“Deadache” is the fourth studio album by the Finnish heavy metal band LORDI, released in Finland on 29 October 2008. For the release of the album the band renewed their monster outfits. “Deadache” was released during the same week in about thirty countries. The official album release party was held at the Tavastia Club in Helsinki on 31 October 2008 (Halloween).
The first single from the album, “Bite It Like a Bulldog“, was released on 3 September 2008. By November 2008, “Deadache” had sold 1,700 copies in the United States.
There are five different versions of the album, four of which have different bonus tracks. Each version was released by a different record company, hence the differing tracks. “The House” on the Finnish version of the album is a cover of a song originally by the Finnish rock band Dingo. The lyrics are written by Mr. Lordi.
LORDI started the recording of “Deadache” on 7 May 2008 at Sonic Pump Studios with producer Nino Laurenne. For the album, the group had sixty demos to choose from; fourteen of them were chosen by the band and record company to be recorded. All members of the group contributed songs to the album. The recordings were finished in June, the group then went on tour in Europe.
“Deadache” is a melodic hard rock album, but has a heavier sound and includes more horror-themes than LORDI‘s previous albums. The album has more keyboard parts than “The Arockalypse“, and the song “The Rebirth Of The Countess“, composed by the keyboard player Awa, includes a spoken part in French. “Missing Miss Charlene” includes singing by a children’s choir, with the outro being already recorded in 1986 by a 12-year-old Mr. Lordi and some of his friends from his hometown of Rovaniemi. “The Devil Hides Behind Her Smile” is a tribute to The Phantom of the Opera and Nightmare On Elm Street.