reveal lyric video for new
digital single, ‘Thing In The Cage’;
new album »Screem Writers Guild«
due out this month
to embark on European arena tour
»Screem Writers Guild«
Pre-order now:
– Out March 31st, 2023 Via Atomic Fire Records –
Artwork by Mr. Lordi

Produced by Mr. Lordi

Hiisi (bass), Kone (guitars), Mr. Lordi (vocals),
Hella (keyboard), Mana (drums)

Photo Credit: Eero Kokko

LORDI give us the creeps unveiling a new digital single, ‘Thing In The Cage’ today. Providing hard rocking “spooktainment,” the song is accompanied by a lyric video which was edited by mastermind Mr. Lordi himself once again.

Watch it here:
Stream/purchase the track:

Mr. Lordi states, “This song was inspired by the old side shows, or freak shows if you will. Musically, with a different arrangement, this could have been a disco song and I think it still is one in its core, just the production is in the hard rock vein. But the bass line definitely keeps the disco vibe vivid here. As for the lyric video, we’ve never shown too much of making our costumes and masks, so it’s a little peek behind the scenes… This video still doesn’t show that much, but at least it might work as a little teaser to reveal how we get to be this pretty.”

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI will unleash their new studio album, »Screem Writers Guild« on March 31st, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records. Its title is a reference (and a “LORDIfied” play on words) to the “Screen Writers Guild,” an association of screen writers in Hollywood (’20s to ’50s), 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.

Beginning next month, fans of the band will also get a chance of listening to the eerily bizarre and catchy hymns taken off »Screem Writers Guild« live since LORDI will finally embark on a European arena tour titled »The Tour To End All Tours« with SABATON and BABYMETAL. Find the band’s full itinerary below and mark your calendars!

»Screem Writers Guild« was produced by Mr. Lordi with Mana and Janne Halmkrona as executive producers. Ilkka Herkman took care of its mixing and Pauli Saastamoinen mastered the record. The artwork was also designed by Mr. Lordi 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 (incl. alternative cover artwork, CD-digipak, 2LP in gatefold, excl. »Live At Masters Of Rock« DVD feat. 5 live songs, 5 band member portrait art prints plus LORDI notebook)

The box set will be available in 3 different variants:
– incl. red/black splatter vinyl @ Atomic Fire Records Mailorder
– incl. green marbled vinyl @ EMP
– incl. purple/black marbled vinyl @ Atomic Fire Records US Mailorder, Nuclear Blast & Levykauppa Äx

Other configurations:
– CD-digipak
– 2LP in gatefold (transparent/blue marbled)
– 2LP in gatefold (red/black splatter; only available in Europe)
– 2LP in gatefold (green marbled; only available @ EMP)
– 2LP in gatefold (purple/black marbled; only available @ Atomic Fire Records US Mailorder, Nuclear Blast & Levykauppa Äx)
– digital

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favorite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘Thing In The Cage’ and ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’ immediately now, here:

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Thing In The Cage’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify

More on »Screem Writers Guild«:
‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:

»Screem Writers Guild« – Track Listing:

01. Dead Again Jayne
02. SCG XVIII: Nosferuiz Horror Show
03. Unliving Picture Show
04. Inhumanoid
05. Thing In The Cage
06. Vampyro Fang Club
07. The Bride
08. Lucyfer Prime Evil
09. Scarecrow
10. Lycantropical Island
11. In The Castle Of Dracoolove
12. The SCG Awards
13. Heavengeance
14. End Credits
 — — — — — —

Founded in 1992 by singer, songwriter and designer Mr. LordiLORDI 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 line-ups of globally recognized festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE) and Masters of Rock (CZ) among others.

LORDI live:

31.03.2023 MT San Gwann – Rock ‘N Malta @ Aria Complex

»The Tour To End All Tours«
14.04.2023 GB Leeds – First Direct Arena
15.04.2023 GB London – OVO Arena Wembley
16.04.2023 GB Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.04.2023 GB Glasgow – OVO Hydro
21.04.2023 FR Paris – Zénith (La Villette) *SOLD OUT*
22.04.2023 DE Frankfurt – Festhalle
24.04.2023 DE Hamburg – Barclays Arena
25.04.2023 LU Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal
28.04.2023 SE Stockholm – Avicii Arena
29.04.2023 NO Oslo – Spektrum *SOLD OUT*
30.04.2023 DK Copenhagen – Royal Arena
01.05.2023 PL Wroclaw – 3-Majówka (LORDI only!)
02.05.2023 DE Hanover – ZAG Arena
03.05.2023 NL Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
05.05.2023 DE Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena
06.05.2023 DE Leipzig – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
07.05.2023 AT Vienna – Stadthalle
09.05.2023 PL Łódź – Atlas Arena
10.05.2023 CZ Ostrava – Ostravar Aréna
12.05.2023 DE Cologne – Lanxess Arena
13.05.2023 BE Antwerp – Sportpaleis
15.05.2023 DE Munich – Olympiahalle
18.05.2023 EE Tallinn – Saku Suurhall
19.05.2023 FI Helsinki – Helsingin Jäähalli
20.05.2023 FI Kuopio – Kuopio-halli

08.06.2023 FI Hyvinkää – Rockfest *NEW*
25.06.2023 ES Cartagena – Rock Imperium Festival
29.07.2023 DE Rottenburg-Seebronn – Rock of Ages *NEW*
14.10.2023 AT Kapfenberg – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Stadthalle
21.10.2023 AT Linz – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Tabakfabrik
28.10.2023 AT Salzburg – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Messezentrum

LORDI are:
Mr. Lordi | vocals
Kone | guitars
Hiisi | bass
Hella | keyboard
Mana | drums

LORDI online:


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