CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith has issued the following update:
"We have now all the stuff ready [for the new CHILDREN OF BODOM album]. We've been sitting at the rehearsal place a lot, and we are very happy about all the songs. In a week we will pack our stuff and move to the studio outside of Helsinki. Then it should be six weeks and all the stuff should be recorded. Mikko Karmila will be the guy again who says when we play bad or if something sounds not good. And he will also press the record button. Later on we will have a special guest from Sweden, when Peter Tägtgren [HYPOCRISY, PAIN] will show up for a while. When we did 'Follow the Reaper', Peter's effort on the vocals and keyboards was so good that we wanted to have him with us once again. Let's see how it works out this time, I'm sure it's great!
"What else... When everything is recorded we will mix the thing and master it the same way we have always done. In the studio we should figure out some cover songs, but it shouldn't be a problem. We have a couple things already decided..."
As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM will play a one-off show in London, England at the Astoria on March 8, 2008.
CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho made a guest appearance the new album from the Finnish band GODSPLAGUE. He played a solo in the song "Don't Come Back" and he sings backing vocals on the CD, entitled "H8", which came out on September 5.
Two songs from CHILDREN OF BODOM — "Angels Don't Kill" and "In Your Face" — are featured on the "Unholy Alliance Tour" DVD, due on October 30 via American Recordings. The set will feature the the "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted" lineup — SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, CHILDREN OF BODOM and THINE EYES BLEED. The DVD will have an approximate running time of 90 minutes.
The "Unholy Alliance Tour" DVD was shot at Vancouver's General Motors Place on July 13, 2006, was directed by Adam Rothlein (Speedway Films), and boasts performance footage plus bonus material to include backstage, behind-the-scenes and one-on-one interviews, many of which were conducted by the Unholy Alliance artists themselves.
CHILDREN OF BODOM's "In Your face" video: