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MR. LORDI Reflects On People's 'Misconceptions' About LORDI Following EUROVISION Win

Mr. Lordi of Finnish metallers LORDI, who won the Eurovision Song Contest more than a decade and a half ago, has once again reflected on the band's involvement with the world's longest-running annual international TV song competition. LORDI caused a sensation by winning the 2006 Eurovision with "Har...
May 11, 2023

Screem Writers Guild

For fans of infernally catchy hard rock performed by mutant gonks from outer space, LORDI have been an increasingly fertile source of delight in recent times. You might even say that Mr. Lordi has been spoiling us. The Finnish band's most recent album, "Lordiversity", was, in fact, seven albums in o...
March 30, 2023

BABYMETAL Shares New Song 'Mirror Mirror' From Upcoming 'The Other One' Album

Ahead of BABYMETAL's forthcoming concept album "The Other One", due March 24, the Japanese pop-metal group has released the LP's fifth single, "Mirror Mirror". The official lyric video for the song can be seen below. Last year BABYMETAL was "sealed" from the world after a successful 10-year journey....
March 23, 2023

BABYMETAL Shares New Single 'Light And Darkness'

Ahead of BABYMETAL's forthcoming concept album "The Other One", due March 24, the Japanese pop-metal group has released the LP's fourth single, "Light And Darkness". Along with the single comes a new video featuring live footage from their recent comeback performance called "Babymetal Returns - The...
February 23, 2023

LORDI Announces More 'Screem Writers Guild' Album Details, Shares 'Lucyfer Prime Evil' Single

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI will release their eighteenth studio album, "Screem Writers Guild", on March 31 via their new label home, Atomic Fire Records. The LP title — a "LORDIfied" play on words — is a reference to the "Screen Writers Guild", an association of Hollywood screenplay writers (1...
January 27, 2023

BABYMETAL Shares New Single 'Metal Kingdom', Unveils More 'The Other One' Album Details

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL has a trailer for its first concept album, "The Other One". The trailer previews snippets of all 10 songs from the release while also showing visual imagery for each track. "The Other One" will see a simultaneous global release on March 24, with Cooking Vinyl servi...
January 19, 2023

LORDI Announces 'Screem Writers Guild' Album

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI have shared the title of their upcoming album. "Screem Writers Guild", a wordplay and a LORDI-fied version of Screen Writers Guild, an organization of Hollywood screenplay authors, will arrive this spring via Atomic Fire Records. Earlier today (Sunday, January 1),LO...
January 1, 2023

LORDI Teams Up With German Musician, Comedian And Actor BÜRGER LARS DIETRICH For New Version Of 'Hard Rock Hallelujah'

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI's two-month "Lordiversitour" across Europe is coming to an end this weekend, thereby closing the touring cycle in support of the group's latest studio offering, "Lordiversity" (2021). But before their new era begins with the release of their Atomic Fire Records label...
December 10, 2022

LORDI To Release New Studio Album Next Spring

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI have inked a deal with Atomic Fire Records. The band recently completed recording a new album that will see the light of day in the spring of 2023. LORDI comments: "We are damn proud to announce that LORDI are joining the impressive ranks of Atomic Fire Records! We'r...
November 21, 2022

BABYMETAL To Support SABATON On Spring 2023 European Tour

Swedish metal heroes SABATON have revealed the support acts for the European leg of their upcoming "Tour To End All Tours". Japanese pop- metal sensation BABYMETAL will appear as very special guests, marking their first international shows in over three years. Finnish Eurovision winners LORDI will o...
October 18, 2022

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

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

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


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


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