Mr Kita

Today an announcement from Lordi reached the fans with the saddest news. Kita is no longer a part of Lordi.

Kita was an alien from the planet Mu-Araen which is located not less than 50 lightyears from our own solarsystem. Kita’s kind of aliens was the main spieces on the planet and worked as war beasts.

Kita was my favourite member. He was not only the drummer of Lordi, he was actually THE drummer. THE musician. THE bandmember.

I “fell in love” with Kita while watching a re-run of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. It was when they had won, as he was standing on the drums waving his drumsticks like a conductor of an orchestra. He was so cute and sweet doing that, I just fell for him. And ever since then, I’ve loved him with heart and soul.

I remember how excited I was about going to their gig in 2006. Mum dragged me around to each and every Wig Wam gig availible, and only a week before the gig I got an email from Amen asking if we wanted to meet them, and of course we signed up for it. While at the concert, I was amazed by him. Terrified, but amazed. You see – monsters and horror things aren’t really usually my kind of thing but, somehow Lordi works fine. Afterwards we went backstage. Lina & I was so nervous, so we went as far away from the “stage” as possible, sitting on the chair in the backer line. Lordi arrived and all the other fans started talking to them and such. Still we were too nervous to do anything.

OX spotted us, and he spotted Linas OX face shirt. He pointed at her and gave her the thumb up, and then Kita, who was next to him, saw us too. He saw my shirt, pointed at me and then started “calling” me about that I should come over. He waved at me and “asked” me /us to come over. So we walked a little bit, and their tourmanager Tomi Niemi came and picked us up. It’s kinda greyish. But I walked up to Kita, actually, I almost walked right into the chest of OX if it wouldn’t have been for that Kita grabbed me, turned me around and gave me half a hug or a hug… call it whatever you want… We took a picture and he told me my shirt looked cool (of course he would think, it’s a Kita Face Shirt!) Not much more happened, he tried talking to me but I couldn’t get out a word. I just nodded and agreed in anything he said… I hope I didn’t agree in something stupid, haha!

The years passed by and it wasn’t until 2009 I’d get in real touch with him again. Even if I might have been inactive on the Lordi forum doesn’t mean I stopped love him. However, the day was March 28th, year 2009. For this special event I had gotten myself a photopass, which would actually help us get backstage. The tour was the Deadache tour, and I love how they improved each solo. Like, not only for Kita, but the others aswell. I just love it.

We weren’t even supposed to meet Lordi this time, but we managed. I was first in (actually Eric Young from Crashdiet was our guide this night) I was the first into the backstageroom. I don’t know why, but I think I was talking to KittyCat, because I walked backwards. All of sudden someone says “Hello!” and the shock I got for someone saying that practically threw me up the roof. But who wasn’t it, if not the adorable Kita sitting on a chair in the hallway down. Cheering us. A couple of kids were takin their pictures with Lordi, the female band Vision, Judge Death and then us. After that Kita gave me a monsterhug and signed my shirt, also asking me how I was. He was so kind.

In 2010 I was one of the lucky to attend to the Nosturi gigs. Which looks now to so far be the last Lordi gig for Kita. It was a great gig. It was lovely. I don’t really know what to say more about it. But I had no idea that it was gonna be the last we’d see of him.

I’m sure it will sound weird if I say that I don’t really know what to say. Cause I don’t. I was sleeping actually,when I got the textmessage from Judge_Death. He didn’t say right away what had happened,but he didn’t need to. The way he wrote the message made me understand. Anushka, Angel_Of_Death, Monsta, MooneyMan and me had been discussing it for a while, or well, since friday, that Kita was gonna leave (it did happen a thing to make us consider this of course) and since we “believed” in this, I could understand by the way he wrote it.

It hurts it does. But it will get better. I will remember Kita as the kickass drummer and kind monster he was. He was like a shield you know, if you had a bully, you could always pretend Kita was coming and going to chop him down. Me, and many others, loved and still loves him to pieces and would do anything for him. I don’t really know how to wrap this up so I’m just gonna quit.

One last thing – I would like every Lordi fan who reads this, to put a comment to this post. It could be a great memory with Kita, it could be your feelings about him leaving, anything! I ask you to do this.

Kita, I love you to pieces, I hope everything turns out as planned for you! You will be missed.
“It’s breath intoxicating, it’s ego suffocating
it’s here in my house – trying to get out
It’s moves exhilarating, temper’s infuriating,
it’s no sage – rampage in a cage,
but you’ll be safe, you can feed it,
you wanna play? It’s almost tamed!

Pet the destroyer, my beast le royal, pet my destroyer
Sweet Killing Machine
Pet the destroyer, my beast le royal oh wont you please, feed, my beast?

It’s stare infatuating, I’m not exaggerating,
it breaks off the lease, creature released
It jaws intimidating, rage indiscriminating,
it looks kinda mad, yeah this looks kinda bad
This isn’t safe no, I can feel it,
this isn’t play, it can’t be tamed!

Pet the destroyer, my beast le royal, pet my destroyer
Sweet Killing Machine
Pet the destroyer, my beast le royal, oh won’t you please, feed the beast?
Oh won’t you please, meet the beast?”


Me & the killing machine. 2006 photo by Tommie Niemi and 2009 photo by Judge_Death

// Sara

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13 Responses to “Mr Kita”

  1. Well, this is just one big shock and I will need a lot of time to get used that I won´t never see Kita behind Lordi´s drums and I won´t meet him after show 😦 I can´t image how can feel everyone who Kita was the fave member for. Sure I´ll miss him very much… if Amen would leave (oh, pls God, it will NEVER happen) I don´t know what I would do.
    I also named my rat Kita, just because he is litlle sweet pet destroyer like the real one.

    I wish him luck with So. but still think it wasn´t the best decision. I hope I´m wrong and he will be happy now.

  2. judge death Says:

    I have so many great memories with Kita, although I didn’t meet him until in 2009, but oh well. Kita has ever since 2006 been a great thing in my life and for the fans and from his drumming at ESC I got into the band and to me Kita will always be a great drummer and artist.
    From the arockalypse to Deadache I have known him and it has been a blast all the way, thanks Kita for all the memories.

  3. Beautiful Sara! My heart is broken, but you help me healing it! I just can’t believe this happaned… It will be so weird to see Lordi without Kita. But I guess there is nothing to do. I can only say one thing to you Kita, you will always be in my heart!! ❤

  4. The only way I can look at this, is hope that its somewhat like the transition between Peter Criss and Eric Carr in KISS. Peter in the 1970’s was a BIG part of what make KISS the way they were. He went off to persue a solo career leaving KISS with a number of phenominal albums under their belts. Then the unforgettable Fox stepped behind the kit and took the boys to a level they’d never reached before.

    I’d love to have Kita in the band, sure, But I’d rather have someone who’s heart is in it 100%. If Kita decided he didn’t want to stay, then thats his call, And we’ll have every video, every track and every drum hit, to prove he was the Drum god we will remember him as!

    Pet the Destroyer, We fucking love you. Give your life for rock and roll man!

  5. Marina (from Spain) Says:

    Hey Sara!
    Very nice post, it reminds me my experiences too. At my first Lordi gig (2007) I only met Mr. Lordi, but I’ll never forget when Kita gave me his drumstick from the stage after noticing I was touching my chest and pointing him, like I was shouting “I love you!”. I was shocked, smiling, almost crying and then finally realized what happened. One of the best memories related with Lordi I have.
    Then in my second gig (2009) I finally got a pic with him.

    I don’t like his decission, but anyway I respect it. One thing is for sure, I’ll never forget he is part of a whole family called Lordi that changed my life. Pet the destroyer… what a great song, actually one of my favorites.

    Lots of love to all Lordi fans and of course Kita, who will always be in my heart even if I won’t see again the monster 😦

  6. I liked your ‘epitaph’ a lot. You had had very nice memories of Kita and you really wrote from your heart.

    My most recent memory of Kita was when I was waiting the band outside the Nosturi venue after the gig, and Kita walked right (2cm!) past me with his suitcase. He was the first to leave the venue (I don’t know when Awa and Ox left, but he was out of the building before Lordi and Amen) and now thinking… I think we know the reason for why left first. Well, I don’t know any reasons to be honest but somehow it just feels like it. Like it was somekind of an omen.

    I have a lot of good memories of him – from signing sessions, gigs (haven’t been to many though), secret places… All kinds. Didn’t get a chance to enter a SO gig before the name changed to Stala & SO but I think that next year I might have a chance to go.

    Thanks for your text, it was touching

    King

  7. Good To Be Bad Girl Says:

    I’m bitter, because I don’t have any good memories of a concert… I have never been to a Lordi concert, and now I feel like I never will. Not after this….

    19th September 2006, Lordi was supposed to hold a concert in Norway… I was exploding of happiness, knowing I had the ticket in my hand and also had a backstage pass thanks to kind, helpful Amen… I can’t remember looking that much forward to anything in my entire life. I was literally counting the days for four months… I had been making my deadite outfit, and everything was perfect and ready. And then… Just a week before the concert, they cancelled…. Something about Lordi wasn’t allowed to have pyro-effects on the show, and they didn’t wanna do it without it. But personally I think they didn’t sell enough tickets… Lordi hardly has any fans over here and it SUCKS BIG TIME. So i think it was a cover up…

    And that’s when Lordi faded off my heart, slowly… It felt like catching your boyfriend in bed with another girl, it was THAT painful… I didn’t care about them anymore, or at least so I thought…

    Not until Kita left/got kicked I really understood what the band meant for me… I cried so hard, screaming in pain. He was THE drummer. THE manbeast. He was the funny, sweet, kind guy in the band… (though I’m not sure what he’s become today…) It’s not the same without him and never will be. Lordi will always have a special place in my heart… One day I’m thinking I might get a Lordi-sign tattoo just to honor them. Now I started crying again… Fuck…

    Lordi, I love you and I always will, but when Kita left/got kicked, it felt like the band died to me, and I just can’t help that… But I will always remember you, and keep buying your future music…
    I love you…. 😦

  8. Does anyone know where to find kita costumes??? I was hoping to do a cover of a lordi song with a few friends as a tribute to my favourite lordi member. Thnx. Lordi rocks!!!

  9. LordiGreekGirl Says:

    wow…this is very very sad text….I’m really gonna mss Kita….he was the best..ican t describe, there are no words.I’m really gonna miss my SweetKilling Machine,my samurai alien.He really did look tired at the Nosturi Gig.I wasn’t there but i saw vids on Youtube..it was very sudden.i had no idea that this would be Lordi’s last gig with Kita.But as he stated in an interview a few days ago, he had spent sleepless nights….it was a tough decision.But as Lordi mentioned in their website…the show foes on.Now the have a new drummer named Otus.He sucks and he’ll never become as good as Kita.Now i won t hear his soft and warm vocals in their cds……

  10. it’s a long time since Kita left Lordi but when i read your text i started crying again 😥 he always was my fave Monster D: He was so likeable and sweet :’) I hope he will be happy with So. Lordi will not be the same without him but there is nothing we can do, he won’t come back…never… 😥 i’ll miss him and his beautiful voice 😦

  11. Kita was my favourite band member . I am realy sad that he left and i will never meet him T..T . I just hope the band will sound almost as good as it sounded when kita was in the band cuz as good as that it won’t sound .
    P.S. His costume was the coolest 😀

  12. Hello. As I read this, I still can feel the pain that it caused when Kita was gone from the band. I feel the same about him leaving as you as he is always THE monster of Lordi for me. It has been two years now, but I still feel sad about it. What makes me happy, though, is to know that he is living his dream being a lead singer and composer, and that he is alive and well. =) You wrote beautifully about him here. Thankyou.

  13. severina Says:

    thank you its not just that i cant believe he has gone,….. i never meet him and i wish i did he was the best i feel your pain

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