A previously unreleased cover version of the DROPKICK MURPHYS song “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track will appear on “Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)”, a very special CD+DVD career retrospective in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary, which is scheduled for release on May 22. The release will spotlight specially selected tracks from every one of the group’s critically acclaimed albums (1997′s “Something Wild”, 1999′s “Hatebreeder”, 2000′s “Follow The Reaper”, 2003′s “Hate Crew Deathroll”, 2005′s “Are You Dead Yet?”, 2008′s “Blooddrunk” and 2011′s “Relentless Reckless Forever”), plus two newly recorded (and undeniably fun) cover songs and detailed liner notes penned by the members of CHILDREN OF BODOM themselves. The DVD portion of the package will include “candid touring and backstage footage from around the world”, plus the “Shovel Knockout” video.
“’15 Years Of Wasted Youth’ is the sound of CHILDREN OF BODOM working hard, partying hard, being relentless and stubborn,” says the band’s guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho. “We went through many brick walls to get to where we are, and after seven studio albums, two live albums, non-stop touring, bleeding and breaking a lot of bones, I think we are justified in putting this album out. Let the music speak for itself. You have been warned.”
“Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)” track listing:
01. Hate Crew Deathroll
02. Shovel Knockout
03. Hate Me
04. Everytime I Die
05. Needled 24/7
06. I’m Shipping Up To Boston (* DROPKICK MURPHYS cover; previously unreleased)
09. Roundtrip to Hell and Back
10. Trashed, Lost & Strungout
11. Living Dead Beat
12. Deadnight Warrior
14. Follow The Reaper
15. Are You Dead Yet?
16. Silent Night, Bodom Night
17. Jessie’s Girl (* RICK SPRINGFIELD cover; previously unreleased)
18. In Your Face
19. Angels Don’t Kill
CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s video for the song “Shovel Knockout” can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by Jussi Hyttinen for FLC415 (MTV3, The Finnish National Lottery), adeptly chronicles “what happens from the time a live show ends through to the next gig in a new city” (i.e. lots of drinking and flipping the bird!). The song itself appears on CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s latest studio album, “Relentless Reckless Forever”.
The release of “Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)” continues CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s year-long anniversary celebration, which kicked off with the band’s highly successful “15th Anniversary” headlining tour of North America.