Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM
are currently recording "pre-production demos" of new songs that will be included on the band's next album, tentatively due in late spring/early summer 2013 via Marquee Inc.
in Japan and Nuclear Blast
in other parts of the world. CHILDREN OF BODOM
keyboardist Janne Wirman
states, "Drums [are] done, some guitars and keys plus vocals [are] still missing."CHILDREN OF BODOM
drummer, Jaska Raatikainen
recently described the band's new material as "very inspiring, dark and also little 'black' [metal]-ish."CHILDREN OF BODOM
earlier in the month canceled its appearance at next year's edition of the Tuska
festival, set to take place June 28-30, 2013 in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, "in order to be able to be part of a big tour in USA," according to the group's bassist, Henkka Seppälä
(a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith
).CHILDREN OF BODOM
released a photo book, "Roadkill"
, on August 8 via Hatecrew.com
. The first 666 copies are numbered and personally signed by the band.
Photography for "Roadkill"
started in 2007. It includes exclusive material of life on the road, shows, promo shoots, recording sessions, album cover production and the worldwide "hate crew," as the band's fans are affectionately known. The book also contains comments and diary entries by the band and the photographer, Jussi Hyttinen
. CHILDREN OF BODOM
's most recent release was "Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)"
, a very special CD+DVD career retrospective in celebration of the band's 15th anniversary.