CHILDREN OF BODOM: New Album Due In Early 2008

Metal Covenant recently conducted an interview with CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka T Blacksmith. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Metal Covenant: It feels like you have been on the road for such a long time, promoting the new album. But now the touring comes to an end as you're going to start pre-production on another album. How does it feel to start anew?

Henkka: It kind of feels good to be home for a while. It feels like we'll be having the whole next year off; but obviously we'll be working on the new album quite a lot. But I think it's time, since we've been touring for a whole year. Not that I'm fed up with it, it's just that it's nice to do something else for a change.

Metal Covenant: How far are you into the production of the new album? Have you written any songs, do you have any ideas how it will sound?

Henkka: No, nothing at all. We never have any ideas in the beginning. We just sit down and rehearse together, and then we'll see how it's going to sound. But so far we have nothing.

Metal Covenant: Okay, but the plan is to record it next summer?

Henkka: Yeah, next summer we're going into the studio, and then we'll probably release it early in 2008.

Metal Covenant: How has the Unholy Alliance II tour worked out for you? Has the other bands been treating you nice?

Henkka: Oh yeah, it's been really good. The whole organization is very cool; everyone gets treated very well and equally. I'm a fan of all the bands, and I like them personally. It's the best tour you could be on as a metal band, really. It's kind of a festival tour and the main idea was to make it very smooth for all the bands so that there is no hierarchy or something like that. Everyone has dressing rooms next to each other and gets the same food… I just love it.

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