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7th April 2012

children of bodom

On May 21st, world famous Finnish Metal superstars 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 ('I'm Shipping Up To Boston' by Dropkick Murphys and 'Jessie's Girl' by Rick Springfield), plus detailed liner notes penned by the members of COB themselves.

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The CD track listing for Children Of Bodom's 'Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)' is as follows:

1.) Hate Crew Deathroll
2.) Shovel Knockout
3.) Hate Me
4.) Everytime I Die
5.) Needled 24/7
6.) I'm Shipping Up to Boston (*previously unreleased)
7.) Sixpounder
8.) Warheart
9.) Roundtrip To Hell And Back
10.) Trashed, Lost & Strungout
11.) Living Dead Beat
12.) Deadnight Warrior
13.) Blooddrunk
14.) Follow The Reaper
15.) Are You Dead Yet?
16.) Silent Night, Bodom Night
17.) Jessie's Girl (*previously unreleased)
18.) In Your Face
19.) Angels Don't Kill
20.) Downfall

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 Bodum have 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!
June 15 - Amsterdam NL - Melkweg
June 17 - Clisson FRA - Hellfest w/ Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne
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
June 23 - Basel CH - Earshakerdays w/ Lamb of God, Black Label Society
June 24 - Dessel BE - Graspop w/ Guns n' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead
June 26 - Cracow PL - Klub Studio w/ Cannibal Corpse
June 27 - Sopron HUN - Volt Festival w/ Iggy & The Stooges, Snow Patrol, Skrillex
June 29 - Spalene Porici CZ - Basinfirefest w/ Cannibal Corpse, Lacuna Coil
June 30 - Dischingen GER - Rock am Härtsfeldsee w/ Blind Guardian, Sodom
July 1 - Roitzschjora GER - With Full Force Festival w/ Lamb of God, Soulfly
July 3 - Oslo NOR - Rockefeller
July 4 - Malmö SWE - Kulturbolaget
July 7 - Turku FIN - Ruisrock w/ Refused, Explosions in the Sky
July 15 - Joensuu FIN - Ilosaarirock w/ Modeselektor, Nasum, Against Me!



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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