So we felt like everyone's better off if we part ways at this point, and that's what happened. He was around for twelve years, and, for us, the band, it really is a family, and losing a member, it's a big deal for us.And, yeah, it [happened] three days before we hit the studio [to record the new CHILDREN OF BODOM album, 'I Worship Chaos'], but it was not… 'Cause we're not the type of band [where] we change members every other week. And that's that, really."You can watch the clip on the Artisan News You Tube channel.I mean, it was something that everybody was sort of anticipating already. To be honest, I had decided, a month or so before that, that I was gonna do all the guitars on the album. Antti, who has been a member of Janne's band WARMEN since 2001, made his live debut with CHILDREN OF BODOM on May 30 when the group played a surprise six-song set at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland."We wanted to go with someone close to the band we can count on and who can nail these songs. Antti will play with CHILDREN OF BODOM through the end of the year.
The artwork for the CD was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi."I Worship Chaos" was once again recorded at Helsinki, Finland's Danger Johnny Studios and was produced by CHILDREN OF BODOM and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums "Halo Of Blood", "Hatebreeder", "Follow The Reaper" and "Hate Crew Deathroll".
In the video below, Alexi plays a short riff that he wants to see and hear you play in your audition video.
From the auditions, he will pick 100 guitarists to play with him on the Senate Square in Helsinki. CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered an as-yet-undisclosed studio to begin recording its ninth album, due later in the year.
He remains under a doctor’s care and his release date is TBD.
The full text of the statement is as follows: “This is not an easy letter for us to write. He is still in hospital in Oslo under supervision of the doctors and we don’t know yet when they will release him.