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Children Of Bodom Halo Of Blood Tour Over Europe 2013 leg 1 w support at Amager Bio Copenhagen,Denmark

November 19th, 2013

 Children Of Bodom

Halo Of Blood Tour Over Europe 2013 leg 1
Insomnium – special guest
Medeia – support act

Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28/9 – 2013

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Children of Bodom @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

October 30th, 2013

Children of Bodom

With Napalm Death, Insomnium and Medeia

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

15 October 2013

Review by  Rowena Lamb

Photography by Michelle Murphy

Bringing their Halo of Blood over Europe 2013 tour to the UK was casing a bit of a stir and so what better way to investigate than to wander over to Shepherd’s bush Empire for a night of metal.

Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom

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TÝR announce North American tour with Children of Bodom

October 29th, 2013

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their “Halo of Blood over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14th in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at General tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8th at 10:00am local time.

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Halo Of Blood Over Europe competition

August 30th, 2013

CHILDREN OF BODOM come back on a massive European tour all over the continent. This goes along with a massive competition. The first place wins two passes for the whole tour. See every show you want, for free.

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LIKE and WIN free entry for all or one of the following shows, shirts and flags

Here you can find the European tour trailer:

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicks off in San Bernardino, California – June 29, 2013

July 6th, 2013

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013

San Bernardino, California
June 29, 2013

Review and band photos by Metalette
Crowd photos courtesy of Adrenaline PR

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013

The San Manuel Amphitheatre is situated in a classic California desert-mountain valley. It was in this harsh, desolate, and port-a-potty-covered wasteland that the first day of Mayhem Festival 2013 took place. There was literally nothing else around the festival; just tall, brown, shrub-covered mountains and lots and lots of dust. The day itself was so hellishly hot – peaking at a scorching 107 F – it was almost as if Satan himself had a hand with the weather (maybe he was even at the festival; he’s kind of into the metal scene, isn’t he?). I’m sure the Mayhem people made a fortune on the ice cold $3 waters and $6 lemonades they were peddling all day long, and I witnessed at least one girl pass out from the heat. But with a name like Mayhem, what else would you expect?

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June 20th, 2013




Halo Of Blood, the eighth studio album by world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #54 following its first week of release.  Additional Billboard chart debuts include:


#7 – Hard Music

#13 – Independent Albums

#22 – Current Rock

#24 – Rock

#52 – Top Current Albums


Halo Of Blood also debuted at #21 on the Canadian Top 200 Albums chart.


The track “Your Days Are Numbered” can be streamed on Spotify:

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May 14th, 2013

 New Album Halo Of Blood hits June 11th

Headlining the Musicians Institute Stage on 2013’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour

The official music video for the track “Transference” by world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM is now available for viewing on

Fans can purchase the single audio track for “Transference” now on iTunes:

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s eighth studio album, Halo Of Blood, will be released in North America on June 11th and is available for pre-order via the COB Halo Of Blood landing page.  Versions include:

  • Jewel-case CD only
  • CD/DVD digi-pak only
  • Vinyl only
  • Exclusive album art t-shirt + CD/digi-pak/vinyl

Visit the COB landing page to view other exclusive pre-orders:

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CHILDREN OF BODOM to Release New Album ‘Halo of Blood’ June 11

March 19th, 2013

World Renowned Metal Band Reveals Striking Artwork and Song List for Forthcoming Record; Announces Summer North American Tour Dates as Part of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival


Finnish heavy metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have set Halo of Blood as the title of their eagerly anticipated eighth studio album, set for a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, CHILDREN OF BODOM unveils Halo of Blood‘s 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 (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their 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.

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman and international guitar hero 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!”

Halo Of Blood track listing:

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

In support of Halo of Blood, CHILDREN OF BODOM will tour North America alongside Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and more as one of the featured acts at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Set to launch June 29 in San Bernardino, California, the five week trek will run through August 4 in Dallas, TX. The just-announced itinerary for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is as follows:

2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

June 29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
June 30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
July 2 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
July 5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
July 6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
July 7 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
July 10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheater
July 12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 13 Camden, NJ Susquehana Bank Center
July 14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
July 17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
July 19 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
July 23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 28 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
July 31 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater
August 2 Austin, TX Tower Amphitheater
August 3 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

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STONE: Live at The Circus, Helsinki – March 8, 2013

March 14th, 2013
Stone 2013


The Circus, Helsinki

8’TH of March 2013

Review and photos by Marko Syrjala

The legendary Finnish thrash/speed band Stone was originally formed in mid 80’s. The band released four studio albums and one live album, before disbanding in 1992 to pursue different musical directions. In year 2000 band reunited briefly and in 2008 they did five shows including appearances at the Ruisrock and Tuska festivals. Last autumn, the band announced, somewhat surprisingly, that it intends to make a small-scale tour in the spring of 2013. It seems that at present there is a huge demand for the band. Five sold out shows and over 5000 tickets sold is an impressive achievement for any band in Finland. Official reason given for this comeback was the release of new Stone box set, but yes, perhaps the band just decided to respond the audience’s call and gave them what they wanted. Please welcome one more time: Janne Joutsenniemi, Roope Latvala, Markku “Nirri” Niiranen and Pekka Kasari, GET STONED!!

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February 25th, 2013

The Ugly World Tour 2011 / Academy, Manchester UK / April 2nd 2011 / Photo: Amelie LundGuitarist / vocalist Alexi Laiho & keyboard player Janne Warman of the world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have issued a second studio update from the bowels of Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, where the band began work on their as-yet-untitled eighth studio release last month.

Recording engineer Mikko Karmila (who worked on the Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper, and Hate Crew Deathroll albums) is lending his talents to the new studio effort in addition to producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon Amarth), who oversaw production for vocals & keyboards earlier this month.  The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios and a summer street date via Nuclear Blast Records is expected.

Working song titles include: “All Twisted,” “Slowdance On Nails,” “Moto GP,” “FC Pettymys,” “Kananmuisti-ilmiö”[Chicken Memory Effect], and “Trondheim.”
For the uninitiated: Over the last twenty years, Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music’s new generation.  Formed as Inearthed in 1993, the group is led by superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi ‘Wildchild’ Laiho, who was voted “Best Metal Guitarist” by readers of Guitar World magazine.  COB albums are no strangers to debut positions on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart and with three consecutive albums debuting at number one on Finnish album charts, they are one of their home country’s bestselling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone.  Their latest studio album, Relentless Reckless Forever, was released in 2011.


CHILDREN OF BODOM are: Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals); Roope Latvala (guitar); Jaska Raatikainen (drums); Henkka Seppälä (bass); and Janne Warman (keyboards).

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October 16th, 2011

The Ones That Survived The Lake Of Bodom!


They found the survivors, the ones that survived the Lake of Bodom! CHILDREN OF BODOM!


28 out of 40 and counting as Finland welcomes back 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!


Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!


So far 28 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known:































70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.


Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!


What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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Heavy T.O. 2011

July 28th, 2011

Heavy TO

Heavy T.O.

July 23-24, 2011

Review and pics by Monika Deviat


On July 23rd and 24th, 10 000 metalheads descended upon Downsview Park in Toronto ON for Heavy T.O. The two day festival took place the same weekend as Heavy MTL. This was the third year for Heavy MTL and its success from right from the first year prompted MTL organizers Daniel Glick and Nick Farkas to team up with Live Nation to create Heavy T.O. Two stages had bands playing right after each other, about 11 per day. Heavy T.O. sponsor, Jägermeister had a tent area set up with games and were hosting some of the autograph sessions. Certain bands like Megadeth and Slayer had line-ups of over a hundred people waiting to get signatures from their favorite musicians. 

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Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen

July 22nd, 2011

 Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen

Interviewed on June 30th, 2011 by JP

The Ugly World Tour 2011 / Academy, Manchester UK / April 2nd 2011 / Photo: Amelie Lund

The Ugly World Tour 2011 / Academy, Manchester UK / April 2nd 2011 / Photo: Amelie Lund

In late June I had the chance and very great pleasure to sit down with Jaska Raatikainen drummer for Children Of Bodom.  We met backstage just before the COB hit the stage in Calgary, Alberta on the 6th date of their North American tour.  It is very rare for the soft-spoken drummer to grant interviews so we are very pleased to present you this discussion.

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July 19th, 2011
Children of Bodom - "Relentless Reckless Forever"

Children of Bodom - "Relentless Reckless Forever"

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 –

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UGLY TOUR 2011 – Children of Bodom, Devin Townsend Project, Obscura and Septic Flesh / June 30, 2011

July 17th, 2011


Children of Bodom, Devin Townsend Project,

Obscura and Septic Flesh

June 30, 2011

Calgary, Canada / MacEwan Hall

Review and photos by Monika Deviat

Finland’s Children of Bodom have returned to Canada on “The Ugly World Tour 2011” in support of their new record, Relentless Reckless Forever [Spinefarm, 2011]. Joining Children of Bodom were Canada’s own Devin Townsend Project, Germany’s Obscura and Septic Flesh from Greece. On June 30th, 2011 the tour stopped in Calgary, Alta. at MacEwan Hall.

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