Children of Bodom teams up with world’s top skateboarders to film new music video – News

Children of Bodom teams up with world’s top skateboarders to film new music video

New song “Was It Worth It?” to appear on award-winning Finnish band’s highly anticipated new album

Children of Bodom, the esteemed Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho just wrapped shooting on a high energy music video for the brand new song “Was it Worth It?”. In the video, COB joined forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher Magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas and Tom Asta (the current #1 Amateur skateboarder in the world). “Was it Worth It?” will appear on Children of Bodom’s as-yet-untitled seventh studio album, which is slated for a spring, 2011 release via Universal Music.

Filmed on location at central Pennsylvania’s residential Action Sports compound Camp Woodward and directed by Dale Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (Pink Floyd, Santana, Mötley Crüe), the “Was it Worth It?” video was shot guerrilla style, sans treatment; honing in directly on Children of Bodom’s high-spirited fire and the skaters’ eye-opening execution. Check out in-action stills from the video shoot now at this location.

“The video shoot was an awesome party; a big concoction of super Heavy Metal and the most awesome and craziest skaters in the world,” said BODOM’s Laiho. “High octane drinks and lots of fun! Chris Cole’s ollies over me while I’m rocking my guitar solo, that’s fuckin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll right there! I never had this much fun during a video shoot. Thanks to the director and everyone involved.”

“I’ve been a Bodom fan for a very long time, and never thought something like this would ever happen. It’s a dream come true for me,” commented Chris Cole. “For the past three years Alexi and I have been saying to each other how we wanted to film this one scene that finally happened in this video. I had a blast and can’t wait for this video to air!”

Children of Bodom enlisted famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet) to oversee the recording of its forthcoming release. COB just released an exclusive “inside look” at the making of its new record via its COBTV platform. The fun clip gives fans a behind the scenes look at the recording of the new album and the day to day life of the band as it prepares its new record. Check out the COBTV footage now at this location. The band is currently in the midst of a North American tour alongside Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society. Alexi and Zakk recently appeared side-by-side on the cover of Guitar World’s November, 2010 issue (see cover here).

“We’re very excited to let everyone hear what we’re creating with this new record,” said the band in a statement. “Everything you love about Children of Bodom has been magnified tenfold and we’re pushing ourselves harder than ever before. Expect nothing less than “the perfect storm!”

Children of Bodom’s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation. The group’s 2008 studio album Blooddrunk skyrocketed to #22 on Billboard’s Top 200, scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in its native Finland and saw Laiho named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World, besting well known players such as Kirk Hammett of Metallica to win the coveted award. Children of Bodom has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by contemporary media conglomerate VICE. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.

In addition to Laiho, Children of Bodom features Roope Latvala (guitar), Janne Warman (keyboard), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Jaska Raatikainen (drums).

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(* As part of the North American “Black Label Berzerkus” Tour):
November 2 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
November 3 Tulsa, OK Brady Center
November 5 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
November 6 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
November 7 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
November 9 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
November 10 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
November 12 Wichita, KS Cotilion
November 13 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
November 14 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
November 16 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
November 18 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
November 19 Hollywood, CA Palladium
November 20 San Francisco, CA Warfield