CHILDREN OF BODOM Keyboardist Interviewed At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

August 26, 2010 conducted an interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 13-15, 2010 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered Finland's Petrax Studios to begin work on their as-yet-untitled seventh studio album. The band has enlisted famed rock producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET) to oversee the new recording and will remain in the studio through late September. The new record will see release in early 2011.

"We're very excited to let everyone hear what we're creating with this new record," said the band in a statement. "Everything you love about CHILDREN OF BODOM has been magnified tenfold and we're pushing ourselves harder than ever before. Expect nothing less than 'the perfect storm!'"

Immediately upon the completion of the new album, CHILDREN OF BODOM will join Zakk Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY for a two-month North American tour. Dubbed the "Black Label Berzerkus" and described as "rock n' roll nights of excess and unique madness," the massive trek will kick off on September 21 at Roseland in Portland, Oregon and make stops across the U.S. and Canada.

In other news, BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho and Zakk will appear side-by-side on the cover of Guitar World's November 2010 issue — on newsstands September 21.

Also on the CHILDREN OF BODOM-related front, the band has contributed the song "If You Want Peace...Prepare for War" to the upcoming music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. To "maximize players' shredability," Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock "delivers the next evolution in finger-fretting with an all-new, show-stopping guitar controller that was inspired and born from the game's unique art style and specifically made for shredding." CHILDREN OF BODOM will appear on the game alongside fellow heavyweights KISS, METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, DEF LEPPARD, FOO FIGHTERS and more.

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