CHILDREN OF BODOM TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT TO UNVEIL NEW MUSIC VIDEO "WAS IT WORTH IT?"
AWARD WINNING METAL BAND's NEW ALBUM "RELENTLESS RECKLESS FOREVER" IN STORES MARCH 8
"Was It Worth It?", the new music video from hard rocking Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM is now available for viewing via Xbox Live/Microsoft Zune (at this location). "Was It Worth It?" is the first single from COB's new album "Relentless Reckless Forever", which will be released on March 8 via Spinefarm Records / Universal Music. Fans that don't yet have the Zune software can download it at this location.
CHILDREN OF BODOM shot the "Was It Worth It?" video on location at central Pennsylvania's Action Sports compound Camp Woodward, joining forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher Magazine "Skater of the Year" Chris Cole and noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas, Garrett Hill and Tom Asta to deliver a one-of-a-kind "audio and visual experience" that perfectly captures the band's live intensity. Filmed and directed by Dale Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (Pink Floyd, Santana, Mötley Crüe), the video was shot guerrilla style, sans treatment; honing in directly on CHILDREN OF BODOM's high-spirited fire and the skaters' eye-opening execution.
Recorded with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), Relentless Reckless Forever is the seventh studio album of CHILDREN OF BODOM's illustrious career and the first new record from the band since 2008's Blooddrunk, which debuted at #22 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart and scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in Finland. Relentless Reckless Forever's high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. COB's unique union of haunting melodies, guitar-and-keyboard interplay and king-size solos is supercharged to the maximum on the LP and the resulting record is poised to push the band – already on the brink of breakout success in the U.S. – to an altogether new pinnacle.
"Relentless Reckless Forever" is now available for pre-order in a variety of formats via RelentlessRecklessForever.com. Among the packages available is a "Super Deluxe Edition", which consists of the album housed within a 64 page hardcover book plus a DVD containing a special behind the scenes look at the making of the "Was It Worth It?" music video and COB "Live from Bloodstock Open Air" footage as well as a first look Rock House instructional guitar lesson with the band's superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho taken from the upcoming "Rock House Method: Alexi Laiho 'In Your Face' instructional DVD, which also hits stores on March 8. A second special edition package contains the "Super Deluxe Edition" of "Relentless Reckless Forever" and adds a limited vinyl LP version of the album, a COB t-shirt and the 'In Your Face' instructional DVD. The first 300 fans to pre-order this bundle will also receive a "Relentless Reckless Forever" poster autographed by the band.
The track listing for CHILDREN OF BODOM's Relentless Reckless Forever is as follows:
1. Not My Funeral
2. Shovel Knockout
3. Roundtrip to Hell and Back
4. Pussyfoot Miss Suicide
5. Relentless Reckless Forever
7. Cry of the Nihilist
8. Was It Worth It?
9. Northpole Throwdown
In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).
About CHILDREN OF BODOM:
CHILDREN OF BODOM's enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal's new generation. The group's 2008 studio album Blooddrunk skyrocketed to #22 on Billboard's Top 200, scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in its native Finland and saw Laiho named "Best Metal Guitarist" by the readers of Guitar World, besting well known players such as Kirk Hammett of Metallica to win the coveted award. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called "technically dazzling" by the New York Times and "One of the most talented metal bands of our time" by contemporary media conglomerate VICE. COB's popular song "If You Want Peace…Prepare for War" is currently featured in the smash hit music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The band's name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.
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"technically dazzling" - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Thrashing, death-y, stadium-sized power metallers" – PITCHFORK
"CHILDREN OF BODOM boasts the requisite elements to please any Scandinavian metal enthusiast" – THE ONION
"metal done with theatricality, precision and an eye on the arena" – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"darkly melodic metal" – THE NEW YORK POST
"strength, virtuosity and over-the-top spectacle." – GUITAR WORLD
"Phenomenal." – DECIBEL
"CHILDREN OF BODOM's well-camouflaged pop will get you disgustingly drunk" – REVOLVER
"One of the most talented metal bands of our time" – VICE