[[caption-width-right:350:Monstrous. Epic. Finnish.]]

->''Would you love a monsterman?\\
Could you understand\\
Beauty of the beast?''

A Finnish hard rock band formed in 1996, they are best known for wearing monster costumes on and off of the stage. They won the Eurovision 2006 contest with their single "Hard Rock Hallelujah", which also broke the contests' current record. Their music is [[WordOfGod inspired by]] Music/{{KISS}}, which also led to them performing in costume.

Lordi has also made two horror films, ''Film/TheKin'' and ''Film/DarkFloors'', where they star as (who else?) the monsters.

* ''Get Heavy'' - 2002
* ''The Monsterican Dream'' - 2004
* ''The Arockalypse'' - 2006
* ''Deadache'' - 2008
* ''Babez for Breakfast'' - 2010
* ''To Beast Or Not To Beast'' - 2013

Current Line Up:
* Mr.Lordi - Vocals
* [[{{Mummy}} Amen]] - Guitar
* [[ALoadOfBull OX]] - Bass
* Mana - Drums
* [[CreepyDoll Hella]] - Keyboards

Former Members:
* [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Awa]] - Keyboard
* [[BlondesAreEvil Enary]] - Keyboard
* [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily Kita]] - Drums
* [[MixAndMatchCritters Otus]] - Drums (Passed away on Feb. 14, 2012)
* Kalma - Bass
* Magnum - Bass
* G-Stealer - Bass

!!This band exhibits the following tropes:

* AlbumTitleDrop: In "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
** "It's the Arockalypse!"
** In "Blood Red Sandman", Lordi sings "No one leaves/The Monsterican Dream".
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: And the rest of the band too.
* AllThereInTheManual: The backstories of the stage personas.
* AlterEgoActing: The members of Lordi are ''never'' referred to by their real names in authorized works, and only give interviews in full costume, in English as opposed to their native Finnish.
** Slightly played with with Mr. Lordi himself, who has occasionally given interviews out of costume and in Finnish - but always with his back to the camera: this is mostly because he has a heavy northern Finnish accent. He was finally seen dropping this in a recent interview and speaking Finnish while in costume on-camera, mostly because the initial mystique of their band has long since faded and there's no real justification for him to not speak Finnish on camera at this point anymore since everyone already associates Lordi as being Finnish.
** Subverted when Otus' real name (Tonmi Lillman) was revealed after his death.
* AnAxeToGrind: Mr. Lordi is usually sporting an axe in the stage shows.
* AncientAstronauts: Magnum was supposedly a malicious one who caused galactic calamities by distributing technologically advanced weapons. He was killed in one of the calamities, but reanimated as a zombie.
* BuxomIsBetter: Why ''hello'' there, [[http://images.wikia.com/lordi/images/9/93/Enary_in_her_%22Monsterican_Dream%22_Costume..jpg Enary]]!
* ChainsawGood: "Chainsaw Buffet"
* ClusterFBomb: The chorus to "Sincerely With Love."
* ComicBookAdaptation: Three Lordi graphic novels have been released in Finland.
* CoverVersion: Covers of Music/AliceCooper's "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" and Accept's "Midnight Mover" have been performed live. They also made a cover of "Autiotalo"/"The House" by Finnish band Dingo.
* CreepyAwesome: [[InvokedTrope The image they're aiming to project.]] As far as we can tell, they've succeeded.
* CreepyChild: The little girl from the first music video of [[http://www.video-clips.ru/uploads/posts/2008-07/1217000922_lordi-would-you-love-a-monsterman.jpg Would You Love a Monsterman]], albeit only for her {{glowing eyes of doom}} at the end.
* CreepyDoll: Keyboardist Hella and the song Schizo Doll
* TheDevilIsALoser: TropeNamer
* DontFearTheReaper: According to "The Riff", he's one Hell of a guitarist who's actually a pretty nice guy.
* HeavyMeta: "Bringing Back the Balls to Rock" and "This is Heavy Metal".
* HeavyMithril
* HelicopterFlyswatter: The intro to "Arockalypse" is a spoken news bulletin about a zombie invasion, including a snippet from a reporter who gets knocked out of the sky by a monster climbing a building.
* ImAHumanitarian: "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For The Cannibal"
* KayfabeMusic: What do you mean, "people in monster suits"?
* LighthousePoint: "The Ghosts of Heceta Head".
* LoveMakesYouEvil / LoveMakesYouCrazy: Any time love is mentioned, you can bet your soul it will fall within those tropes.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: One of them is supposedly a school teacher.
* MetalScream
* {{Mondegreen}}: Courtesy of web animator HarryPartridge, "Biomechanic Man" becomes "Bye Old Mechanic Man".
* NoExportForYou: The albums before ''The Arockalypse'' pretty much have to be sent for, including, funnily enough, ''The Monsterican Dream''. Recently averted after they toured Ozzfest, as ''Get Heavy'' and ''The Monsterican Dream'' can be found in the U.S. with a little effort.
* PerkyGoth: The star of the "Hard Rock Hallelujah" music video.
* ThePowerOfRock: In a lot of their music videos, they can rock hard enough to raise the dead.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "'''HARD! ROCK! HALLELUJAH!'''"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "To Hell With Pop" basically amounts to one of these. "Horrifiction" is also one towards the people who think horror movies can turn people into killers (and the killers who justify themselves with that argument).
* RockOpera: "This is...the Arockalypse!"
* ShoutOut / SongOfSongTitles: Quite a bit in "Bringing Back the Balls to Rock". Mostly to {{KISS}}.
** "Bringing Back The Balls to Rock" is actually riddled with Shout Outs. The lyrics mention: "Monsters of Rock" and "Breaking The Law", two Music/JudasPriest songs; "SMF" (Music/TwistedSister); "Metal Heart" (Music/{{Accept}}); Love Machine (Music/{{WASP}}); "Looks That Kill" (Music/MotleyCrue); "Youth Gone Wild" (Music/SkidRow); "Creatures Of The Night" (KISS); plus the Music/BlackSabbath allusion mentioned above. And if you really want to get that deep, the expression "Stand Up And Shout" is the title of a Music/{{Dio}} song, and, well, any metalhead when hearing an anthem about "balls" immediately thinks of "Balls To The Wall" (Music/{{Accept}}).
** There are also shoutouts to horror movies like ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' ("The Deadite Girls Gone Wild") and other subjects like the song "Deadache" about serial killer Ed Gein.
*** Blood Red Sandman's music video is best summed up as one giant tribute to ''Franchise/EvilDead''.
** The cover of the "Beast Loose In Paradise" isn't "like" the cover of the KISS alblum Creatures Of The Night, it IS the cover, just with the faces of this band instead.
** The bassist, [=OX=], derived his costume (minotaur) and stage name from [[TheWho John Entwistle's]] nickname, "the Ox".
* StageNames
* TheMovie: ''Film/DarkFloors'', a horror movie starring the cast of Lordi was released in 2008. A short film called ''Film/TheKin'' was released four years prior with the same gimmick.
* TitleOfTheDead: "Night of the Loving Dead"
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Death apparently speaks like this, as Mr.Lordi's voice distorts every time he quotes him.