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LORDI Announces New Guitarist – Phoosi

Finnish monster metallic group LORDI has recruited Kone because the alternative for its not too long ago departed founding guitarist Amen-Ra (a.ok.a. Amen).

Kone will make his dwell debut with LORDI on Friday, June 10 on the Rock In The Metropolis pageant in Kuopio, Finland.

Amen-Ra, whose actual title is Jussi Sydänmaa, introduced his departure from LORDI in early Could. On the time, the 49-year-old musician stated in an announcement that ” life occurs and other people change.” He added: “I do not know what the longer term will convey, all I can let you know is that proper now I am relieved, however unhappy. I am grateful however not sure the place my path will take me. An enormous chapter of my life has come to an finish, however a brand new one is beginning and I am unable to wait to see what life has to supply for me.”

Again in November 2019, Amen-Ra launched his first solo single, made accessible below the moniker AMEN-RA’S DYNASTY. On the time, he defined that he determined to elongate his stage title from simply Amen into Amen-Ra as a result of “there’s so many artists working below the title Amen, I did not see it as a sensible transfer on my half.”

LORDI triggered a sensation by successful the 2006 Eurovision with “Arduous Rock Hallelujah”, which in flip made the band’s third launch, “The Arockalypse”, a success all through Europe. On the again of their Eurovision win, they scored a profitable collection of promotions together with LORDI-branded cola, boiled sweets and bank cards; and performed dwell on the MTV European Music Awards. A sq. was renamed in LORDI‘s honor within the Lapland metropolis of Rovaniemi; a LORDI-themed postage stamp was issued in Finland and the group starred in its first movie, referred to as “Darkish Flooring”.

With their monster-movie stage persona, LORDI appeared a very unlikely option to signify their nation within the Eurovision Music Contest. So you’ll be able to think about how many individuals have been shocked when the group not solely claimed prime honors, but in addition earned probably the most factors within the venerable occasion’s historical past.

In a 2017 interview with MariskalRock, LORDI chief Mr. Lordi acknowledged in regards to the band’s connection to Eurovision: “There was a time a few years in the past — nicely, greater than a pair — once I actually, actually, actually hated that everyone’s at all times asking in regards to the goddamn Eurovision; there was a time. These days I’ve come to phrases with it. It is, like, okay, I am truly proud that we’re a part of Eurovision historical past and I’m proud that Eurovision is a part of this band’s historical past. I imply, it’s a large a part of our consciousness. As a result of the notice of the band can be so completely different, it might be a lot smaller, with out that one TV present ten years in the past.”

He continued: “I completely do not remorse that — completely not. As a result of I’ve nothing dangerous to say about Eurovision itself, however the issue that we’ve had within the years is the individuals who truly do not know the rest aside from the truth that we have been on Eurovision. And that could be a large stamp to get out of — it is like a fucking tattoo, you could have a fucking tattoo in your brow that claims ‘Eurovision.’ And that’s one thing that actually, actually, actually drove me nuts some years in the past; I used to be actually combating that.

“I’ve come to phrases with it — it is all proper; I imply, it is cool,” he stated. “I’m happy with it. And each Could, when there is a new Eurovision, I do know that my cellphone will begin ringing and other people will ask my opinions after which we get requests: ‘Do you wanna come to this nation’s semifinals? Do you wanna come right here?’ And for years we stated, ‘No, we do not wanna. We do not wish to.’ However now, we’re, like, ‘Fuck it! Let’s do it. What the hell?’ I imply, c’mon, it is all enjoyable, and it is a part of our historical past, and the Eurovision, they actually need us to come back there, as a result of, let’s face it, we’re a type of winners that folks nonetheless bear in mind.”

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Posted by Lordi on Monday, Could 30, 2022

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