Children of Bodom, ‘Shovel Knockout’ Video: Finnish Metallers Get Wild
On May 22, Finnish metal superstars Children of Bodom will release Holiday at Lake Bodom (15 Years of Wasted Youth), a very special CD+DVD career retrospective in celebration of the band’s 15th Anniversary.
In advance of its release, Children of Bodom just premiered the never before seen music video for “Shovel Knockout,” which adeptly chronicles “what happens from the time a live show ends through to the next gig in a new city” (i.e. lots of drinking and flipping the bird!).
Directed by Jussi Hyttinen, “Shovel Knockout” can be viewed below. The song itself appears on COB’s 2011 studio album Relentless Reckless Forever.
Watch Children of Bodom’s “Shovel Knockout (Live)” Video
Holiday at Lake Bodom (15 Years of Wasted Youth) will spotlight specially selected songs from every one of Children of Bodom’s critically acclaimed albums (1997’s I, 1999’s Hatebreeder, 2000’s Follow the Reaper, 2003’s Hate Crew Deathroll, 2005’s Are You Dead Yet?, 2008’s Blooddrunk and Relentless Reckless Forever) plus newly recorded (and undeniably fun) bonus tracks and detailed liner notes penned by the members of COB themselves. The DVD portion of the package will include “candid touring and backstage footage from around the world” plus the “Shovel Knockout” video.
Children of Bodom tour dates:
May 26 Madrid (SPA) Sonisphere (w/ Metallica, Slayer, Kyuss Lives!, etc.)
June 15 Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg
June 17 Clisson (FRA) Hellfest (w/ Guns ‘N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.)
June 19 Barcelona (SPA) Razzmatazz 2 (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
June 20 St Etienne (FRA) Le Fil (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
June 21 Milan (ITA) Gods of Metal (w/ Guns ‘N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.)
June 23 Basel (CH) Earshakerdays (w/ Lamb of God, Black Label Society, etc.)
June 24 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting (w/ Guns ‘N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead, etc.)
June 26 Cracow (PL) Klub Studio (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
June 27 Sopron (HUN) Volt Festival (w/ Iggy & The Stooges, Snow Patrol, Skrillex, etc.)
June 29 Spalene Porici (CZ) Basinfirefest (w/ Cannibal Corpse, Lacuna Coil, etc.)
June 30 Dischingen (GER) Rock am Härtsfeldsee (w/ Blind Guardian, Sodom, etc.)
July 1 Roitzschjora (GER) With Full Force Festival (w/ Lamb of God, Soulfly, Pennywise, etc.)
July 3 Oslo (NOR) Rockefeller
July 4 Malmö (SWE) KB Kulturbolaget
July 7 Turku (FIN) Ruisrock (w/ Refused, Explosions in the Sky, etc.)
July 15 Joensuu (FIN) Ilosaarirock (w/ Modeselektor, Nasum, Against Me!, etc.)