CHILDREN OF BODOM - Reveal New Album Title, Cover And More2013-03-19
Children Of Bodom have finally announced details about their upcoming album. The Finnish metallers named their 8th studio album Halo Of Blood and also unveiled the album artwork and tracklist. The cover art was created this time by Sami Saramäki (Follow The Reaper, Are You Dead Yet?, Hate Crew Deathroll) and you can see it below.
Mastermind Alexi Laiho commented: "Halo Of Blood is the 8th studio album from Children Of Bodom and believe it or not but we still managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB sound recognizable. It's got the fastest and the slowest song we ever made and lyrics wise there are themes we had never had before. It's 10 new songs of pure Nordic metal and whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I'm sure you will have a good time."
Bass player Henkka Seppälä states about the artwork: "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!"
The band recorded the album 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 Reaperand 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 tracklist:
01. Waste Of Skin
02. Halo Of Blood
03. Scream For Silence
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
Halo Of Blood will be released on June 6th in Europe and June 11th in North America via Nuclear Blast.