CHILDREN OF BODOM GIVE FANS A TASTE OF NEW COVERS LP “SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET”; 3 WILD REMAKES POSTED ONLINE
CHILDREN OF BODOM, the esteemed Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day Guitar Hero Alexi Laiho will release a full album of cover tunes containing 17 impressive remakes of the group’s all-time favorite songs this fall. Titled Skeletons in the Closet, the record will drop on September 22, 2009 via Spinefarm Records / Fontana International. CHILDREN OF BODOM will launch a 20 city North American headlining tour in support of the record beginning Friday, September 18 in Providence, RI
A first taste of what Skeletons in the Closet will deliver can be had today as not 1, not 2, but 3 wild new CHILDREN OF BODOM remakes have been posted online via the band’s just refashioned MySpace page. Check out all the action including COB’s revved up take on BILLY IDOL’s “Rebel Yell”, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL’s “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ “War Inside My Head” now at this location.
Long known for employing a lighthearted musical modus operandi despite both a weighty work ethic and no joke dedication to its craft, CHILDREN OF BODOM (or COB) has joined the ranks of the world’s finest heavy music acts over the course of the last decade. Skeletons in the Closet features a first-rate selection of covers; some of them previously existing recordings, others specially laid down for this release. The LP delivers bang-up recordings of – among others — the Ramones’ “Somebody Put Something in My Drink”, Iron Maiden’s “Aces High”, “Talk Dirty to Me” by Poison and the searing version of the Billy Idol classic “Rebel Yell”. Of special note is CHILDREN OF BODOM’s now-infamous take on Britney Spears’ “Oops!…I Did It Again”. The cover previously appeared on a Japanese-only pressing of the band’s 2005 album Are You Dead Yet?, and will now be available worldwide for the very first time.
The full track listing for COB’s Skeletons in the Closet is as follows:
1.) Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
2.) Hell is for Children (Pat Benatar)
3.) Somebody Put Something in My Drink (Ramones)
4.) Mass Hypnosis (Sepultura)
5.) Don’t Stop at the Top (Scorpions)
6.) Silent Scream (Slayer)
7.) Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (Kenny Rogers)
8.) Hellion (W.A.S.P.)
9.) Aces High (Iron Maiden)
10.) Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
11.) No Commands (Stone)
12.) Antisocial (Trust / Anthrax)
13.) Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
14.) (Ghost) Riders In the Sky (Stan Jones / Johnny Cash)
15.) War Inside My Head (Suicidal Tendencies)
16.) Oops!…I Did It Again (Britney Spears)
17.) Waiting (King Diamond)
CHILDREN OF BODOM North American headlining tour in support of Skeletons in the Closet is presented by ESP Guitars and Spinefarm Records in association with EMG, Exclaim! and Guitar World. The 20 city trek will hit major markets in both the U.S. and Canada. Support on the COB tour will be provided by The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch. Additional media partners include KillerTours.com, and Hollywood Music TV. Ticket pre-sales for the CHILDREN OF BODOM tour are available now. The pre-sale landing page provides fans with the option to pre-order Skeletons in the Closet, as well as to purchase a special VIP package with a concert ticket, meet ‘n greet pass, autographed poster and the new record. To do so, visit this location.
CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Alexi Laiho was named “Best Metal Guitarist” in the 15th annual Guitar World Reader’s Poll. Laiho, called “a guitar hero for the new millennium” by the magazine, bested well known players such as Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Alex Skolnick of Testament, Ihsahn of Emperor and more to win the coveted award. Check out Guitar World’s CHILDREN OF BODOM “Blooddrunk” guitar lesson featuring Laiho and fellow COB guitarist Roope Latvala now at . As well, new footage of Alexi performing the classic COB song “In Your Face” live at EMG Pickups’ studios can be viewed by visiting this location.
In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Janne Warman (keyboard), Roope Latvala (guitar), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and drummer Jaska Raatikainen.
CHILDREN OF BODOM is available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band, simply contact Carl Schultz @ ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated CHILDREN OF BODOM news and tour information will be made available via the COB online domains: www.cobhc.com / www.myspace.com/childrenofbodom, Spinefarm Records U.S.: www.myspace.com/spinefarmrecordsus and the ACTION! PR site: www.action-pr.com.
* See CHILDREN OF BODOM’s “Smile Pretty for the Devil” video now at this location!
“CHILDREN OF BODOM boasts the requisite elements to please any Scandinavian metal enthusiast…plenty of darkness and dread” – THE ONION
“technically dazzling” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“nitro-boosted melodic death metal…strength, virtuosity and over-the-top spectacle.” – GUITAR WORLD
“One of the most talented metal bands of our time” – VICE – REVOLVER
“CHILDREN OF BODOM’s well-camouflaged pop will get you disgustingly drunk”
“CHILDREN OF BODOM make black metal that knows how to party hard. You’ll bounce off your apartment walls all night, but you’ll be smiling beneath your corpse paint.” – VILLAGE VOICE
“Rocket-speed melodic metal riffs…dynamic” – EXCLAIM!
CHILDREN OF BODOM tour dates:
(Fall North American Headlining tour)
Featuring support from The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch
% = Includes special guest Australian Death Machine
September 18 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
September 19 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
September 20 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
September 22 Quebec City, QC Captiole Theatre
September 23 Montreal, QC Metropolis
September 25 Kitchner, ON Elements
September 26 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
September 27 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
September 28 Minneapolis, MN Epic
September 30 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
October 1 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
October 2 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
October 3 Edmonton, AB EEC
October 5 Vancouver, BC The Commodore
October 6 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
October 7 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
% October 9 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
October 10 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
% October 11 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse (Holy Grail also supports)
% October 12 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
October 14 Honolulu, HI Pipeline Cafe (CHILDREN OF BODOM only)
Children Of Bodom, Skeletons in the Closet: (FONINT1764 / 602527131764 / C14) Available 9/22!
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