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CHILDREN OF BODOM Release Brand New Song ‘Transference’

| 27 April 2013 | Reply


Finnish heavy metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have set Halo of Blood as the title of their eighth studio album, set for a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, CHILDREN OF BODOM unveils “Transference”, the first new song from the record, via iTunes. Fans who pre-order Halo of Blood on iTunes in advance of its release can download the new song immediately.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded Halo of Blood in Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll and producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth) who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. Halo of Blood‘s striking cover art was created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on classic COB records such as Follow the Reaper and Are You Dead Yet?.

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman and international guitar hero Alexi  Laiho comments, “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!

  1. Waste of Skin
  2. Halo of Blood
  3. Scream for Silence
  4. Transference
  5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
  6. The Days are Numbered
  7. Dead Man’s Hand on You
  8. Damage Beyond Repair
  9. All Twisted
  10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

In support of Halo of Blood, CHILDREN OF BODOM will tour North America

alongside Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and more as one of the featured acts at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Set to launch June 29 in San Bernardino, California, the five week trek will run through August 4 in Dallas, TX. The just-announced itinerary for the 2013Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is as follows:

2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

June 29     San Bernardino, CA          San Manuel Amphitheater

June 30     Mountain View, CA           Shoreline Amphitheater

July 2        Nampa, ID                       Idaho Center Amphitheater

July 3        Auburn, WA                     White River Amphitheater

July 5        Phoenix, AZ                     Desert Sky Pavilion

July 6        Albuquerque, NM              Isleta Amphitheater

July 7        Englewood, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

July 9        Grand Rapids, MI              The Intersection (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining off-date w/ support from Behemoth, JFAC, Battlecross, Huntress)

July 10      Toronto, ON                      Molson Canadian Amphitheater

July 12      Burgettstown, PA              First Niagara Pavilion

July 13      Camden, NJ                     Susquehana Bank Center

July 14      Darien Center, NY             Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 16      Mansfield, MA                   Comcast Center

July 17      Bangor, ME                       Bangor Waterfront

July 19      Scranton, PA                    Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

July 20      Saratoga Springs, NY        Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 21      Hartford, CT                       The Comcast Theatre

July 23      Holmdel, NJ                       PNC Bank Arts Center

July 24      Bristow, VA                       Jiffy Lube Live

July 26      Noblesville, IN                    Klipsch Music Center

July 27      Tinley Park, IL                    First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

July 28      Clarkson, MI                      DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 29      Louisville, KY                     Expo Five (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining off-date w/ support from Amon Amarth, Behemoth, JFAC and more)

July 30      Atlanta, GA                       Lakewood Amphitheater

July 31      Tampa, FL                        1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater

August 2   Austin, TX                          Tower Amphitheater

August 3   Woodlands, TX                   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August 4   Dallas, TX                          Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 5   Bonner Springs, KS            Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Amon Amarth)
August 7   Sauget, IL                          Pop’s (* w/ Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 8   Nashville, TN                      Marathon Music Works (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining show w/ support from Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 9   Cleveland, OH                     Peabody’s (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining show w/ support from Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 11  Montreal, QC                      Parc Jean Drapeau (as part of HEAVY MTL 2013 w/ At the Gates, Mastodon, Baroness, etc.)
Check also out the first Halo of Blood album trailers:
All new Facebook-Fan-Interviews with CHILDREN OF BODOM can be viewed here:

CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the instrumental acrobatics have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation.  The group’s superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho is known worldwide for his ambitious guitar playing and was named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by VICE. 15 years into its career, COB continues to grow its ever-expanding fan base via supercharged live shows that have also made fans of some of hard rock’s biggest names. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.
In addition to Alexi LaihoCHILDREN OF BODOM features Henkka Seppälä (bass), Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Janne Warman (keyboards).

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