CHILDREN OF BODOM - "All The Songs For The New Album Are Ready"

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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 02:20:59 EST

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM drummer Jaska Raatikainen has checked in with the following update:

"Good news! All the songs for the new album are ready. Feels like a Christmas present for COB! Next step after holidays is that I'm gonna start sweating my ass off in the studio. Cheers!"

The band's festival schedule for 2013 is currently as follows:

7 - Kivenlahti Rock - Espoo, Finland
8 - Sauna Open Air 2013 - Tampere, Finland
9 - Sonisphere France - Amneville, France
14-16 - Provinssirock 2013 - Seinäjoki, Finland
20-22 - Metalfest Loreley - St. Goarshausen, Germany
20-22 - Nummirock 2013 - Kauhajoki, Finland

Word came down on November 12th that Children Of Bodom have cancelled their scheduled appearance at the Tuska Open Air 2013, scheduled for June 28th - 30th in Helsinki, Finland. Bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith issued the following statement:

"We've been waiting to play Tuska for some years now. It is our home festival after all. Unfortunately this year we have to sacrifice a couple of festivals in Europe in order to be able to be part of a big tour in USA. These are not easy nor nice decisions. We only can hope we can do Tuska in the near future again. Please stay tuned for our schedules for summer 2013. Fortunately we are able to play shows in Europe as well. Looking forward!"