Lordi Hire New Drummer, Otus

Otus

And dude better not take that fucking mask off, or he’s OUT! The picture to the right is of Otus, who is now the tenth member of Lordi. His name means “creature” in Finnish. I’m guessing it’s Finnish, being that the heavy metal gimmick act is from Finland.

“We are not really sure who or what he is, he is just … a creature, a thing,” says Lordi leader Mr. Lordi. “He is a mixture of a butcher, an executioner, an alien, a lizard and a zombie. Tough dude. And definitely one of the ugliest members in our family…”

Actually, he’s just a dude in a lame-looking mask and creepy color contacts. In fact, he probably doesn’t look all that menacing without that mask. And that mask can’t come off, as we learned earlier this month, when the band fired drummer Kita for going public.

At the time, the band said in a statement that Kita’s alter ego had been compromised and that that was “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.”

I am so glad I don’t listen to this band. It’s almost fine to “have an image,” but to talk about it is not.

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