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Mr Kita

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2010 by Sara Hammerzmith

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