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Monstrous year for hell-hailing rockers

Monster rock group Lordi’s company posted its biggest losses to date last year, reports the tabloid Ilta-Sanomat.

Mr. Lordi
Can Lordi still claw its way to the top? Image: Sony Music / Petri Haggrén

With a turnover of 85,000 euros, Lordi Enterprises was 70,000 euros in the red.

Things looked rosier in 2009, when the masked musicians' company boasted a turnover of 450,000 euros.

Lordi Enterprises was born in 2006—the same year the heavy metal monsters ended Finland's Eurovision drought with their catchy hit "Hard Rock Hallelujah." The company is headed by the band’s frontman, Tomi Putaansuu, also known as Mr. Lordi.

The pyrotechnic ensemble has released six studio albums to date, featured in the Finnish horror film Dark Floors and even have their own smartphone app.

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