Children Of Bodom's BRAND NEW album HALO OF BLOOD is OUT TODAY in North America! Go download it on iTunes or head over to your local record store and get it now!
2013 sees the Hatecrew returning home to Nuclear Blast with the 8th studio album of their career. Recorded and produced by the band in their in-house studio in Helsinki as well as in Petrax Studio, Hollola, with support from Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), “Halo Of Blood” distinctly seizes on the early works’ sense of melody and coarseness, while putting it all into a modern-day soundscape and venturing quite a few new steps, such as presenting both the band’s fastest and slowest song ever. Mastermind Alexi Laiho states: “Believe it or not, but we’ve managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB’s sound recognizable. Lyric-wise, `Halo Of Blood´ comprises topics we’ve never dealt with before.” Rounded off by a classic COB cover artwork created by Sami Saramäki, “Halo Of Blood” bares the band’s roots and lets them sprout into 10 timeless anthems of sheer magnificence. As Laiho promises: “Whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I’m sure you’ll have a blast!” Obey the reaper!
Detroit, Michigan's BATTLECROSS have unveiled the title, cover art, and first single from their upcoming new album. Battlecross will triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort form Detroit's newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres. "War of Will triggers a strange Déja Vu while feeling completely brand new" says Levi.
You can listen to their first single from the upcoming album, "Force Fed Lies" below.
Battlecross recently played their hometown at the Orion Music + More Festival in which Metallica's James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo made an appearance to introduce Battlecross who also delivered a spot-on rendition of Slayer's "War Ensemble" in tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
WAR OF WILL drops July 9, and you can pre-order the album now!
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CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist and vocalist Alexi Laiho joins SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an in-studio hing to talk about their 9th studio album Halo of Blood, and about their summer run on the 6th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, running from June 29th to August 4th.
Attika 7 and Scorpion Child have just been added to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with Scorpion Child headlining the Musicians Institute Stage and Attika 7 playing the Musician's Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the all bands page