Guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM was interviewed by Headbangers India prior to the band’s headlining appearance at The Great Indian Octoberfest in Bangalore, India on October 14.
CHILDREN OF BODOM recently inked a Japanese record deal with Marquee Inc. The label will release the band’s new album in late spring/early summer 2013. The CD will be made available in other parts of the world via the band’s new label home, Nuclear Blast Records. The group’s drummer, Jaska Raatikainen, recently wrote on his Facebook page, “We have some songs ready and I must say that they really sound great — very inspiring, dark and also little ‘black’ [metal]-ish. We have been joking about [CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist] Alexi [Laiho], that one day he will come to rehearsals with corpsepaint :-) ! So dark the songs have been.”
CHILDREN OF BODOM released a photo book, “Roadkill”, on August 8 via Hatecrew.com. The first 666 copies are numbered and personally signed by the band.
Photography for “Roadkill” started in 2007. It includes exclusive material of life on the road, shows, promo shoots, recording sessions, album cover production and the worldwide “hate crew,” as the band’s fans are affectionately known. The book also contains comments and diary entries by the band and the photographer, Jussi Hyttinen of FLC415.
CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s most recent release was “Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)” , a very special CD+DVD career retrospective in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary.