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Mr. Lordi

Mr. Lordi

Real/full name:
Tomi Petteri Putaansuu
50 (born Feb 15th, 1974)
Place of birth:
Finland (Rovaniemi, Lappi)


Born and raised in Rovaniemi, Putaansuu soon became interested in monsters and special effects, in major part through horror movies. He was an avid fan of The Muppet Show and E.T. and soon was introduced to the world of heavy metal through his friend Risto Niemi, when he was 8 years old.

Always interested in masks and visual performances, he took special interest in Alice Cooper, Kiss and ...


Character background:
Mr. Lordi is Putaansuu's character in the rock band Lordi. His character is described as "The Most Fearsome Khan of All", "The Biomechanical Man" and "The Unholy Overlord of All Tremors".

Like the other monsters in the band, he too has a background story and has appeared in fictional comic books. His first appearance was in Monsterican presents: Arctic Horror Annual #1. ...


Vocals (1992-present), Bass (1992-1993), Keyboards (1992-1997)

1993 Napalm Market (Demo) Lyrics, Drum programming, Bass, Songwriting, Synthesizers, Vocals (as "Lordi")
1993 Lordi (Demo) Lyrics, Songwriting, Vocals (as "Lordi Putaansuu")
1994 Whatchamacallit (Demo) Songwriting, Vocals, Lyrics, Synthesizers (as "Lordi Putaansuu")
1998 I Am the Leviathan / Playing the Devil With (Single) Vocals
2002 Would You Love a Monsterman? (Single) Vocals
2002 Get Heavy Vocals, Programming, Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 2-11) (as "Lordi")
2003 Devil Is a Loser (Single) Vocals
2004 The Monster Show (Compilation) Vocals
2004 My Heaven Is Your Hell (Single) Vocals
2004 The Monsterican Dream Vocals, Programming, Lyrics (tracks 1-11, 13), Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6-9, 11, 13) (as "Lordi")
2004 Blood Red Sandman (Single) Lyrics, Vocals
2006 Would You Love a Monsterman? (2006) (Single) Vocals
2006 The Arockalypse Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4-12) (as "Lordi")
2006 Hard Rock Hallelujah (Single) Vocals
2006 Who's Your Daddy? (Single) Vocals
2006 Market Square Massacre (Video) Vocals
2006 It Snows in Hell (Single) Vocals (as "Lordi")
2006 It Snows in Hell (Video) Vocals
2007 Bringing Back the Balls to Stockholm: The Opening Night (Video) Vocals
2007 They Only Come Out at Night (Single) Vocals
2008 Beast Loose in Paradise (Single) Vocals
2008 Bite It like a Bulldog (Single) Vocals
2008 Deadache Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1-5, 7, 8, 10-13), Outro (track 13) (as "Lordi")
2008 Deadache (Single) Vocals
2009 Zombilation - Greatest Cuts (Compilation) Vocals
2010 This Is Heavy Metal (Single) Vocals
2010 Babez for Breakfast Songwriting (tracks 1-11, 13-15), Vocals (lead), Lyrics (tracks 1-11, 13-15)
2012 Scarchives Vol.1 (Compilation) Bass (track 4), Vocals, Drum programming (tracks 1, 3, 8, 9)
2013 The Riff (Single) Vocals
2013 To Beast or Not to Beast Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1-10), Lyrics (tracks 1-10) (as "Lordi")
2014 Nailed by the Hammer of Frankenstein (Single) Vocals, All instruments
2014 Scare Force One Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9-11, 13), Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1-7, 9-11, 13)
2016 Hug You Hardcore (Single) Vocals, Drums, Guitars, Bass
2016 Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy) Lyrics (tracks 1-7, 9-14), Songwriting, Vocals
2018 Your Tongue's Got the Cat (Single) Vocals
2018 Naked in My Cellar (Single) Vocals
2018 Sexorcism Lyrics, Songwriting, Vocals (lead, backing) (as "Lordi")
2019 The Riff (Live) (Single) Vocals
2019 Devil Is a Loser (Live) (Single) Vocals
2019 Recordead Live – Sextourcism in Z7 (Live album) Vocals (as "Lordi")
2019 Shake the Baby Silent (Single) Vocals
2019 I Dug a Hole in the Yard for You (Single) Vocals
2020 Like a Bee to the Honey (Single) Vocals
2020 Killection (A Fictional Compilation Album) Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 5-15), Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 5-15), All instruments (tracks 1, 6, 11, 15)
2021 Believe Me (Single) Vocals
2021 Abracadaver (Single) Vocals
2021 Borderline (Single) Vocals
2021 Superflytrap Lyrics, Programming, Vocals, Songwriting, Guitars (rhythm)
2021 Abracadaver Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics, Songwriting, Whistle, Vocals, Programming
2021 Merry Blah Blah Blah (Single) Vocals
2021 Demon Supreme (Single) Vocals
2022 Humanimals Lyrics (tracks 1-9, 11), Programming, Vocals, Songwriting (tracks 1-9, 11), Guitars (rhythm)
2022 Day off of the Devil (Single) Vocals
2022 Abusement Park Songwriting, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics, Programming, Vocals
2022 Spear of the Romans (Single) Vocals
2022 Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular Lyrics, Drum programming, Guitars (rhythm), Songwriting, Programming, Vocals
2022 Skelectric Dinosaur Songwriting (tracks 1-9), Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars (rhythm)
2022 The Masterbeast from the Moon Vocals, Songwriting, Orchestrations, Guitars (rhythm), Lyrics, Programming
2022 Reel Monsters (Single) Vocals
2022 Hard Rock Hallelujah (Single) Vocals
2023 Screem Writers Guild Vocals
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Monstervision Freakshow

Vocals (2007)

2007 Welcome to Hellsinki (Single) Vocals

Pete and Buddies



Vocals (2017)

2017 The Anniversary Song (Single) Vocals

Wanda Whips Wall Street

Vocals (1994-1996)

Black Sun

2020 Silent Enemy (EP) Vocals (track 6)

Domination Black

2008 Haunting (EP) Vocals (additional) (track 1)


As Tomi Putaansuu:

2016 Strong and Proud - 30 Years of Rock and Metal (Video) Vocals (DVD1 tracks 21, 30; DVD3 track 4)

Domination Black

2005 Fearbringer Artwork
2008 Haunting (EP) Logo


1993 Studio Session (Demo) Cover art (as "Lordi")


2013 Labyrinth Design


2002 Would You Love a Monsterman? (Single) Lyrics
2002 Get Heavy Artwork (as "Lordi")
2003 Devil Is a Loser (Single) Artwork, Lyrics (as "Lordi")
2004 The Monster Show (Compilation) Cover art, Layout (as "Lordi")
2004 The Monsterican Dream Cover art, Artwork, Layout
2004 Blood Red Sandman (Single) Cover art (as "Lordi")
2006 Would You Love a Monsterman? (2006) (Single) Cover art, Layout, Lyrics (as "Lordi")
2006 The Arockalypse Cover art, Layout (as "Lordi")
2006 Hard Rock Hallelujah (Single) Cover art, Lyrics
2006 Who's Your Daddy? (Single) Cover art, Layout
2006 It Snows in Hell (Single) Cover art, Lyrics (as "Lordi")
2007 They Only Come Out at Night (Single) Cover art
2008 Beast Loose in Paradise (Single) Cover art, Lyrics
2008 Bite It like a Bulldog (Single) Cover art, Layout, Lyrics
2008 Deadache Artwork, Art direction, Layout, Lyrics (as "Lordi")
2008 Deadache (Single) Cover art, Lyrics
2009 Zombilation - Greatest Cuts (Compilation) Artwork
2010 This Is Heavy Metal (Single) Cover art, Lyrics
2010 Babez for Breakfast Artwork, Art direction, Layout
2013 To Beast or Not to Beast Artwork
2014 Scare Force One Artwork
2016 Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy) Layout, Artwork
2018 Sexorcism Artwork, Cover, Layout
2020 Killection (A Fictional Compilation Album) Layout, Producer, Artwork
2021 Believe Me (Single) Recording (Guitars)
2021 Abracadaver (Single) Recording (Guitars)
2021 Borderline (Single) Recording (vocals)
2021 Superflytrap Artwork, Recording (guitars), Producer
2021 Lordiversity (Boxed set) Producer, Liner notes
2021 Abracadaver Recording (guitars, whistle, Hulk the Bulldog), Artwork, Producer
2021 Merry Blah Blah Blah (Single) Recording (Guitars)
2021 Demon Supreme (Single) Recording (Guitars, synth and drum programming)
2022 Humanimals Artwork, Recording (guitars), Producer
2022 Abusement Park Recording (vocals), Producer, Artwork
2022 Spear of the Romans (Single) Recording (Guitars), Orchestration
2022 Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular Recording (guitars, movie mock-up intros), Producer, Mixing (movie mock-up intros), Artwork
2022 Skelectric Dinosaur Artwork, Producer
2022 The Masterbeast from the Moon Recording (guitars), Producer, Liner notes, Artwork
2023 Screem Writers Guild Producer, Artwork, Art direction
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Rotten Sound

1995 Psychotic Veterinarian (EP) Cover art, Booklet (as "Tomi Putaansuu")
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Added on: 2011-04-10 12:58:42 Last modified on: 2023-10-28 17:39:22
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