D-A-D head to the UK at the start of their European tour in November/December to play a couple of shows in Manchester and London, with special guests Hangarvain supporting.

20th November, Academy 3, Manchester
21st November, Dingwalls, Camden

It’s been 8 years since Denmark’s most celebrated rock band D-A-D released their last studio album but finally the wait is over, it’s been a long time coming but it has been well worth it!
The new album harks back to the core of what D-A-D does better than most: four guys who play thrilling rock music with ferocious energy, catchy songs and an infectious commitment. ‘A Prayer For The Loud’ has a clear musical link to classic D-A-D albums such as ‘No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims’ and ‘Riskin’ It All’. The band was able to pick and choose from a large selection of songs which have been distilled down to what bassist Stig Pedersen describes athe “cream of the crop”. Among the 11 tracks on ‘A Prayer For The Loud’ you’ll find songs that fit right into a vintage D-A-D mould: throbbing, adrenaline-soaked rock, big ballads and mid-tempo songs guided by strong melodies.

According to the band itself, this is a contemporary D-A-D album where the quartet has refined some of their cardinal virtues. Everything superfluous has been discarded in the editing suite, cutting the sound and the band’s expression right down to the core.
This is what D-A-D have to say about their new album:
“In the past we have occasionally gone down new avenues to try out stuff that was pretty far from the heart of what we do. It’s been a lot of fun, but this time we have tried to narrow it down to the essence. This time around, we are just being who we really are. ‘A Prayer For The Loud’ is a record where the focus is on melodies and energy. We’ve made a real effort when it comes to writing the choruses and it’s resulted in some great songs where we were meticulous with the details without losing the original rawness and pure energy.”

The band worked on ‘A Prayer For The Loud’ for the past three years, while breaking off to go touring. The album was produced in familiar surroundings at Grapehouse studio in Copenhagen with longtime collaborators Nick Foss and Rune Nissen Petersen. It’s resulted in a record which the band is thrilled about. Frontman Jesper Binzer says: “Most of all we are proud that we have nailed 11 awesome tracks that are based on where we are right now. We are not shooting in the dark here – this is straight from the heart.

 

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AFM Records are extremely excited to announce the new album ‘Killection’ from the acclaimed Finnish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal monsters LORDI!  
 
‘Killection’ will hit the streets 31st January 2020 and this, the tenth album in the band’s history, has turned out to be the most extraordinary and varied album so far.
 
Rock/Heavy Metal monsters LORDI were founded in 1992 by lead singer, songwriter, visual art designer and costume designer Mr. Lordi. The band has deep Finnish roots originating from the city of Rovaniemi in Lapland. In 2006 they celebrated their international breakthrough by winning the Eurovision Song Contest (‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’).
 
But is it possible that this is only a pale misperception of our poor, limited reality?
What if LORDI would have already been making music since the early 70’s? And what if they have been releasing one hit single after the other since those times and now, almost 50 years later, are looking back on a full collection of songs that have been successful ever since?
This is exactly the idea that LORDI are executing with their newest studio album Killection.

Killection will be released on January 31st via AFM Records. Once more Mr. Lordi, the master of the masquerade, presents us with one of his ideas, absurd and genius at the same time, and comes up with a concept that has never been done before in the music industry: This is a compilation album that simply says “what if” LORDI had been in existence since the early 70’s. It contains all their imaginary hit singles from different periods done with painstaking attention to detail using authentic studios and vintage technology. This is how they would have sounded if LORDI had made music back then and therefore would have had the hit material to release this compilation now.
 
This is how Mr. Lordi himself sums it up:
“Killection is a fictional compilation album. It contains songs that LORDI would have written between the early ’70s through the mid-’90s. The compilation contains one “brand new” song from 2019 as well, cause that’s somehow always typical for compilations.
 

 
LORDI – 
KILLECTOUR 2020
Plus special guest
16.02.20 HU-Budapest – Barba Negra
18.02.20 SK-Bratislava – MMC
20.02.20 ITA-Bergamo – Druso
21.02.20 ITA-San Dona/Venice – Revolver
22.02.20 AUT-Klagenfurt – Stereo
23.02.20 AUT-Wien – Szene
27.02.20 F-Istres – L`usine
29.02.20 ES-Madrid – Shoko
01.03.20 ES-Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
02.03.20 D.Toulouse – Le Bikini
03.03.20 F-Angers – La Chabada
05.03.20 F-Epinal – Souris Verte
06.03.20 F-Paris – La Machine de Moulin Rouge
07.03.20 NED-Sneek – Bolwerk
10.03.20 D-Muenchen – Backstage
12.03.20 D-Hamburg – Markthalle
13.03.20 D-Berlin – Kesselhaus
14.03.20 D-Leipzig – Hellraiser
15.03.20 D-Stuttgart – LKA
18.03.20 D-Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
19.03.20 D-Nuernberg – Hirsch
20.03.20 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
21.03.20 D-Regensburg – Eventhalle Airport
22.03.20 CZ-Prague – Roxy
25.03.20 D-Koeln – Essigfabrik
26.03.20 CH-Pratteln – Z7
27.03.20 D-Heidelberg – Hallo 02
28.03.20 CH-Schaffhausen – Kammgarn
29.03.20 NED-Amstelveen – P 60