Mr. Lordi performing at ESC in 2007
|Birth name||Tomi Petteri Putaansuu|
|Born||February 15, 1974 |
|Genre(s)||Hard rock, heavy metal, power metal|
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Associated acts||Lordi, Wanda Whips Wall Street, Double Beat Und Bodys|
Tomi Petteri Putaansuu (born 15 February 1974, Rovaniemi, Finland), better known by his stage name Mr. Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. History There has probably been continuous settlement in the Rovaniemi area since the Stone Age. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock Power metal is a style of Heavy metal music combining characteristics of traditional metal with Thrash metal or Speed metal, often within A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group Lordi is a heavy metal quintet from Finland. The concept for Lordi was devised in 1992 however the band was not formed until 1996 by Tomi Putaansuu (known Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. History There has probably been continuous settlement in the Rovaniemi area since the Stone Age. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Lordi, is the lead vocalist in the Finnish metal quintet Lordi. The terms Finns and Finnish people ( Finnish: suomalaiset, Swedish: finländare) are used in English to Lordi is a heavy metal quintet from Finland. The concept for Lordi was devised in 1992 however the band was not formed until 1996 by Tomi Putaansuu (known Lordi, who has been interested in hard rock since he was a boy, is a fan of KISS. Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 He formed Lordi, a hard rock band. He studied film making in Tornio and, while there, created Lordi's first music video. Tornio (Duortnus Torneå is a municipality in Lapland, Finland.  His band Lordi went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, scoring the most points for a single entry ever. The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the OAKA Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on the 
Born and raised in Rovaniemi, Putaansuu soon became interested in monsters and special effects, in major part through horror movies. A monster is any of a large number of Legendary creatures which usually appear in Mythology, Legend, or Horror fiction. The illusions used in the Film, Television, Theater, or Entertainment industries to simulate the imagined events in a story are traditionally called Horror films are Movies that strive to elicit Fear, Horror and terror responses from viewers 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. The Muppet Show is an American Television program featuring a cast of Muppets which was produced by Jim Henson and his team from This article is about the 1982 film For the term "ET" which redirects here see ET.
Always interested in masks and visual performances, he took special interest in Alice Cooper, Kiss and Twisted Sister. Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer songwriter and musician whose career spans five Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band from New York City. He started numerous fictional bands with his friends and designed logos and album covers for all of them.
Even though he did not do well at school - except for music and drawing - he started to make his own horror movies with friends. As a movie director and effects designer he, with the young movie-makers Pete Riski (to-be Lordi's music video director), Petri Kangas and Kimmo Valtanen (to-be Sony BMG Finland CEO) and Tomi Yli-Suvanto received many awards and represented Finland at international film festivals. Pete Riski is an award-winning Finnish Music video and commercial director who has directed music videos for Lordi, among others Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group One of such films featured a monster called Roikottaja ("The Hanger") - the Mr. Lordi character is loosely based on him.
It was around this time that he got assaulted while (and because of) wearing heavy metal style clothing, at the Sampo Square in his home town - the very same square is today officially known as the Lordi Square.
Putaansuu founded Lordi in Rovaniemi in 1992, when he was 18 years old. He produced the first demo, Napalm Market, in 1993. He described Lordi's desired sound as "a song made by Kiss back in 1983, covered by Pantera in 1992 and remixed by Puff Daddy".
After years, he graduated as a medianomi (equivalent to Bachelor of Arts), specializing himself in video editing. He made Lordi's first music video Inferno, a seven-minute combination of horror fantasy and heavy metal music video, in 1995. The video featured Putaansuu's friends in heavy makeup and masks and horror decorations made by Putaansuu - and Putaansuu himself singing without any makeup. Shortly thereafter he met his future band members on a Kiss Army trip to Sweden and Lordi turned into a real band with four members - Mr. The Kiss Army is the official Fan club for the American rock band Kiss, as well as the unofficial name used to refer to Kiss fans in general "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Lordi, G-Stealer, Enary and Amen. Erna Inari Kaarina Siikavirta (b 8 October 1977 in Espoo) is a Finnish keyboard player
Putaansuu worked as a storyboard artist for Finnish movie producers and in his freetime worked with his band, producing an album Bend Over and Pray the Lord! in 1999. He could not, however, find a publisher for the album and it was left unreleased. Since then, he has also illustrated a comic book featuring Lordi, published in Finland in 2006. 
After 2002, when the single Would You Love a Monsterman? and the album Get Heavy were finally released by BMG Finland, Putaansuu was still responsible for all the album artwork, band members' characters, masks and most of the songs. Many of his works are on display in Rocktaurant, a restaurant partly owned by him, in Rovaniemi.
All publicity photograps of Putaansuu as Mr. Lordi have his face concealed with a mask and stage makeup. However, after the winning the ESC, many tabloids have published a photograph of his face, taken in the 1990s, as the chairman of Kiss Army Finland. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest The Kiss Army is the official Fan club for the American rock band Kiss, as well as the unofficial name used to refer to Kiss fans in general
Just three weeks before Lordi's performance at ESC, Mr. Lordi slipped onstage during a Lordi concert in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Hämeenlinna The band had to cancel a concert and Putaansuu had to use crutches but the ESC performance was not in danger.  Had his foot been operated, he would have performed in Athens in an exploding wheelchair or with fire-throwing crutches. Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's 
He married his long-time girlfriend and personal assistant Johanna Askola in early August 2006 in his home town Rovaniemi. The marriage was set for May 2006 and had to be postponed due to the surprising success of "Hard Rock Hallelujah". "Hard Rock Hallelujah" is a song by the Finnish heavy metal band Lordi, which won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with 292 points 
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. Mr. Lordi's father was a Demon of the South and his mother a Goblin of the North. The Demons invaded Lapland and raped the Goblins. As a bastard son of both, Mr. Lordi received the supernatural powers of them and during centuries appeared as several historical figures, such as Genghis Khan and Vlad the Impaler. Genghis Khan ( or;, Chinggis Khaan, ʧiŋgɪs χaːŋ Činggis Qaɣan; 1162–1227 born (meaning "ironworker" was the Mongol founder After defeating the Demons and Goblins, as the Lord of Lapland, he rode in a sleigh, given to him by Puuhkalakki, pulled by flying zombie reindeer. zombie is a reanimated human corpse Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou, which told of the people being controlled
According to one theory, Mr. Lordi spent centuries searching for the center point of the Earth that had been searched for by the Brotherhood of the Dragon. Kalmaged the Time-traveller tells that Mr. Lordi has integrated himself to the magnetic field of the Earth and thus controls the whole planet and can now travel between different dimensions effortlessly.
Mr. Lordi has personally gathered the other band members as allies in the trans-dimensional war against their enemies.