Children Of Bodom Name Forthcoming Album ‘Halo Of Blood’; Reveal Cover Art And Track Listing


CHILDREN OF BODOM have set Halo of Blood as the title of their eagerly anticipated eighth studio album, set for a June 06 European release, and a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, CHILDREN OF BODOM unveils Halo of Blood's cover art, created by artist Sami Saramäki, known for his work on the classic COB records Follow the Reaper, Are You Dead Yet? and Hate Crew Deathroll.

The band's bass player Henkka Blacksmith comments, "We wanted to have a winter scene. Somehow it fits well with the atmosphere of the music and the composing session. It could be Lake Bodom actually, frozen, with people trapped under the ice. Very Finnish looking scene.

We were really happy how Sami created the whole imagery!"

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. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios.

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho comments, "Halo Of Blood is the eighth studio album from Children of Bodom. Musically, we've kept it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB's sound so recognizable. This new album has both the fastest and the slowest songs we've ever made and lyrically, there are themes we've never touched on before. Prepare yourselves for ten tracks of pure Nordic metal!"

Halo of Blood track listing:

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

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 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is as follows:

June 29 - San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA
June 30 - Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA
July 2 - Idaho Center Amphitheater, Nampa, ID
July 3 - White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA
July 5 - Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
July 6 - Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM
July 7 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood, CO
July 10 - Molson Canadian Amphitheater, Toronto, ON
July 12 - First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
July 13 - Susquehana Bank Center, Camden, NJ
July 14 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
July 16 - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
July 17 - Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, ME
July 19 - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
July 20 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
July 21 - The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
July 23 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
July 24 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
July 26 - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
July 27 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, Tinley Park, IL
July 28 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkson, MI
July 30 - Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
July 31 - 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater, Tampa, FL
August 2 - Tower Amphitheater, Austin, TX
August 3 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX
August 4 - Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX

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