2018 release. The Finnish hard rock/melodic heavy metal band Lordi was originally formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter, visual artist and costume maker, Mr Lordi. Lordi took part in the Eurovision song contest and won the whole competition as the first and only winner from Finland, with all-time record-breaking points at the time. The third album The Arockalypse was released within the same time frame, with the bands own idols Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Dee Snider and Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister) appearing as guest stars. The success of the victorious single "Hard Rock Hallelujah" launched Lordi to new heights of media exposure, fan recognition and success, that opened new doors for the band. The band has been touring actively since 2002 and its known for the monstrous look and the horror elements in the stage performance and music videos.