Lordi -25th Anniversary Tour

Scout Bar presents

Lordi -25th Anniversary Tour

Rejinn, Bloodshot, KTCM

Thu, March 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$12.50 - $65.00

This event is all ages

Lordi -25th Anniversary Tour
Lordi -25th Anniversary Tour
Lordi is ready for the release of their eighth studio album MONSTEREOPHONIC (Theaterror vs.
Demonarchy). The new album introduces two very different sides of the band.
The “A side” of the album, Theaterror, is a damn catchy collection of traditional hard rocking Lordi
songs. The riffs and obscene words of “Hug you Hard Core” will stick in your mind forever - whether
you like it or not.
The thematic “B-side”, Demonarchy, tells the story of The Undead Son, The Bloodsucking Count, The
She-Wolf and The Witch. Musically Demonarchy represents Lordi more modern than ever. Highly
complex song structures and aggressive in-your-face riffing is something we have never heard from
these monsters before.
The album was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Finland with the producer Nino
Laurenne, who was already a familiar guy for the monsters as a producer of the Deadache album
2008.
History of the band:
Lordi was originally formed in 1992, when Mr Lordi started doing demos under this name, but the
project was still more or less a one-man-band, with few extra members playing guitar solos and bass
here and there. The now infamous monster masks and costumes iced the cake in 1994. In 1997
guitarist Amen joined the band, alongside with keyboardist Enary and G-Stealer on bass. After a full
decade of sending demos to record labels, Lordi finally landed on a record deal in 2002 with BMG
Finland. G-Stealer was replaced by Magnum on bass, and drummer Kita was the last one to join to
complete the 5-member combo. The release of their first single Would You Love A Monsterman and
the debut album Get Heavy both saw daylight that year. Before the album release, Magnum was let
go and a new bass player Kalma took his place.
Lordi´s bold and shameless combination of 1980´s influenced melodic heavy metal with the
outrageous horror image immediately caught the attention of the rock media and genre fans around
the world. The band´s live shows became known for their horror film-like theatrics and bombastic
pyros.
The band released their sophomore album The Monsterican Dream in 2004 and continued to tour in
Europe, gaining fans and recognition around the world.
In 2006 Lordi went through another major line-up change. The new keyboardist Awa joined the band
and Ox became the new bass player. Lordi took part in the Eurovision song contest and won the
whole competition as the first and only winner from Finland, with all-time record breaking points at
the time in Eurovision history.
The third album The Arockalypse was released within the same time frame, with the band´s own
idols Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Dee Snider and Jay Jay French
(Twisted Sister) appearing as guest stars. The success of the victorious single Hard Rock Hallelujah
launched Lordi to new heights of media exposure, fan recognition and success, that opened new
doors for the band. Mr. Lordi´s hometown Rovaniemi named a market place area in the city center
the “Lordi Square”. The Lordi brand was hot in the area of merchandising as well, with items such as
Lordi postage stamps, Lordi candies and Lordi Cola coming out in the market.
In 2007 Lordi toured outside Europe for the first time, for example in Japan and in USA, where they
played on Ozzfest and toured with Type O Negative. The band also released their own horror film
Dark Floors in February 2008.
Late 2008 saw the release of Deadache, the band´s fourth studio album. It was a bit darker and
heavier than the previous Lordi material, with the new costumes and parts of the stage show
designed and built with a little help from Weta Workshop in New Zealand, award winnig cimena
special effects house.
Lordi´s fifth album Babez For Breakfast was released in 2010. The album was produced by one of the
world´s most famous heavy metal producers, Mr. Michael Wagener. Just weeks before the tour, the
band´s long time drummer Kita was let go and the new drummer Otus joined in the group.
Year 2012 marked two anniversaries for Lordi, both the 20th year birthday since the bands birth and
the 10th anniversary of the release of their debut album Get Heavy. However, all the planned
celebration was quickly toned down hard, as the drummer Otus passed away on February 13th. After
the time of silence, the band played the confirmed gigs and summer festivals accompanied by a
musician mysteriously named as The Drummer. Another line-up change became reality in early
August, when the long-time keyboard player Awa played at the anniversary show in Rovaniemi. That
was her last gig with Lordi.
When finally the new drummer and the new keyboardist had been found, the band went again to the
USA to record their sixth studio album, To Beast Or Not To Beast, under the production of Michael
Wagener. The album was musically the most aggressive Lordi album yet, inspired by the technical
and brutal way the band’s former drummer Otus played Lordi songs. In December, the keyboardist
Hella and the drummer Mana were officially announced to be the new members of Lordi.
On Halloween 2014 the seventh album Scare Force One saw daylight. This time all recordings and
production was done in Finland with the producer Mikko Karmila. The album included ten songs as
well as solo tracks by Amen and Hella, and a special German release came with a booklet of
Illustrated lyrics where all the songs were seen also in comic book form.
Line-up:
Mr Lordi – vocals
Amen – guitars
Ox – bass
Hella – keyboards
Mana – drums
Former members:
G-Stealer – bass 1996-2000
Magnum – bass 2000-2002
Enary – keyboards 1997-2005
Kalma – bass 2002-2005
Kita – drums 2001-2010
Awa – keyboards 2005 – 2012
Otus – drums 2010-2012
Discography:
Get Heavy 2002
The Monsterican Dream 2004
The Arockalypse 2006
Deadache 2008
Babez For Breakfast 2010
To Beast Or Not To Beast 2013
Scare Force One 2014
Monstereophonic 2016
Bloodshot
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Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/