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Children of Bodom Get Down & Dirty at the UC Theatre
Children of Bodom UC Theatre November 5, 2017 Photos by Dave Weiland. After twenty years of recording and touring around the world, Children of Bodom have become one of the mainstays in the underground metal community, even occasionally flirting with more mainstream success. While their songwriting became more polished and catchy after 2003's Hate Crew Death Roll, many diehard fans secretly clamored for the group to play older material from the band's first three albums: Something Wild, Hatebreeder, and Follow the Reaper. For many metal fans, these three records contain some of the most innovative and technically dense compositions of the band's career, yet Children of Bodom would rarely play any of these songs on any of their recent tours, with many tracks from their early releases having never been performed in a live setting. To celebrate their 20-year anniversary, the band decided to craft a tour based around these older tracks, dubbed "The 20 Years Down & Dirty Tour." The