Children of Bodom to release live album of final concert

Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom will release a live album of its final performance, titled “A Chapter Called Children of Bodom (Final Show in Helsinki Ice Hall 2019),” on Dec. 15, 2023, via Spinefarm Records. Pre-order the album here.

Released with the blessing of the estate Alexi Laiho, who died in 2020, the album completes the band’s career, which began in Espoo, Finland, in 1993 as Inearthed. Children of Bodom released 10 studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, two compilation albums and one DVD. The final lineup of the group upon its 2019 split in 2019 consisted of Laiho (lead guitar, lead vocals), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Seppälä, Janne Wirman (keyboards) and Freyberg.

“It’s great to have that final show transformed into a live album,” guitarist Daniel Freyberg said. “For those who attended, it’s a time travel back to that moment. And for those who didn’t, it’s an opportunity to experience how the chapter called Children of Bodom was closed.”

“Needless to say that this night was very special,” bassist Henkka Seppälä said. “When ‘In Your Face’ started, the reality hit me and I had to turn away from the audience cos I actually started crying. But the beauty is that the memories and Alexi’s music will live forever!”

Wirman said: “It felt surreal to be on that stage in Helsinki Ice Hall as I knew that I was probably not gonna play with the guys ever again nor get to perform for the amazing fans anymore. It felt sad but also somewhat relieving. It is great that the last show and it’s emotional rollercoaster can now be enjoyed by everyone who couldn’t make it to the show.”

“When I got on the stage I felt calm, probably because I no longer felt the need to prove anything but to enjoy the music and the presence of all the fans,” Raatikainen said. “I was just so grateful to have been a part of all this, knowing that our music wouldn’t disappear even if we never ever played together again.”

Track listing:

1. Under the Grass and Clover
2. Platitudes and Barren Words
3. In Your Face
4. Shovel Knockout
5. Bodom Beach Terror
6. Everytime I Die
7. Halo of Blood
8. Are You Dead Yet?
9. Blooddrunk
10. I Worship Chaos
11. Angels Don’t Kill
12. Follow the Reaper
13. Deadnight Warrior
14. Needled 24/7
15. Hate Me
16. Hate Crew Deathroll
17. Lake Bodom
18. Downfall

“A Chapter Called Children of Bodom (Final Show in Helsinki Ice Hall 2019)” will be available in the following formats:

  • CD Jewel Case
  • Standard 140gm Black Vinyl Double LP
  • Ltd Edition 140gm Red Marble Double LP
  • Ltd Edition 140gm Red & Black Splatter Double LP

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