HALFORD Didn't Film Japanese Dates For Upcoming DVD: Opening Act

February 23, 2003

Despite the band's announcement last month that they would be filming a live DVD during their recent tour of Japan, HALFORD ended up not recording any of the shows on the trek, according to opening act CHILDREN OF BODOM. "There was no film crew [at the shows]," C.O.B. keyboardist Janne Warman told Finland's Kaista. "I thought that HALFORD was going to film their Tokyo's concerts but they didn't film anything."

According to Warman, CHILDREN OF BODOM were treated great by HALFORD and crew during the six-date tour, which culminated in BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho joining the headliners for a rendition of JUDAS PRIEST's "Living After Midnight".

"Rob was very, very nice, and despite the fact that we were his support band, we were able to use all the lights and so on," Warman said. "[Rob] also asked if we could support his next U.S. tour [which is tentatively scheduled to start in late March], but we can't do that because we have our own European headlining tour [to do at the same time]."

Warman, who keeps busy during C.O.B.'s downtime by writing and recording with side-project band WARMEN, says that he and the rest of CHILDREN OF BODOM engaged in some good ole' rock-star debauchery after the tour's final gig.

"I know it's fucking stupid, but we acted like rock stars," Warman admitted. "We had a few drinks after the show and then proceeded to destroy our hotel room. The hotel manager and three security guards came up to the room, took some pictures and went to downstairs to figure out how much we owed them for all the damage... In the end, it wasn't that bad, so we can look back on it now and laugh about it."

(Thanks: Timo Isoaho / Sonera Plaza Kaista)

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