Finnish shock rockers LORDI will release their new album, To Beast Or Not To Beast, on March 1st worldwide (excluding Finland), via AFM Records. The album will be released on March 19th in North America via The End Records.
A lyric video for the album track, 'The Riff', can be seen below:
To Beast Or Not To Beast was recorded last fall at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, TN with renowned producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH). The CD will mark the recording debut of Lordi's new members, keyboardist Hella (replacing Awa) and drummer Mana (replacing Otus).
“The road to this album has truly been paved by hardships,” Mr. Lordi says. “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.”
"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. 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."
To Beast Or Not To Beast tracklisting:
'We're Not Bad For The Kids (We're Worse)'
'I Luv Ugly'
'Something Wicked This Way Comes'
'I'm The Best'
'Happy New Fear'
'Candy For The Cannibal'
'Sincerely With Love'
'SCG6: Otus' Butcher Clinic'
Prior to the album release, the band issued a single for the track, 'The Riff, on February 8th. The artwork for the single can be seen below:
Upcoming Lordi tour dates include:
3 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
4 - Geiselwind, Germany - Autohof Strohofer
5 - Memmingen, Germany - Kaminwerk
6 - Offenbach, Germany - Bieber TV Turnhalle
7 - Mannheim, Germany - Alte Seilerei
11 - Köln, Germany - Essigfabrik
12 - Burglengenfeld, Germany - VAZ
13 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
14 - Berlin, Germany - K 17
16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
18 - Bologna, Italy - ZR Club
19 - Roma, Italy - Orion Club
20 - Treviso, Italy - New Age Club
21 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
25 - Madrid, Spain - Penelope
26 - Pamplona, Spain - Sala Tottem
27 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Tottem