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Children Of Bodom To Enter The Studio This Summer

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Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom has announced that they will be entering the recording studio this summer to record a brand new studio album. A message from bass player Henkka T. Blacksmith reads as follows:

"It is great to have a new rehearsal space. We can rehearse whenever and as long as we want. And this is a new thing for us as a band. So making new songs is now really different than before.

"It's been really exciting, once again, to gather at the rehearsal space and start jamming the new ideas Alexi (Laiho) has in mind for. I'm really excited now, and looking forward everyday to get there again to see what's new this time.

"Soon we will jam some old songs too, since we have these three shows in Finland next month. It s been quite a long time since last live show, so that is a fresh thing to do also, the small Fenno-tour. And we've never played in Sotkamo area!!!

"We will enter the studio in the middle of next summer. And then we will take our time to track the stuff, then mix it and master it. Then the labels need their time to prepare the release... so unfortunately the release won't be this year, that's for sure. We will let you know as soon as we know the date.

"When the tracking is done, the rest of the summertime we will spend at some summer festivals in Europe. Check out our live section for those.

"And, we will put some footage, diary thingies, from the studio, that's for sure!"

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1. Devin writes:

If they lost the keyboards I'd like them alot more.

# Mar 9, 2010 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Hollow writes:

The keyboards sound phenomenal when echoing through a stadium.

Can't wait for the new album. Bodom always delivers the goods.

# Mar 9, 2010 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Das Tier writes:

Their keyboards is one of the main reasons I love them.

# Mar 9, 2010 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SonOfKalmah writes:

if it sounds like anything like the last album, then im done with them. jk, il always love the first 3 albums. Kalmah>;COB

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Yeah the first three albums are the best but the rest are still good. Blooddrunk was okay, and yeah if the next album is just a repeat of that then I probably won't pick it up, I'll just download it like I downloaded Blooddrunk. Also, I really think Alexi should let Roope throw down some leads because that guy can shred, Alexi himself has cited him as an influence.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

I'd rather have any new Bodom album than one full of covers, they're fun shenanigans but I'm ready for some new stuff.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. HarvesterOfSorrow18 writes:

YESSSSSSSS legends!

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 3:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. WOLF7 writes:

COB really needs to rethink their stuff after the horrible Blooddrunk. Even "Are You Dead Yet?" was average COB at best, so let's hope they do a "back to the roots" album instead of the pop-metal crap they've been into lately

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 8:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Crushem writes:

Yesss...cannot wait...agreed, tho, they need to get back to the older stuff, especially like Hatebreeder and Folllow the Reaper. To me those were the best.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Bill writes:

i actually like "are you dead yet?" blooddrunk did kind of suck though. and yes, the keyboards are amazing and that is what got me into the band in the first place.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Shoe Police writes:

This is great news, hopefully they go back to making songs jam-packed with energy and creative risks. I hate AYDY and Blooddrunk because the songs were too structured. They didn't evolve into great tracks, these guys just need to play and let the music lead the way.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

Whenever Alexi all of the sudden forgets how to play guitar, that's when I'll say an album of theirs "sucked".

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Caveman1 writes:

listened to blooddrunk the other day, def a 5 star album, dont understand the hate, they cant recreate the greatness of the past, its impossible

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. METAL213 writes:

Lol at #12. As long as Alexi is alive, I can't picture there being a bad Bodom album. I still can't figure out why so many people hate on AYDY? That was the album that got me into Bodom and is still my favorite from them. Blooddrunk was a bit of a grower but now I love it. To #11, having songs that are structured is a good thing cuz then it saves them from being sloppy riff soup.
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# Mar 10, 2010 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BodomBeach writes:

YAY! I loved AYDY, like #14 that got me into them too :)

Can't wait for the new album...

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. EsotericSurgery writes:

I'm with you guys on the topic of AYDY. Don't understand the hate on it at all. Blooddrunk wasn't great, easily their weakest album to date IMO, but still pretty good. Follow The Reaper was definately my favorite though. OH, and for whoever said they don't like the keyboards - you might enjoy (if not at least respect) it if you saw them live. He's simply amzing, sounds great live...and seeing the keyboardist and Alexi do solo battles with their instruments hooked up to strobing light shows is pretty intense.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. metal as fuck writes:

are you dead yet and follow the reaper are the best! cant wait for the new album. oh and blooddrunk was good.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Demise writes:

Should be pretty interesting album. I wish they come back to the states before they record since they had to leave early last time

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Natsquatch writes:

A lot of people (myself included) dislike AYDY and Blooddrunk because they see these albums as half-assed and a regression in their sound. Sure, both albums had a few good songs, but there was a lot more filler compared to their previous four efforts. It just seems like they are just going through the motions, and don't have the desire or passion anymore to really bust a$$ and create a strong album again.

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20. Bill writes:

hatecrew deathroll was my favorite. they kick a$$ live. saw them like 3 times.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deathfreak writes:

I only have hatebreeder. If the new album is good I might check it out.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. EsotericSurgery writes:

#19, I guess I'm just failing to share the opinion that AYDY was a half-assed effort. However, I do think the cover songs were definately filler which could have been saved for their cover songs album exclusively.

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Riku writes:

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. TheMidnightCowboy writes:

Janne Wirman is one of the best keyboardist in the game IMO. Incredible atmosphere and lead battles with Alexi. I think they're best work was Follow The Reaper, and i'd love to see them top it with this album.

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ...thomas writes:

i love all the bodom albums, cant wait for the next one

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

What the hell man, is everyone here on glue? First of all I'm just gonna say that I love all of Bodom's records, but for those of you who don't get why "Are You Dead Yet" and "Blooddrunk" get hated on by many true Bodom fans then I think you should re-think your sh** and take a very close listen to their first two releases, Something Wild and Hatebreeder, my two favorite albums by them.

# Mar 12, 2010 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. WOLF7 writes:

Well, Spaghetti, There's no way of arguing with the fact that Blooddrunk was weak. No great riffs, and even the good ones were recycled from their previous albums. But, if you liked it, that's great.

And yes, I'm a COB fan.

# Mar 12, 2010 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

I thought Blooddrunk was mediocre at best, aside from a couple cool songs I thought it was pretty much all filler, like every song cept the title track, Hellhounds On My Trail and Banned From Heaven. My point was that a few people here don't get why AYDY gets hated on, listen to Hatebreeder and Follow The Reaper and tell me AYDY isn't kinda weak.

# Mar 12, 2010 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. WOLF7 writes:

I thought Are You Dead Yet? started really strong, but then kinda became pretty average half way through.
My opinion

# Mar 15, 2010 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Shoe Police writes:

There's too many forgettable songs on Are You Dead Yet. It was by far their weakest. Blooddrunk seemed rushed and thrown together. Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper, and Hate Crew Deathroll are 3 perfect COB albums. when introducing somebody new to their music, i pull from those albums.

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31. kid_on_a_bike writes:

Hatecrew Deathroll probably the best album.. Are you dead yet is a bit overrated..

# Mar 30, 2010 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Hatebreeder, Something Wild and Follow The Reaper are the best in my opinion. Hatecrew Deathroll is also very good.

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33. THRASH T'ILL DEATH writes:

BODOM!!!!!! I love all that is bodom but i agree older stuff best. CANT WATE FOR NEW ALBUM!!!

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. FearTheReaper writes:

Imo, Follow the Reaper is not only COB's best, but it is also a top 3 Metal album of the last decade. Hatebreeder is immaculate. HCDR is amazing as well. If COB doesn't go back to the "old" style, then they should at least revert to the HCDR days.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Natsquatch writes:

Top 3 of the last decade? I wouldn't go THAT far, but whatever floats your boat I guess. Don't get me wrong, FtR is good, but I'm not sure I would even put it or any of Bodom's other albums in the top 50.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Dasher10 writes:

I don't get how anyone can say that Blooddrunk is worse than AYDY.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. eraserhead writes:

Cant wait for this album. other than Blooddrunk i think all their albums are great. Alexi is amazing and all of their music is put together incredibly well. foREVer

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. eraserhead writes:

Cant wait for this album. other than Blooddrunk i think all their albums are great. Alexi is amazing and all of their music is put together incredibly well. foREVer

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. BLACKENED88 writes:

I sure hope it sound like Hatebreeder or Follow and no more covers on studio albums please some of em are good some not so much. besides they just did an entire covers album so yeah no more!

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Dude Bodom ditched their neo-classical sound almost 10 years ago now, really doubt they'll ever return to their old form. That being said I'm just hoping this album isn't as dull as Blooddrunk, ever notice how they said that album was gonna be more "thrashy" than previous efforts, aka - boring a$$ riffs with the same old melodies. Starting to loose faith in this band, they've lost that certain "spunk" which made them really great in my opinion.

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