Lordi Set To Unleash ‘To Beast or Not To Beast’ in March
The latest album from the Finnish masked maniacs Lordi will be released March 19. ‘To Beast or Not To Beast’ was recorded at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, Tenn. with producer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth). It’s the band’s first album since the death of drummer Tonmi “Otus” Lillman, who passed away earlier this year.
“The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships,” says frontman Mr. Lordi. “However, the new line-up of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process, and to the album itself.”
Lordi’s new members are Mana and Hella. Mana is the new drummer, and Hella replaces the band’s long-time keyboardist Awa who left the band last summer.
Mr. Lordi explains the album artwork. “The album cover painting is actually a part of a larger picture. The original artwork had this vintage- styled lady holding a horned skull, which, however, was not the main point of the art piece. There was something not quite right with the setting, so I made experiments with various versions and framings. Album title was Upgradead at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind.”
“But now, with a changed concept of the artwork, the title did not seem to fit anymore,” he continues. “We did not consider it an A-class name either. Our guitarist Amen came up with the final title, which we felt suitable and perfect both for the cover artwork and the album.”
Lordi – ‘To Beast or Not To Beast’ Track Listing:
‘We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)’
‘I Luv Ugly’
‘Something Wicked This Way Come’
‘I’m The Best’
‘Happy New Fear’
‘Candy For The Cannibal’
‘Sincerely With Love’
‘SCG6: Otus’ Butcher Clinic’