Finland's Heavy Metal machines CHILDREN OF BODOM have entered Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, Finland to track tracking their ninth studio album, the follow up to 2011's 'Relentless Reckless Forever'.
For the recording process the band has teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who also produced the bands 'Hatebreeder', 'Follow The Reaper' and 'Hate Crew Deathroll'. Additionally, Swedish producer Peter Tägtgren (MARDUK, AMON AMARTH) is overseeing production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki for a summer release via Nuclear Blast Records.
"It's a nice change to the regular method where we lock ourselves up at a studio in the middle of the woods, usually also during the darkest time of the year," commented CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho who is currently finishing up lyrics for the songs. In early February, Tägtgren will travel to Finland to oversee the keyboard and vocal recordings for his longtime allies.
"Last night I finished my parts for the record," added CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä. "We listened to all the songs and fixed what had to be fixed. So the bass tracks are locked in and so are the basic tracks for guitars, from both Roope and Alexi. And, of course, all drums were recorded first. Next in line are the guitar melodies and solos and then the keyboards and vocals. We are ahead of schedule and very happy to work here in Helsinki for the first time ever."
Stay tuned for more updates on the NEW CHILDREN OF BODOM record!