This metal band will release SEVEN albums at once this fall.

What’s a band to do when COVID makes it impossible to tour? In the case of Finnish metal band Lordi, they decided to keep busy by writing and recording. And writing and recording. And writing and recording even more.

Before they knew it, they had recorded SEVEN albums’ worth of material. And then they thought, “Why not put it all out?”

So come October, Lordi–already with ten albums to their credit–will release seven albums all at once. Each one is will be different and represent a “different, imagined era of the fictional version of the band.”

Here’s a comment from Mr. Lordi, the band’s leader: Within a week when the ‘Killectour’ was cut short in March 2020, I realized we’re gonna have to use the sudden extra time somehow. It was clear that it is the time to start planning the new album, even though ‘Killection’ was released not even two months before.

“I was thinking that the most boring thing we could do after Killection [the band’s 2020 album] is to do another basic Lordi album. And I was very much enjoying the different styles of songwriting, recording, and production on Killection, but another boring idea would have been to do a part two.

“Since Killection is a fictional compilation album from a fictional back catalogue that doesn’t exist, I got the idea that the only thing that could top that is to record and release that fictional back catalogue.

“And [on] Halloween 2021 the fictional back catalogue will be no longer fictional, it actually will exist… at least for the most part. My original idea was to release ten albums, but the label said that is insane. But seven is a number they felt that is somewhat sane.”

Craziness. But hey, better to keep busy than not, right?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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