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henkaaMetalship and Thorium conducted an interview with bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM at this year’s edition of the Heavy MTL festival, which was held July 23-24, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s new album, “Relentless Reckless Forever”, sold nearly 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, 2008’s “Blooddrunk”, opened with 19,000 units to land at No. 22. This number was roughly four times the opening tally of “Blooddrunk”‘s predecessor, “Are You Dead Yet?”, which premiered with 5,000 units back in October 2005 to enter the chart at No. 195.

“Relentless Reckless Forever” was certified gold in the band’s home country for first-day sales of over 10,000 copies. The CD was recorded in Finland’s Petrax Studios with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, MONSTER MAGNET).

CHILDREN OF BODOM is working on a photo book, and you can be a part of it. The band states, “It’s dedicated to the whole worldwide Hate Crew and that’s why we want you to be in it. We’ve been shooting life on the road, the Hate Crew and all kinds of crazy shit for over two years. Photography will continue at the shows this summer — stay tuned for more info soon. Keep an eye out for our Facebook page to know where we’ll be shooting!”

Bodom 2011