During an interview with TNT Radio Rock, Children Of Bodom bassist Henkka Seppälä revealed that the band are planning to release their new album in March. He also added the following about the new material:
“This is always difficult for me. It’s really, really hard for me to say. It’s very Children Of Bodom, but there’s always something new. I think maybe the one feature that I haven’t heard in a while is more technical riffing, guitar riffing, where Alexi [Laiho, guitar/vocals] is pushing his abilities to their limits. So, I think that kind of stuff. And once Alexi compared this a little bit to the feeling ‘Follow The Reaper’ had. I’m not sure. But in those basic riffs, there’s something to that.”
Children Of Bodom have officially finished their new album. The effort will feature 10 tracks and it is expected to be released in 2019. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith told Metal Mad TV the following:
“It’s done. It’s mixed. It’s mastered, and now we are just getting the artwork done. And then we’ll just wait for it to be ready for the release. And it looks like it’s gonna be next year, so we have to wait a little bit.”
He also added the following when asked about the musical direction, he also added: “It’s always something new. It’s really, really hard for me to say, but it is different.”
Children Of Bodom have been in the studio recording their new album, and Alexi Laiho recently discussed the effort during an interview with Metal Hammer. He said the following about the recording process: “We’re actually doing really well — it’s been super-fast so far, so now I am just hoping that everything is going to go smoothly from here onwards.” He also added:
“We do what we always do; we’re always very well prepared when we go in, so I guess this time around we practiced a shit-ton of times, a lot more than we did with the last record, and that’s one of the reasons it’s been going so smoothly.”
As far as the musical direction, he said:
“It’s actually a lot more straightforward as far as song structures go. ‘I Worship Chaos’ was also pretty straightforward, but it’s got more of a rock ‘n’ roll vibe to it. It’s still metal and dark and shit like that, but I’d say it’s more rock ‘n’ roll.”
Children Of Bodom have announced the dates for their “No Place Like Home” Finnish tour. The special trek will see the band playing different sets each night. Lost Society will serve as support.
10/12 Laukaa, FIN – Peurunka
10/13 Lahti, FIN – Finlandia-klubi
10/18 Turku, FIN – Logomo
10/19 Seinajoki, FIN – Rytmikorjaamo
10/20 Tampere, FIN – Tulikamarin Pakkahuone
10/27 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
11/02 Hameenlinna, FIN – Aulanko Areena
11/03 Joensuu, FIN – Unholy Winterfest
11/09 Kempele, FIN – Zemppi Areena
Children Of Bodom have confirmed that they have recruited producer/mixer Mikko Karmila for their new album. Recording sessions for the release are expected to start tomorrow (March 28).
It looks like Children Of Bodom are planning to start the recording process for their new album in five days time. Frontman Alexi Laiho confirmed the news in the below clip:
Children Of Bodom’s Henkka Seppälä was recently interviewed by Metal Wani and confirmed the band plan to hit the studio in late March to record their new album. He previously said the band have “almost half” the effort written, and during this chat he reiterated that once again.