Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

Children of Bodom to Release New Album “Halo of Blood” June 11th. Catch them on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

CoB HaloFinnish heavy metal superstars Children of Bodom have set Halo of Blood as the title of their eagerly anticipated eighth studio album, set for a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Halo of Blood unveils Halo of Blood’s cover art, created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on the classic COB records Follow the Reaper, Are You Dead Yet? and Hate Crew Deathroll.

Halo of Blood 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.

Halo of Blood front-man and international guitar hero Alexi “Wildchild” 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:
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, Halo of Blood 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 fest is as follows:

2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Dates

06.29 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
06.30 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
07.02 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
07.03 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
07.05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion
07.06 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
07.07 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
07.10 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater
07.12 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
07.13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehana Bank Center
07.14 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07.16 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
07.17 – Bangor, ME @ Bangor Waterfront
07.19 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07.20 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07.21 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
07.23 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07.24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07.26 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
07.27 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
07.28 – Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07.30 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
07.31 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater
08.02 – Austin, TX @ Tower Amphitheater
08.03 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08.04 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion