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Video: LORDI Performs ‘The Riff’ On German TV

Last Saturday, only one day after the release of their new album, “To Beast Or Not To Beast”, Finnish monster rockers LORDI not only presented their new single, “The Riff”, on German TV; “Team Lordi” also competed in Pro 7‘s “wok racing championships!”

And as cool as the team retained its composure in the ice trail, their performance of “The Riff” was melting snow and ice with lots of flames and pyros.

You can watch video footage of LORDI‘s “The Riff” performance at this location.

“To Beast Or Not To Beast” was released on March 1 in Europe (excluding Finland) via AFM Records. The CD will be made available in North America on March 19 through The End Records.

“To Beast Or Not To Beast” was recorded last fall at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with renowned producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH). The CD marks 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,” LORDI leader Mr. Lordi says. “However, the new lineup of the band has given us new and fresh touch and an energetic edge to the recording process, and to the album itself.”

He added: “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” track listing:

01. We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)
02. I Luv Ugly
03. The Riff
04. Something Wicked This Way Comes
05. I’m The Best
06. Horrifiction
07. Happy New Fear
08. Schizo Doll
09. Candy For The Cannibal
10. Sincerely With Love
11. SCG6: Otus’ Butcher Clinic

LORDI previously worked with Wagener on 2010’s “Babez For Breakfast”, which sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Photo credit: ProSieben/Willi Weber

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BLACK SABBATH’s Tony Iommi Pens Armenia’s Entry Into Eurovision

According to Panarmenian.net, a song written by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has been chosen as Armenia’s entry into the Eurovision contest.

DORIANS frontman Gor Sujyan’s ‘Lonely Planet’ was selected at a Saturday, March 2 national vote to be performed at Eurovision 2013 song contest in Malmö, Sweden. The song’s origins had been kept secret for a while.

The dates set for the two Eurovision semi-finals are May 14 and 16th, with the final taking place on the evening of May 18.

Check out the new Lordi Album Cover and tracklist…

Via: http://www.lordi.fi/

This is  the album cover of To Beast Or Not To Beast.
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Mr. Lordi, who designs the cover and all the visual artwork of Lordi comments on the cover: “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 frames. Album title was Upgradead at that point in time, and the painting was done with that title in mind.”

He goes on: “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.”

The first single of the album “The Riff” will be released on February 8th 2013.

The album track list is:

We’re Not Bad For The Kids (We’re Worse)
I Luv Ugly
The Riff
Something Wicked This Way Comes
I’m The Best
Horrifiction
Happy New Fear
Schizo Doll
Candy For The Cannibal
Sincerely With Love
SCG6: Otus’ Butcher Clinic