Mr. Lordi – vocals
Kone – guitars
Hiisi – bass
Hella – keyboard
Mana – drums
Come one, come all, to preview the new blockbuster – ahem, album – from the world’s favorite hard rock monsters, LORDI, who are set to add the next chapter to their spooky history. Today, the quintet announces their eighteenth studio album, Screem Writers Guild, scheduled to see release on March 31st via their new label home, Atomic Fire Records.
Its title — a “LORDIfied” play on words — is a reference to the “Screen Writers Guild,” an association of Hollywood screenplay writers (1920s to 1950s), yet there is no doubt that LORDI’s musical version is much louder and fiercer. “The record itself isn’t a real concept album, but it obviously plays with the overall cinematic theme,” says Mr. Lordi.
The news of the release is accompanied by the unveiling of the track “Lucyfer Prime Evil” alongside a lyric video, drawn by Kaarle and scripted and edited by mastermind Mr. Lordi himself.
Mr. Lordi explains, “This is the first chance for the fans to hear our new guitar player Kone in action on a record. He is doing a pretty lengthy guitar solo on the track, with Hella backing him up by keyboard harmonies here and there. It’s also the very first time in LORDI’s history that you can actually hear the whole band sing backing vocals on this album. Story-wise, ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’ gives quite a good example of the themes and lyrical content that await you on the record: it’s a horror story… like an eerie horror movie theme song. Although this song isn’t really based on any particular horror movie, the conceptual theme of what to expect from the whole album should come across pretty clear.”
Screem Writers Guild was produced by Mr. Lordi with Mana and Janne Halmkrona as executive producers. Ilkka Herkman took care of mixing and Pauli Saastamoinen mastered the record. The artwork was also designed by Mr. Lordi himself who has made a name as director for the band’s vision since the early ’90s.
Screem Writers Guild will be available in the following formats:
Limited Collector’s Box Set – Includes alternative cover artwork, digipak CD, 2xLP in gatefold, exclusive Live At Masters Of RockDVD featuring five live songs, five band member portrait art prints plus LORDI notebook.
The box set will be available in three color variants:
– Red/Black Splatter vinyl @ Atomic Fire Records Mailorder
– Green Marbled vinyl @ EMP
– Purple/Black Marbled vinyl @ Atomic Fire Records US Mailorder, Nuclear Blast, and Levykauppa Äx
– digipak CD
– 2xLP gatefold (Transparent/Blue Marbled)
– 2xLP gatefold (Red/Black Splatter; only available in Europe)
– 2xLP gatefold (Green Marbled; only available @ EMP)
– 2xLP gatefold (Purple/Black Marbled; only available @ Atomic Fire Records US Mailorder, Nuclear Blast, and Levykauppa Äx)
Preorder the album, pre-save it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally to receive “Lucyfer Prime Evil” immediately at THIS LOCATION.
Screem Writers Guild Track Listing:
1. Dead Again Jayne
2. SCG XVIII: Nosferuiz Horror Show
3. Unliving Picture Show
5. Thing In The Cage
6. Vampyro Fang Club
7. The Bride
8. Lucyfer Prime Evil
10. Lycantropical Island
11. In The Castle Of Dracoolove
12. The SCG Awards
14. End Credits
In case you missed it, listen to LORDI’s 2022 version of their iconic song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” featuring “Werwolf” Bürger Lars Dietrich HERE. (A portion of the song’s proceeds go to charity.)
LORDI will join Sabaton and Babymetal for a European tour this Spring with more performances to be announced soon. See all confirmed dates below.
3/31/2023 Rock ‘N Malta @ Aria Complex – San Gwann, MT
w/ Sabaton, Babymetal:
4/14/2023 First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK
4/15/2023 Arena Wembley – London, UK
4/16/2023 Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
4/18/2023 OVO Hydro – Glasgow, UK
4/21/2023 Zénith (La Villette) – Paris, FR
4/22/2023 Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE
4/24/2023 Barclays Arena – Hamburg, DR
4/25/2023 Rockhal – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
4/28/2023 Avicii Arena – Stockholm, SE
4/29/2023 Spektrum – Oslo, NO
4/30/2023 Royal Arena – Copenhagen, DK
5/01/2023 3-Majówka – Wroclaw,PL *LORDI only
5/02/2023 ZAG Arena – Hanover, DE
5/03/2023 Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL
5/05/2023 Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE
5/06/2023 Quarterback Immobilien Arena – Leipzig, DE
5/07/2023 Stadthalle – Vienna, AT
5/09/2023 Atlas Arena – Łódź, PL
5/10/2023 Ostravar Aréna – Ostrava, CZ
5/12/2023 Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE
5/13/2023 Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE
5/15/2023 Olympiahalle – Munich, DE
5/18/2023 Saku Suurhall – Tallinn, EE
5/19/2023 Helsingin Jäähalli – Helsinki, FI
5/20/2023 Kuopio-halli – Kuopio, FI
6/23-25/2023 Rock Imperium Festival – Cartagena, ES
10/14/2023 Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Stadthalle – Kapfenberg, AT
10/21/2023 Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Tabakfabrik – Linz, AT
10/28/2023 Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Messezentrum – Salzburg, AT
Founded in 1992 by singer, songwriter, and designer Mr. Lordi, LORDI are one of the major Finnish rock/heavy metal acts of our time. Originally rooted in Rovaniemi (Northern Lapland, Finland), the band achieved their international breakthrough after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with their hit song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” in 2006.
Since then, the unconventional troop has rocked their way into the spotlight of Europe with charm, unforgettable tunes, and elaborate monster costumes, and have become an integral part of the lineups of globally recognized festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE) and Masters of Rock (CZ) among others.