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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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