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CHILDREN OF BODOM opens bar and sauna in Finland

Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainenbass player Henkka Seppalaand keyboard player Jane Wirman carry on their legacy in the form of the Bodom Bar & Sauna. The bar and sauna will open on November 10 in Espoo, Finland, and will include a museum-like display of equipment and memorabilia from all over Children of Bodomhis long career.

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“We toured actively from 1998 to 2019,” the band said on their instagram. “We’ve visited a bar in almost every city we’ve played in. From Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo to a dive bar on the outskirts of Milwaukee. Everything from the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood to Crobar in London, UK -United.

“Almost everyone in our profession dreams of opening their own bar at some point and we were no exception. When the active career of Ear was already coming to an end, we started looking at it a little more seriously. We had a warehouse full of memorabilia and we thought a lot of people would want to see some of those things that were and still are very meaningful to us and the band’s career.

“The idea of ​​a museum seemed a bit alien to us, but the idea of ​​a bar that functions as a museum displaying our equipment and memorabilia felt completely natural at this point. We had almost given up on that dream when the powerful duo of Jyka Peltonen and Kimmo Helistö emerged and were ready to bring us their know-how in this area. Together we will build this unholy concoction of hard rock cafe and dive bar with lots of Bodom inside. The new headquarters of Ear will combine a museum and a bar but will also include the opportunity to experience Finnish sauna culture. Naturally located in Espoo, a stone’s throw from where the band started their career.

“Bodom Bar & Sauna is being built in Espoo in a location with easy access to a metro station. The facility will also include three saunas. There will be no bar entry fee and no limit There will be a charge for the sauna experience. We will be opening the bar on 10.11.22.”

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Raatikainen Seppäläand Wirman recently sat down for a lengthy interview discussing the band’s unfortunate end, a failed farewell tour and a final album that never saw the light of day. Check out that full story here.

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