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Children of BodomIn a 3-minute video now available on YouTube, keyboard player Janne Warman & bassist Henkka Seppälä discuss the songwriting process, the recording process, and the Sam Saramäki-created album artwork for the band’s eighth studio album Halo Of Blood, due out on June 11th in North America.  View the video – which includes behind-the-scenes studio footage – here:

Halo Of Blood was recorded at Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios with engineer Mikko Karmila, who also worked on the fan-favorite releases Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2001), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003).  This new album was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios.

Track listing for 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

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

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour dates for 2013 are as follows:

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
07/10/13   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
07/30/13   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

For the uninitiated: Over the last twenty years, Finland’s 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.

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