Children of Bodom has recently released their seventh studio album “Relentless Reckless Forever” (Spinefarm Records,2011) and are touring in support of the album. They are currently on the North American leg of “The Ugly World Tour 2011”. Metal-Rules caught up with keyboardist Janne Wirman for an interview after Children of Bodom’s set in Calgary, Alta. at MacEwan Hall on June 30th, 2011.
When talking about touring in North-America Wirman said that “We really love Canada. And talking about statistics, Canada has become our second biggest market after Finland. It used to be Japan, but now it’s Canada.”
During the interview Janne Wirman also talked about fans, touring and what he likes to do in his free time.
You seem to keep a very good rapport with your fans and you get out to meet the fans. Do you have an interesting or crazy story about an encounter with a fan you could share?
There would be so many. Whenever I get put on the spot I can’t think of one. There’s a lot of weird stuff that goes on. I really don’t like the situation where a fan asks you sign their arm or something and then tell you they are going to tattoo it. One time I was drunk out of my mind in Germany and was like, “Fuck no, you’re not going to tattoo that” and just put an ‘x’ through the signature and he tattooed it anyway. So that’s not good.
The band has a reputation as being big on partying. Do you guys limit yourselves on how much you party before a show?
Totally. We do not drink before the show. Maybe a maximum of two beers before the show. I mean I drink a lot during as you may have noticed, but we do not drink before the show.
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Children Of Bodom released their 7th album “Relentless Reckless Forever” on March 2, 2011 through Spinefarm Records. “Relentless Reckless Forever” landed at position No. 42 on the Billboard 200 Chart. For more information on Children Of Bodom visit their official website – http://www.cobhc.com.