Children Of Bodom won’t sing in native tongue

Children Of Bodom will never record vocals in their native tongue, according to mainman Alexi Laiho.

The Finnish outfit have just released their ninth album entitled I Worship Chaos via Nuclear Blast. And Laiho can’t imagine delivering their tracks in his own language.

He says: “With any kind of rock or metal, English is the most natural sounding thing. For us, it came automatically because any kind of music we listen to was sung in English.

“I could’t imagine doing any of this in Finnish. That would be very strange – and not in a good way.”

He continues: “There’s a couple of old school punk bands that sing in Finnish, and for that sort of music Finnish is perfect because it’s a pretty angry sounding language.”

Children Of Bodom are currently on tour and will return to the UK in November with Megadeth and Lamb Of God.

Children Of Bodom tour dates

Oct 10: Saitama Loud Park, Japan
Oct 16: Perth Metro City, Australia
Oct 18: Paddington Hordern Pavilion, Australia
Oct 19: Melbourne Festival Hall, Australia
Oct 21: Brisbane Eatons Hill, Australia
Oct 25: Gdasnk B90, Poland
Oct 26: Krakow Klub Fabryka, Poland
Oct 27: Brno Klub Felda, Czech Republic
Oct 29: Marseille Escape Julien, France
Oct 31: Bilbao Stage Live, Spain
Nov 01: Valencia Republicca, Spain
Nov 02: Barcelona Razzmatazz 2, Spain
Nov 04: Cenon La Rocher Palmer, France
Nov 05: Villeurbanne Le Transbordeur, France
Nov 06: Paris Le Bataclan, France
Nov 07: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Nov 09: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
Nov 11: Glasgow Braehead Arena, UK
Nov 12: Longsight O2 Apollo, U
Nov 14: London SSE Wembley Arena, UK
Nov 15: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Nov 17: Stuttgart LKA Longhorn, Germany
Nov 18: Tilburg O13, Netherlands
Nov 19: Oberhausen Turbinen Halle, Germany
Nov 20: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany
Nov 22: Zurich Komplex, Switzerland
Nov 23: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Nov 24: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Nov 25: Munich Kesselhaus, Germany
Nov 26: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Nov 28: Leipzig Haus Auensee, Germany
Nov 29: Brussels Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
Nov 30: Hamburg Docks, Germany
Dec 01: Copenhagen Store Vega, Denmark
Dec 03: Helsinki Icehall, Finland
Dec 05: Stockholm Klubben, Sweden
Dec 06: Oslo Rockefeller Music Hall, Norway
Dec 09: Tampere Tahtiareena, Finland
Dec 10: Seinajoki Rytmikojaamo, Finland
Dec 11: Jyvaskyla Paviljonki, Finland
Dec 12: Oulu SuperPark Areena, Finland

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