Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI
have inked a deal with AFM Records
. The Hamburg, Germany-based label will release the band's new album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast"
, on March 8 worldwide (excluding Finland and USA).
According to a press release, "All fans can look forward to a masterpiece full of huge hard rock and metal anthems in typical LORDI
style!""To Beast Or Not To Beast"
was recorded earlier this fall at WireWorld Studio
in Nashville, Tennessee with renowned producer Michael Wagener
, OZZY OSBOURNE
, SKID ROW
). The CD will mark the recording debut of LORDI
's new members, keyboardist Hella
(who replaced Awa
) and drummer Mana
(as the replacement for Kita
A photo of the new LORDI
lineup can be seen below.LORDI
previously worked with Wagener
on 2010's "Babez For Breakfast"
, which sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.