LORDI: 'The Arockalypse' Certified Gold In Germany

LORDI's "The Arockalypse" album has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The band performed on on "The Ultimate Chart Show" and picked up its gold record in Cologne last week.

Since winning the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in May, LORDI's dream has grown to gargantuan heights. Besides conquering numerous European charts the band has been given their own credit card though Finland's Sampo Bank, as well as their own softdrink (Lordi Cola), LORDI candy, LORDI kebab, and comic book.

As previously reported, LORDI has signed a North American deal with The End Records. "The Arockalypse" will be released in North America on March 20, with bonus tracks and a DVD.

LORDI is currently planning its first-ever jaunt of North America this spring and is confirmed for a two-night stint at the annual Bamboozle festival, set for May 5 and 6 in East Rutherford, N.J.

LORDI will perform at the Emma Gaala (the Finnish Grammys equivalent) on March 10. LORDI is nominated for Band Of The Year, Album Of The Year ("The Arockalypse"), Song Of The Year ("Hard Rock Hallelujah") and Producer Of The Year (Jyrki Tuovinen). They are up for the Best Finnish Act award, as chosen by televoters.

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