Photo by Eric Beiers

A decade after winning the Eurovision song contest with the track “Hard Rock Hallelujah,” the Finnish costumed monster-band Lordi finally made their debut in Canada. I spoke to frontman Mr. Lordi after a sweaty show at Toronto’s Opera House about what has changed for the band ten years after flirting with mainstream culture, where their characters end and begin, and why they turned down a massive North American and European tour with Gwar.

Shot by Eric Beiers
Edited by Chris Tung
Co-Edited by Eric Beiers

Lordi have European and Russian tour dates lined up for the summer and fall. Their latest album, Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy), is available now, and you can watch the NSFW video for “Hug You Hardcore” below.