Party animal Finnish rockers Children of Bodom kicked off their summer North American headlining tour this weekend with a raucous show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The tour is the band's first in North America supporting its new album 'Relentless Reckless Forever' which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200.

The month long trek in association with ESP Guitars, Guitar World and Revolver magazine features direct support from Devin Townsend with openers Obscura and Septicflesh rotating positions each night and will run through July 24 in Montreal where Children of Bodom will perform alongside KISS, Motörhead and more as part of the "Heavy MTL hard rock festival.

To help celebrate Children of Bodom's North American tour, Noisecreep has teamed up with ESP Guitars to give one of our loyal readers a limited edition ESP Henkka Blacksmith bass guitar! All you have to do is follow Noisecreep on Twitter and Tweet the name of your favorite song off of 'Relentless Reckless Forever' @Noisecreep along with the #bodom hashtag. Three runner-ups will get a CD copy of the new album. We'll pick the winners on Monday, 7/25. Sorry, only our US/Canada readers can win this one!

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Recorded in Finland with famed rock producer Matt Hyde [Slayer, Monster Magnet], 'Relentless Reckless Forever' is the seventh studio album of Children of Bodom's illustrious career. COB's high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess.

Children of Bodom tour dates:

June 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

June 25 San Francisco, CA Slim's

June 26 Portland, OR Roseland

June 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market

June 28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

June 30 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom

July 2 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center

July 3 Saskatoon, SK Odeon

July 4 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center

July 5 St. Paul, MN Station Four

July 6 Chicago, IL House of Blues

July 8 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

July 9 Orlando, FL BeachamTheater

July 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

July 12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls

July 13 Norfolk, VA The Norva

July 14 Springfield, VA Jaxx

July 15 Springfield, VA Jaxx

July 16 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre

July 17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre

July 19 Worcester, PA Palladium

July 21 Halifax, NS Forum Multi-Purpose Centre

July 23 Toronto, ONT Downsview Park (as part of Heavy TO w/ Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer, etc.)

July 24 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau (* as part of Heavy MTL w/ KISS, Motörhead, etc.)