Children Of Bodom Posts Third Track By Track Video “Glass Houses”

Finnish metal veterans Children Of Bodom has posted the third in a series of videos explaining the songs on their new album, “Hexed” online. You can check out the latest video below, where frontman Alexi Laiho discusses the song, “Glass Houses.” “Hexed” is scheduled to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 8th.

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Children Of Bodom: Spring Release For New Album Planned

Children Of Bodom‘s tenth studio album is scheduled for a March release date. The group’s bassist Henkka Seppälä confirmed this news recently in an interview with TNT Radio Rock. Seppälä also stated during the chat that the release will feature more ‘technical riffing’ with frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho “pushing hits abilities to their limits.” Recording sessions for the outing started in late March with producer Mikko Karmila (Amorphis, Nightwish) behind the boards.

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Children Of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Performs “Not My Funeral”

Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom came to the EMGtv studio to play an instrumental version of “Not My Funeral,” which can be seen below.

The “Not My Funeral” track is taken from Children Of Bodom’s 2011 album “Relentless Reckless Forever” (reviewed here).

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Warmen To Release New Album “First Of The Five Elements”

Warmen has launched a crowd funding campaign via Pledge Music for upcoming album “First of the Five Elements,” which will feature guest vocalist Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom.

You can hear a song from the upcoming release and see the pledge info over at this location.

Footage from the studio has also been posted online and can be seen below.

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Marty Friedman Releases “Hyper Doom” Music Video

Marty Friedman has released a new music video for “Hyper Doom,” taken from the new “Inferno” album and filmed during his recent European tour. Check out the clip below. The “Inferno” track listing is as follows:

1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)
5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise

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Marty Friedman Posts “Hyper Doom” Video Teaser

Take a sneak preview of the upcoming music video for “Hyper Doom” below. The track is taken from Marty Friedman’s latest release “Inferno,” featuring live footage from his Euro tour with Gus G. The “Inferno” track listing is as follows:

1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)
5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise

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Marty Friedman Streaming New Song “Steroidhead”

Marty Friedman has unveiled the first full track from his upcoming studio album, “Inferno.” The brand new song “Steroidhead” can be streamed below.

“Steroidhead” sees Friedman backed by some notable young musicians — Keshav Dhar and Anup Sastry (Skyharbor). Says Friedman: “I love working with innovative, risky and borderline crazy musicians, and the guys on ‘Steroidhead’ certainly fit that description. Each track on the album has a separate dream team on it, so it feels like a constant barrage of fresh interpretations of my music.”

Due in May, “Inferno,” is Friedman’s first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously. Featuring what he describes as the heaviest, most intense playing of his career, the album will feature guest appearances by Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and Revocation’s David Davidson. In addition, “Inferno” includes Friedman’s first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony.

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Annihilator “Feast” Album Streaming In Full

A full album stream of the new fourteenth album “Feast” from Canadian metal band Annihilator has made its way onto YouTube. Screen all nine tracks below, a couple which feature guest appearances from Alexi Laiho and Danko Jones – both of whom have collaborated with Jeff Waters and company before.

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Children Of Bodom Comments On New Single “Transference”

Finland’s Children of Bodom has just released the first song off upcoming album “Halo Of Blood” via iTunes. Pre-order the album now and get the single “Transference” now instantly.

Mastermind Alexi Laiho states: “Transference is a straight up Children of Bodom to the core type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks. It always had an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!”

To find out more about the album, check out the band’s recent video interview answering fan questions at this location. The album’s track listing is:

1. Waste Of Skin
2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence
4. Transference
5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6. Your Days Are Numbered
7. Dead Man’s Hand On You
8. Damage Beyond Repair
9. All Twisted
10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

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Children Of Bodom Cancels Festival Appearance, Issues Update On Frontman’s Health

After previously revealing that frontman Alexi Laiho had been hospitalized in Norway, Children Of Bodom has now announced the band is forced to cancel the previously scheduled appearance at the Ruisrock festival. Children of Bodom comments:

“This is not an easy letter for us to write. Alexi is suffering from a serious infection. He is still in hospital in Oslo under supervision of the doctors and we don’t know yet when they will release him.

“We have no choice other than canceling Ruisrock in Turku on Saturday as well. This is a very bitter pill for us to swallow. We had decided to do only two festivals in our homeland this summer to make it real special, and now this.

“We hope that we will be able to make up for this very soon. To all our fans who had been looking forward to rock with us at Ruisrock this weekend, take our apologies and enjoy the festival. In our spirits, we will be there, too.”

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