CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä has issued the following report from the band's current North American tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH:
"Only a couple more shows to play. It's been such an amazing tour. We would never have expected this kind of tour here when headlining.
"AMON AMARTH and TRIVIUM are great to tour with, they ensure that we have packed venues every night. We get along with the Swedes very well, as so with TRIVIUM dudes. Couple of them have ended up getting wasted and sleeping on our bus too!!!
"We have had some little problems too. Janne [Wirman, keyboards] was very ill in the beginning of the tour, and because an serious infection he couldnt eat for almost a week. He was very weak and in pain, but still he managed to pull off full shows, thanks to tons of Tylenol.
"Like always, everybody has been suffering more or less from flu or some other diseases, but so far the fans everywhere have been so great so that its has been always a pleasure to play, even if with a little fever!
"In Colorado the whole door of our trailer (where all the gear is transported in) fell off. Luckily we were already at the venue, and not on an expressway doing 65 miles per hour.
"It's been great so far and now we are looking forward to play for the East Coast Hate Crew before going home for Christmas!!
"Thanks for everybody who has been there for the shows of AMON AMARTH, TRIVIUM and COB on this tour!!!!"
Check out pictures from the North American tour at this location.
CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest album, "Are You Dead Yet?", was released in the U.S. on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The album has been declared to be one of the first priority UMG international releases through Universal's Fontana Distribution system. The U.S. version includes a previously unreleased bonus track that is exclusive to the U.S. release — a cover of the RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink".
CHILDREN OF BODOM's fifth album, "Are You Dead Yet?" is the follow-up to 2003's "Hate Crew Deathroll", which has sold in excess of 200,000 copies worldwide.