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LORDI Announces New Guitarist

Finnish monster metal group LORDI has recruited Kone as the replacement for its recently departed founding guitarist Amen-Ra (a.k.a. Amen). Kone will make his live debut with LORDI on Friday, June 10 at the Rock In The City festival in Kuopio, Finland. Amen-Ra, whose real name is Jussi Sydänmaa, ann...
June 7, 2022
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Dismisses UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's Criticism: 'We Don't Have To Prove Ourselves'

In a new interview with Zisis Petkanas of Greece's Rock Overdose, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about his long-lasting working relationship with singer Mark Tornillo, who joined the band in 2009. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think it just proves what I've always felt. It's...
May 23, 2022
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LORDI's Founding Guitarist AMEN Quits Band: 'This Is The End'

Amen-Ra (a.k.a. Amen),the founding guitarist of the Finnish monster group LORDI, has announced his departure from the band. Earlier today, the 49-year-old musician, whose real name is Jussi Sydänmaa, issued the following statement via social media: "THIS IS THE END "My beloved friends, fans and sup...
May 6, 2022
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: I Will 'Never' Work With WOLF HOFFMANN Again

In a new interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast, former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider was asked if he has had any contact with ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann in recent years. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Never. And I don't wanna have any contact with him… I'm...
April 30, 2022
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Lordiversity

You will probably need to set a whole day aside to listen to the new LORDI album. 78 songs deep and four hours and 44 minutes long — well, let's just say that this is one for the diehard fans. The premise is all important, of course: LORDI's last album, 2020's "Killection", purported to be a time-tr...
November 23, 2021
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LORDI Recorded Seven New Full-Length Albums In Nine Months: 'We Could Have Easily Done Ten'

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release no less than seven new studio albums in the fall. The LPs will mark the first new music from LORDI since the arrival of 2020's "Killection", a fictional compilation album which contained songs that LORDI would have written had the band existed between...
October 26, 2021
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SABATON Announces Release Date And Track Listing For 'The War To End All Wars' Album

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their new album, "The War To End All Wars", on March 4, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the concept album of 11 brand-new songs once again dives deep into the atrocities, miracles, and events tied to the...
October 4, 2021
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SABATON Announces Last-Minute Concert In Denver Following JUDAS PRIEST Tour Cancelation

Swedish metallers SABATON will play a one-off headlining concert tonight (Wednesday, September 29) at Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado. The show was booked at the last minute after the postponement of the remainder of the band's U.S. tour as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST as a result of PRIEST gu...
September 29, 2021
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LORDI Shares Two Thrash Metal-Inspired Songs From 'Lordiversity' Box Set

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release no less than seven new studio albums in the fall. The LPs will mark the first new music from LORDI since the arrival of 2020's "Killection", a fictional compilation album which contained songs that LORDI would have written had the band existed between...
September 25, 2021
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LORDI To Release Seven New Studio Albums In November: 'Lordiversity' Box Set Details Revealed

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release no less than seven new studio albums in the fall. The LPs will mark the first new music from LORDI since the arrival of 2020's "Killection", a fictional compilation album which contained songs that LORDI would have written had the band existed between...
August 21, 2021
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SABATON Announces 'The War To End All Wars' Album

Swedish metallers SABATON have announced their new album "The War To End All Wars". The band stated about the upcoming disc: "For almost two decades we have been singing about historical battles and wars from all over the world. "Two years have passed since the release of our latest album 'The Great...
August 15, 2021
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LORDI Leader Gets Second COVID-19 Jab At 'Pop-Up' Vaccination Event

According to YLE, LORDI leader Mr. Lordi received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday (August 1) at a "pop-up" vaccination event in his hometown of Rovaniemi, Finland. Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, and is known for being the "official" home town of Santa Claus, who also made an...
August 2, 2021
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SABATON Releases New Two-Song Single 'Kingdom Come/Metal Trilogy'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released a cover version of MANOWAR's "Kingdom Come" as a tribute to the American metal heroes and as part of a video game collaboration. Pär Sundström, co-founder of SABATON and bass player, states: "Our fans have spoken. YOU requested the release of this song everywh...
July 16, 2021
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SABATON Announces 'The Tour To End All Tours'

Swedish metallers SABATON have announced "The Tour To End All Tours". The spring 2022 European trek will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, featuring support from the Mongolian rock band THE HU and Finnish heavy metal veterans LORDI. Pär Sundström, SABATON's co-founder and bass player, states: "...
July 2, 2021
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Vultures Die Alone

This is almost certainly the wrong forum to be discussing the Eurovision Song Context, but that is where ARION first made their mark in the music world. With LORDI as a rather endearing precedent, the Finns have emulated their fellow countrymen by forging a solid and promising career, with two stron...
April 7, 2021