Finnish metal act Lordi has drooped a new single and lyric video for “Thing In The Cage“, their new single from the upcoming album, “Screem Writers Guild”. The brand new LP is out on March 31st via Atomic Fire Records.
Mastermind Mr. Lordi, who edited the lyric video, explains: “This song was inspired by the old sideshows, or freak shows if you will. Musically, with a different arrangement, this could have been a disco song, and I think it still is one in its core, just the production is in the hard rock vein. But the bass line definitely keeps the disco vibe vivid there.
As for the lyric video, we’ve never shown too much of making the costumes and masks, so it’s a little peek behind the scenes… This video still doesn’t show that much, but at least it might work as a little teaser to reveal how we get to be this pretty”, he added.
The album’s title, “Screen Writers Guild,” is referred to an association of screenwriters 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.
Within a month and a half, the fans of the most monstrous Finnish rock / heavy metal acts of our time will have a chance to listen live to the eerily bizarre and catchy hymns from “Screen Writers Guild”. Indeed, on April 14th Lordi will embark on The Tour To End All Tours with Sabaton and Babymetal. See the full itinerary below.
31.03.2023 MT San Gwann – Rock ‘N Malta @ Aria Complex
»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 – Zénith (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-Majówka (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 Łódź – Atlas Arena
10.05.2023 CZ Ostrava – Ostravar Aréna
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 Jäähalli
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