Children Of Bodom Announce North American Tour With Swallow The Sun, Wolfheart, Etc.

Children Of Bodom have announced a headlining North American tour with Swallow The Sun and Wolfheart. Summoner’s Circle, Hollow Cry, and Fragmentum will also perform on select dates. Children Of Bodom’s new album “Hexed“ will be released on March 8.

Alexi Laiho commented:

“Hello North America! Just wanna say and empathize the word “finally” … fuckin’ finally we’ll be back on the road – like old school style and over the pond too!! We’ll be in your town just as you’re getting your hands on the new record. Even if you do not have it, don’t worry cause we’re gonna rotate the setlist to include old tracks that will blow your mind back to hell so it’s gonna be a good fuckin’ party ladies and gentlemen. Hoping to see you there!!”

Tour Dates:

03/13 Quebec City, QC – Imperial (with Summoner’s Circle)
03/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater (with Summoner’s Circle)
03/15 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre (with Summoner’s Circle)
03/16 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theater (with Summoner’s Circle)
03/18 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews (with Hollow Cry)
03/19 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues (with Hollow Cry)
03/20 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater (with Hollow Cry)
03/22 Denver, CO – The Summit (with Hollow Cry)
03/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (with Hollow Cry)
03/25 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (with Hollow Cry)
03/26 Edmonton, AB – Union (with Hollow Cry)
03/28 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater (with Hollow Cry)
03/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (with Hollow Cry)
03/30 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater (with Fragmentum)
04/01 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom (with Fragmentum)
04/02 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (with Fragmentum)
04/03 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red (with Fragmentum)
04/05 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall (with Fragmentum)
04/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (with Fragmentum)
04/07 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall (with Fragmentum)
04/09 Tampa, FL – The Ritz (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/12 Charlotte, NC – The Underground (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/16 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/17 Boston, MA – The Royale (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/18 Reading, PA – Reverb (with Summoner’s Circle)
04/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (with Summoner’s Circle)

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Children Of Bodom Announce October 2019 Dates In Russia, Ukraine, & Belarus

Children Of Bodom have announced some October dates in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Hexed” (out March 8).

Tour Dates:

10/02 Kharkov, Ukraine – Art – Zavod Mekhanika
10/03 Kiev, Ukraine – Bingo
10/04 Minsk, Belarus – Re:public
10/06 Krasnodar, Russia – Arena Hall
10/07 Rostov, Russia – Arena Hall Don
10/08 Novosibirsk, Russia – Podzemka
10/11 Omsk, Russia – Angar
10/12 Yekaterinburg, Russia – Tele Club
10/14 Ufa, Russia – Ogni Ufy
10/16 Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia – Milo Concert Hall
10/17 Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline Stadium
10/18 St Petersburg, Russia – A2 Club

Children Of Bodom Premiere “Under Grass And Clover” Music Video

Children Of Bodom have premiered a new video for their new song “Under Grass And Clover.” This track is from the band’s new album “Hexed,” which will be released on March 8. Alexi Laiho commented:

“‘Under Grass And Clover‘ is the sound of COB on fire and has been my favorite song since it was written. It’s fast, melodic, heavy and dark but also short and sweet. Someone told me that it’s kinda like old school Dimmu Borgir and AWK and that’s pretty damn cool in my books so we must’ve done something right.”

Children Of Bodom Reveal Details For New Album “Hexed”

Children Of Bodom have revealed the details for their new album “Hexed.” The effort will be released on March 8 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below:

“Hexed” Track Listing:

01. “The Road”
02. “Under Grass And Clover”
03. “Glass Houses”
04. “Hecate’s Nightmare”
05. “Kick In The Spleen”
06. “Platitudes And Barren Words”
07. “Hexed”
08. “Relapse (The Nature Of My Crime)”
09. “Say Never Look Back”
10. “Soon Departed”
11. “Knuckleduster”
12. “I Worship Chaos” (live)
13. “Morrigan” (live)
14. “Knuckleduster” (remix)

Alexi Laiho said the following:

“People have said that the album is generally catchier. So I started thinking about that, perhaps the song structures are easier to grasp on initial listen. But there’s some crazy shit in there, almost progressive or at least technical. There are certain melodies across the album that could have come from jazz songs, although they’re completely metal with us, of course (laughs).”

Henkka Blacksmith commented as well:

“For me, it has always been very hard to describe our new music. In a way it always feels familiar, but the new stuff also always surprises me. Here we have something that’s very Bodom, but somehow we haven’t done this kind of stuff maybe ever. Then again, someone said that there’s somehow similar vibe to what Follow the Reaper had. I don’t know. Anyway, we had a really hard time choosing the songs for the two videos, I guess that’s a positive problem.”

He also added the following about the cover art, which was created by Deins Forkas:

“For some years already I have wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art so that is really hard to do something else. Doing it all the way with computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try it old school.

We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions. The cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with little tweaking, we have the cover of Hexed. It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky.”

Pre-orders for the album will launch on December 7 and the group are planning a spring U.S. tour and a summer European tour in support of it.

Children Of Bodom Planning March Release For New Album

During an interview with TNT Radio Rock, Children Of Bodom bassist Henkka Seppälä revealed that the band are planning to release their new album in March. He also added the following about the new material:

“This is always difficult for me. It’s really, really hard for me to say. It’s very Children Of Bodom, but there’s always something new. I think maybe the one feature that I haven’t heard in a while is more technical riffing, guitar riffing, where Alexi [Laiho, guitar/vocals] is pushing his abilities to their limits. So, I think that kind of stuff. And once Alexi compared this a little bit to the feeling ‘Follow The Reaper’ had. I’m not sure. But in those basic riffs, there’s something to that.”

[via Blabbermouth]