Hard rock monsters Lordi will release their 18th studio album Screem Writers Guild, on 31 March 2023 via Atomic Fire Records, with a beautiful piece of cover art by Mr Lordi. The first single, Lucyfer Prime Evil, has just been released.
Screem Writers Guild is a ‘LORDIfied’ play on words referencing the Screen Writers Guild, an association of screenwriters in Hollywood that existed between 1933 and 1954. “The record itself isn’t a real concept album,” Mr Lordi says, “but it obviously plays with the overall cinematic theme.”
The new guitarist Kone has a lengthy, tasty solo in the first single Lucyfer Prime Evil. The lyric video is drawn by Kaarle and scripted and edited by mastermind Mr Lordi.
“This is a first chance for the fans to hear our new guitar player Kone in action on a record,” Mr Lordi says. “He is doing a pretty lengthy guitar solo on the track, with Hella backing him up by keyboard harmonies here and there. It’s also the very first time in Lordi’s history that you can actually hear the whole band sing backing vocals on this album.
“Story-wise, Lucyfer Prime Evil gives a quite good example of the themes and lyrical content that await you on the record: it’s a horror story, kinda like an eerie horror movie theme song. Although this song isn’t really based on any particular horror movie, the conceptual theme of what to expect from the whole album should come across pretty clear.”
Lordi join Sabaton on their Tour To End All Tours, with their first show in Leeds on 14 April 2023.
Screem Writers Guild was produced by Mr Lordi, with Mana and Janne Halmkrona as executive producers. Ilkka Herkman mixed, and Pauli Saastamoinen mastered the record.
Screem Writers Guild can be pre-ordered from https://lordi.lnk.to/ScreemPR and will be available in the following formats:
- limited collector’s box set (incl. alternative cover artwork, CD-digipak, 2LP in gatefold, excl. Live At Masters Of Rock DVD feat. 5 live songs, 5 band member portrait art prints plus LORDI notebook)
The box set will be available in 3 different variants:
- incl. red/black splatter vinyl @ Atomic Fire Records Mailorder
- incl. green marbled vinyl @ EMP
- incl. purple/black marbled vinyl @ Atomic Fire Records US Mailorder, Nuclear Blast & Levykauppa Äx
- 2LP in gatefold (transparent/blue marbled)
- 2LP in gatefold (red/black splatter; only available in Europe)
- 2LP in gatefold (green marbled; only available @ EMP)
- 2LP in gatefold (purple/black marbled; only available @ Atomic Fire Records US Mailorder, Nuclear Blast & Levykauppa Äx)
Lordi – Screem Writers Guild
- Dead Again Jayne
- SCG XVIII: Nosferuiz Horror Show
- Unliving Picture Show
- Thing In The Cage
- Vampyro Fang Club
- The Bride
- Lucyfer Prime Evil
- Lycantropical Island
- In The Castle Of Dracoolove
- The SCG Awards
- End Credits