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Children Of BodomMarek Sabogal

Children Of Bodom To Part Ways With Bassist, Drummer & Keyboardist


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Children Of Bodom will soon be sporting a radically different lineup with the band having announced the coming departure of their bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith, their drummer Jaska Raatikainen and their keyboardist Janne Wirman—all of whom have been with the band since the 1990s.

The band issued the following statement on the matter:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that 2019 will be the last for Children Of Bodom with this line-up.

After almost 25 years with Bodom, thousands of shows & 10 albums it is time for Henkka, Janne and Jaska to step back and change direction within their lives. All three will miss the fans and supporters in every city in every country the band ever played.

The last show of this line-up will be on the 15th of December at Helsinki Ice Hall. Tickets still remain for some of the Finnish shows in December.

Alexi and Daniel will have further announcements about their plans to keep creating new music in the future.

Thanks again for everything – Children Of Bodom

Their final live shows with their current lineup run as follows:

12/05 Seinäjoki, FIN – Rytmikorjaamo
12/06 Oulu, FIN – Teatria
12/07 Tornio, FIN – Teatria
12/10 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
12/11 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
12/12 Turku, FIN – Logomo
12/13 Jyväskylä, FIN – Lutakko
12/14 Jyväskylä, FIN – Lutakko
12/15 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box (final show with current lineup)

In light of the lineup change, the band have announced that their ‘Hate Crew Deathroll” set that was previously planned for the 2020 ‘Tuska Open Air Metal Festival‘ has been cancelled.

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