BAND TO HEADLINE MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE AT ROCKSTAR MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2013
Halo Of Blood, the eighth studio album by world renowned Finnish heavy metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #54 following its first week of release. Additional Billboard chart debuts include:
#7 – Hard Music
#13 – Independent Albums
#22 – Current Rock
#24 – Rock
#52 – Top Current Albums
Halo Of Blood also debuted at #21 on the Canadian Top 200 Albums chart.
The track “Your Days Are Numbered” can be streamed on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/
Listen to Halo Of Blood’s title track on Pitchfork.com.
“Transference” is COB’s latest video: http://youtu.be/jlIWHyb9sM4.
CHILDREN OF BODOM will headline the Musicians Institute stage at this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which launches on June 29th in San Bernardino, California. Signing sessions with COB members will take place daily from 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Mayhem Fest tour dates + COB off-date shows are:
06/29/13 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
06/30/13 Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
07/02/13 Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID
07/03/13 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA
07/05/13 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/06/13 Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
07/07/13 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
07/09/13 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI** *COB off-date with Behemoth, JFAC, Battlecross, and Huntress*
07/10/13 Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON – CANADA
07/12/13 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13/13 Susquehana Bank Center - Camden, NJ
07/14/13 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16/13 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07/17/13 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19/13 Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
07/20/13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21/13 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23/13 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24/13 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26/13 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27/13 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
07/28/13 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkson, MI
07/29/13 Expo 5 – Louisville, KY** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Behemoth, JFAC*
07/30/13 Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
07/31/13 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
08/02/13 Tower Amphitheater – Austin, TX
08/03/13 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
08/04/13 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/05/13 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Bonner Sprint, KS *COB off-date with Rob Zombie, Machine Head, and Amon Amarth*
08/07/13 Pop’s - St. Louis, MO *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress*
08/08/13 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress*
08/09/13 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress*
08/11/13 HEAVY MTL 2013 Festival @ Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC – CANADA
** headlining show
Pre-sale ticket links for COB tour dates are available on the band’s official Facebook page.
Visit the CHILDREN OF BODOM Landing Page to check out the various Halo Of Blood bundles (exclusive album art t-shirt + CD/digi-pak/vinyl). The album’s special edition digi-pak version features the bonus track “Sleeping In My Car” and a “Making Of” DVD.
Purchase the album digitally on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/COBiT
ABOUT COB: Over the last twenty years, Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music’s new generation. Formed as Inearthed in 1993, the group is led by superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi ‘Wildchild’ Laiho, who was voted “Best Metal Guitarist” by readers of Guitar World magazine. COB albums are no strangers to debut positions on the American Billboard Top 200 chart and with three consecutive albums debuting at number one on Finnish album charts, they are one of their home country’s bestselling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone. Their last studio album, Relentless Reckless Forever, was released in 2011.
Halo Of Blood was recorded at Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, Finland with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2001), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) albums. Producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon Amarth) oversaw production on both vocals and keyboards. The album was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios. Cover artwork was created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on classic COB records such as Follow The Reaper and 2005’s Are You Dead Yet?.
CHILDREN OF BODOM are: Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals); Roope Latvala (guitar); Jaska Raatikainen (drums); Henkka Seppälä (bass); and Janne Warman (keyboards).
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