CHILDREN OF BODOM: FIRST NEW ALBUM TRACK RELEASED!

CHILDREN OF BODOM
 New Album Halo Of Blood hits June 11th

Appearing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour with Rob Zombie, Mastodon and more


"Transference," the first new track from CHILDREN OF BODOM’s eighth studio album Halo Of Blood, is now available for purchase on iTunes:http://smarturl.it/COBiT. 

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho shares the following about the new song: “’Transference’ has an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills. This is one of our favorite tracks from the new album. Enjoy!”

Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes prior to its June 11th release can download the new song immediately. 

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded Halo Of Blood at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2001), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) albums. Producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon Amarth) oversaw production on both vocals and keyboards. The album was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios. Cover artwork was created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on classic COB records such as Follow the Reaper and 2005’s Are You Dead Yet?


Track listing for COB’s Halo Of Blood is:

01 - Waste Of Skin
02 - Halo Of Blood
03 - Scream For Silence
04 - Transference
05 - Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06 - The Days Are Numbered
07 - Dead Man's Hand On You
08 - Damage Beyond Repair
09 - All Twisted
10 - One Bottle and a Knee Deep

CHILDREN OF BODOM will be one of the featured acts to perform on this summer’s 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival throughout the United States alongside Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and others.. Launching on June 29th in San Bernardino, California, the 5-week trek will run through August 4th in Dallas, Texas.

COB will be headlining the Musicians Institute stage during Mayhem Fest. Festival dates + COB off-date shows are:

06/29/13 San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA
06/30/13 Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA
07/02/13 Idaho Center Amphitheater - Nampa, ID
07/03/13 White River Amphitheater - Auburn, WA
07/05/13 Desert Sky Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
07/06/13 Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM
07/07/13 Fiddler's Green Amphitheater - Englewood, CO
07/09/13 Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI** *COB off-date with Behemoth, JFAC, Battlecross, and Huntress*
07/10/13 Molson Canadian Amphitheater - Toronto, ON – CANADA
07/12/13 First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
07/13/13 Susquehana Bank Center - Camden, NJ
07/14/13 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY
07/16/13 Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
07/17/13 Bangor Waterfront - Bangor, ME
07/19/13 Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA
07/20/13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21/13 The Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT
07/23/13 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
07/24/13 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
07/26/13 Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
07/27/13 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL
07/28/13 DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkson, MI
07/29/13 Expo 5 - Louisville, KY** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Behemoth, JFAC*
07/30/13 Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
07/31/13 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
08/02/13 Tower Amphitheater – Austin, TX
08/03/13 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
08/04/13 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/05/13 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Sprint, KS *COB off-date with Rob Zombie, Machine Head, and Amon Amarth*
08/07/13 Pop’s - St. Louis, MO *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress*
08/08/13 Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress*
08/09/13 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress*
08/11/13 HEAVY MTL 2013 Festival @ Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC - CANADA

** denotes headlining show

Pre-sale ticket links for COB tour dates are available on the band’s official Facebook page.

For the uninitiated: Over the last twenty years, Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music's new generation. Formed as Inearthed in 1993, the group is led by superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi ‘Wildchild’ Laiho, who was voted "Best Metal Guitarist" by readers of Guitar World magazine. COB albums are no strangers to debut positions on the American Billboard Top 200 chart and with three consecutive albums debuting at number one on Finnish album charts, they are one of their home country’s bestselling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone. Their last studio album, Relentless Reckless Forever, was released in 2011.

CHILDREN OF BODOM are: Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals); Roope Latvala (guitar); Jaska Raatikainen (drums); Henkka Seppälä (bass); and Janne Warman (keyboards).

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