According to a posting on the CHILDREN OF BODOM fan site Scythes-of-Bodom.com, the bonus DVD that was supposed to be released with the Japanese version of the band's new album, "Are You Dead Yet?", has been scrapped. The courier service responsible for delivering the intended material to the Japanese record label apparently "lost" the package. The DVD was set to contain exclusive footage from the making of the album, live videos and rare recordings.
As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM's video for the song "In Your Face" has been posted online at Universal-Music.de (Real Media). The clip, which was shot a few weeks ago in Berlin, Germany, features an edited version of the track, with approximately 20 seconds of the cut shaved off to adhere to radio/MTV programming standards (regular version clocks in at 4:16; single version is 3:55).
"In Your Face" is the first single off "Are You Dead Yet?", which is due on September 14 in Finland and September 19 in the rest of the world.
CHILDREN OF BODOM, who recently signed a three-album extension to their deal with Spinefarm Records, mastered "Are You Dead Yet?" on June 6 at Finnvox studios in Helsinki following a six-week recording/mixing session with producer Mikko Karmila.
CHILDREN OF BODOM will be embarking on a North American headlining tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH beginning in early November. A list of confirmed dates can be found at CHILDREN OF BODOM's official web site.