Babez for Breakfast

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Babez for Breakfast
Studio album by Lordi
Released Germany September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10)
iTunes September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)
United States September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
Estonia September 15, 2010 (2010-09-15)
Finland September 15, 2010 (2010-09-15)
Poland September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27)
Japan October 27, 2010 (2010-10-27)
Recorded February 16-April 14, 2010 at WireWorld Studio, Nashville, USA
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, shock rock
Length 48:33
Label Sony Music (Worldwide)
The End (Canada, USA)
Producer Michael Wagener
Lordi chronology
Zombilation - The Greatest Cuts
(2009)
Babez for Breakfast
(2010)
Scarchives Vol. 1
(2012)
Singles from Babez for Breakfast
  1. "This is Heavy Metal"
  2. "Rock Police"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Time For Metal Magazin (Germany) 8/10 stars link

Babez for Breakfast is the fifth studio album by the Finnish hard rock band Lordi, released on September 10, 2010. As is traditional for the band, their costumes were renewed for the release of this album. The album was produced by Michael Wagener.

The first single, "This Is Heavy Metal", was released digitally on August 9, 2010, and physically a week later on August 16. There were only an estimated 200 physical copies of the single made[1] and it is seen as a rare collectors' item amongst Lordi fans.

A limited edition of the album, entitled The Breakfast Box includes bonus merchandise and was released at October 18, 2010.[2]

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "SCG5: It's a Boy!"   Mr. Lordi 1:21
2. "Babez for Breakfast"   Mr. Lordi, Tracy Lipp 3:30
3. "This Is Heavy Metal"   Mr. Lordi, Lipp 3:01
4. "Rock Police"   Mr. Lordi, Lipp, P.K. Hell 3:58
5. "Discoevil"   Mr. Lordi, Lipp 3:49
6. "Call Off the Wedding"   Mr. Lordi, Bruce Kulick, Jeremy Rubolino 3:31
7. "I Am Bigger Than You"   Mr. Lordi, Lipp 3:04
8. "ZombieRawkMachine"   Mr. Lordi, Amen 3:42
9. "Midnite Lover"   Mr. Lordi, Amen, Lipp 3:21
10. "Give Your Life for Rock and Roll"   Mr. Lordi, Lipp, Ox, Cosimo Binetti 3:54
11. "Nonstop Nite"   Mr. Lordi, Amen, Lipp, Hell 3:56
12. "Amen's Lament to Ra"   Amen 0:32
13. "Loud and Loaded"   Mr. Lordi, Lipp 3:15
14. "Granny's Gone Crazy"   Mr. Lordi, Ox 3:56
15. "Devil's Lullaby"   Mr. Lordi, Lipp 3:43
Total length:
48:33
iTunes Version
No. Title Length
16. "Lord Have Mercy"   3:18
Total length:
51:51
Japanese Version
No. Title Length
16. "Lord Have Mercy"   3:18
17. "Studs 'n' Leather"   3:58
Total length:
55:49

Background[edit]

"As for the album title, it is an ironic answer to the question of whether monsters eat babies for breakfast or not. We twisted the final letter ‘s’ to a ‘z’, which changed the pronunciation. With this twist we wanted to state that this album is not as serious as Deadache," said frontman Mr. Lordi.,[3]

Recording[edit]

The recording of the album started on February 16, 2010, at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, USA.[4] The band had 44 demos to choose from,[5] of which 15 made the final cut.[6]

Style and composition[edit]

According to Mr. Lordi, "We are very proud of this album. We went back to the basics and beyond. The new material is more rocking and melodic, but we have not forgotten horror elements either. This is the first time we have worked with a string orchestra and a gospel choir. This has been great fun! As our producer [Michael Wagener] says, each song includes a lot of energy, emotion and entertainment. With this album we are eager to go back on the road and show our fans the new songs, outfits and tricks!"[3]

Singles[edit]

  1. "This Is Heavy Metal" - August 9, 2010
  2. "Rock Police" - 2010 (promo release only)

Guest appearances[edit]

Bruce Kulick[edit]

In September 2009, Mr. Lordi spent five days in Hollywood, California, co-writing new songs for the album with the ex-KISS guitarist, Bruce Kulick, and Jeremy Rubolino. This song-writing session resulted in two songs, "Cut Off My Head" and "Call Off the Wedding".[3] Mr. Lordi called "Call Off the Wedding" a "ballad, but nothing like you´ve heard from Lordi before. Lot of clean guitars there for example. Actually, that one is not quite finished yet. Bruce Kulick played the solo on that, and Jeremy Rubolino wrote the string score for it. There's gonna be REAL strings on it, and they're gonna be recorded in L.A. any day now."[7]

Mark Slaughter[edit]

Mark Slaughter, singer of the band Slaughter, also made a guest appearance on the album, to play the role of the "dad" in "Granny's Gone Crazy".[8]

Credits[edit]

  • Mr. Lordi - lead vocals
  • Amen - guitars
  • Kita - drums, backing vocals and arrangements
  • OX - bass guitar
  • Awa - keyboards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monsterboard". Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Monsterboard". Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lordi's Official Website". Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "KitaStala's Twitter". Retrieved February 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Monsterboard". Retrieved November 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Lordi's Twitter". Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "LorDiary (Lordi's Studio Diary)". Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "KitaStala's Twitter". Retrieved March 2010.