CHILDREN OF BODOM's 'Halo Of Blood', the bands eighth studio album, will be released on June 11th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Artwork was created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his classic COB album covers for 'Follow the Reaper' (2001), 'Hate Crew Deathroll' (2003), and 'Are You Dead Yet?' (2005).
Here is the premiere of the music video of the first single out of COB's upcoming record! Entitled "Transference".
You can now purchase the song via iTunes HERE!
To support 'Halo Of Blood', CHILDREN OF BODOM will be one of the featured acts on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. COB will perform alongside Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and others across the United States. Launching on June 29th in San Bernardino, California, the 5-week trek will run through August 4th in Dallas, Texas.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour dates for 2013 are as follows:
- 06/29/13: San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA
- 06/30/13: Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA
- 07/02/13: Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa, ID
- 07/03/13: White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA
- 07/05/13: Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ
- 07/06/13: Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM
- 07/07/13: Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Englewood, CO
- 07/10/13: Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto, ON– CANADA
- 07/12/13: First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA
- 07/13/13: Susquehana Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- 07/14/13: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY
- 07/16/13: Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
- 07/17/13: Bangor Waterfront in Bangor, ME
- 07/19/13: Toyota Pavilion in Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA
- 07/20/13: Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
- 07/21/13: The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- 07/23/13: PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ
- 07/24/13: Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA
- 07/26/13: Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN
- 07/27/13: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL
- 07/28/13: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkson, MI
- 07/30/13: Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA
- 07/31/13: 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater in Tampa, FL
- 08/02/13: Tower Amphitheater in Austin, TX
- 08/03/13: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX
- 08/04/13: Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX
CHILDREN OF BODOM, and AMON AMARTH have announced that they will be bringing the U.S. headbangers a few Mayhem Fest off dates. This off dates will feature the following artists (lineup varies from city to city as mentioned below):
ROB ZOMBIE, MACHINE HEAD, BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, BATTLECROSS, EMMURE and HUNTRESS. Here is the confirmed list of tour dates.
- 7/9: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection (w/ Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Battlecross & Huntress)
- 7/29: Louisville, KY @ Expo 5 (w/ Behemoth, Emmure, Job For A Cowboy, Huntress & Battlecross)
- 8/5: Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheater (w/ Rob Zombie & Machine Head)
- 8/7: St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s (w/ Battlecross & Huntress)
- 8/8: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works (w/ Huntress & Battlecross)-
- 8/9: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s (w/ Battlecross & Huntress)
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