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Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen

July 22nd, 2011

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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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CHILDREN OF BODOM: “CANADA IS OUR SECOND BIGGEST MARKET AFTER FINLAND”

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.

 

To read the rest of the interview click the following link – http://www.metal-rules.com/zine/content/view/2267/1/

 

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.

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

July 17th, 2011

UGLY TOUR 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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Children of Bodom – Interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman

July 17th, 2011



Children of Bodom

Interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman

Interviewed on June 30th, 2011 by Monika Deviat


Janne Wirman from Finland began playing piano at the age of five. After graduating from the Helsinki Pop & Jazz conservatory he was invited to join Children of Bodom on keyboard. 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 Wirman for an interview after Children of Bodom’s set in Calgary, Alta. at MacEwan Hall on June 30th, 2011. 

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum @ HMV Forum, London

April 23rd, 2011

CHILDREN OF BODOM, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum @ HMV Forum, London

9th April 2011

Review: Danny Draper

Tonights gig is a big’un! Two top draw bands at the top of their game; in my humble opinion, and a band that I’ve heard of, but never had the pleasure. What a pleasure tonight was though!



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CHILDREN OF BODOM INTERVIEW

January 10th, 2011

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Interviewed: London,  December 9th,  2010

Interviewer: Danny Draper

Photos: Altercarnated Photography

On a lovely winter’s day, Jo and I ventured to the Head offices in London to meet up with Janne and Alexi for a quick chat about the new album and plans before the playback.


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CHILDREN OF BODOM Unveils Album Cover, Track Listing To New Record “Relentless Reckless Forever”

December 10th, 2010

Children of Bodom - "Relentless Reckless Forever"

Children of Bodom - "Relentless Reckless Forever"

HD TRAILER FOR BAND’s NEW MUSIC VIDEO “WAS IT WORTH IT?” NOW AVAILABLE

CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB), the hard partying Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho will release its new album Relentless Reckless Forever on March 8, 2011 via Universal Music. Today, COB reveals the album’s cover art, which can be viewed now at this location.

Recorded in Finland’s Petrax Studios with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), Relentless Reckless Forever is the seventh studio album of CHILDREN OF BODOM’s illustrious career and the first new record from the band since 2008′s Blooddrunk, which debuted at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in Finland. On Relentless Reckless Forever, COB’s high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. The quintet’s unique union of haunting melodies, rhythmic sensibility, guitar-and-keyboard interplay and king-size solos is supercharged to the maximum, and the resulting record is poised to push the band – already on the brink of breakout success in the U.S. – to an altogether new pinnacle.

“We worked super hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks,” stated Laiho. “But we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we’re more than anxious to get this album out there”

The first single and video from Relentless Reckless Forever is “Was it Worth It?”. COB shot a high energy music video for the track, joining forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher Magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas, Garrett Hill and Tom Asta (the current #1 Amateur skateboarder in the world). Filmed on location at central Pennsylvania’s residential Action Sports compound Camp Woodward and directed by Dale Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (Pink Floyd, Santana, Mötley Crüe), the video was shot guerrilla style, sans treatment; honing in directly on CHILDREN OF BODOM’s high-spirited fire and the skaters’ eye-opening execution. A high resolution trailer for the clip can be viewed now at www.relentlessrecklessforever.com.

The track listing for CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Relentless Reckless Forever is as follows:

1.) Not My Funeral

2.) Shovel Knockout

3.) Roundtrip to Hell and Back

4.) Pussyfoot Miss Suicide

5.) Relentless Reckless Forever

6.) Ugly

7.) Cry of the Nihilist

8.) Was It Worth It?

9.) Northpole Throwdown

10.) Party All the Time (* Eddie Murphy)

“The single ‘Was It Worth It?’ is a total party song, said Laiho. “It’s not your typical Bodom sound, but it’s one of my favorites and heavy as hell.”

In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).

About CHILDREN OF BODOM:

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation. The group’s 2008 studio album Blooddrunk skyrocketed to #22 on Billboard’s Top 200, scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in its native Finland and saw Laiho named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World, besting well known players such as Kirk Hammett of Metallica to win the coveted award. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by contemporary media conglomerate VICE. COB’s popular song “If You Want Peace…Prepare for War” is currently featured in the smash hit music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.

Updated CHILDREN OF BODOM news and tour information will be made available via COB online: www.cobhc.com / www.myspace.com/childrenofbodom / www.facebook.com/childrenofbodom / www.twitter.com/cobhc

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Metaltown Festival Frihamnen at Gothenburg, Sweden 2009

August 10th, 2009

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Metaltown Festival

Frihamnen

Gothenburg

Sweden

26-27/6 – 2009

 

Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Lamb of God / Children of Bodom / As I Lay Dying / God Forbid / Municipal Waste – Live In Vancouver

April 16th, 2009

No Fear Tour feat. Lamb of God / Children of Bodom / As I Lay Dying / God Forbid / Municipal Waste

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

UBC Thunderbird Arena

Vancouver, BC  Canada

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***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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WACKEN 2008

October 14th, 2008

Wacken Open Air 2008

Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.

Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.

Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)

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Gigantour Live In Vancouver – May 16, 2008

July 21st, 2008

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***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Children of Bodom / Moonsorrow / Kiuas – The Astoria, London

March 11th, 2008

Children of Bodom

with Moonsorrow and Kiuas

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The Astoria, London

8th March 2008

All live pics and review by HannTu 


Phew, three nights of metal in a row, and my head is pounding, even as I write this review. But I certainly was not going to pass up the chance to see Children of Bodom up close and personal. I saw them at Brixton Academy on the Unholy Alliance tour with Slayer and In Flames a couple of years back, but they only played a short set – five songs or something. This would be my first time seeing them as headliner. It’s an all-Finnish line-up tonight* with little-known band Kiuas and epic metal heathens Moonsorrow.

*It’s Bring-a-Finnish-band-to-London Month I think – Apocalyptica last night, Children of Bodom, Moonsorrow and Kiuas tonight, Turisas and Norther this coming Thursday, and Nightwish later on in the month!


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CHILDREN OF BODOM – Alexi Laiho

March 10th, 2008

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The mastermind of C.O.B. Alexi Laiho

Interview and pictures by Luxi Lahtinen

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Children of Bodom´s previous album, ARE YOU DEAD YET?, came out in 2005 – and since then the band has nearly hectically been touring around the globe, not only to promote the album, but also making the fans pleased by the band´s wild live performances that indeed have offered many unforgettable moments for all of those who have come to see the band. Children of Bodom´s participation to the "Unholy Alliance" tour both in North America and in Europe, was one of the highlights for the band itself, and undoubtedly brought lots of new fans to them, too.

After all this touring, comes a time when one needs to sit down and start to concentrate on writing new stuff for a band so that the fans could come to see their favorite bands to gigs during next tours, when their favorite bands hit on the road once again. This is what the C.O.B.H.C. -camp have been doing since the fall of 2007 – putting their new songs together, simply rehearsing their asses off and recording new songs for the band´s 6th full-lenght album, titled BLOODDRUNK (what a cool title, buy the way!).

BLOODDRUNK will be released worldwide during April 2008, both in Finland and Japan on 9th of April – first in the whole world. Alexi Laiho, tells politely more about the band´s new album, the making of the songs and overall about everything what will be ahead of the band regarding their touring plans for BLOODDRUNK and so forth. Read on…

 

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Winter NAMM 2008

February 16th, 2008

Winter NAMM 2008

ANAHEIM, California, USA

January 17-20, 2008

Article & Pictures by Robert Williams 

Winter NAMM 2008

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Unholy Alliance Tour Live In Vancouver: July 13, 2006

August 2nd, 2006

Unholy Alliance Tour
Thursday, July 13, 2006
General Motors Place
Vancouver, BC  Canada

**Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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