Children Of Bodom discuss the title and cover art for ‘Hexed’

Album to be released March 8Children of Bodom

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

Today, Alexi Laiho discusses how the album title, Hexedas well as how the idea to have the cover painted came to fruition. Watch the first album trailer here:

Recently the band partnered with Guitar World to unveil the guitar play through for the first single, ‘Under Grass & Clover. Watch the play-through here

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments

“’Under Grass and Clover‘ is the sound of COB on fire and has been my favorite song since it was written. It’s fast, melodic, heavy and dark but also short and sweet. Someone told me that it’s kinda like old school Dimmu Borgir and AWK and that’s pretty damn cool in my books so we must’ve done something right.”

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 Deins Forkas 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 a 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 a 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.“

Children of Bodom Hexed

Below is the track listing for Hexed
1. This 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)

COB Tourdates:
2019:
13. – 16.06. A Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
21.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
03. – 06.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
04. – 07.07. E Barcelona – Rock Fest
11. – 13.07. A Leoben – Area 53 Festival
09.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air

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