mainman Jeff Waters
will record a guest appearance next week on the new album from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM
In a recent interview with Finland's Soundi
magazine, CHILDREN OF BODOM
guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho
stated about Waters' contribution to the new BODOM CD: "I played on ANNIHILATOR
's album 'Metal'
in 2007, so the way I see it, Jeff Waters
a solo or two! It's payback time."CHILDREN OF BODOM
recently entered Danger Johnny Studios
in Helsinki to begin work on its as-yet-untitled eighth album. For the recording of the LP, CHILDREN OF BODOM
has teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila
, who worked with the band on their fan-favorite albums "Hatebreeder"
, "Follow The Reaper"
and "Hate Crew Deathroll"
, as well as Swedish producer Peter Tägtgren
, AMON AMARTH
), who is overseeing production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios
in Helsinki for a summer release via Nuclear Blast Records
"It's a nice change to the regular method where we lock ourselves up at a studio in the middle of the woods, usually also during the darkest time of the year," Laiho
travelled to Finland earlier thos month to oversee the keyboard and vocal recordings for his longtime allies.
In an in-depth interview with Soundi
last September, CHILDREN OF BODOM
guitarist Roope Latvala
expressed interest in taking a more prominent role in the arranging of the band material.
"In my opinion many guitar parts could be made more interesting and balanced with just minor tweaks," Roope
said, perhaps inspired by his recent work with Finn composer Anssi Tikanmäki
's national anthem album project.
Has this comment led to Alexi
giving the former STONE
axeman more leeway and responsibility in the fine-tuning of the songwriting process?
"Now that you mention it, Roope
did voice his opinions more than usual this time around," Alexi
said. "And maybe the others, too. As far as the actual question goes, the usual rule applies: all good ideas are taken into consideration."
And finally, CHILDREN OF BODOM
wouldn't be CHILDREN OF BODOM
without some new off-the-wall cover tracks recorded during the sessions for later use as bonus tracks for the as-of-yet untitled disc, due out before the summer.
"We will be doing our versions of songs by BANANARAMA
, and a track chosen for us by the readers of the Japanese magazine Burrn!