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Former Children of Bodom bassist joins Moon Shot

Posted by on January 22, 2020

  Former Children of Bodom bassist Henri “Henkka” T. Blacksmith” Seppälä has joined the band Moon Shot. The brand new Finnish project featuring frontman Ville Malja (Lapko), guitarist Jussi Yiloski and drummer Mikko Hakila (Disco Ensemble). The group announced they are “on a roll again, together for the first time.” Seppälä performed his last show […]

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Former Children of Bodom members provide update on split with band

Posted by on December 23, 2019

Last month, three original Children of Bodom members Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henri “Henkka T. Blacksmith” Seppälä (bass) and Janne Wirman (keyboards), quit the band. Questions were raised and escalated when we heard Alexi Laiho might not be able to use the COB name. According to Jaska, Henri, and Janne, rumors have sparked since they announced […]

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Metal Insider’s Zach Fehl’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 23, 2019

I originally wrote a long winded introduction to this, but it sucked so I deleted it for you. Check out the lists of Matt, Bram, Jeff, Zenae, and whoever else here is writing them. We have a thing about the decade. Dope shit came out this year. I know what you’re here for. Lets discuss. […]

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Watch Children of Bodom play their last show with current lineup

Posted by on December 16, 2019

Children of Bodom had their final show with their current lineup yesterday (15th) at the Black Box in Helsinki Ice Hall. Last month, the group shocked us all when three original members, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith, and keyboardist Janne Wirman, decided to quit the band. While the group has maintained their professionalism […]

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Alexi Laiho might not be able to use the name Children of Bodom

Posted by on November 19, 2019

Earlier this month, Children of Bodom announced the departure of three original members: drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith, and keyboardist Janne Wirman. This left frontman, Alexi Laiho on the search for new members, however a new obstacle has arose. In a new article by Finnish music magazine Soundi, apparently Raatikainen, Seppälä and Wirman all own […]

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Children of Bodom announce departure of three original members

Posted by on November 1, 2019

Shocked is an understatement when we woke up to the news that not one, not two, but three original Children of Bodom members have announced their departure from the group. The announcement was made just two days after the release of their animated video for “Hexed,” and roughly eight months after their new album Hexed […]

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Children of Bodom premiere “Hexed” animation video

Posted by on October 30, 2019

Children of Bodom have unveiled an animation video just in time for Halloween for the song “Hexed.” The track is the title track of their latest effort, which was released in March via Nuclear Blast. The clip was made by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and spent fifteen weeks to bring it […]

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Children of Bodom ‘Hexed’ NYC w/ Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart & Summoner’s Circle

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Living in New York City has its perks including seeing a show nearly every night. However, these advantages do have setbacks with the inevitable scheduling conflicts. On April 19th, 2019, you could say the metal community had a difficult decision to make. On the same evening, there was Hatebreed and Obituary at Playstation Theater, Veil […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/27: Fallujah light the way

Posted by on March 27, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So you couldn’t get Metallica tickets, huh? Yeah, me neither. Not because of bots but because I don’t have the time or money to fly my ass across the country to see this […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/20: Tesla make a shocking debut

Posted by on March 20, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Man, I remember a mere a few weeks ago I was breezing through this column. Now so many albums have been added. Either that or I’m just slow and haven’t had enough caffeine. […]

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