Moon Shot

Ex-Children Of Bodom Bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith Joins Moon Shot


Former Children Of Bodom bassist Henri “Henkka T. Blacksmith” Seppälä has announced that he has joined the alternative rock/crossover band Moon Shot. Seppälä played his last show with Children Of Bodom late last year before exiting the band alongside drummer Jaska Raatikainen and their keyboardist Janne Wirman. The future of Children Of Bodom remains unclear with the aforementioned trio owning the rights to the band’s trademarks.

Speaking of his newest endeavor Moon Shot, Seppälä offered:

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“Dearest COB-fans, friends and supporters,

Few weeks have passed now since our emotional final show in our beloved Helsinki, Finland.

Children of Bodom and all you great people I have had the pleasure to play for, work with and become friends with, will always be a big part of me.

I am – and I will always be – grateful for that.

When the decision to quit with Bodom became real in the end of spring 2019, I wasn’t determined to do anything new as a musician.

This might sound naive, but I always thought I couldn’t play anything else than Bodom, I was pretty sure nothing would inspire me enough.

But then the most unexpected thing happened; the news about my situation reached these certain three guys who were brainstorming in Helsinki to find a perfect fit for bass in their brand new group.

For me the classic “one door closing blah blah ”- quote felt now very much on point.

The idea of a new band felt scary, not only musically but also because it came so quickly after the biggest and scariest decision of my life.

At the same time I saw it as a gift, new chance to do music with friends, musicians whose careers I have had the pleasure to follow with admiration.

I didn’t wanna miss this rare chance.

Things came together quite quickly, as you might know, my plans for life after Bodom…well, actually there was no plans really…

So here I am, introducing Moon Shot to you. MOON SHOT is far from melodic death metal. It’s a blend of alternative rock, some crossover elements, lots of melodies – but like always in music; you judge it and define it yourself.

Thank you for reading all this,

thank you again for all the years together,

all the best,