The metal monsters of Lordi announced a major change yesterday, as they officially joined Atomic Fire Records. The band, currently touring in Europe, also used the announcement to reveal that not only did they spend the pandemic writing and recording a full-length studio effort, but they’re also planning to release it in Spring 2023.

Though there’s currently no additional detail about the new album, we do know that it will be the band’s follow-up to the 2021 release of the seven-CD box set, Lordiversary.

With their addition to Atomic Fire Records, founder and A&R Markus Wosgien said Lordi now gives the label more cred in the heavy metal genre, noting the band’s two decades of experience.

“With Lordi, we are happy to welcome another heavyweight of the heavy metal scene to Atomic Fire Records. Twenty years ago, their fantastic debut Get Heavy was released and you simply had to love them! The combination of their monster image with traditional ’80s metal was a real joy on every single one of their albums and is always a guarantee for a true metal inferno live on stage. What Mr. Lordi and his monster clan recently created on the seven-CD package* Lordiversity* still leaves me speechless and will probably never be seen again in this form. We are looking forward to the next chapter with some new monster anthems par excellence!”

Lordi are currently on tour throughout Europe until December 10 and do not have plans to head back out until April 14.

LORDI:
11/21/2022 Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
11/23/2022 Der Hirsch – Nuremberg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
11/24/2022 Eventhall Airport – Regensburg-Obertraubling, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
11/25/2022 Hole44 – Berlin, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
11/26/2022 Hellraiser – Leipzig, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
11/28/2022 Backstage (Werk) – Munich, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
11/29/2022 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside
11/30/2022 Garage – Saarbrucken, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside
12/02/2022 P60 – Amstelveen, NL w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside
12/03/2022 Tivoli – Bremen, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
12/04/2022 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry
12/06/2022 Vakaris – Vilnius, LT
12/08/2022 Tavastia-klubi – Helsinki, FI
12/09/2022 Olympia-kortteli – Tampere, FI
12/10/2022 Viking Grace – Turku – MS, FI
w/ Sabaton, Babymetal:
4/14/2023 First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK
4/15/2023 Arena Wembley – London, UK
4/16/2023 Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
4/18/2023 OVO Hydro – Glasgow, UK
4/21/2023 Zénith (La Villette) – Paris, FR
4/22/2023 Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE
4/24/2023 Barclays Arena – Hamburg, DR
4/25/2023 Rockhal – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
4/28/2023 Avicii Arena – Stockholm, SE
4/29/2023 Spektrum – Oslo, NO
4/30/2023 Royal Arena – Copenhagen, DK
5/02/2023 ZAG Arena – Hanover, DE
5/03/2023 Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL
5/05/2023 Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE
5/06/2023 Quarterback Immobilien Arena – Leipzig, DE
5/07/2023 Stadthalle – Vienna, AT
5/09/2023 Atlas Arena – Łódź, PL
5/10/2023 Ostravar Aréna – Ostrava, CZ
5/12/2023 Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE
5/13/2023 Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE
5/15/2023 Olympiahalle – Munich, DE
5/18/2023 Saku Suurhall – Tallinn, EE
5/19/2023 Helsingin Jäähalli – Helsinki, FI
5/20/2023 Kuopio-halli – Kuopio, FI