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CHILDREN OF BODOM “HALO OF BLOOD” – HITS TOP 50 OF THE WORLD CHARTS!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Finnish Metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM hit #42 on the world sales charts with their new album Halo Of Blood. This is a huge accomplishment for a Metal band! Congratulation, boys!

Halo Of Blood first-week chart positions around the globe:

World Charts #42

Finland #02
Hungary #10
Germany #18
Canada #21
Switzerland #24
Sweden #26
Austria #28
USA #54
France: #78
UK #109 (#09 Rock charts)
Belgium #112
Holland #166

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Check out the official music video for Halo Of Blood! It’s loaded with cool COB info on the new album too! Metal be thy name!

The press agrees:

“Halo Of Blood is the most exciting Children Of Bodom in 10 years. Dynamic to the extreme, featuring some new tricks up the Reaper’s sleeve.”
BW&BK (Can), Carl Begai

“Another brutal Bodom assault! In some songs the guys are heavier than ever”
Metalized (DK), Kristian Kongshoj 

“Phenomenal.”
DECIBEL 

The new masterpiece “Halo Of Blood” is now out worldwide!

GET ALBUM AT:

Nuclear Blast: http://smarturl.it/COBHalo
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/COBiT

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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LONG LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM.

CHILDREN OF BODOM KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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CHILDREN OF BODOM – Sign Deal With Nuclear Blast!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

2012-06-22 – Finnish Metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB) have inked a worldwide recording deal (excl. Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records. The celebrated Metal label — who worked with the band over the early stages of its career — is proud to announce the renewed partnership with the world-famous band. COB, who kicked off a year-long celebration of its 15th anniversary with a successful North American tour alongside label mates ELUVEITIE, have a new studio album planned for release in 2013.

“We had a good, productive and long run with Spinefarm Records for fifteen years and now it’s simply just time for a change.“ said CHILDREN OF BODOM front man / guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho. “I’m absolutely stoked to start the new chapter of COB’s career with Nuclear Blast and look forward to working with them.”

“Personally, I am so excited to get to work with Nuclear Blast again.“ adds COB bassist player Henkka T. Blacksmith. “We have such good memories from the beginning of our career with them. We know the people already and we know how committed they are in doing Metal!”

Nuclear Blast Europe A&R rep Jaap Wagemaker shares: “15 years ago we were introduced to a very young band from Finland who blew us away with their track ‘Deadnight Warrior’ from their debut album Something Wild – and their music was indeed something wild! Fast-tapping guitar work combined with incredible keyboards and angry vocals… it was the start of the career of CHILDREN OF BODOM. Nuclear Blast released their first three albums outside of Finland: Something Wild, Hatebreeder, and Follow The Reaper, albums that became classics in the history of metal. Unfortunately, after the third album, we went separate ways but we have always been following them and stayed in contact. CHILDREN OF BODOM became a very big band worldwide and now the time has come to welcome them back home! We at Nuclear Blast are very happy to see CHILDREN OF BODOM rejoining the Nuclear family and are looking forward to working their next albums. You can be sure that ‘something wild’ will come your way!”

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

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LONG LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST.

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Children Of Bodom – Jaska Raatikainen Doing a Live Video Chat on Yowie: June 24th, 7pm PT/10pm ET!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

CHILDREN OF BODOM – Drummer Jaska Raatikainen of COB is doing a live video chat on Yowie.com tonight (June 24th, 2011) at 7pm PT / 10pm ET from The House of Blues in Hollywood. Tune in and ask him your questions!

Also: If you haven’t picked up the NEW Children Of Bodom album Relentless Reckless Forever, it is a METAL MUST! Their newest Metal offering Rips, Tears and Burns with Metal authority… and is melodic too. Relentless Reckless Forever is without a doubt, one of the best Metal albums to blister my Metal eardrums in 2011. Metal be thy name.

Relentless Reckless Forever was released on Spinefarm Records, March 8th, 2011 (U.S.).

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LONG LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM.

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Children Of Bodom – Ugly North American Tour: Dates For June and July 2011

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

CHILDREN OF BODOMThe Ugly World Tour 2011 invades North America and Children Of Bodom are leading the Metal charge! This brutal Metal tour is brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver magazines, in association with Spinefarm Records, Good Fight Entertainment & ACTION! PR.

Children Of Bodom will be supported by Metal legend Devin Townsend, (Devin Townsend Project) along with Obscura and Septicflesh. This “Ugly North American Tour” begins on June 24th, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and caps off on July 24th at the Heavy MTL Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec.

Children Of Bodom’s seventh studio album Relentless Reckless Forever was released on March 8th, 2011, on Spinefarm Records. COB’s new album of Melodic Death Metal and Thrashin’ grooves is a MUST Metal album for 2011! Check out the dates and venues below to see if the Ugly North American Tour will be in your Metal backyard!

CHILDREN OF BODOM – Tour w/ Devin Townsend, Obscura, Septicflesh

06/24 – West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues

06/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

06/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

06/27 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market

06/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

06/30 – Calgary , AB @ MacEwan Ballroom

07/02 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre

07/03 – Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon

07/04 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center

07/05 – Saint Paul, @ MN Station 4

07/06 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

07/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

07/09 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre

07/10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

07/12 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre

07/13 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

07/14 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

07/15 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

07/16 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

07/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

07/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

07/21 – Halifax, NS @ Multipurpose Centre * (No Devin Townsend)

07/23 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park * (as part of Heavy TO)

07/24 – Montreal, QC  @ Parc Jean-Drapeau * (as part of Heavy MTL)

(Source: Children Of Bodom – Hate Crew Official Website)

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LONG LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM.

LONG LIVE DEVIN TOWNSEND.

LONG LIVE OBSCURA & SEPTICFLESH.

Stone.

Children Of Bodom – “Skeletons In The Closet” Album Of Cover Songs Is Metal Thrashing Good

Posted in Album Review, cool album covers, cover songs, creepy album covers, current extreme metal albums, current extreme metal music, current thrash metal albums, current thrash metal music, extreme metal bands, extreme metal music, guitar legends, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal albums, heavy metal albums 2009, heavy metal guitarists, heavy metal music, heavy metal music 2009, heavy metal vocalists, Metal, metal music, metal music albums, metal odyssey, Music, new thrash metal albums, scary album covers, spooky album covers, Thrash Metal, thrash metal 2009, thrash metal album review, thrash metal albums, thrash metal albums 2009, thrash metal bands, thrash metal cover songs, thrash metal from finland, thrash metal guitarists, thrash metal music, thrash metal music reviews, thrash metal songs, thrash metal today with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Children Of Bodom "Skeletons in the Closet" small album pic!I really get a kick out of Alexi Laiho, his lead vocals and lead guitar play are extreme to the Metal maximum. I know that sounds rather yahoo, only there is no other way to really explain it. I like this guys style, he is hell bent on playing some of the fastest Thrash Metal Music out there. On the new Children Of Bodom album, Skeletons in the Closet, (released on September 22, 2009), there are seventeen cover songs. Of the bands and musicians that are covered here, there is one song that I simply cannot get into or simply stomach. Hey, one lousy song out of seventeen isn’t too shabby. Consider the fact, that I really like the other sixteen songs on Skeletons in the Closet and I declare this album a Metal winner. Let’s cut to the Metal chase here and I’ll just state that the cover of the Britney Spears song, Oops… I Did It Again is equally lame as it is annoying. I have never been intrigued by Britney Spears, nor do I give her even one millionth of an ounce of respect for any music she has done in her life.

I don’t hold anything against Alexi Laiho and Children of Bodom for doing this crappy cover song, the liner notes spell out clearly as to why this song was covered in the first place. I will paraphrase the explanation found in the liner notes  – apparently, Children Of Bodom, during a night of heavy drinking, were listening to a party CD they made and this crap song was looping over and over. The members of Children Of Bodom made a pact that someday they would cover this crap song, obviously they did, on Skeletons in the Closet. The explanation, (in the liner notes) for this crap cover song goes on to finish: “… and pissed a lot of people off! That’s just what we do”. In the Metal end, sure, after listening to this crap cover of Britney Spears, I felt pissed off – now I think it is damn funny, a song intended to be a joke, not to be taken seriously like it’s original artist Britney Spears.

As I stated, the remaining sixteen cover songs I like a great deal. The Thrash Metal representation of these songs explode with the power and aggression that I have always admired with Children Of Bodom. Many of my favorite Metal bands are covered extremely hard and heavy on this album: Silent Scream from SlayerAces High from Iron Maiden, Hellion from W.A.S.P., Don’t Stop At The Top from Scorpions, Mass Hypnosis from Sepultura and Waiting from King Diamond. Children Of Bodom give these songs their stylistic Thrash Metal stamp on them, I find myself appreciating their versions a whole lot. Whenever it comes to covering Slayer, man, that is a tough Metal task to take on.

Other cover songs on Skeletons in the Closet that are powerful Thrash Metal listens are: Rebel Yell from Billy Idol, Hell Is For Children from Pat Benatar and Talk Dirty To Me from Poison. These three songs standout for I like them a great deal more than the original versions. Ghost Riders In The Sky appears on this album too, (it appears on the Children Of Bodom album Blooddrunk as an unlisted ghost song, excuse the pun). Somebody Put Something In My Drink from the Ramones is excellent! Alexi Laiho sounds like he is really enjoying this song as I listen to him sing it. Still, nothing can ever top the original version of this song by the unreal great and legendary Ramones. Trust me, you will NEVER know that the song Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) is from Kenny Rogers. NO WAY, am I ever interested in hearing the original version either… especially since this cover version Thrashes like there is no tomorrow.

Overall, the Metal verdict is Skeletons in the Closet is loaded with fiery Thrash Metal passion from Children Of Bodom, with their trademark keyboards only enhancing the experience. I will listen to this covers album for years, hopefully decades to come. I am soon going to use the “F” word… watch out… here it comes… Children Of Bodom made a darn fun album here. Thankfully the crap song is the very last on the track list, making it easier to just end the album at song #16. I recommend Skeletons in the Closet and always highly recommend Children Of Bodom to all.

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CHILDREN OF BODOM – “Skeletons In The Closet” album devoted to cover songs

Posted in 1990's thrash metal bands, Alice cooper, cover songs, creepy album covers, current extreme metal albums, current extreme metal music, current heavy metal albums, current heavy metal music, current metal albums, current thrash metal, current thrash metal albums, current thrash metal music, Death Metal, essential metal music albums, essential thrash metal albums, Extreme Metal, extreme metal music, extreme music, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal albums, heavy metal albums 2009, heavy metal bands this decade, heavy metal cover songs, heavy metal guitarists, heavy metal music, heavy metal music 2009, heavy metal this decade, melodic death metal music, Metal, metal music, metal music ep's, metal music today, metal odyssey, Music, new thrash metal albums, scary album covers, spooky metal album covers, Thrash Metal, thrash metal 2009, thrash metal cover songs, thrash metal music, thrash metal today with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Children of Bodom "Skeletons In The Closet" small picI am Metal psyched about another great Metal album coming out in this month of September of 2009, Children of Bodom – Skeletons In The Closet, (on SPINEFARM records). This is an album totally devoted to cover songs. (See complete track list below). It is my Metal opinion, that Children of Bodom have blended together, the great Metal genres of Death Metal, Thrash Metal and Speed Metal… a unique fusion of styles that are heavily laden with keyboards, courtesy of Janne Warman. Alexi Laiho is as competent and skilled of a Metal guitarist as you can ask for, one of the best there is today. Alexi is as equally talented on lead vocals as well… again, this is my Metal opinion and this style of Extreme Metal is my preference. Three cover songs on Skeletons In The Closet have been previously released, (these are the 3 that I am aware of): She Is Beautiful and the Alice Cooper classic – Bed of Nails, can be heard on the Children of Bodom EP Trashed, Lost & Strung Out. The Billy Idol classic Rebel Yell was released as part of the Blooddrunk import single.

Children of Bodom group photo blueI cannot wait to get my hands on this new album and crank it up extremely loud, on September 23, 2009, I will. I am just very curious as to how the Britney Spears cover of Oooops! I Did It Again… is going to sound like. What about the Kenny Rogers song? Man, that should be a Metal hoot. Knowing the way Children of Bodom play their Metal, I am confident they will rage these songs into Extreme Metal bliss. Still, I cannot believe I am writing about Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers and Children of Bodom in the same post. One thing is for sure here, Children of Bodom can never be accused of not being diversified. The cover songs represent a darn cool list of bands here… Slayer, W.A.S.P., Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Ramones – these are legendary bands without question. Thank you, Finland, for the fine Metal export they call Children of Bodom.

Children of Bodom are:

Alexi Laiho - vocals, guitar
Roope Latvala - guitar
Henkka T. Blacksmith - bass
Janne Warman - keyboards
Jaska Raatikainen - drums

Tracklist:

01 Lookin' Out My Back Door
     (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
02 Hell Is For Children
     (Pat Benatar)
03 Somebody Put Something In My Drink
     (Ramones)
04 Mass Hypnosis
     (Sepultura)
05 Don´t Stop At The Top
     (Scorpions)
06 Silent Scream
     (Slayer)
07 She Is Beautiful
     (Andrew W.K.)
08 Just Dropped In  (To See What
     Condition My Condition Was In)
     (Kenny Rogers)
09 Bed Of Nails
     (Alice Cooper)
10 Hellion
     (W.A.S.P.)
11 Aces High
     (Iron Maiden)
12 Rebel Yell
     (Billy Idol)
13 No Commands
     (Stone)
14 Antisocial
     (Trust/Anthrax)
15 Talk Dirty To Me
     (Poison)
16 War Inside My Head
     (Suicidal Tendencies)
17 Ooops!… I Did It Again
     (Britney Spears)
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