CHILDREN OF BODOM was honored in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held last night (Friday, January 20) at Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland. Meanwhile, MICHAEL MONROE walked away with the "Rock Album Of The Year" (for "Sensory Overdrive") and "Band Of The Year" awards at the annual event, which was televised on Finnish TV channel YLE TV2. NIGHTWISH's "Imaginaerum" disc, which has only been out since late November, was named "Best-Selling Album Of The Year".

"Metal Album Of The Year" nominees were as follows:

* KOTITEOLLISUUS - "Kotiteollisuus"
* CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Relentless Reckless Forever"
* AMORPHIS - "The Beginning Of Times"
* MOONSORROW - "Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa"

A photo of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman accepting the "Metal Album Of The Year" award at last night's Emma Gaala can be seen below.

For a complete list of winners (in Finnish), visit


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