Three former members of Children of Bodom have discovered a brand new option to proceed their legacy, making ready to open their very own bar with a band museum and a nod to native tradition with the chance for followers to expertise Finland’s sauna tradition. This new enterprise that they are calling the Bodom Bar is being led by drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman.
Based on the band members, the concept of opening a bar happened by way of their travels world wide hitting up among the most well-known rock bars on this planet. “We toured actively from 1998 till 2019. Now we have visited a bar in virtually each city we ever performed in. From Exhausting Rock Café Tokyo to a dive bar within the outskirts of Milwaukee. The whole lot from the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood to the Crobar in London U.Ok. Nearly everybody in our occupation goals of opening their very own bar sooner or later and we have been no exception. When the lively profession of CoB was already coming to an finish we began wanting into it a bit extra significantly,” state the three musicians.
“We had a warehouse stuffed with memorabilia and we thought that lots of people would wish to see some of these things that was once and nonetheless was very significant to us and the profession of the band. A considered a museum felt a bit overseas however an thought of a bar that works as a museum displaying our gear and memorabilia appeared fairly pure at this level,” they add. “We had virtually given up on this dream when the facility duo of Jykä Peltonen and Kimmo Helistö emerged and have been prepared to supply us with their understand how within the matter. Collectively we’ll construct this unholy concoction of onerous rock café and dive bar with quite a lot of Bodom in it.”
Teasing a little bit of what followers can anticipate, they provide, “The brand new HQ of CoB will mix a museum and a bar but in addition embrace the chance to expertise the Finnish sauna tradition. Located naturally in Espoo solely a stone´s throw away the place the band began their profession. Bodom Bar & Sauna is being in-built Espoo right into a location with quick access to a Metro station. The institution can even embrace three saunas. There will likely be no entry price to the Bar and no age restrict. There will likely be a price for the sauna expertise. We’ll open the Bar on 10.11.22 – Jaska, Janne and Henkka.”
Although anticipated to open later this fall, the Bodom Bar nonetheless stays considerably of a thriller with their newly launched Fb web page solely providing the brand (seen under) at this level. Sustain on the Bodom Bar actions proper here.
Youngsters of Bodom fashioned in 1993 in Espoo, Finland, which is the place the Bodom Bar will likely be situated. Raatikainen was an unique member, with Seppälä becoming a member of in 1995 and Wirman approaching board in 1997. All three members appeared on every of the band’s 10 studio albums and remained till a 2019 cut up, that left singer-guitarist Alexi Laiho and guitarist Daniel Freyberg to proceed beneath the moniker Bodom After Midnight. Sadly, Laiho died in late December 2020 on the age of 41 and Bodom After Midnight determined to not proceed with out the frontman.