Lordi fire drummer
2010-10-05 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 42 Comments

Finnish heavy metal act Lordi take their mysterious monster image very seriously. So seriously in fact, that they decided to fire their drummer Kita (Sampsa Astala) when he announced he will be competing to represent Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with his side-project band, Stala & So, unmasked.

The statement by Lordi: "It is our unfortunate task to inform that drummer Kita is no longer a member of Lordi. Kita has made a decision to pursue his own career publicly as himself, without his alter ego Kita. This is in direct conflict with one of the cornerstones of Lordi's image. Therefore it is not possible for him to continue as a member of the band anymore.

Lordi will continue as always, masked and costumed, consisting of monster personas. Also, the upcoming tour will happen as planned. We thank Kita for the years he has been an important part of the band and our successes and wish him all the best in his future."


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viewerslikeyou
October 5th 2010

33 Comments


uhm

mansondanzels
October 5th 2010

98 Comments


Serious business.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
October 5th 2010

3752 Comments


o no

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LepreCon
October 5th 2010

3544 Comments


Oh well not much more than a fun straight up hard rock/ melodic metal band, any drummer half worth his skins could replace him

Photon
October 5th 2010

1288 Comments


oh lord

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SCREAM!
October 5th 2010

9576 Comments


oh lordi*

Urinetrouble
October 5th 2010

5695 Comments


srs bznz





lordi suxkz

StrizzMatik
October 5th 2010

3158 Comments


Nordic countries really take their metal fucking SRSLY

Urinetrouble
October 5th 2010

5695 Comments


nordick cuntrees reely taek ther metuhl fuking SRSLEE

fr33convict
October 5th 2010

11678 Comments


lol

Urinetrouble
October 5th 2010

5695 Comments


what the singer of lordi really looks like
[IMG]http://images.contactmusic.com/newsimages/jack_black_1107245.jpg[/IMG]

Dogget
October 5th 2010

781 Comments


well I guess someone needs to take this band seriously

Nomos
October 5th 2010

745 Comments


This is like if Slipknot were to fire Cory for not wearing a silly mask for Stone Sour.

Oh my. Scandinavichamps are so funny.

Spec
October 5th 2010

26833 Comments


Douchebags.

gingerfish
October 5th 2010

76 Comments


shit band. shit ethics. shit heads.

TheFantasticDangler
October 5th 2010

1144 Comments


theyre idiots

Jebull
October 5th 2010

1340 Comments


Lol, what a joke.

bloc
October 5th 2010

34491 Comments


A blessing in disguise

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cvlts
October 5th 2010

8917 Comments


oh noz

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Prolapse
October 5th 2010

4370 Comments


the only true black metal band is gone!

Yeahtoast
October 5th 2010

2041 Comments


LOL

MyDearWormwood
October 5th 2010

225 Comments


this band is a joke.

jcfiasco
October 5th 2010

465 Comments


best reason to fire a band member ever

qwe3
October 5th 2010

21154 Comments


laughed so hard

jingledeath
October 5th 2010

7104 Comments


lool

Scoot
October 5th 2010

17481 Comments


ohnoez he took off his mask



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botb
October 5th 2010

9284 Comments


hahahahahahaha this is hilarious

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TRMshadow
October 5th 2010

4982 Comments


won an autographed vinyl of theirs in a contest last Christmas... still have yet to listen... don't intend to...

ButcheredChildren
October 5th 2010

5591 Comments


hey this is actually a good idea for quite a few reasons

1) sticking to an alter-ego gimmick takes quite abit of self-discipline
2) not many bands have managed to successfully conceal their identities and pull of the ability to come of as legitamite monsters, many have failed (ex. The Berzerker, Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Gwar have all been un-masked at some point intime)
3) their dedication is staggeringly heroic in that it clearly wastes more effort to support it than just letting the members doing w/e it would have been easier to keep the drummer and let him desecrate their monsterous alter-personallities and looks that they've worked so hard to maintain, the amount of dedication along deserves koodos

ThePalestMexican
October 5th 2010

2816 Comments


Some people take the band's money and spent it on drugs
Some people get in fights with the band
Some people want to take the band in a completely different direction

This guy took off his mask

RyanDonahoe
October 5th 2010

142 Comments


Yeah I don't care how hard it is to conceal an identity like that, that's a straight up dick move. We're not 5 we know that they are people not monsters, but most importantly this band blows sooooo fucking hard.

ButcheredChildren
October 5th 2010

5591 Comments


wait the band isn't actually comprised on monsters? WTH? I feel mis-lead

theartofdoom
October 5th 2010

254 Comments


Lordi ain't fuckin' round

JesusV4
October 5th 2010

391 Comments


Saw Lordi on the mainstage of Ozzfest a few years ago, wondered who the hell they were. Then they sucked. Hadn't heard about them since. Now this. pfft

Unskathed123
October 5th 2010

368 Comments


Look at it this way:
What would happen if Batman took off his mask in public?
Exactly.

Bleekill
October 5th 2010

832 Comments


lol this band is shit, you have to be shit to rip off GWAR

drasticaction74
October 6th 2010

1675 Comments


lordi's image aint nuthin 2 fuck wit

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Makemebad35
October 8th 2010

696 Comments


Saddest news I've heard today.

OvrotLivesAgain
October 10th 2010

1501 Comments


Shit just got serious.

WOULD YOU LOVE A MONSTERMAN?
COULD YOU UNDERSTAND?
BEAUTY OF THE BEAST?
I WOULD DO IT ALL FOR YOU.
WOULD YOU DO IT ALL.
DO IT ALL FOR MEEEEE?????

Satellite
October 10th 2010

19816 Comments


Band isn't any more lulzy than the black metal half of this site circle jerks to.

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Lordifani
October 15th 2010

6 Comments


There was actually a better reason for Kita's departure than just the principal that you absolutely must have a mask or else you're out of the band. Kita's band Stala & SO. has been going for quite a while but only now has it presented a problem. The band didn't want to fire Kita and waited a while before making the decision. But when Kita revealed his face, the Finnish media decided that if one member takes his mask off then it's okay to reveal all the other members. Kita made a choice to appear as himself but the other band members still want to remain unknown. So the only way to save the image that the band has tried to maintain for a decade was to fire Kita and let the media know that one member can't have rules applying to them that are separate from the rest of the band. He himself knew the risks so in a way he left, in a way he was kicked out. But there is no bad blood between the band and him. He's still friends with all of them and has even helped the new drummer by giving him tips.

BallsToTheWall
October 15th 2010

44164 Comments


Must have been listening to GWAR.



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