Saturday, November 6, 2010
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Finnish black metal band, Children of Bodom, is named for an unsolved teen triple murder on the shores of Lake Bodom in 1960. Four friends were camping and only one survived with injuries, later becoming a suspect who was ultimately acquitted. According to Wikipedia, the band has been together since 1993 and has been labeled, melodic death metal, among other genres. Despite the "hate crew" hype, black nail polish, and angry lyrics, these tattooed long haired rockers from Finland still manage to come across more hot than horrifying. Check out their web site for downloads, merch, and tour dates.
Present history via Wikipedia:
Relentless Reckless Forever (2010–present)
The Blooddrunk tour ended and Children of Bodom started recording their new album. During the recording of the drum tracks there was a small tornado and the power was cut out. Consequently the recording was delayed until after their tour with Black Label Society. Children Of Bodom released some information to Metal Hammer magazine about new album tracks. The three track names they released were entitled: "Pussyfoot Miss Suicide," "Ugly," and "Was It Worth It?"   They have since returned and recorded all tracks, and they are expecting to release their album in early 2011.
In November the band announced "The Ugly World Tour 2011" which will be from March-May 2011 and will feature dates around Europe. Opening Acts will be Ensiferum, Machinae Supremacy and Amon Amarth (UK only). On November 24, it was announced that the title of the album will be "Relentless Reckless Forever". The album will be released on March 8, 2011. A music video for "Was It Worth It?" is in production, a trailer for the video has been released.
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Clutch is one of our favorite bands, and it was truly a pleasure to shoot their Congress appearance in November, when they opened for Black Label Society and Children of Bodom.
We've seen Clutch play for years and in such diverse venues as Metro, Logan Auditorium, Cubby Bear, and even outdoors at Summer Camp Music Festival. Last summer in Sweden we even thought we saw Neil Fallon's likeness in a stained glass window in Uppsala. Check it out HERE and see what you think. Maybe it's just his signature beard...but there's an uncanny resemblance.
Neil Fallon's growling vocals and insightful lyrics always make for a memorable live show. Word is, the band bought out their prior label and are re-releasing on their own. So let's show them some love. Check out their web site for ticket info, merch and downloads at http://www.pro-rock.com/.