Bodom After Midnight, the new project formed by ex-Children of Bodom guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho have announced signing with Napalm Records. The group have been spending time in the studio at Finnvox studios in Helsinki and are expecting for their debut album to arrive sometime in 2021. Overall, they are more than ready to begin their new chapter as Laiho closed the doors on Children of Bodom shortly after they held their last performance in December 2019. The lineup consists of former Children of Bodom members Laiho and guitarist Daniel Freyberg along with Paradise Lost drummer Waltteri Väyrynen, bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz) and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto.
The band comments:
“We are far beyond thrilled to start working with Napalm Records. We feel that they can provide the best possible temple for a boulder called BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT to roll over all the archeologists who claim that metal music is on the brink of extinction. Since the world is more or less in a stand still state right now, we are spending all the time we’d normally spend on the road making new music. Our new family at Napalm is giving us the liberty to make music that you can bang your head to very soon.”
Thomas Caser, Managing Director Napalm Records adds:
“Welcome BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT. I have been following the career of Alexi Laiho since the first COB albums and have always been a huge fan. It’s needless to say that we are delighted to finally work with such a talent and we cannot wait for the first bits of music to be unleashed to the metal world. This will be BIG!”
The group explains their plans for 2021:
“As most of our gigs and touring plans for 2020 got cancelled, meanwhile we’ve been working hard on our upcoming full-length album that’s supposed to see the light of the day in late 2021. To make the wait a little easier we want to give a treat to our fans and announce that we’ve just finished the recordings for two brand new bone-crushing and neck-breaking BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT songs! Needless to say we’re absolutely thrilled about this and we can guarantee there’s killer stuff coming up your way! Cheers and stay tuned for more info!”