CHILDREN OF BODOM mainman Alexi Laiho has told that he hopes his band will spend next summer as part of Ozzfest 2006.

"We've been talking about it, but I don't know if it's going to happen," he said. "It would be a really good thing to do, because it does a lot of good things to a lot of metal bands. I don't know if we'll get on it. It's really a question of money. The promotional value's really good. It seems like a lot of bands — LAMB OF GOD, SHADOWS FALL — really broke through after the Ozzfest. I think it would be good for us."

CHILDREN OF BODOM will launch a North American headlining trek on November 9 in Quebec. BODOM have recruited TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH to open the tour's 27 dates. According to frontman and guitarist Alexi Laiho, BODOM had no involvement in setting things up. In fact he can't even recall what either band sounds like.

"To be honest I've heard [TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH's] albums one time all the way through, and I was pretty drunk at the time," he confided, saying BODOM's management handled the tour's orchestration. "So I don't remember the music. I do remember it sounding cool. I'll wait to see what I think of them when I first see them live. Apparently TRIVIUM's a lot bigger than we are in the States. So it feels a little weird that we're the headliners."



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