Children of Bodom Finish New Album; NA Dates as Gigantour Band


      Finnish metal giants CHILDREN OF BODOM have completed work on its highly anticipated new album.  Entitled Blooddrunk, the record will see an April 15, 2008 release date via Spinefarm / Fontana International.

The follow up to the band’s acclaimed 2005 release, Are You Dead Yet?, Blooddrunk is already being called the band’s “strongest and most advanced recording to date” and features a “heavier, darker” take on CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s enthralling mix of modern thrash metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of front man and metal guitar hero Alexi Laiho.  Known worldwide for his stunning guitar prowess, Laiho was named “Best Shredder” at the 2005 Metal Hammer “Golden Gods” Awards.

The final track listing for CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s Blooddrunk is as follows:

1.) Hellhounds on My Trail
2.) Blooddrunk
3.) Lobodomy
4.) One Day You Will Cry
5.) Smile Pretty for the Devil
6.) Tie My Rope
7.) Done with Everything, Die for Nothing
8.) Banned from Heaven
9.) Roadkill Morning

In support of Blooddrunk, CHILDREN OF BODOM will tour North America as one of the featured acts of “GIGANTOUR 2008.”  COB has been handpicked by Dave Mustaine to be a part of the 29 city trek, and will hit the road alongside Megadeth, In Flames, Job For A Cowboy and High on Fire beginning April 12 in Denver, CO.  Since its inception in 2005, GIGANTOUR has galvanized bands that emphasize true musicianship and virtuosity, offering them a new opportunity to showcase their talents.  A full listing of upcoming CHILDREN OF BODOM tour dates follows this message.

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

CHILDREN OF BODOM is available to speak with interested media now.  To chat with the band / request an advance copy of Blooddrunk / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below.  Updated CHILDREN OF BODOM news and tour information will be made available via the COB online domains: www.cobhc.com / www.myspace.com/childrenofbodom and the ACTION! PR site: www.action-pr.com.

“state of the art.  Heavy metal without the unnecessary prefixes but all of the passion” – DECIBEL

“Finland’s Children of Bodom beg your attention with their blackened melodic thrash rooted in Maidenesque twin-guitar attacks. Shrieking while playing rhythm and alternately performing the leads, Alexi Laiho — a neoclassical prodigy on crystal meth? — is a show all his own.” – LA WEEKLY

“technically dazzling” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

CHILDREN OF BODOM tour dates:

March 8   London, UK    Astoria

** As part of North American ‘Gigantour 2008’ (w/ Megadeth, In Flames, Job For A Cowboy and High on Fire) **

April 12             Denver, CO                               The Fillmore
April 13             Albuquerque, NM                      Journal Pavilion
April 15             Dallas, TX                                 Nokia Theatre
April 16             Corpus Christi, TX                     Concrete Street Pavilion
April 17             Houston, TX                              Verizon Wireless Theatre
April 19             Louisville, KY                            Louisville Gardens
April 20             Atlanta, GA                               Tabernacle
April 22             New York, NY                            Hammerstein Ballroom
April 24             Worcester, MA                          Palladium
April 26             Baltimore, MD                           Merriweather Post Pavilion
April 28             Quebec City, QC                       Pavilion De La Jeunesse
April 29             Montreal, QC                             Bell Centre
April 30             Toronto, ON                              Arrow Hall
May 1               London, ON                              John Labatt Centre
May 3               Detroit, MI                                 DTE Music Center
May 4               Cleveland, OH                           Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
May 6               Chicago, IL                               Aragon
May 7               Milwaukee, WI                           Eagles Ballroom
May 9               Minneapolis, MN                       Myth
May 10             Winnipeg, MB                           Convention Center
May 11             Saskatoon, SK                          Prairieland Exhibition Hall
May 12             Edmonton, AB                          Shaw Conference Center
May 14             Calgary, AB                              The Corral
May 16             Vancouver, BC                          Pacific Coliseum
May 17             Salem, OR                                Salem Armory
May 19             San Jose, CA                            Event Center @ San Jose State
May 20             San Diego, CA                          Cox Arena
May 21             Los Angeles, CA                       Long Beach Arena
May 22             Phoenix, AZ                              Mesa Amphitheatre

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