â€œSmile Pretty for the Devilâ€ is taken from CHILDREN OF BODOMâ€™s celebrated new album, Blooddrunk, which skyrocketed to #22 on Billboardâ€™s Top 200 chart this spring, shifting over 19,000 units in its first week of sales. The video was directed by Sandra Marschner for Katapult Filmproduktion. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Smile Pretty for the Devil” can be viewed now at this location.
The premiere of the new CHILDREN OF BODOM music video coincides with the launch of the bandâ€™s U.S. headlining tour, which kicks off tonight at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, MD. The scheduled four week, 25 city tour will criss-cross the U.S., closing with a bang on October 10 in Worcester, MA. The highly anticipated major market U.S. headlining jaunt is the bandâ€™s first in support of Blooddrunk and follows the quintetâ€™s summer North American â€œGigantourâ€ live dates as hand-picked support for heavy music legends Megadeth. Support on the COB tour comes from Between the Buried and Me and The Black Dahlia Murder, with Testament appearing as special direct support for the October 9 tour stop at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.
Tickets for the CHILDREN OF BODOM tour dates are on sale now via www.livenation.com. The tour is produced by Live Nation and presented by sponsors ESP Guitars and Hot Topic and tour supporters Guitar World, Metal Kult, Rock House Method and Spinefarm Records.
Released in North America on April 15 via Fontana International / Spinefarm Records U.S., Blooddrunk is CHILDREN OF BODOMâ€™s sixth studio album, and is the highest charting record in the bandâ€™s sales history. The follow up to the band’s acclaimed 2005 release, Are You Dead Yet?, Blooddrunk has been called COBâ€™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. Laiho is widely recognized as a modern day guitar hero and is one of the premier shredders in metal / hard rock today, drawing praise from both peers and respected guitar publications the world over.
In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Janne Warman (keyboard), Henkka SeppÃ¤lÃ¤ (bass) and drummer Jaska Raatikainen.
CHILDREN OF BODOM is available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band / request a review 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 websites: www.cobhc.com / www.myspace.com/childrenofbodom, the Spinefarm Records U.S. online domain: www.myspace.com/spinefarmrecordsus and the ACTION! PR website: www.action-pr.com.
â€œOne of the most talented metal bands of our timeâ€ â€“ VICE
“technically dazzling” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
â€œCHILDREN OF BODOM boasts the requisite elements to please any Scandinavian metal enthusiastâ€¦plenty of darkness and dreadâ€ â€“ THE ONION
â€œCHILDREN OF BODOMâ€™s well-camouflaged pop will get you disgustingly drunkâ€ â€“ REVOLVER
â€œGoing into their 15th year as a band, CHILDREN OF BODOM have risen through the ranks of their assigned Euro-metal contemporaries wielding a carefully-honed palette that fuses two well-established and already overlapping subgenres (melodic death metal and what we like to call â€œScandi-thrashâ€) with blazing neo-classical chops.” – DECIBEL
“nitro-boosted melodic death metalâ€¦strength, virtuosity and over-the-top spectacle.” â€“ GUITAR WORLD
â€œCHILDREN OF BODOM make black metal that knows how to party hard. Youâ€™ll bounce off your apartment walls all night, but you’ll be smiling beneath your corpse paint.â€ â€“ VILLAGE VOICE
CHILDREN OF BODOM tour dates:
** U.S. â€œBlooddrunkâ€ headlining tour (featuring support from Between the Buried and Me and
The Black Dahlia Murder) **
September 26 Denver, CO Gothic
September 27 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
September 28 St. Louis, MO Pop’s
September 30 Minneapolis, MN Myth
October 1 Chicago, IL House of Blues
October 2 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
October 3 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
October 4 Detroit, MI Clutch’s Cargo
October 6 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
October 7 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
October 8 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
October 9 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom (* Testament performs as special support)
October 10 Worcester, MA Palladium