CHILDREN OF BODOM To Appear At Texas' 2003 SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC
FESTIVAL - Jan. 4, 2003
Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to appear at the
17th annual South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW), set to be held
Mar. 12-16 in various venues in Austin, Texas. It is presently
unclear if the band will perform any additional U.S. dates as part of
the jaunt, the primary purpose of which is to stir up label interest
in the group.
CHILDREN OF BODOM, whose previous output was released in North
America through Nuclear Blast Records (via a licensing agreement with
Finland's Spinefarm Records), re-signed with Spinefarm last year
after entertaining offers from several other companies.
Spinefarm, whose parent company, Spin-Farm Oy, was bought out by
Universal Music early last year, are said to have an arrangement in
place whereby Universal companies in North America have the first
right of refusal on all new releases coming out through the label.
CHILDREN OF BODOM's appearance at 2003 South by Southwest Music
Festival is believed to be intended as a showcase for Universal's
North American executives, who have not yet made a final decision as
to whether they will issue the group's new album domestically.
CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll", is due in
Finland on Tuesday, Jan. 7 through Spinefarm. The album was tracked
at Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland and was mastered in early
November at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.
For more information on the 2003 South by Southwest Music Festival,
visit the event's official web site at this location.