Lordi will release its 18th studio album, “Screem Writers Guild,” on March 31, 2023, via its new label home, Atomic Fire Records.
The news of the release is accompanied by the unveiling of the track “Lucyfer Prime Evil” alongside a lyric video, drawn by Kaarle and scripted and edited by mastermind Mr. Lordi.
The album title is a reference to the Screen Writers Guild, an association of Hollywood screenplay writers.
“The record itself isn’t a real concept album, but it obviously plays with the overall cinematic theme,” Mr. Lordi said.
“This is the first chance for the fans to hear our new guitar player Kone in action on a record,” Mr. Lordi said. “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 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.”
Watch the lyric video for “Lucyfer Prime Evil” below, and stream/purchase the track here.
“Screem Writers Guild” was produced by Mr. Lordi with Mana and Janne Halmkrona as executive producers. Ilkka Herkman took care of mixing, and Pauli Saastamoinen mastered the record. The artwork was 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 – Includes alternative cover artwork, digipak CD, 2xLP in gatefold, exclusive “Live at Masters of Rock” DVD featuring five live songs, five band member portrait art prints plus a Lordi notebook.
- Digipak CD
- 2xLP gatefold (Transparent/Blue Marbled)
- 2xLP gatefold (Red/Black Splatter; only available in Europe)
- 2xLP gatefold (Green Marbled; only available @ EMP)
- 2xLP gatefold (Purple/Black Marbled; only available @ Atomic Fire Records US Mailorder, Nuclear Blast, and Levykauppa Äx)
Preorder the album, pre-save it on your favorite DSP or preorder it digitally to receive “Lucyfer Prime Evil” immediately here.
“Screem Writers Guild” track listing:
1. Dead Again Jayne
2. SCG XVIII: Nosferuiz Horror Show
3. Unliving Picture Show
5. Thing in the Cage
6. Vampyro Fang Club
7. The Bride
8. Lucyfer Prime Evil
10. Lycantropical Island
11. In the Castle of Dracoolove
12. The SCG Awards
14. End Credits
Lordi will join Sabaton and Babymetal for a European tour this spring with more performances to be announced soon.
Lordi tour dates:
3/31/2023 Rock ‘N Malta @ Aria Complex – San Gwann, MT
with Sabaton and 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