CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Alexi Laiho hospitalized

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have been forced to cancel last night’s concert at Peabody’s in Cleveland, Ohio after the band’s frontman, Alexi Laiho, was hospitalized the previous day in Nashville with an as-yet-undisclosed ailment. The other three bands on the bill — AMON AMARTH, BATTELCROSS and HUNTRESS — will play extended sets at Peabody’s to make up for CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s absence.

It is not presently clear if Laiho will be well enough to make the final date of CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s North American tour, scheduled for this Sunday, August 11 at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s eighth album, “Halo Of Blood”, sold 8,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was made available on June 11 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover art was created by Sami Saramäki, who was responsible for the artwork on previous CHILDREN OF BODOM albums “Follow The Reaper”, “Are You Dead Yet?” and “Hate Crew Deathroll”.

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