Pro-shot webstream video footage of CHILDREN OF BODOM’s June 24th performance at Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium is available below:
Nuclear Blast welcome Children Of Bodom back to its roster after having worked with them at the very early stages of their career. A new album is planned for 2013.
The band’s singer and guitarist Alexi Laiho says: “We had a good, productive and long run with Spinefarm records for fifteen years and now it’s simply just time for a change. I’m absolutely stoked to start the new chapter of COB’s career with Nuclear Blast and look forward to work with them.”
Bass player Henkka T. Blacksmith adds: “Personally I am so excited to get to work with Nuclear Blast again. We have such good memories from our beginning of our career with them. We know the people already, and we know how committed they’re in doing metal!”
Commented Jaap Wagemaker, A&R at Nuclear Blast Europe: “Fifteen years ago we were introduced to a very young band from Finland who blew us away with their track ‘Deadnight Warrior’ from their debut album Something Wild and their music was indeed something wild! Fast tapping guitarwork combined with incredible keyboards and angry vocals! It was the start of the career of Children Of Bodom!”
“We released their first three albums outside of Finland: Something Wild, Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper, albums that became classics in the history of metal! Unfortunately after the third album we went separate ways but we have always been following them and stayed in contact. Children Of Bodom became a very big band worldwide and now the time has come to welcome them back home! We at Nuclear Blast are very happy to see Children Of Bodom rejoining the Nuclear family! We are looking forward to start working on their next albums and you can be sure that ‘something wild’ will come your way!”