|Lordi fire drummer|
2010-10-05 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 42 Replies | 4353 Views
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."
Oh well not much more than a fun straight up hard rock/ melodic metal band, any drummer half worth his skins could replace him
Nordic countries really take their metal fucking SRSLY
nordick cuntrees reely taek ther metuhl fuking SRSLEE
what the singer of lordi really looks like
well I guess someone needs to take this band seriously
This is like if Slipknot were to fire Cory for not wearing a silly mask for Stone Sour.
Oh my. Scandinavichamps are so funny.
shit band. shit ethics. shit heads.
Lol, what a joke.
A blessing in disguise
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the only true black metal band is gone!
this band is a joke.
best reason to fire a band member ever
laughed so hard
ohnoez he took off his mask
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hahahahahahaha this is hilarious
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won an autographed vinyl of theirs in a contest last Christmas... still have yet to listen... don't intend to...
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
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
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.
wait the band isn't actually comprised on monsters? WTH? I feel mis-lead
Lordi ain't fuckin' round
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
Look at it this way:
What would happen if Batman took off his mask in public?
lol this band is shit, you have to be shit to rip off GWAR
lordi's image aint nuthin 2 fuck wit
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Saddest news I've heard today.
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?????
Band isn't any more lulzy than the black metal half of this site circle jerks to.
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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.
Must have been listening to GWAR.