Creepy-crawly atmosphere in summer: On 26th July, the Finnish monster LORDI release their brand-new DVD “Recordead Live – Sextourcism In Z7” via AFM Records.
Besides the live cut of the show in Pratteln/Switzerland during their latest “Sextourcism” tour, the DVD provides a lot of bonus material, including some real rarities.
The Live show itself has a playing time of two hours. “We just cut a little bit of my stupid announcements on stage,” so Mr. Lordi about the impressive duration. “Apart from that, everything that happened this evening ended up on this DVD.”
The choice of the Z7 is a matter of duration as well: There is no club that hosted LORDI as often as the location next to the German border. On every tour the band played the musicians hit up in Z7. For that reason, the club became something like a second home to the Finns over the years.
The issue of recording a DVD is a premier: Though there are some live records of LORDI, “Recordead Live – Sextourcism In Z7” is the first official Live DVD of the band, checked by the musicians. A plan that LORDI had been pursuing for years and finally were put into practice during the “Sextourcism” tour. Mr. Lordi about: “I am very happy that we waited until the ‘Sextourcism’ tour, because we look amazing, the stage looks amazing and everything was perfect to create a stunning DVD.“
The bonus material is stunning as well: Alongside a tour diary with LORDI, the DVD provides all of the official video clips the band ever made. Among them a real rarity, the very first official music video for “Inferno.” It was made 1994 and Mr. Lordis final dissertation at the film academy. Besides production, location and the camera settings, Mr. Lordi was also responsible for writing, directing and editing the video and for costumes and the masks. “That was the historical moment that the masks and costumes became an essential part of the band“, he remembers.” Since it was my final dissertation, everyone was dressed up except me. When I saw the clip for the first time, I was like: ‚Fuck, everybody looks way cooler than I do – it was supposed to be the other way around.‘ That was the moment, I decided, to create the most elaborate costume for myself.” In the video to “Inferno” Mr. Lordi does not wear a mask. But since a real monster never loses face, the clip was censored afterwards. A retrospective edited mask made Mr. Lordi staying Mr. Lordi.
Since their stunning victory at Euro Vision song contest in 2006, the Finnish monster rocker LORDI are omni present. With charm, exciting melodies and elaborate and crazy monster costumes the unconventional formation rocked over all Europe.
With their new studio album “Sexorcism” that was released in spring 2018 and was one of the most successful in band history, LORDI returned with new costumes and a wonderful live show that now is caught in overwhelming moving pictures, released in July.
Already in May, Mr. Lordi appeared on the screens as a guest of Max Raabes MTV Unplugged. In good time before the ESC weekend – thirteen years ago, LORDI won the contest and brought them to the top of international Rock scene.
Read our review here.