Lordi Artistfacts

  • 1992-
    Mr. Lordi (Tomi Putaansuu)Vocals1992-
    Amen (Jussi Sydanmaa)Guitar1996-2022
    Ox (Samer el Nahhal)Bass2002-2019
    Awa (Leena Peisa)Keyboards2005-2012
    Kita (Sampsa Astala)Drums2000-2010
  • The members of the band are from Finland. They were formed in 1996 by Tomi Putaansuu (Mr. Lordi)
  • All of the members of Lordi portray a certain character:
    Mr. Lordi - The unholy overlord of Treamors
    Amen - a mummy
    Kita - an alien
    Awa - possessed sorceress
    Ox - Hellbull
  • Lordi swept the win in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 for Finland with their song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" - winning by 292 points, 44 points more then the runner up Dima Bilan of Russia. In Finland, the choice for Lordi to represent them in the Eurovision song contest sparked a lot of controversy, which ultimately led to the band being accused of being Satanists. Tomi Putaansuu replied by saying, "Satanists would not write songs like "Hard Rock Hallelujah" or "Devil is a Loser."
  • Lordi will never perform, be interviewed, or appear without their masks on, except for in 2005 when the Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat printed pictures of Tomi Putaansuu without his makeup on, which sparked a few magazines showing more pictures, which Mr. Lordi took as an attempt to destroy the image they spent 10 years to create. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Cameron - Cypress, TX, for all above


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