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16th March 2012

children of bodom

On May 21st, Children Of Bodom will release 'Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)', a very special CD+DVD career retrospective in celebration of the band's 15th Anniversary.

The release will spotlight specially selected tracks from every one of the band's critically acclaimed albums (1997s 'Something Wild', 1999s 'Hatebreeder', 2000s 'Follow The Reaper', 2003s 'Hate Crew Deathroll', 2005s 'Are You Dead Yet?', 2008s Blooddrunk and 2011s 'Relentless Reckless Forever'), plus two newly-recorded (and undeniably fun) cover songs and detailed liner notes penned by the members of COB themselves.

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The DVD portion of the package will include "candid touring and backstage footage from around the world”, plus the never-before-seen music video for 'Relentless Reckless Forever''s 'Shovel Knockout'.

"'15 Years of Wasted Youth' is the sound of Children Of Bodom working hard, partying hard, being relentless and stubborn," says the band's superstar guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho. "We went through many brick walls to get to where we are, and after seven studio albums, two live albums, non-stop touring, bleeding and breaking a lot of bones, I think we are justified in putting this album out. Let the music speak for itself. You have been warned."

The release of 'Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years of Wasted Youth)' continues Children Of Bodom's year-long anniversary celebration, which kicked off with the band's highly successful 15th Anniversary headlining tour of North America - a run of dates greeted by rave reviews.

On the heels of the Stateside portion of the band's worldwide celebration, Children Of Bodom has announced a slew of European live performances and summer festival appearances alongside rock royalty such as Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne and more.

The band's summer touring schedule is shaping up as follows...

May 26 Madrid (SPA) Sonisphere (w/ Metallica, Slayer, Kyuss Lives!, etc.)
June 15 Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg
June 17 Clisson (FRA) Hellfest (w/ Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.)
June 19 Barcelona (SPA) Razzmatazz 2 (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
June 20 St Etienne (FRA) Le Fil (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
June 21 Milan (ITA) Gods of Metal (w/ Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.)
June 23 Basel (CH) Earshakerdays (w/ Lamb of God, Black Label Society, etc.)
June 24 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting (w/ Guns n' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead, etc.)
June 26 Cracow (PL) Klub Studio (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
June 27 Sopron (HUN) Volt Festival (w/ Iggy & The Stooges, Snow Patrol, Skrillex, etc.)
June 29 Spalene Porici (CZ) Basinfirefest (w/ Cannibal Corpse, Lacuna Coil, etc.)
June 30 Dischingen (GER) Rock am Härtsfeldsee (w/ Blind Guardian, Sodom, etc.)
July 1 Roitzschjora (GER) With Full Force Festival (w/ Lamb of God, Soulfly, Pennywise, etc.)
July 3 Oslo (NOR) Rockefeller
July 4 Malmö (SWE) KB Kulturbolaget
July 7 Turku (FIN) Ruisrock (w/ Refused, Explosions in the Sky, etc.)
July 15 Joensuu (FIN) Ilosaarirock (w/ Modeselektor, Nasum, Against Me!, etc.)


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