Children of Bodom “20 Years Down & Dirty” (The Circus, Helsinki)

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Last summer we talked with Jaska Raatikainen, drummer of the highly popular Children of Bodom, at Tuska Open Air about their upcoming 20 years birthday. He told us back then there were plans to possibly do a celebration tour on which they might play their debut album “Something Wild” from start to finish. For the whole talk, go here. They actually embarked on such a tour and baptized it “20 Years Down & Dirty”. Having toured throughout most of Europe, on April 6th they struck down at The Circus in Helsinki to play a homecoming gig as the last stop of their anniversary tour. It couldn’t be more fitting and we knew we just had to be there to celebrate with the band and their fans, bringing you a look at what has to be one of the parties of the year in case you couldn’t be there… With them they bring the Danish alternative metal/rock band Forever Still and Canadian progressive death metal/djent outfit Oni.



progressive death metal, djent

debut album Ironshore



Barn Burner
Eternal Recurrence
Spawn and Feed
The Science
The Only Cure
Coast to Coast

Forever Still


alternative metal/rock

female fronted

recently signed with Nuclear Blast


The Last Day
Awake the Fire
Miss Madness
Tied Down
Once Upon a Nightmare
Breathe In
Save Me

Children of Bodom


melodic death metal

20 years anniversary



Deadnight Warrior
In the Shadows
Needled 24/7
Black Widow
Lake Bodom
Angels Don’t Kill
Red Light in My Eyes, Part 2
Hate Me!
Everytime I Die
Hate Crew Deathroll
Bed of Razors
Children of Decadence
The Nail
Towards Dead End

For more pictures of this awesome night go here!