Children Of Bodom guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho has issued an update on the band’s forthcoming studio album.
In an interview with Soundi Magazine, Laiho said that after tracking drums at Petrax studio in Hollolo, the band decided on a new location to record the early stages of the album: “… [usually] we lock ourselves up at a studio in the middle of the woods, usually also during the darkest time of the year…But for the guitar and bass, we don’t require a big facility in the countryside, so we decided to stay closer to home for this part of the session.”
Laiho revealed that he was currently working on lyrics and was planning on completing them by early February, when Swedish producer Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, HYPOCRISY) joins the group for ten days to oversee the keyboard and vocal recordings: “It will be great to have Peter come over for a good stretch this time so we can really concentrate on the vocals,” Laiho said.
He added that he already had lyrics and titles for two songs: “At the moment, I’m done with the lyrics for two tracks: ‘All Twisted’ and ‘Slowdance On Nails’. So far all the other tunes go by working titles such as ‘Moto GP’, ‘FC Pettymys’, ‘Kananmuisti-ilmiö’ and ‘Trondheim’.”
Furthermore, the new Children Of Bodom album may also feature a special guest appearance. Laiho explained: “I played on Annihilator’s album ‘Metal’ in 2007, so the way I see it, [Annihilator frontman] Jeff Waters owes Bodom a solo or two! It’s payback time.”
Stay tuned for more details.