CHILDREN OF BODOM’s “SMILE PRETTY FOR THE DEVIL” VIDEO POSTED ONLINE; U.S. HEADLINING TOUR TO LAUNCH TONIGHTWhite hot Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM’s brand new music video – for the song “Smile Pretty for the Devil” – makes its online premiere today via MTV’s ‘Headbangers Blog’. Check it out now at this location. The clip will make its world television premiere this Saturday, September 13, kicking off the network’s long-running ‘Headbangers Ball’ program. ‘Headbangers Ball’ airs Saturday nights beginning at 11:00 PM EST on MTV2.

“Smile Pretty for the Devil” is taken from CHILDREN OF BODOM’s celebrated new album, Blooddrunk, which skyrocketed to #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart this spring, shifting over 19,000 units in its first week of sales. The video was directed by Sandra Marschner for Katapult Filmproduktion. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Smile Pretty for the Devil” can be viewed now at this location.

The premiere of the new CHILDREN OF BODOM music video coincides with the launch of the band’s U.S. headlining tour, which kicks off tonight at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, MD. The scheduled four week, 25 city tour will criss-cross the U.S., closing with a bang on October 10 in Worcester, MA. The highly anticipated major market U.S. headlining jaunt is the band’s first in support of Blooddrunk and follows the quintet’s summer North American “Gigantour” live dates as hand-picked support for heavy music legends Megadeth. Support on the COB tour comes from Between the Buried and Me and The Black Dahlia Murder, with Testament appearing as special direct support for the October 9 tour stop at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.

Tickets for the CHILDREN OF BODOM tour dates are on sale now via The tour is produced by Live Nation and presented by sponsors ESP Guitars and Hot Topic and tour supporters Guitar World, Metal Kult, Rock House Method and Spinefarm Records.

Released in North America on April 15 via Fontana International / Spinefarm Records U.S., Blooddrunk is CHILDREN OF BODOM’s sixth studio album, and is the highest charting record in the band’s sales history. The follow up to the band’s acclaimed 2005 release, Are You Dead Yet?, Blooddrunk has been called COB’s “strongest and most advanced recording to date” and features a “heavier, darker” take on CHILDREN OF BODOM’s enthralling mix of modern thrash metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of front man and metal guitar hero Alexi Laiho. Laiho is widely recognized as a modern day guitar hero and is one of the premier shredders in metal / hard rock today, drawing praise from both peers and respected guitar publications the world over.

In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Janne Warman (keyboard), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and drummer Jaska Raatikainen.