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Back when they were still good: Children Of Bodom

Okay, I will admit the title of my rant may be a little bit misleading. Why you ask? Well, to be perfectly honest, I still enjoy the most recent outings to this day from Children Of Bodom. The thing is, from 1999 until about 2003, Children Of Bodom were once a really, really great band. Possibly one of the best around that time frame (when it came to the mainstream metal scene).  

Children Of Bodom were at their absolute peak with their sophomore release, Hatebreeder. The album is flawless from start to finish, with awesome catchy hooks, crushing monstrous riffs and a unique sound. It was great seeing a melodic death album in 1999 not sounding like something from At The Gates .

My personal favorite song on Hatebreeder is right above this post, so go give it a listen! Okay? Cool.


We Came As Romans are Mis/understood, Deftones hit Bodom

Yo yo yo, quick video update: We Came As Romans have just released a video for Mis/Understanding, and it’s hilarious. And very retarded, which adds even more laughs to the mix. Need I say the humor is completely unintentional? They’ve single-handedly made guitar spins uncool forever, synchronized crabcore jumps even funnier, and ruined the idea of a moshpit forever. Seriously, just what the fuck is going on at 2:22? I mean, if they brought some special ed class to the show, that’s awfully nice of them, but somehow I don’t think that’s the case, which makes it just awful.

Second video for today is a fan filmed footage of a Deftones show that took place in Helsinki. Why are we bothering with this one? Because Mr. Children of Bodom, Alexi Laiho, joined them on stage for the performance of Roots. Odd mix, and you can see the results after the jump.


Tuesday Trivia: Playing break-up

The picture you see above is of a band called Nihilist, a Death Metal band from Sweden that formed in 1987. The four guys on the right are most famously known for being the original bandmembers of Entombed and the guy on the left is Johnny Hedlund, bassist and vocalist of Unleashed.

Nihilist broke up in 1989, but not without controversy. What the hell am I talking about? Well, make the jump to find out and read this week’s Tuesday Trivia.


Headlines! Headlines! Headlines!

Time for some headlines, baby! Let’s get it on…

Children of Bodom announced a month-long North American headlining tour in June. Main support? The Devin Townsend (pictured above) Project. Also supporting are Obscura and Septicflesh. Sounds like a nice lineup to me. Dates have yet to be announced.

All-girl metal (I use the word “metal” very loosely in this context) band (I use the word “band” very loosely in this context) Kittie are going into the studio, to record the follow-up to ‘In The Black,’ next week. Yay, I guess. Yay for those who enjoy Pussy’s Kittie’s music. Yay for all two of you.

Seether frontman Shaun Morgan claimed that former Seether guitarist has gone back to his former band Evanescence. Eh, what’s a Seether? Anywho, shortly after Morgan claimed that, Evanescence’s management declined it. But honestly, who the fuck cares?

When asked about why Slayer chose Gary Holt as a replacement for Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo had the following to say:

“Me and Kerry were on the side of the stage at Hellfest, in France. Both me and Kerry, were “Come on, let’s go listen to Exodus. Let’s hear Exodus. We haven’t seen them in a while.” We saw Exodus and I was like, “Wow. Now I remember why I liked them so much, when I was young.” […] “Look at that guy. That guy’s an amazing guitar player. He’s a good player.” And so, when this happened, the first person that came to Kerry’s mind, and myself, [was] Gary. I mean he was there, from the beginning. He knows that style.”

Read the full interview here.

Dave Murray, of Iron Maiden, was recently asked if there is going to be a follow-up to ‘The Final Frontier.’ Rumors that this was going to be Maiden’s last album surfaced ever since the band reveiled the title of the album. Murray had this to say about the situation:

“Possibly there will be, but it’s hard to say at the moment. It definitely won’t be next year, anyway. My gut feeling is once we sit down, if everyone’s up for it — that’s the main thing — then we’ll go for it.”

Read the full interview here.

Feel updated now? You are ready to go out and be metal now, my friend.


Children of Bodom like saunas

According to a recent interview with Children of Bodom keyboardist Janne Wirman, saunas have been very important with the recording of new album Relentless Reckless Forever.

In other news, saunas are also very important with the running of Dose of Metal. Oh yes, we all love a lot of sauna action together here too. Amazed? Fascinated? You should be.

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