CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Says Touring Is Essential For Metal Bands Wanting To Make A Living

CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Says Touring Is Essential For Metal Bands Wanting To Make A Living

Guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM was interviewed at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked if it's harder for a metal band to make a living today than it was seven several years ago, Alexi said: "Well, I think it applies to all genres of music, that it's harder to make a living nowadays, 'cause people don't buy records like they used to. But it's nothing to complain about. You've just gotta get out there and play live and just keep on touring, and you'll be fine."

CHILDREN OF BODOM will support San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD on a 21-show North American tour in the fall. Additional support on the trek will come from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA and American melodic death/thrash openers BATTLECROSS.

The tour launches on October 4 in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1.

Said Laiho: "We've rolled with MACHINE HEAD quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick-ass shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we'll have a good time tearing it up all over North America! Not a bad way to end the long and non-stop tour cycle for 'Halo Of Blood'!“

CHILDREN OF BODOM's eighth album, "Halo Of Blood", sold 8,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was made available on June 11, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

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