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.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).