CHILDREN OF BODOM: New Single Available For Streaming

Children of Bodom will be streaming their new single “Was It Worth It?”, tomorrow (Thursday, January 13) at 5:00 p.m. GMT on the band’s Facebook page. The song comes off the group’s new album, “Relentless Reckless Forever”, which will be released on March 8, 2011 via Universal Music. It can also be heard in the YouTube clip below.

“The single is a total party song,” says guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho. “It doesn’t have your typical BODOM sound, but it’s one of my favorites and heavy as hell!”

“Relentless Reckless Forever” track listing:

01. Not My Funeral
02. Shovel Knockout
03. Roundtrip to Hell and Back
04. Pussyfoot Miss Suicide
05. Relentless Reckless Forever
06. Ugly
07. Cry of the Nihilist
08. Was It Worth It?
09. Northpole Throwdown
10. Party All the Time (EDDIE MURPHY cover)

Check out the cover artwork below.

“We worked super-hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks,” stated Laiho. “But we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we’re more than anxious to get this album out there”

A trailer for the video can be viewed below.

In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, Laiho said that he was happy with the decision to work with Hyde. “Our management was pushing the idea,” Laiho said, “so eventually it was, ‘All right, fuck it. Just to shut them up, let’s do it.’ We liked the way [Hyde] talked about music and the way he was already so fucking committed. He wanted to do the best fucking CHILDREN OF BODOM album ever and was pretty serious and convincing about that. After five minutes of talking to the dude, we knew he was the guy.”

Regarding the musical direction of the new CHILDREN OF BODOM material, Laiho told Revolver, “It’s maybe a little more melodic than [2008’s] ‘Blooddrunk’ was. It’s maybe more guitar riff-oriented, really ’80s guitar and stuff like that.”

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