Children Of Bodom Reveals New Album “Hexed” Details

Finland’s melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8th 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records.

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments, “People have said that this 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, possibly ever. Then again, someone said that there’s a somewhat similar vibe to what Follow the Reaper had. I don’t know. Anyway, we had a really hard time choosing the songs for the videos, I guess that’s a positive problem to have.”

“Hexed” saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where COB were reunited with Mikko Karmila (“I Worship Chaos,” “Halo Of Blood,” “Hatebreeder,” “Follow the Reaper” and “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 Deins Forkas to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover, “For some years I’ve wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art, so it’s really hard to do something else. Doing it completely with a computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try going 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 now 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
12. I Worship Chaos (live)
13. Morrigan (live)
14. Knuckleduster (remix)

Stay tuned for more information about the album as well as announcements about their upcoming US tour in the spring and European trek in the summer!

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Suidakra To Release Acoustic Album, “Cimbric Yarns”

German folk metal veterans Suidakra has announced that they will be releasing an acoustic album entitled, “Cimbric Yarns.” The album will be released on November 16th through AFM Records and you can check out a video teaser for the record below. The band has also revealed the cover artwork for the album, which can also be seen below. Despite the acoustic release, Suidakra are also working on a new album in their usual style, which is expected to be released next year.

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Red Fang West Coast Tour With Telekinetic Yeti Announced

Red Fang announce a West Coast tour booked for December that will see them supported by Telekinetic Yeti. The band will play also a trio of shows in the Pacific Northwest to wrap up the year. See all dates below:

w/ Telekinetic Yeti:

11/29 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
11/30 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
12/01 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets
12/02 Tustin, CA – Marty’s On Newport
12/03 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
12/05 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
12/06 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
12/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Lounge
12/08 Boise, ID – The Olympic

Red Fang:

12/28 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (feat. Thunderpussy & Gaythiest)
12/29 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (feat. R.I.P. & Wizard Rifle)
12/31 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (feat. Thunderpussy)

If you missed it, Red Fang also premiered the below music video for their cover of Tubeway Army‘s “Listen To The Sirens“ last week:

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Integrity Premiere Video For Cover Of G.I.S.M.’s “Document One”

Integrity debut a video for their take on G.I.S.M.‘s “Document One“, which you can stream below. The cover appears on the group’s recently released split with Krieg, which is out in stores now.

Days Integrity frontman Dwid Hellion of it:

“‘G.I.S.M.‘ has been one of my favorite bands since I was 13 years old, growing up in the Louisville punk scene. It feels great to be able to pay tribute to this amazing Japanese band by covering one of their songs. Hopefully, our cover reflects some of the intensity and savagery that G.I.S.M. stands for.”

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Integrity Premiere Video For Cover Of G.I.S.M.’s “Document One”

Integrity debut a video for their take on G.I.S.M.‘s “Document One“, which you can stream below. The cover appears on the group’s recently released split with Krieg, which is out in stores now.

Days Integrity frontman Dwid Hellion of it:

“‘G.I.S.M.‘ has been one of my favorite bands since I was 13 years old, growing up in the Louisville punk scene. It feels great to be able to pay tribute to this amazing Japanese band by covering one of their songs. Hopefully, our cover reflects some of the intensity and savagery that G.I.S.M. stands for.”

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Kissing Candice Debut Cover Of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

Kissing Candice debut their take on the title track to Michael Jackson‘s 33x multi-platinum album, “Thriller“. Next month will see the group embark on the inaugural ‘Summer Of Screams Tour‘ with Mushroomhead, Powerman 5000 and more.

Kissing Candice say of the cover:

“We are all big MJ fans! We were watching the video for Thriller and it just clicked. The aesthetic and lyrical content of the song fit us perfectly so we decided to hit the studio with Zach Jones and put our own spin on it.”

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See: Former Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Join Body Count Onstage For “Postmortem” Cover

Watch Body Count perform their cover of Slayer‘s “Raining Blood“/”Postmortem” with ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (now Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross) sitting in on “Postmortem“. The footage was captured past Friday, June 29th at the ‘Tuska Open Air Metal Festival‘ in Helsinki, Finland.

Last night @TheDaveLombardo Jumped in to play his song ‘Postmortem’ with BC.. OG Slayer ?????? pic.twitter.com/cfvI1WR2s4

— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) June 30, 2018

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The Anchor Debut Video For Their Cover Of Suicide Silence’s “Unanswered”

The Anchor debut a video for their cover of Suicide Silence‘s “Unanswered“. You may know The Anchor frontwoman Linzey Rae from her series of ‘Metal Kitchen‘ videos. This latest cover arrives as part of Rae‘s ‘Scream It Like A Girl’ series of videos, which has found her taking on a number of metalcore and deathcore songs.

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Bible Black Tyrant Debut New Song “New Verse Inferno” From Upcoming New Album “Regret Beyond Death”

Bible Black Tyrant reveal the cover artwork, tracklist and first single from their highly anticipated album “Regret Beyond Death” streaming below. The new album will be released on CD/DD via Argonauta Records on February 16th, 2018.

Check out the song premiere of “New Verse Inferno” below.

TRACK-LIST:

1 Instead of…
2 The Irony
3 New Verse Inferno
4 Regret Beyond Death
5 Wilderness of Steel and Stone
6 The Standard
7 A Terror to the Adversary

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Bible Black Tyrant Debut New Song “New Verse Inferno” From Upcoming New Album “Regret Beyond Death”

Bible Black Tyrant reveal the cover artwork, tracklist and first single from their highly anticipated album “Regret Beyond Death” streaming below. The new album will be released on CD/DD via Argonauta Records on February 16th, 2018.

Check out the song premiere of “New Verse Inferno” below.

TRACK-LIST:

1 Instead of…
2 The Irony
3 New Verse Inferno
4 Regret Beyond Death
5 Wilderness of Steel and Stone
6 The Standard
7 A Terror to the Adversary

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