CHILDREN OF BODOM and MICROSOFT Announce ‘Children of Bodom: Relentless London Sweeptstakes’

AWARD WINNING METAL BAND’s NEW ALBUM “RELENTLESS RECKLESS FOREVER” IN STORES MARCH 8

In advance of the March 8 release of its highly anticipated new album “Relentless Reckless Forever”, Finnish metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB) has announced a very special fan flyaway contest. COB and Microsoft have partnered to give U.S. fans the chance to be flown to the UK on April 9 to see the band perform live as part of the “Children Of Bodom Relentless London Sweepstakes”; full details have been announced at www.coblondon.com.

As part of the contest, one lucky winner will receive:
2 tickets to see CHILDREN OF BODOM live on April 9th in London
Roundtrip airfare for two
Hotel accommodations for a two-night stay
An exclusive Meet ‘n’ Greet with the band
1 ESP LTD Alexi 600 Scythe Guitar, signed by COB‘s Alexi Laiho
2 ZERO skate decks signed by professional skateboarders Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas & Garrett Hill
2 copies of COB‘s new album Relentless Reckless Forever on CD
2 COB hoodies & 2 COB T-shirts
$400 spending money for the trip

One lucky Runner Up will receive:
1 ESP LTD Alexi 600 Scythe Guitar, signed by Alexi Laiho
1 ZERO skate decks signed by professional skateboarders Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas & Garrett Hill
1 copy of COB’s new album Relentless Reckless Forever on CD
1 COB hoodie & 1 COB T-shirt

The “Children Of Bodom Relentless London Sweepstakes” will end on March 6th, 2011. Contest rules can be viewed at www.coblondon.com/rules. NOTE: You must be 21 years of age or over to enter.

CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s new album “Relentless Reckless Forever” will be released on March 8 via Spinefarm Records / Universal Music. Recorded with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), Relentless Reckless Forever‘s high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. COB‘s unique union of haunting melodies, guitar-and-keyboard interplay and king-size solos is supercharged to the maximum on the LP and the resulting record is poised to push the band – already on the brink of breakout success in the U.S. – to an altogether new pinnacle.

The new CHILDREN OF BODOM music video “Was It Worth It?” is now available for viewing via Microsoft Zune (at this location). Fans that don’t yet have the Zune software can download it at this location. Fans can have an early listen to Relentless Reckless Forever in its entirety via Xbox Live or Zune (with Zune Pass) beginning March 1.

“Relentless Reckless Forever” is now available for pre-order in a variety of formats via RelentlessRecklessForever.com. Among the packages available is a “Super Deluxe Edition”, which consists of the album housed within a 64 page hardcover book plus a DVD containing a special behind the scenes look at the making of the “Was It Worth It?” music video and COB “Live from Bloodstock Open Air” footage as well as a first look Rock House instructional guitar lesson with the band’s superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho taken from the upcoming “Rock House Method: Alexi Laiho ‘In Your Face’ instructional DVD, which also hits stores on March 8. A second special edition package contains the “Super Deluxe Edition” of “Relentless Reckless Forever” and adds a limited vinyl LP version of the album, a COB t-shirt and the ‘In Your Face’ instructional DVD. The first 300 fans to pre-order this bundle will also receive a “Relentless Reckless Forever” poster autographed by the band.

The track listing for CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s Relentless Reckless Forever is as follows:
1.) Not My Funeral
2.) Shovel Knockout
3.) Roundtrip to Hell and Back
4.) Pussyfoot Miss Suicide
5.) Relentless Reckless Forever
6.) Ugly
7.) Cry of the Nihilist
8.) Was It Worth It?
9.) Northpole Throwdown

In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).

About CHILDREN OF BODOM: CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish 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. COB‘s popular song “If You Want Peace…Prepare for War” is currently featured in the smash hit music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.

Updated CHILDREN OF BODOM news and tour information will be made available via COB online: www.cobhc.com / www.myspace.com/childrenofbodom / www.facebook.com/childrenofbodom / www.twitter.com/cobhc

“technically dazzling” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Thrashing, death-y, stadium-sized power metallers” – PITCHFORK

“darkly melodic metal” – THE NEW YORK POST

“CHILDREN OF BODOM’s well-camouflaged pop will get you disgustingly drunk” – REVOLVER

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