CHILDREN OF BODOM Set North American Release Date For New EP

Finnish thrash titans CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their long awaited "Trashed, Lost & Strungout" EP in North America on February 22, 2005 via Century Media Records. This EP features two new tracks (the title cut and "Knuckleduster"), two covers (ALICE COOPER's "Bed of Nails" and ANDREW W.K.'s "She Is Beautiful"), a video for the title track and a CD-ROM enhanced video of the band taking the viewer on a tour around their hometown of Helsinki. Recorded once again by Anssi Kippo at Finnvox Studios, it is the first official recording to feature new guitarist Roope Latvala (SINERGY, ex-STONE).

Two years ago, CHILDREN OF BODOM were an underground phenomenon, but with three major U.S. tours now under their belt, the group has become one of the genre's most acclaimed artists. Straight off the heels of their highly successful tour alongside FEAR FACTORY and LAMB OF GOD, bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith checks in with the following report: "Unfortunately, our third U.S. tour has just ended. It was a long one, but it was very well worth it. When I first heard the lineup, I was very excited about the package. It sounded so strong with FEAR FACTORY and LAMB OF GOD, and it turned out to be a very successful tour. Not only that was great, but also each band musically was just my taste. I enjoyed THROWDOWN's hardcore aggression, FEAR FACTORY's very tight playing, and LAMB OF GOD's great show. I was watching those shows in the crowd almost every night.

"What was the most important thing, of course, was that everybody — from the bands to their crews — were so nice, friendly and helpful. From the beginning, we felt very welcome on the tour. It was good partying and drinking with these people. So, we wanna thank everybody who made this great HC/metal tour possible! We also wanna thank our fans who came to see us. See you again soon."

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