The Riff (Lordi song)

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"The Riff"
Single by Lordi
from the album To Beast or Not to Beast
Released February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)
Format CD single
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 3:47
Label Sony Music
Producer(s) Michael Wagener
Lordi singles chronology
"This Is Heavy Metal"
"The Riff"
Music video
"The Riff" on YouTube

"The Riff" is a song by a Finnish hard rock band Lordi. It is the first and only single from the album To Beast or Not to Beast, released on February 8, 2013.[1] The band has also made a music video for the song. [2] It's also the very first Lordi song that has been released also as an official lyrics video.[1]

Lordi performed "The Riff" in a German television competition Wok WM in 2013.[3] The song is also featured in a Pinball Rocks app game.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Riff" (3:47)

Music video[edit]

The music video of "The Riff" was filmed exclusively in Czech Republic, in a local supermarket Albert. The video was filmed by Martin Muller. A Czech playmate Dominika Jandlova is featured in the video. The music video got censored by the label Sony Music; they didn't let Dominika Jandlova appear naked in the video.[5]

The song[edit]

The song tells a story of a guy meeting the grim reaper who asks the guy to take a ride with him. The grim reaper shows his song to the guy by playing guitar. He asks the guy how the songs was; the guy liked only the riff of the song. The story ends in the death of grim reaper.[6]


  1. ^ a b "The Riff (2013)". LORDI Army. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Lordi - The Riff video released". Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Lordi in TV-shows". LORDI Army. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  4. ^ "The Riff on Pinball Rocks app game on the appstore". Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  5. ^ "The Riff music video (2013)". LORDI Army. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  6. ^ "Lyrics To Beast or Not to Beast". LORDI Army. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 

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