According to ESCToday.com, Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will soon return as the co-writers and stars of the multi-million film production "Dark Floors". The band will also perform the film's theme song.
Described as "an American-type slasher thriller with a sprinkle of Japanese style," the movie's script was written by LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi and Finnish writer Veli-Pekka Hänninen. The film, which is set in a hospital, will reportedly cost around four million euros to produce and it will be the first production of the new company that was formed after the aquisition of a major stake in Solar Films by the Danish movie giant Nordisk Film. Apart from LORDI, the rest of the cast will be from the U.K. and the USA. Filming will start on May 7 but LORDI will join on May 14, after the Eurovision Song Contest final. The film will be promoted at the Cannes International Film Festival with a LORDI concert on May 20. The release date for Finland has been set for Friday, December 21.
This is not Mr. Lordi's first attempt on the wide screen. He also played himself in the 2004 horror movie "The Kin".
Three 60-second audio samples from NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD's upcoming "What's In Your Head?", have been posted online on the group's official web site.
"What's In Your Head?" was previously described by the band as "a powerful but varied collection of songs." Other songtitles set to appear on the album include "Nothing to Lose" ("an hypnotic track with great lyrics from [singer] Nick Tart"), and the "Reign Supreme" ("the heaviest track DIAMOND HEAD have recorded since 'Am I Evil?'").
Dave Nicholls is the recording engineer and producer with guitarist Brian Tatler. Dave recently recorded the SLIPKNOT live album, and has also worked with THE WILDHEARTS. He has been on tour with STONE SOUR during the last few months.
Commented the band: "Brian and Nick have spent months writing these songs and all you fans will be thrilled with the results. We believe this will be the album DIAMOND HEAD have always threatened to make. What 'All Will Be Revealed' promises, 'What's In Your Head?' delivers — and then some!"
"We are honored to headline this year's Evolution Festival in Tuscany, Italy this 7.7.7!!!! This will be the second time we have played the Evolution Festival, and we can't wait to see all our friends in Italy again! How lucky we are to come back to the beautiful and always passionate, ROCKING country of Italy!! I have been fortunate enough to have been playing Italy since 1989, but this will be the first time EVER I have been to / sang in the historic city of Tuscany!! I absolutely cannot wait. Getting my video camera fired up as we speak!"
Sebastian Bach on tour 2007:
June 01 - Nagoya, Japan @ Shimin-kaikan Chu Hall
June 02 - Osaka, Japan @ IMP Hall
June 04 - Tokyo, Japan @ C.C. Lemon Hall (Shibuya Kokaido)
June 05 - Tokyo, Japan @ Koseinenkin Kaikan
July 07 - Tuscany, Italy @ Rosignano Solvay Evolution Festival
July 13 - Kvinesdal, Norway @ Kvinesdal Rockfestival