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CHILDREN OF BODOM - announce new album "Hexed", cover artwork & tracklist released!

CHILDREN OF BODOM - announce new album! - 2018-11-28

2018-11-28 - Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, »Hexed«, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records.

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments
“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). “

“For me, it has always been very hard to describe our new music,' comments bassist Henkka Blacksmith. "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. “

»Hexed« saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where they were reunited with Mikko Karmila (I Worship Chaos, Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper & Hate Crew Deathroll) who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.



For this album, the band enlisted Denis Forkas (http://www.denisforkas.com) to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover, “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. “

»Hexed« will be available for pre-order starting December 7th.

Below is the track listing for »Hexed«
1. The Road
2. Under Grass and Clover
3. Glass Houses
4. Hecate’s Nightmare
5. Kick in the Spleen
6. Platitudes and Barren Words
7. Hexed
8. Relapse (The Nature of My Crime)
9. Say Never Look Back
10. Soon Departed
11. Knuckleduster
Bonus:
12. I Worship Chaos (live)
13. Morrigan (live)
14. Knuckleduster (remix)

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Tour dates
Date City Country
2019-03-13 Quebec City, QC (Impérial Bell) CA
2019-03-14 Montreal, QC (Théâtre Corona) CA
2019-03-15 Ottawa, ON (Bronson Centre) CA
2019-03-16 Toronto, ON (The Phoenix Concert Theatre) CA
2019-03-18 Detroit, MI (Saint Andrews Hall) US
2019-03-19 Chicago, IL (House of Blues) US
2019-03-20 Minneapolis, MN (Skyway Theatre) US
2019-03-22 Denver, CO (Summit) US
2019-03-23 Salt Lake City, UT (Metro Music Hall) US
2019-03-25 Calgary, AB (The Palace Theatre) CA
2019-03-26 Edmonton, AB (Union Hall) CA
2019-03-27 Vancouver, BC (The Vogue Theater) CA
2019-03-29 Seattle, WA (El Corazon) US
2019-03-30 Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre) US
2019-04-01 San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom) US
2019-04-02 Santa Ana, CA (The Observatory) US
2019-04-03 Phoenix, AZ (Club Red) US
2019-04-05 San Antonio, TX (Alamo City Music Hall) US
2019-04-06 Houston, TX (Warehouse Live) US
2019-04-07 Dallas, TX (Canton Hall) US
2019-04-09 Tampa, FL (The Ritz Ybor) US
2019-04-11 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade) US
2019-04-12 Charlotte, NC (The Underground) US
2019-04-13 Baltimore, MD (Soundstage) US
2019-04-14 Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls Theatre) US
2019-04-16 Syracuse, NY (Westcott Theater) US
2019-04-17 Boston, MA (Royale) US
2019-04-18 Reading, PA (Reverb) US
2019-04-19 New York, NY (Irving Plaza) US
2019-06-13 Nickelsdorf (Nova Rock) AT
2019-06-21 Dessel (Graspop Metal Meeting) BE
2019-06-30 Plovdiv (Hills Of Rock) BG
2019-07-03 Ballenstedt (Rockharz Open Air) DE
2019-07-04 Barcelona (Rock Fest) ES
2019-07-11 Leoben (Area 53 Festival) AT
2019-07-11 Vizovice (Masters Of Rock) CZ
2019-08-03 Pori (Porispere) FI
2019-08-09 Derby (Bloodstock Open Air) GB
2019-10-02 Kharkov (Art - Zavod “Mekhanika“) UA
2019-10-03 Kiev (Bingo) UA
2019-10-04 Minsk (Re:public) BY
2019-10-06 Krasnodar (Arena Hall) RU
2019-10-07 Rostov-on-Don (Arena Hall) RU
2019-10-10 Novosibirsk (Podzemka) RU
2019-10-11 Omsk (Angar) RU
2019-10-12 Yekaterinburg (Tele-Club) RU
2019-10-14 Ufa (Ogni Ufy) RU
2019-10-16 Nizhny Novgorod (Milo Concert Hall) RU
2019-10-17 Moscow (Adrenaline Stadium) RU
2019-10-18 St. Petersburg (A2 Club) RU
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