Children of Bodom have been on Spinefarm since the beginning of their career, but Nuclear Blast take a close second, having released their first three albums on the label outside of Finland. Now the band have decided to go with Nuclear Blast full time.
“We had a good, long, productive run with Spinefarm Records for fifteen years and now it’s simply just time for a change,” Children of Bodom frontman/guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho said in a statement. “I’m absolutely stoked to start the new chapter of COB’s career with Nuclear Blast and look forward to working with them.”
Nuclear Blast also issued a quote, with their A&R rep Jaap Wagemaker setting a record for mentioning the band’s first album in a press release:
“15 years ago we were introduced to a very young band from Finland who blew us away with their track ‘Deadnight Warrior’ from their debut album Something Wild. And their music was indeed something wild! Fast-tapping guitar work combined with incredible keyboards and angry vocals…it was the start of the career of Children of Bodom. Nuclear Blast released their first three albums outside of Finland: Something Wild, Hatebreeder and Follow The Reaper; albums that became classics in the history of metal. Unfortunately, after the third album, we went separate ways but we have always been following them and stayed in contact. Children of Bodom became a very big band worldwide and now the time has come to welcome them back home! We at Nuclear Blast are very happy to see Children of Bodom rejoining the Nuclear family and are looking forward to working their next albums. You can be sure that ‘something wild’ will come your way!”
The band are working on an album for 2013.