CHILDREN OF BODOM. They immediately won the hearts of the fans and the press with their debut album "Something Wild" which was released in 1998 and they gave many a great live performance, too.
The band completed two highly successful tours (including shows with Hypocrisy, Benediction and Dismember) and a fabulous gig at the legendary Wacken Open Air.At the end of 1998 CHILDREN OF BODOM barricaded themselves together with producer Anssi Kippo in the Astia Studio in Lapppeeranta to record their second release "Hatebreeder".
The album was then mixed by the Finish Metal guru Mikko Karmilla (Waltari) in the Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. "Hatebreeder" includes the song `Children of Bodom´ which hit the number one spot in the official Finish charts and remained there for several weeks. The other songs also have all the makings of future hits and will rapidly worm their way in every ear canal - and stay there! CHILDREN OF BODOM`s new material is still very catchy but slightly more progressive. One thing`s for sure: We`re going to hear a lot of this band in the future!