Bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM has issued the following update:
"It is great to have a new rehearsal space. We can rehearse whenever and as long as we want. And this is a new thing for us as a band. So making new songs is now really different than before.
"It's been really exciting, once again, to gather at the rehearsal space and start jamming the new ideas Alexi [Laiho, guitar/vocals] has in mind for. I'm really excited now, and looking forward every day to get there again to see what's new this time.
"Soon we will jam some old songs too, since we have these three shows in Finland next month.
"It s been quite a long time since last live show, so that is a fresh thing to do also, the small Fenno-tour. And we've never played in Sotkamo area!!!
"We will enter the studio in the middle of next summer. And then we will take our time to track the stuff, then mix it and master it. Then the labels need their time to prepare the release... so unfortunately the release won't be this year, that's for sure. We will let you know as soon as we know the date.
"When the tracking is done, the rest of the summertime we will spend at some summer festivals in Europe. And, we will put some footage, diary thingies, from the studio, that's for sure!"
"Skeletons In The Closet", the latest album from CHILDREN OF BODOM, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 9.
"Skeletons In The Closet" was released on September 23, 2009 through Spinefarm. The follow-up to 2008's "Blooddrunk" is a selection of cover versions, some of them existing recordings, others specially laid down for this release.
CHILDREN OF BODOM has been recording covers since the early days of its career, some predictably heavy ("Silent Scream" by SLAYER, for example),others reflecting an altogether broader taste ("Talk Dirty To Me" by POISON).
CHILDREN OF BODOM recently completed a month-long North American headlining tour. The 20-city trek launched on September 18 at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island and wrapped on October 14 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Support on the tour came from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and SKELETONWITCH.
CHILDREN OF BODOM is featured in a recent episode of "Hard" on the newly launched AUX music channel out of Canada. Watch the segment below.