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Formed: 1993
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Children of Bodom was bred in spring 1993 when guitarist Alexi Laiho (Sinergy, Kylähullut, ex-Impaled Nazarene, Thy Serpent) and drummer Jaska Raatikainen (Virtuocity) decided to form a death metal band under the moniker "Inearthed." They recruited bassist Samuli Miettinen and recorded their first demo "Implosion of Heaven" in 1994. Soon after, the band added guitarist Alexander Kuoppala and keyboardist Jani Pera Pirisjoki. Later on, Miettinen and Pirisjoki left the band and Henkka Seppäla (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards; Warmen) joined in.

With their own money, the band recorded their debut album "Something Wild" in 1997, blending elements of speed, death and power metal. The album impressed Spinefarm Records so much that they decided to sign the band. Inearthed changed its name to Children of Bodom (named after a notorious mass murdering that occured at Lake Bodom just outside of Helsinki in 1960) in order to get out of their previous contract with a Belgian label. Children of Bodom got a licensing deal with Nuclear Blast to handle releases to the rest of Europe.

Alexander left the band in July 2003, leaving fans in shock as the band had said that they would quit if one of its members left. But Alexi said "Children of Bodom ain't ready to fucking die yet!" as they recruited Alexi's fellow Sinergy guitarist, Roope Latvala (Walhalla, ex-Stone, To/Die/For, Waltari). After ruling Europe, Children of Bodom began to take over North America with their first ever North American tour with Dimmu Borgir in late 2003.

Latest Children of Bodom News

Below is our complete Children of Bodom news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Children Of Bodom Posts "Transference" Video

Children of Bodom posted the new video "Transference," which can be seen below. The song appears on the band's new LP "Halo Of Blood," which is scheduled to drop on June 7, 2013 (EU), June 10, 2013 (UK) and June 11, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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Children Of Bodom Posts Music Video Teaser

Children of Bodom has posted a teaser clip online for the upcoming "Transference" music video, which will drop on Monday, May 13th. Check out the teaser below.

You can also hear the full song at this location. "Transference" comes off new album "Halo of Blood" available June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11, 2013 (North America and Rest of World) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Golden Gods Black Carpet Report Posted Online

Metal Injection hit the Golden Gods 2013 black carpet for interviews with members of Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Suicide Silence, Queensryche, Anthrax, Sick Puppies, Testament, Miss May I, Zakk Wylde, Children Of Bodom, Dillinger Escape Plan, New Years Day, Broken Hope, Jose Mangin from SiriusXM Liquid Metal and more.

Check out the footage via Metal Injection or in the player below.

The site's correspondent asks metal luminaries if they could pick one member of Metallica to joint their band, who would it be? Also find out who does the best Rob Zombie "Yeah!" and who the youngest person to walk the black carpet is. More...

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Children Of Bodom Posts Track-By-Track Clip

Finnish metal superstars Children of Bodom have just released the second part of a track-by-track video series for new album "Halo of Blood." Check out the video below.

"Halo of Blood" will be released June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference (watch the lyric video here)
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. Your Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

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Children Of Bodom Posts New Lyric Video

Children of Bodom posted a new lyric video for the track "Transference." The song appears on the upcoming release "Halo of Blood," which will be released June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. Your Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

Check out "Transference" here: More...

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Children Of Bodom Posts Track-By-Track Video

Children of Bodom offers up a foretaste of upcoming eighth studio record, “Halo Of Blood,” in the form of the first part of a series of track-by-track videos. Check out the first entry below.

"Halo of Blood" will be released June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America) and the track listing is as follows:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. Your Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

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Children Of Bodom Comments On New Single

Finland's Children of Bodom has just released the first song off upcoming album “Halo Of Blood” via iTunes. Pre-order the album now and get the single “Transference” now instantly.

Mastermind Alexi Laiho states: "Transference is a straight up Children of Bodom to the core type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks. It always had an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!”

To find out more about the album, check out the band's recent video interview answering fan questions at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. Your Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep More...

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Children Of Bodom Answers More Fan Questions

Via the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page, fans from all around the world had the chance to ask Children of Bodom their questions – and when Felix of Nuclear Blast met the band he forwarded them to Alexi and Henkka.

The second part of the video interview series is now available online and can be viewed below, or you can watch the first part right here.

The band's new album "Halo of Blood" will be released June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America). The track listing is as follows:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. The Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep More...

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Children Of Bodom Answers Fan Questions

Via the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page, fans from all around the world had the
chance to ask Children of Bodom their questions – and when Felix of Nuclear Blast met the band he forwarded them to Alexi and Henkka. This resulted in a video interview and Part I can now be watched here:

Children of Bodom recorded “Halo Of Blood” at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the “Hatebreeder” (1999), “Follow the Reaper” (2000), and “Hate Crew Deathroll” (2003) albums. "Halo of Blood" will be released June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America). The track listing is as follows:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. The Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

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Children Of Bodom Announces New Tour Dates

Finland's Children of Bodom has just announced the first dates for an upcoming European tour. Details are available below.

This trek will be in support of new album "Halo of Blood," due out June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America). A teaser for the album is also available at this location. More...

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Children Of Bodom Posts "Halo Of Blood" Teaser

Finnish metal superstars Children of Bodom have just released the second trailer for their upcoming album "Halo Of Blood."

In this video, Janne and Jaska talk about the cover artwork, songwriting, and recording process for the new album. Check it out here:

"Halo of Blood" will be released June 7th (EU), June 10th (UK), and June 11th, 2013 (North America). The track listing is as follows:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. The Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

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Children Of Bodom Posts New Album Teaser

Finland’s metal heroes Children of Bodom have just released the first trailer for their upcoming album "Halo Of Blood."

The video resulted from the listening session of the new album, which took place at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in Germany on March 16th, and shows the first impressions of the international press. Check it out below.

“Halo Of Blood” will be released June 7th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Children of Bodom recorded the album at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the "Hatebreeder" (1999), "Follow the Reaper" (2001), and "Hate Crew Deathroll" (2003) albums. The track listing is as follows:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. The Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man's Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep More...

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Mayhem Festival 2013 Lineup Announced

The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).

All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...

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Children Of Bodom Reveals New Album Details

Finnish heavy metal superstars Children of Bodom have set "Halo of Blood" as the title of their eighth studio album, set for a June 11th North American release via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, Children of Bodom unveils the cover art, created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on the classic COB records "Follow the Reaper," "Are You Dead Yet?" and "Hate Crew Deathroll."

Children of Bodom recorded "Halo of Blood" in Finland's Danger Johnny Studios with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on earlier albums "Hatebreeder," "Follow the Reaper," and "Hate Crew Deathroll" and producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth) who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios.

Frontman Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho comments: "Halo Of Blood is the eighth studio album from Children of Bodom. Musically, we've kept it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB's sound so recognizable. This new album has both the fastest and the slowest songs we've ever made and lyrically, there are themes we've never touched on before. Prepare yourselves for ten tracks of pure Nordic metal!" More...

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Children Of Bodom Checks In With Studio Update

Finnish metal superstars Children of Bodom are currently busy in their own studio in Helsinki, recording ten new tracks for the upcoming 8th album release. This new album will follow previous album "Relentless Reckless Forever" (reviewed here).

The band has now uploaded a short video from the recording to give an update on the sessions. Check it out at the band's Facebook profile here.

For the recording of the new release, Children of Bodom has teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on "Hatebreeder," "Follow the Reaper," and "Hate Crew Deathroll" as well as producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth), who is overseeing production of both vocals and keyboards on the record.

The yet-untitled album is scheduled for a summer 2013 release via Nuclear Blast. Stay tuned for further information.

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Children Of Bodom Checks In From The Studio

Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom entered Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to begin work on an as-yet-untitled eighth studio album.

For the recording of the LP, Children of Bodom has teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on "Hatebreeder," "Follow the Reaper," and "Hate Crew Deathroll" 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 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. More...

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Children Of Bodom Gearing Up To Record New Album

Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen has checked in with the following update about gearing up to enter the recording studio tomorrow (December 28th):

"Yo! Today we had the last rehearsals before entering the studio tomorrow to record drums for the new album.

"Last two days have been quite intensive. Playing the songs over and over again, lots of fuck ups and broken drum sticks, sweating, frustration, coffee and what have you, a little bit of arranging and all that shit.

"I am convinced that the new songs are great. A little bit of black metal, heavy metal, metal, old school death metal, melodies, solos and anything you need to make a nice album. And the most important, new ideas à la COB!

"Stay tuned, studio reports will follow. Now I think I am ready for a beer! KIPPIS!"

This upcoming new album will be the follow-up to Children of Bodom's 2011 full-length release "Relentless Reckless Forever" (reviewed here).

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Children Of Bodom Finishes Writing New Album

Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen has posted the following brief message online via Facebook about the band completing the writing process for an upcoming album:

"Hi all. Good news! All the songs for the new album are ready. Feels like a Christmas present for COB! Next step after holidays is that I'm gonna start sweating my ass off in the studio. Cheers!"

Additional details will be announced as they become available. This new material will be the follow-up to Children of Bodom's 2011 album "Relentless Reckless Forever" (reviewed here).

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Children Of Bodom Cancels Tuska Festival

Finland's Children of Bodom has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's scheduled appearance at next summer's Tuska festival:

"We've been waiting to play Tuska for some years now. It is our home festival after all. Unfortunately this year we have to sacrifice a couple of festivals in Europe in order to be able to be part of a big tour in USA. These are not easy nor nice decisions. We only can hope we can do Tuska in the near future again.

"Please stay tuned for our schedules for summer 2013. Fortunately we are able to play shows in Europe as well. Looking forward!"

In other Children of Bodom news, the band's front man Alexi Laiho was hospitalized in Oslo earlier this year, and the group also inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

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Children Of Bodom Issues Tour Recap

Children of Bodom's Jaska Raatikainen has checked in with the following tour recap, with features additional information about front man Alexi Laiho's hospital stay in Norway:

"I am writing this last blog of the summer tour little late but wanted to tell about what happened in the last days on it. It feels different now when everything happened a few weeks ago. Luckily we were so close to end and had a chance to play most of the shows. Unfortunately the shows in Oslo and Malmö were canceled, as well as one of the two festivals we were supposed to play in Finland. Canceling a show is always such an unpleasant thing to do and it is frustrating when it happens. COB is not a band that easily cancels a show.

"The half way of the tour is usually the worst and toughest one. You know how long you have already been on tour and you know what there is yet to come. This tour was quite easy and short for us and like I told before I enjoy touring in Europe especially in the summer, although I got a little sick at some point, which was not that nice. When the tour is coming to its end I start hoping that there would be little more nice countries and cities you could visit. You hope it wouldn´t have ended so soon.

"We played this one festival, Basinfirefest in Czech Rebublik. It was weird mix of folk and metal festivals. Very hot and nice athmosphere though. Good crowd. Finnish band called Apocalyptica also played there after us and it was nice to see friends playing.

"The next day I woke up to bright sunshine. It didn´t only look hot outside, it really was very hot. We were in Dischingen at the festival called Rock Am Härtsfeldsee. Nice little village festival again. That day we did a signing session which was something special to our normal daily routines. Only funny thing was that almost every fan spoke German to us. When we spoke English to them they were quiet or kept talking German. I learned the basics of German in school and we have had German crew guys so we all understand something.

"During the night heavy thunder storm covered the whole festival area. We heard that some people were injured by some flying items. Fortunately nothing serious happened. Also a good thing was that the show was in a tent and they collected all the people inside and closed it totally. We started at midnight. We were tired but happy that everybody was there and enjoying. That night there was supposed to be a shower at some gym hall but the local promoter turned that to a shelter for campers. Kindly thought, of course, but also it meant that me and Henkka had to take showers with the garden hose behind a bus. Cold, but did the job nicely. And yes, we were naked hoping the guys from Rage wouldn´t come out from their bus, because it was behind their bus where we were hiding. More...

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