CHILDREN OF BODOM are currently recording their third studio album, entitled "FOLLOW THE REAPER", at ABYSS STUDIOS in Sweden with the producer PETER TÄGTGREN. The album will be released in Scandinavia by SPINEFARM and in Europe by NUCLEAR BLAST at the end of January 2001, followed by full headlining European tour. Before that the band will play 10 shows with MORBID ANGEL in Europe in December 2000. The latest single of the band "HATE ME" just reached gold sales in their native Finland, so this far all COB singles have reached gold status in their home country. The COB keyboardist JANNE WIRMAN´s solo project WARMEN´s debut album "UNKNOWN SOLDIER" will be released in Japan by TOY´S FACTORY on the 23rd of August 2000. The first US tour for the Espoo lake metallers is scheduled for April 2001.