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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Bringing Back the Balls to Rock



Finnish cheese-metal band Lordi broke out with two major events this week-- the release in the U.S. of their new album, and being announced as one of the headliners of the 2007 OzzFest tour-- so even if you've never heard of Lordi before (like me, five minutes ago), you're forgiven. Just don't tell Satan, or whomever.

Any band that's willing to look this ridiculous and have lyrics like "The devil is a loser and he's my bitch" is going to be funny-- for at least a coupla seconds, anyway-- so I'm willing to overlook the fact that Lordi's songs are a bit underpowered and their foam-monster-costume shtick isn't anything new. I mean, they're no Goblin Cock, but then again, who is? (Joe Maddalena is not allowed to answer that question.)

In the meantime, check out some of the goodies, before the Teezar revival gains momentum and knocks Lordi off the charts entirely.

Audio:

Lordi, "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
(The song that won Lordi the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest)

Video:



Lordi, "The Devil Is a Loser" video




Lordi, "Would You Love a Monsterman" video


Note that both of these clips have a way better picture quality than the average YouTube video.

Also, don't be afraid to check out the official Lordi web site. It is for sure a monstrous hard-rock explosion!