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Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom

LIVE PHOTOS: Children of Bodom, Abbath, Exmortus, Oni
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Review by Greg Maki
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With four bands from four different countries, Children of Bodom’s I Worship Chaos tour was an international affair. Even better, each act brought a very different sound to the stage, making for a pleasantly diverse night of metal in Baltimore.

The progressive metal stylings of Oni, from Canada, kicked off the evening. This is an interesting, talented band that hasn’t quite put it all together yet, but it was fun watching them as they’re figuring out how the pieces fit. Guitarists Martin Andres and Brandon White each can shred with the best of them, and the band’s secret weapon is John “D” on the xylosynth, a sort of electric xylophone that hasn’t been used in metal before. Vocalist Jake Oni’s clean singing complemented the music better than his barks and growls, but this definitely is a band to keep an eye on as it matures. (more…)

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Children Of Bodom

Finnish Metal Superstars Children Of Bodom will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests iconic black metal artist Abbath, California-based metal act Exmortus, and Canada’s progressive metallers Oni. The trek presented by The Noise will commence in Quebec on November 23 and will hit 3 Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and conclude in Brooklyn on December 19th. View tour dates and info inside! (more…)

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Bay Area Metal Titans, Machine Head, continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of their 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, due out this fall.

With a devastating line-up that features support from Finnish heavy metal powerhouse Children of Bodom, Dutch symphonic metallers Epica, and American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, this epic trek launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. View tour dates inside: (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Children of Bodom: “Sunday Night, Bodom Night”

Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Revocation, Threat Signal

By Jeff Maki

Apparently, Children of Bodom has a large following in the Baltimore area. Who knew? We had just been here a month ago when Machine Head played, and for whatever reason, Rams Head Live was barely at half capacity. But this was a Bodom night, and the closing show on the band’s 15th anniversary U.S. tour, so the fans were rabid, packing the venue from top to Bodom. (more…)

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Halloween Hootenanny. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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COB-blooddrunkFinland’s heavy metal sons Children of Bodom are a unique band. There’s no doubt about who you’re hearing when you listen to one of their CDs. The band began its career by introducing a combination of death and power metal with a twisted sense of humor. After several popular albums and building a decent following, Bodom has shifted gears somewhat with recent releases, adding more accessible material and, to some extent, Americanizing their sound. Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t radio-rock. Bodom is still incredibly heavy, though the style is more thrash metal than it was in the early years. Their last album, 2005’s Are You Dead Yet, was successful using this new formula, but also received criticism from longtime fans. Perhaps sensing this, the band cranks up the speed dial on Blooddrunk for a nine-song thrashfest. (more…)

Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom

Greg Maki of Live Metal caught up with Children of Bodom bassist Henkka Seppälä backstage at the Recher Theatre in Towson, Md. The band is on its second headlining tour of the United States on a bill that also features Chimaira and Through the Eyes of the Dead. (more…)