Three CHILDREN OF BODOM members have announced departure from the group.
Drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri “Henkka T. Blacksmith” Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman will play the final show this coming December. “A Chapter Called Children Of Bodom” will take place at the Black Box in Helsinki Ice hall on December 15.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that 2019 will be the last for CHILDREN OF BODOM with this lineup,” band said in a statement.
“After almost 25 years with BODOM, thousands of shows and 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 lineup will be on the 15th of December at Helsinki Ice Hall. Tickets still remain for some of the Finnish shows in December.
“Alexi [Laiho, guitar/vocals] and Daniel [Freyberg, guitar] will have further announcements about their plans to keep creating new music in the future.
“Thanks again for everything.”