Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have inked a Japanese record deal with Marquee Inc. The label will release the band’s new album in late spring/early summer 2013.
Commented CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith): “This is exciting change for us, ’cause Japan has always been one of our favorite places and most important markets. We have been lucky to have been dealing with good people in Japan so far, and we know we are in good hands from now on, too! Really looking forward to do this next album with Marquee.”
CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s new CD will be released 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.