“Was It Worth It?”, the new video from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on October 6, 2010 on location at central Pennsylvania’s residential action sports compound Camp Woodward with director Dale Resteghini of Raging Nation Films (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ANTHRAX, SHADOWS FALL). In the video, the band joined forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas and Tom Asta (the current #1 amateur skateboarder in the world). The clip was shot guerrilla style, sans treatment; honing in directly on CHILDREN OF BODOM’s high-spirited fire and the skater’s eye-opening execution.
“Was It Worth It?” comes off CHILDREN OF BODOM’s new album, “Relentless Reckless Forever”, which will be released on March 8 via Universal Music.
“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!”
Recorded in Finland’s Petrax Studios with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET), “Relentless Reckless Forever” is the seventh studio album of COB’s illustrious career and the first new record from the band since 2008’s “Blooddrunk”, which debuted at #22 on The Billboard 200 chart and scored the quintet its third consecutive No. 1 debut in Finland.
“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
07. Cry of the Nihilist
08. Was It Worth It?
09. Northpole Throwdown
10. Party All the Time (EDDIE MURPHY cover)
“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”
“Relentless Reckless Forever” summons and synthesizes everything CHILDREN OF BODOM has earned and worked towards over the course of its successful, storied career. The band’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, rhythmic sensibility, guitar-and-keyboard interplay and king-size solos is supercharged to the maximum on “Relentless Reckless Forever”, 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.