CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith - "I Was 14 When I Joined; I Can’t Even Imagine How My Life Would Be Without The Band"
May 20, 2013, a year ago
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CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith is featured in a new interview with Metal Paths discussing the band's new album, Halo Of Blood. An excerpt is available below:
Q: Last year you had your 15th anniversary and you did a tour. I would like to ask you, looking back at your career, what do you think stands out more?
Henkka: "I don’t know…I mean there’s the tour with SLAYER; that’s one of the biggest dreams of every heavy metal musician I guess. We did a couple of times a headline in Open Air, which was amazing. These are the things that stand out from the rest of the stuff. But to be able to do it for so long, it’s quite amazing, and with almost the same line-up."
Q: You’ve been in Children Of Bodom from the start. How do you feel the band and you life have changed in all this time?
Henkka: "Well, all my life has been this. I was 14 when I joined the band, so it is quite much. It has affected my life a lot. I can’t even imagine how my life would be without the band, I’ve been growing with the band all this time. But how the band has changed…I don’t know…Maybe everything is just more organized I would say, now that there’s a big label and a lot of business behind. We are happy that we can still make the music as we want to and nobody is giving us orders on how to make the music. We just make the music as we’ve always done, 15 years ago. Maybe the only difference is that we have more schedules."
Go to this location for the complete interview.
The band recently released the official video clip for the new song, 'Transference', featured on Halo Of Blood:
The title track is also streaming:
COB will begin touring in support of Halo Of Blood on June 7th in their native Finland; their complete live itinerary is available at this location.