Mr. Lordi tells Reuters that Lordi won’t be going to America with trumpets blazing. “Easy does it. I do not think it is very different to Europe. It is about overcoming prejudices,” said Mr. Lordi, whose real name is Tomi Putaansuu. “We are a strange bird, as we do not play metal music per se – although many want to label us that way. We play more like retro 1980s rock. If you catch the drift, it takes you one second to get hooked. If it is not instant, it is likely you will never get it.” Yahoo.com has since removed the full article.