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CHILDREN OF BODOM Enter the Studio; Begin Recording New Album

| 24 January 2013 | Reply


World renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have entered Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to begin work on their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album. For the recording of the LP, COB has teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their fan favorite albums HatebreederFollow the ReaperHate Crew Deathroll and more as well as producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth), who is overseeing production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios and a summer release date via Nuclear Blast Records is expected.

“It’s a nice change to the regular method where we lock ourselves up at a studio in the middle of the woods, usually also during the darkest time of the year,” commented CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist / vocalist Alexi Laiho who is currently finishing up lyrics for the songs. In early February, Tägtgren will travel to Finland to oversee the keyboard and vocal recordings for his longtime allies.

“Last night I finished my parts for the record,” dishes COB bassist Henkka Seppälä. “We listened to all the songs and fixed what had to be fixed. So the bass tracks are locked in and so are the basic tracks for guitars, from both Roope and Alexi. And of course all drums were recorded first. Next in line are the guitar melodies and solos and then the keyboards and vocals. We are ahead of schedule and very happy to work here in Helsinki for the first time ever.”

Working song titles include ‘All Twisted’, ‘Slowdance On Nails’, ‘Moto GP’, ‘FC Pettymys’, ‘Kananmuisti-ilmiö’ and ‘Trondheim’.” Follow the official CHILDREN OF BODOM Facebook page for frequent updates on the recording process!


CHILDREN OF BODOM is: Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals), Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).

About CHILDREN OF BODOMCHILDREN OF BODOM‘s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the instrumental acrobatics have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation.  Formed in 1993 (as Inearthed), the group is led by superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho, known worldwide for his ambitious guitar playing; Laiho was named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar WorldCHILDREN OF BODOM has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by contemporary media conglomerate VICE. Over the last twenty years, he band has incorporated many different musical styles into its celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal and neoclassical metal. In Finland, COB has released three consecutive albums that debuted at number one on Finnish album charts and are one of the country’s best selling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone. COB has also seen impressive chart positions on the U.S. Billboard Top 200. The band released its latest studio album Relentless Reckless Forever in 2011.

Updated CHILDREN OF BODOM news and information will be made available via COB online.

“Thrashing, death-y, stadium-sized power metallers” – PITCHFORK

CHILDREN OF BODOM boasts the requisite elements to please any Scandinavian metal enthusiast” – THE ONION

“metal done with theatricality, precision and an eye on the arena” – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“darkly melodic metal” – THE NEW YORK POST

“strength, virtuosity and over-the-top spectacle.”  – GUITAR WORLD

“Phenomenal.” – DECIBEL

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