Last week, Lordi announced that they will be dropping their 18th studio album, Screem Writers Guild, out March 31 via Atomic Fire Records. They also dropped a lyric video for the first track fro the record, “Lucyfer Prime Evil,” drawn by Kaarle and scripted and edited by mastermind Lordi.
If you’re confused by the title, don’t worry; the band have an explanation. It’s a reference to the Screen Writers Guild, a Hollywood screenplay writers association from the 1920s to the 50s.
The record itself isn’t a real concept album, but it obviously plays with the overall cinematic theme,” says Mr. Lordi.
“This is the first chance for the fans to hear our new guitar player Kone in action on a record,” he adds. “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 themesong. 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.”
Lordi will also join Sabaton and Babymetal for a European tour this spring. Check out the dates so far bellow.
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