LORDI – announce new album »Screem Writers Guild« & release lyric video for first digital single, ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’!

L-R: Hiisi (bass), Kone (guitars), Mr. Lordi (vocals), Hella (keyboard), Mana (drums)
Photo Credit: Eero Kokko

Come one, come all, to preview the new blockbuster – ahem, album! – from the world’s favorite hard rock monsters, LORDI, who are gearing up for the next chapter of their spooky history. Today, the quintet are proud to announce their 18th studio album, »Screem Writers Guild« which is set to be released on March 31st, 2023 via their new label home 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.

This news is accompanied by the unveiling of an uplifting taster, titled ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil,’ alongside a lyric video –- drawn by Kaarle and scripted and edited by mastermind Mr. Lordi himself — over on YouTube.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Vbk3Pi67Wp0

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Stream/purchase the track: https://lordi.afr.link/Lucyfer

Mr. Lordi explains, “This is a 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 a quite good example of the themes and lyrical content that await you on the record: it’s a horror story, kinda like an eery 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 its 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 (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 ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’ immediately now, here: https://lordi.lnk.to/Screem

»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

Don’t forget to subscribe Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify: https://afr.link/SpotifyNewReleases

ICYMI: Listen to LORDI‘s new ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ version feat. “Werwolf” BĂŒrger Lars Dietrich: https://lordi.afr.link/HardRockHallelujah (part of income going to charity)

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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 line-ups of globally recognized festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE) and Masters of Rock (CZ) among others.

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LORDI live:

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

»The Tour To End All Tours«
w/ SABATON, BABYMETAL
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 – ZĂ©nith (La Villette)
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
30.04.2023 DK Copenhagen – Royal Arena
01.05.2023 PL Wroclaw – 3-MajĂłwka (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 ƁódĆș – Atlas Arena
10.05.2023 CZ Ostrava – Ostravar ArĂ©na
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 JÀÀhalli
20.05.2023 FI Kuopio – Kuopio-halli

23. – 25.06. ES Cartagena – Rock Imperium Festival
14.10. AT Kapfenberg – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Stadthalle
21.10. AT Linz – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Tabakfabrik
28.10. AT Salzburg – Wildstyle & Tattoo @ Messezentrum

More dates to be added soon…!