Children of BodomIn October, Finnish technical thrash metal band Children of Bodom wrapped up 18 months of touring for their 2008 album, 'Blooddrunk,' and now they're enjoying some well deserved rest. But it'll be a short break. Next month they plan to enter the rehearsal room to start working on their next studio album.

"We're gonna start writing music and hopefully we'll be able to take some time so we can come up with some really cool songs," Frontman Alexi Laiho told Noisecreep. "I already have a bunch of new riffs that I'm happy with, so hopefully we'll just keep being productive."

Children of Bodom have studio time booked for early summer, which should give them at least five months to write the new material. "We're doing three shows in Finland in April, but other than that we're just going to be working really hard, so there won't be much happening until we're done with the record," Laiho said.