Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their photo book, “Roadkill”, on Wednesday, 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.
According to a press release, “Roadkill” “is about perspective. There are no on stage hero shots from the photo pit. Instead it presents a very intimate viewpoint of the band and the hate crew. A raw photographic documentary of how the life of CHILDREN OF BODOM really looks like.”
“Roadkill” is a heavy 230 mm x 237 mm hardcover book with 256 pages.
A trailer for the book can be seen below.
CHILDREN OF BODOM was forced to cancel several shows last month — including those in Oslo, Norway and Malmö, Sweden — after guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho was rushed to the hospital with extreme stomach pain.
After spending a week and a half receiving treatment in Oslo, Alexi was released from the hospital and the band performed at this year’s Ilosaarirock festival, which was held July 13-15 in Joensuu, Finland.
CHILDREN OF BODOM recently inked a worldwide deal (excluding Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records.