The Finns do it again, this time with metal stamps! A music-themed stamp sheet is set to be released in September designed by graphic artist Klaus Welp when the Finnish postal service, Posti, issues several new series of stamps. The rock and metal stamps were created to honor six Finnish bands that have achieved international success and they look pretty neat. The bands featured in the stamps are Hanoi Rocks, The Rasmus, HIM, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom and Nightwish.
Children Of Bodom have started recording their new album! Things are moving along for the follow-up to 2013's Halo Of Blood and drummer Jaska Raatikainen is hard at work tracking his parts. Back in December, the metallers started to compose and rehearse songs for the upcoming album. What will the Finns bring on their next album? We will have to wait and see.
Bay Area metallers Machine Head continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which is due out this fall. With a strong and diverse line-up that features support from Finnish powerhouse Children Of Bodom and Dutch symphonic metallers Epica with American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. Are you planning to check out this tour?
Drummer Jaska Raatikainen of Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom has recently revealed that he was diagnosed with three prolapsed discs in his lower back during the band's fall 2013 European tour. Even though he is doing much better now, Jaska is still not 100% recovered. The band has just begun a North American tour and also released a new lyric video for the song "Sream For Silence" (from Halo Of Blood), available to watch here.
Currently touring in Europe, Children Of Bodom have announced the 2014 Halo Of Blood North American Tour. Týr will be joining the Finns on a trek which will take place next February/March plus special guests to be announced. Both bands have new albums to showcase. Children Of Bodom will present Halo Of Blood while Týr brings songs from Valkyrja. Check out the dates below.
Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom has been teasing a new video and today is the day they release that new video for the single ''Transference'' which comes off their upcoming newest album Halo Of Blood. The video is available for your viewing pleasure below. What do you think of the finished product?
The Finns Children Of Bodom have premiered a lyric video for the first single off their new album Halo Of Blood. You can listen to "Transference", already released digitally, right now on the video located below. The band has also filmed a video for the single which will be released later.
While fans wait to hear a new song from the upcoming Halo Of Blood, Children Of Bodom have announced the first dates of their upcoming European tour of 2013. You can confirm the dates disclosed so far below. The special guests will be announced later as well as more details on the band's biggest European tour ever.
Children Of Bodom have finally announced details about their upcoming album. The Finnish metallers named their 8th studio album Halo Of Blood and also unveiled the album artwork and tracklist. The cover art was created this time by Sami Saramäki (Follow The Reaper, Are You Dead Yet?, Hate Crew Deathroll) and you can see it below.
Children Of Bodom will start recording the follow-up to Relentless Reckless Forever tomorrow with Jaska Raatikainen taking care of the drum recordings first. The band has been rehearsing the new songs which are now ready. The new album is planned to be released in 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
The Finns Children Of Bodom have called off their appearance at next summer's Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, Finland. This time, however, it has nothing to do with Alexi Laiho. The band will give priority to a big US tour.
Children Of Bodom's frontman Alexi Laiho checked into the hospital with severe stomach pain last week, which later turned out to be a serious infection, forcing the band to cancel a few dates this past weekend. Earlier this morning, the band checked in with an update, and Alexi will be leaving the hospital tomorrow (July 12th) and will be back on stage this Sunday to play at Ilosaarirock in Finland.
The band released the following statement: "This is not an easy letter for us to write. Alexi is suffering from a serious infection. He is still in hospital in Oslo under supervision of the doctors and we don't know yet when they will release him."
Finns Children Of Bodom have inked a worldwide recording deal (excluding Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records. The band who kicked off a year long celebration of its 15th anniversary with a successful North American tour alongside label mates Eluveitie, has a new studio album planned for release in 2013.