time". Later many other European tabloids and newspapers have published the same or similar photographs. is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ilta-Sanomat is a tabloid which is the second largest newspaper in Finland. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daily Mail and its Sunday edition the Mail on Sunday are British newspapers, first published in 1896. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Enary (born in Espoo) is a Finnish keyboard player. ... The Bild-Zeitung (often abbreviated Bild, lit. ... This article is about the newspaper size. ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ...


On 24 May 2006, the Finnish tabloid magazine 7 Päivää (7 Days) published an old picture of Lordi's face on the front page, and two days later another tabloid, Katso! (Look!), published unmasked pictures of the other four band members.[7] Both magazines were heavily criticised by their readers for publishing these pictures, which led to swift apologies from both magazines and promises not to publish unmasked pictures of Lordi anymore.[8] is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 7 päivää (Finnish for 7 days, also known as Seiska) is a Finnish entertainment and TV magazine published by Aller Julkaisut Oy in Helsinki. ... Katso! is a Finnish weekly entertainment and TV magazine published by Aller Julkaisut Oy. ...


On 26 May 2006, video footage was shown on television in Lithuania. It featured four men and one woman, dressed in black, sitting by the table at the airport in Athens. After a few seconds, Heikki Paasonen (the Eurovision Finnish commentator) in a black Lordi shirt came and stood in front of the camera, covering the view. is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lordi's costume is currently in the historical costumes section in Turku Castle. The Medieval keep of Turku Castle viewed from west Exterior of Castle Bailey, viewed from south The Turku Castle, (Finnish: Turun linna, Swedish: Ã…bo slott) dating from the 1280s, is a monument of Finnish history. ...


Eurovision Song Contest 2006

Lordi represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 finals in Athens with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" after getting through the semi-finals. The band won by a significant margin, scoring 292 points, 44 points over second placed Dima Bilan, representing Russia with the song "Never Let You Go". The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fifty-first Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on the 18 May 2006 (for the semi-final) and 20 May 2006 (for the final). ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... Dima Bilan (Russian: ; real name Viktor Belan, , 24 December 1981 in Karachay-Cherkessia) is a Russian pop artist of Karachay descent. ... Never Let You Go is a song that was performed by Dima Bilan at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. ...


Having been voted for by all countries except Albania, Armenia and Monaco, Lordi scored the highest number of points for any entry in any Eurovision Song Contest to date. They received 12 points from eight countries: Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK. Coincidentally, Lordi also scored 292 points in the semi-final held two days earlier. They were also the first Eurovision entrant to win in both the Semi-Final and Final stages. Lordi were congratulated on their victory by both Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen.[9] They opened the 2007 Eurovision contest. Eurovision redirects here. ... The President of Finland is the Head of State of Finland. ... {{Infobox President|name= Tarja Halonen |order=11th President of Finland |image=Finland. ... The Prime Minister (Finnish Pääministeri, Swedish: Statsminister) is the head of government in Finland. ... Matti Taneli Vanhanen ( ) (born November 4, 1955, in Jyväskylä) is the current Prime Minister of Finland, as well as Chairman of the Centre Party. ... Eurovision 2007 redirects here. ...


See also Eurovision Song Contest 2006: Full Point Table. The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fifty-first Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on the 18 May 2006 (for the semi-final) and 20 May 2006 (for the final). ...


Controversy

The choice of Lordi to represent Finland spawned some controversy in both Finland and Greece.


In Finland the choice was criticised by some and a group of religious leaders went as far as calling President Halonen to veto their entry.[10] In Greece, a number of organisations were trying to stop Lordi from competing. The Greek restaurant and bar owners' union President, Mrs. Niki Constantinou made a public plea directed to the people of Finland and Greece not to allow Lordi to perform in the contest, claiming the group is Satanic. Three other organisations in Greece initiated legal action against Lordi.[11] {{Infobox President|name= Tarja Halonen |order=11th President of Finland |image=Finland. ... Satanism is a religious or philosophical movement centered around Satan or another entity identified with Satan, or centered around the forces of nature, particularly human nature, represented by Satan as an archetype. ...


Mr. Lordi himself responded to the accusations and strictly denied Satanism. He said a Satanist group would not write songs such as "Hard Rock Hallelujah" or "Devil Is A Loser".[12] Tomi Putaansuu singing in his Lordi outfit Tomi Putaansuu (artist name Mr. ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... Devil is a Loser is the second single by the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ...


Despite, or maybe because of,[13] the controversy, Greece ended up awarding Lordi 12 points, the highest possible, in the contest final.


Concert in Helsinki

Lordi at the Market Square
Lordi at the Market Square

To celebrate their victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, Lordi held a public, free, open-air concert in the Market Square in Helsinki, Finland, on 26 May 2006. At the concert, President of Finland Tarja Halonen made an official appearance to give Lordi a bronze key flag award for exemplary Finnish work. The concert was reported to have been attended by over 90,000 people from all over Finland and even other countries, some even on their first ever trip to Helsinki. [14] The concert was the biggest public event to that day in Helsinki. On this occasion, the world record for most people ever to sing karaoke was (successfully) attempted[15] by approximately 80,000 people, singing Hard Rock Hallelujah. The previous record was held by 50,000 Irish rugby fans. [16] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1422x1368, 576 KB) Summary Lordi at kauppatori 26. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1422x1368, 576 KB) Summary Lordi at kauppatori 26. ... The Market Square (Kauppatori in Finnish, Salutorget in Swedish) is a central square in Helsinki, Finland, and one of the most famous market places and tourist attractions in the city. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The President of Finland is the Head of State of Finland. ... {{Infobox President|name= Tarja Halonen |order=11th President of Finland |image=Finland. ...


New record label

Lordi on stage at Ruisrock
Lordi on stage at Ruisrock

On December 16, 2006, it was announced on The End Records website that the band had signed on to the label and would be releasing their latest full-length entitled The Arockalypse on March 20, 2007 with three bonus tracks and a DVD release. This same album was released in Finland as The Arockalypse Special Edition.[17] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x1000, 406 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lordi ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x1000, 406 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lordi ... Ruisrock is a rock festival held annually on the island of Ruissalo in Turku, Finland. ... The End Records is an independent metal and rock record label based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Special edition cover [[Image:|200px|Special edition cover|200px]] The Arockalypse is the third studio album by Lordi. ...


Tributes

A square in the centre of Rovaniemi, Finland, the home town of the lead singer Mr. Lordi, was renamed after them shortly after their victory at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was part of a redevelopment of Rovaniemi city centre.[9] City Rovaniemi (1960) Administrative Province Province of Lapland Historical Province Lappland Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Ranked 5th (municipalities), and 1st (cities) 8,016 km² 7,601 km² 415 km² Population  - Total (01/2006)  - Density Ranked 13th 58,500 7. ... Tomi Putaansuu singing in his Lordi outfit Tomi Putaansuu (artist name Mr. ...


Suomen Posti Oyj, the Finnish postal service, issued a Lordi postage stamp in May 2007 in recognition of their Eurovision win. Posti had already released Lordi's Christmas single, "It Snows in Hell" as a special Christmas card edition.[18] Posti, or, in full, Suomen Posti Oyj (Finnish for The Finnish Post), is the Finnish state-owned postal service. ...


A brand of soda named "Lordi Cola" was named after them and was launched in September 2006, featuring labels designed by Mr Lordi and depicting either one of the individual members or one with the whole band.[19]


Members

Lordi's line-ups
Original
(1996–1997)
  • Mr. Lordi – vocals
  • Amen – lead guitar
  • G-Stealer – bass
(1997–1999)
  • Mr. Lordi – vocals
  • Amen – lead guitar
  • G-Stealer – bass
  • Enary – keyboards
(1999–2000)
  • Mr. Lordi – vocals
  • Amen – lead guitar
  • Magnum – bass
  • Enary – keyboards
(2000–2002)
  • Mr. Lordi – vocals
  • Amen – lead guitar
  • Magnum – bass
  • Kita - drums, vocals
  • Enary – keyboards
(2002–2005)
  • Mr. Lordi – vocals
  • Amen – lead guitar
  • Kalma – bass, vocals
  • Kita – drums, vocals
  • Enary – keyboards
(2005)
  • Mr. Lordi – vocals
  • Amen – lead guitar
  • Kalma – bass, vocals
  • Kita – drums, vocals
  • Awa – keyboards, vocals
Current
(2005–)
  • Mr. Lordi – vocals
  • Amen – guitar
  • OX – bass
  • Kita – drums, vocals
  • Awa – keyboards, vocals

Members of Lordi always wear masks at interviews and have stated their desire for their personal identities to remain private. The band has not confirmed or denied the accuracy of these names, however, they have been widely published in the media and on websites as follows: [20]


Current members

In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...

Former members

  • G-Stealer - Bass (1996-1999)
  • Magnum - Bass (1999–2002)
  • Kalma - Bass, vocals (2002–2005) (He has played a few gigs with the band as a secondary guitarist since he left the band)
  • Enary - Keyboards (1997–2005)

A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Vocal and Instrumental Style

Although Mr. Lordi is always credited with vocals, there are almost always backing vocals. These vary from member to member. For example, "Shotgun Divorce" uses former bassist Kalma's ghostly backing vocals, "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and "Good to Be Bad" use keyboardist Awa's angelic backing vocals. Kita has never sung backing vocals live due to his mask, though he performs almost all voices in the prelude tracks (Scartic Circle Gathering, Theatrical Trailer, SCG3 Special Report). OX has also never sung backing vocals as he has never recorded an album with Lordi. Udo Dirkschneider, who guested on the track "They Only Come Out at Night", alternates singing with Mr.Lordi while backing vocals continue as normal Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... Udo Dirkschneider (in center), 2004 Udo Dirkschneider (born April 6, 1952, Wuppertal, Germany) is a German heavy metal singer who was formerly the vocalist in German heavy metal band Accept. ... They Only Come Out At Night is the fourth single from Lordis third album The Arockalypse. ...


Lordi also often have a vocal break in their song to allow Amen to have a guitar riff, normally accompanied by Kita and the bassist (Magnum, Kalma, OX) keeping time softly. After this riff, Mr.Lordi will sing either a short verse (occasionally with a distorted voice) or launch directly into the song's end refrain (always the chorus). The guitar is most often the main instrument.


The keyboardist is most often used as an accompaniment in the band's songs. However, in some songs such as "Icon of Dominance", "Children of the Night", and "Hard Rock Hallelujah" it is the main instrument. Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ...


Kita always plays with a great deal of power, blending very well with the style favored by Amen. The drums are used as changing instruments, using a fast and heavy solo to transition from verse to verse, verse to chorus and chorus to verse. However some songs including "Mr.Killjoy", "Bringing Back the Balls to Rock", and "Forsaken Fashion Dolls" use the drums as main instrument.


The bass is often used in conjunction with Kita's drumming. It is almost never the main instrument, but it is occasionally used with drums as changing instruments (See above).


Festivals & Tours

Download 2005

Lordi made their Download Festival debut performing 3rd on the Snickers Stage on the second day of Download 2005. Performing after Chris Jericho's Fozzy[21] The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... Fozzy is a heavy metal band, fronted by Chris Jericho as the lead singer, and also includes former Stuck Mojo band member Rich Ward a lead guitarist and back up vocals, Sean Delson on bass, Mike Martin on guitar and Eric Sanders on drums. ...


Download 2006

Lordi performed on the last on the third stage at Download 2006 to a rousing reception, hot on the back of their Eurovision Song contest victory earlier that summer.


Bamboozle '07

In May 2007, Lordi performed on both days of the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey on the Saints and Sinners Stage. They were one of the few bands to use pyrotechnics. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ...


Ozzfest 2007

Lordi played on the Main Stage at Ozzfest 2007. Mr. Lordi said, "it is a great honor for us to be on Ozzfest and obviously it's gonna be a great opportunity for us to show the people in the U.S. what we can do or what we think we can do." They have received mixed reaction while on tour, with audiences often going as far as booing them in certain cities and chanting other bands names during their performance. However, other shows were more successful and a 10 minute encore was played at one gig. Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. ...


Later in the tour Lordi was forced to cancel some of their club shows booked during the Ozzfest 2007 tour. The official reasoning given by the band is that they did not want to downgrade the shows and put on their live act in a small club where their pyrotechnics could not be used. On August 8, before their Columbus show, the band's tour bus was hijacked outside a Red Roof Inn, but they were able to locate it before the show started.[22]


Type O Negative Tour

Wikinews has related news:
Type O Negative announce US tour details; Lordi supporting

The band featured as the supporting act for Type O Negative for a tour in late 2007. The band has called it their "Halloween Tour". The tour started in New Haven, Connecticut on October 12th, ending in Sayreville, NJ on October 31st. It was Lordi's second US tour. Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... This article is about the band. ... New Haven redirects here. ... Sayreville is a borough located on the Raritan River, near Raritan Bay in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ...


Rock2Wgtn 2008

Lordi play the Rock2Wgtn rock festival in Wellington, New Zealand. The two day festival held on the 22nd and 23rd March 2008; also featured Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Kiss, Poison and Alice Cooper and special effects by Peter Jackson's Academy Award winning WETA Workshop of Lord of the Rings and King Kong fame. Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Poison is an American glam metal band that achieved great success and popularity in the late 1980s and 1990s. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ... For other persons named Peter Jackson, see Peter Jackson (disambiguation). ... Weta Workshop is a physical effects company based in Miramar, New Zealand, producing effects for television and film. ... This article is about the Peter Jackson film trilogy. ...


Wacken Open Air 2008

Lordi are confirmed to play Wacken Open Air in Germany (31st July - 2nd August 2008).


Discography

Albums

Get Heavy is a 2002 album by Lordi. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Monsterican Dream is a 2004 album by Lordi. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Monster Show is a 2005 album (see 2005 in music) by Lordi. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Special edition cover [[Image:|200px|Special edition cover|200px]] The Arockalypse is the third studio album by Lordi. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... For specific places, see Market Square (disambiguation). ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... German edition cover 2006 edition cover Would You Love a Monsterman? is a song recorded by Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Whos Your Daddy? is a song by the Finnish rock band Lordi, who won the 2006 Eurovision song contest. ...

Singles and EPs

German edition cover 2006 edition cover Would You Love a Monsterman? is a song recorded by Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Devil is a Loser is the second single by the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Promo version cover Blood Red Sandman is the second single from Lordis second album The Monsterican Dream. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whos Your Daddy? is a song by the Finnish rock band Lordi, who won the 2006 Eurovision song contest. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... German edition cover 2006 edition cover Would You Love a Monsterman? is a song recorded by Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It Snows In Hell is the third (fourth if you count the Would You Love A Monsterman? 2006 version) from the finnish hard rock band Lordis album The Arockalypse. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... They Only Come Out At Night is the fourth single from Lordis third album The Arockalypse. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Music videos

German edition cover 2006 edition cover Would You Love a Monsterman? is a song recorded by Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish music video and commercial director. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Devil is a Loser is the second single by the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish music video and commercial director. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Promo version cover Blood Red Sandman is the second single from Lordis second album The Monsterican Dream. ... Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish music video and commercial director. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... The term Eurovision has several meanings: technically, the Eurovision Network created by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish music video and commercial director. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lordi. ... Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish music video and commercial director. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... German edition cover 2006 edition cover Would You Love a Monsterman? is a song recorded by Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish music video and commercial director. ... It Snows In Hell is the third (fourth if you count the Would You Love A Monsterman? 2006 version) from the finnish hard rock band Lordis album The Arockalypse. ... Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish music video and commercial director. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Eurovision live performances

  • "Bringing Back the Balls to Rock" (performance at qualifying for Eurovision Song Contest in Finland) (2006)
  • "Hard Rock Hallelujah" (performance at Eurovision Song Contest) (2006) [1]

DVDs

-1... Bringing Back The Balls To Stockholm is the second DVD by the finnish band Lordi. ...

Other

  • "Napalm Market" (1993), first demo
  • "Bend Over And Pray The Lord!" (1999), unreleased first album

Cover songs

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Filmography

The Kin

  • Lauri Haukkamaa (Director)
  • Amanda Thurman as Anna Henderson
  • Bruce Marsland as Jonathan
  • Delia De Giovanni as Julie Henderson
  • Sirkka Runolinna as Anna's mother
  • Matti Ruuhonen as Birger Westling
  • Anna Kaarna as Possessed girl
  • Nick Lovelock as Marty

In 2004, Lordi co-wrote and starred in their own short film called "The Kin" which was released on a special edition of "The Monsterican Dream" (CD/DVD or DualDisc versions) as a way of expanding the band's image and theatricality. It was co-written and directed by Lauri Haukkamaa and Adam Vandor also had a hand in the script. It introduces the audience to members of the band and establishes the concept of superhuman monsters though at no time is any of the band's music played. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... DualDisc is a type of double-sided optical disc product developed by a group of record companies including EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and 5. ...


The plot of the film is hard to follow at best due to the disjointed manner in which it proceeds; the story is of a young female writer who loses her mother in a trainwreck while she is trying to get her book on non-human creatures published. After a series of problems arise, the monsters (the band) begin to kill people as well as bend time and space to ensure the publication of the book.


The film shares a lot of Lovecraftian concepts as well as style and pays homage to several B movies and horror films throughout its duration (as well as cameos from their music videos). Only a limited number of DVDs were published and therefore the film's availability has been low. The Kin has also been released on the "Market Square Massacre DVD". This article is about the author. ... The King of the Bs, Roger Corman, produced and directed The Raven (1963) for American International Pictures. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ...


Dark Floors

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Other releases

Comics by Mr. Lordi

  • "Monster Magazine"
  • "Suosikki"
  • "Jysäys!"
  • "Lordi 1: Alkuperä" ("The Origin")
  • "Lordi 2: Verenjano" ("Bloodthirst")

Books about Lordi

  • Sven Pahajoki: Lordi — hirviön tarina ("A Monster's Tale") - Unofficial
  • Jussi Alroth: Mie oon Lordi ("I am Lordi")
  • The Songs For The Rockoning Day — The Complete Lordi Song Book

See also

This article is about the sub-genre of heavy metal music. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... Shadowgrounds is a PC shooter game developed by Frozenbyte, Inc. ... GWAR is a satirical heavy metal musical group formed in 1985. ...

References

  1. ^ "Finns dismayed after Eurovision monsters unmasked", Reuters, 26 May 2006
  2. ^ IFPI
  3. ^ Lordi Interview. Rytmi Magazine.
  4. ^ Metal News - Gwar Frontman Disses Corey Taylor ( Metal Underground . com )
  5. ^ Lordin maski myytiin 6 701 eurolla. YLE.
  6. ^ Children Of Bodom Hate Crew - Official Website
  7. ^ Salonen, Ilpo, "Fury after magazine unmasks Lordi", BBC News
  8. ^ Helsingin Sanomat - International Edition - Culture
  9. ^ a b BBC NEWS | Europe | Finnish square named after Lordi
  10. ^ Monster band has Finland fretting over face it shows. International Herald Tribune.
  11. ^ Three Greek organizations file legal action against Lordi. Helsingin Sanomat. (Finnish)
  12. ^ Finland sends in the heavy metal mob for its Eurovision challenge. The Guardian.
  13. ^ VOTE FOR LORDI!.
  14. ^ Jopa 90 000 juhli Lordia Helsingissä. Helsingin Sanomat.
  15. ^ Guinnes World Record karaoke 2006 Lordi Finland Hard Rock Hallelujah
  16. ^ 50 000 to create karaoke record. Daily Times.
  17. ^ The End Records
  18. ^ Lordi's new single available in post offices, Eurovision Song Contest, 19 December 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2007.
  19. ^ Cola named after rock group Lordi - BBC News Online - Published 17 August 2006. Retrieved June 9, 2007.
  20. ^ "Eurovision winners struggle to keep true identities secret", The Irish Examiner, 23 May 2006
  21. ^ // Download Festival 2005 / LINE UP
  22. ^ BLABBERMOUTH.NET - LORDI Tour Bus 'Hijacked' In Columbus; Video Available
  23. ^ YouTube - Lordi He is back (man behind mask) and monster man

is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... BBC News website in June 2007. ...

External links

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  • Official Site
  • Official The End Records band page
  • Lordi musicvideos directed by Pete Riski (Grillifilms)
  • Lordi at Last.fm
  • Lordi information at the Sanctuary Records site
  • NYTimes: "Finland Squirms as Its Latest Export Steps Into Spotlight"
  • Eurovision.tv interview of Lordi
  • (Finnish) An interview from 2003 (Helsingin Sanomat)
  • (Finnish) An interview from 2004 (Rytmi)
  • (Finnish) A review of 'The Arockalypse'

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Interviews

  • An interview from 2004 (Rytmi)
  • Eurovision.tv interview of Lordi
  • [2]
Preceded by
Geir Rönning
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2006
Succeeded by
Hanna Pakarinen
Preceded by
Elena Paparizou
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
2006
Succeeded by
Marija Šerifović

See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... Tomi Petteri Putaansuu (born 15 February 1974, Rovaniemi, Finland), better known by his stage name Mr. ... Kita, (born January 23, 1974 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish musician and the drummer for the hard rock band Lordi. ... Jussi Sydänmaa (born June 26, 1972 in Mäntsälä, Finland) is the guitarist of the Finnish heavy metal band Lordi. ... Ox Samer El Nahhal(born July 11, 1975 in Espoo, Finland) is the bassist of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Leena Peisa (born March 16, 1979 in Porvoo, Finland) plays the keyboard in the band Lordi, winners of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. ... Sami Keinänen (born in 1973, Rovaniemi, Finland) is a Finnish bass player and a former member of Lordi. ... Sami Wolking (born 15 August 1973, Rovaniemi, Finland) is a Finnish bassist and a former member of the hard rock band Lordi. ... Enary (born in Espoo) is a Finnish keyboard player. ... Niko Hurme, whose stage name is Kalma (Finnish, poetic version of word death) was the bass player for the Finnish hard rock band Lordi between 2002 and 2005 and played on the albums The Monsterican Dream, where he also co-wrote the song Kalmageddon with Mr. ... Get Heavy is a 2002 album by Lordi. ... The Monsterican Dream is a 2004 album by Lordi. ... The Monster Show is a 2005 album (see 2005 in music) by Lordi. ... Special edition cover [[Image:|200px|Special edition cover|200px]] The Arockalypse is the third studio album by Lordi. ... -1... Bringing Back The Balls To Stockholm is the second DVD by the finnish band Lordi. ... German edition cover 2006 edition cover Would You Love a Monsterman? is a song recorded by Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... Devil is a Loser is the second single by the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. ... -1... Promo version cover Blood Red Sandman is the second single from Lordis second album The Monsterican Dream. ... Hard Rock Hallelujah is a song by the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points, a record in the history of Eurovision. ... Whos Your Daddy? is a song by the Finnish rock band Lordi, who won the 2006 Eurovision song contest. ... It Snows In Hell is the third (fourth if you count the Would You Love A Monsterman? 2006 version) from the finnish hard rock band Lordis album The Arockalypse. ... They Only Come Out At Night is the fourth single from Lordis third album The Arockalypse. ...


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