Lord Vicar to attempt another CD pressing!

Lord Vicar have annouced the release of their next album, The Black Powder, on the respectable The Church Within label. You know, the kind that goes behind artists’ backs to re-release sure-sellers, or which sends out faulty CDs to those who were naive enough to pre-order…

Will the CD version of the album be a fan-pleasing single track one again, or will the otherwise resilient Kimi Kärki succumb to industry pressure and allow his fans to pick tracks this time?

We’ll find out just this May!

In the meantime, let’s feast our hungry eyes on some really, really cool photos from the production of said masterpiece…

And we start with this one, a highly artistic representation of two musicians and the artist affectionately known as “Blonde Ambition”:

XL fridge

Whoever managed to distract Kimi for a few moments to take this picture, while he was surrounded by snacks and other edibles, is a master of persuasion. Deep bow!

Here is Kimi again, pulling the same face he did when Oli told him about the succesful pressing of their previous album, Gates of Flesh, which was intended to be “deliberately shorter than previous albums”, with “shorter, punchier songs”. But wasn’t.


Moving on, a snapshot from the recording of The Black Powder:

oh No No please No

We love the look on Chritus’ face, bracing himself for the inevitable moment when Kimi might open his mouth to “sing”. Lol.

And finally, presumably an instance of the album’s playback:

oops I did it again

Some people don’t learn from past mistakes. It’s sad…

Lord Vicar to attempt another CD pressing!

Uncertainty looms over the recording of “Droner” !

An unnerving lack of updates with regards to the making of “Droner”, Opium Warlords’ magnum opus, has thrown the fanbase into a maelstrom of confusion and speculation, driving them to tears.

“Everything was going great”, says Pölhö Kanamainen, supreme magister of the upper inner circle of the lower outer casket of the unofficial Opium Warlords fan club. “Sami was transcending his reclusivity to keep us up to date, with frequent facebook posts, detailing the creation process of his new masterpiece. We understand the lead, “folk” and recitation vocals have been recorded, edited and autotuned, the percussions nailed in the coffin, the toy glockenspiel parts performed to Sami’s inimitable standard. And then, nothing. No recording updates in over a month!”, concludes Pölhö, with a clear resignation, anxiety and sadness.

Dear readers, please help us help Pölhö… tell us what you know. Have the tap dancing parts been completed? The all-important percussive buttock slaps? The trademark farting on microphones? Or is Sami taking a well-deserved break from the pain and anguish of creation to meditate under some pussy again?

If you know the answer to any of the above, please, we urge you, do not hesitate to contact us. But be considerate of Sami’s undeniable reclusivity and do not enquire with him. Please. Allow him the space he needs in such testing times.

“Peace and Love”

recitation vocals

Uncertainty looms over the recording of “Droner” !