There are some bands who use a bit of makeup so they look silly in promotional artwork, but few would actually go through all the work to disguise themselves at all times when doing something music related, and that’s where Lordi come in. Clearly inspired by GWAR (who I’ve never heard before but have seen many references to, especially in this case), this group of crazy Finns not only force themselves to be in costume when doing any publicity work, concerts, music videos, interviews, etc., they also do everything they can to keep their true identities hidden from the fans and media
LORDI is ready for the release of the sixth studio album “To Beast Or Not To Beast”. The new album is musically the most aggressive LORDI album yet. The seeds of the new approach in LORDI’s music were originally planted and inspired by the technical and brutal way the band’s former drummer Otus played LORDI songs. For the first time in LORDI’s history, Mr. Lordi was not the one who set up the tone of the upcoming material. Amen wrote 3 riffs in the spring of 2011 inspired by late Otus´ drum patterns. Those riffs were to become the musical guidelines of the new album “To Beast Or Not To Beast”.