Children Of Bodom Announce Their “Hexed” 2019 North American Tour

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We got some news about the furious Metal providers in COB yesterday, and here it is below for your consumption. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their tenth album, “Hexed”, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band is proud to announce their Hexed 2019 North American Tour. The trek will kick off in Quebec City on March 13 and conclude in New York City on April 19th. Supporting the band are Finnish death-doom melody-makers SWALLOW THE SUN and Finnish epic melodic Death Metal quartet WOLFHEART as well as SUMMONER’S CIRCLE (March 13-16 & April 9-19), HOLLOW CRY (March 18-29) and FRAGMENTUM (March 30 April 7) who are opening select shows.

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments, “Hello North America! Just wanna say and empathize the word “finally” … fuckin’ finally we’ll be back on the road – like old school style and over the pond too!! We’ll be in your town just as you’re getting your hands on the new record. Even if you do not have it, don’t worry cause we’re gonna rotate the setlist to include old tracks that will blow your mind back to hell so it’s gonna be a good fuckin’ party ladies and gentlemen. Hoping to see you there!!”

CHILDREN OF BODOM will be touring in support of their upcoming album, Hexed, which will be released on March 8th! For the record, the band returned 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.

Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase via American Express on Jan 16 – Jan 17 starting at 10am local time as well as through Goldenvoice on January 17th starting at 10am and ending at 10pm local time.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday January 18th at 10:00 AM local time.

The Hexed 2019 North American Tour offers fans the opportunity to purchase 2 unique VIP packages. Details for the 2 tVIP packages can be seen below:

Gold Hexed VIP Package:
• 1 General Admission Ticket
• Group Photo with CHILDREN OF BODOM
• Meet & Great with CHILDREN OF BODOM
• Exclusive Silk Screen Poster
• Exclusive Wall Flag
• Exclusive COB Bonus Studio Footage USB Drive
• Laminate with Lanyard

Platinum Hexed VIP Package: *Only 4 per market*
• 1 General Admission Ticket
• Premium Viewing Area For CHILDREN OF BODOM
• Personalized Video From A COB Band Member
• Group Photo with CHILDREN OF BODOM
• Meet & Greet with CHILDREN OF BODOM
• Exclusive Silk Screen Poster
• Exclusive Wall Flag
• Exclusive COB Bonus Studio Footage USB Drive
• Laminate with Lanyard
• Early Entry

Purchase the VIP package of your choice starting on Tuesday, January 12th at 10am Eastern at http://COB.soundrink.com

The Tour Dates:
3/13/2019: Imperial – Quebec City, QC*
3/14/2019: Corona Theater – Montreal, QC*
3/15/2019: Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON *
3/16/2019: The Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON*
3/18/2019: St. Andrews – Detroit, MI**
3/19/2019: House of Blues – Chicago, IL**
3/20//2019: Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN**
3/22//2019: The Summit – Denver, CO **
3/23//2019: Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT**
3/25//2019: The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB**
3/26//2019: Union – Edmonton, AB**
3/27//2019: The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC**
3/29//2019: El Corazon – Seattle, WA**
3/30//2019: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR ***
4/01//2019: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA***
4/02//2019: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA ***
4/03//2019: Club Red – Phoenix, AZ***
4/05//2019: Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX ***
4/06//2019: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX ***
4/07//2019: Canton Hall – Dallas, TX ***
4/09//2019: The Ritz – Tampa, FL *
4/11//2019: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
4/12//2019: The Underground – Charlotte, NC *
4/13//2019: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD*
4/14//2019: Mr Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA*
4/16//2019: Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY*
4/17//2019: The Royale – Boston, MA*
4/18//2019: Reverb – Reading, PA *
4/19//2019: Irving Plaza – New York, NY *

* SUMMONER’S CIRCLE, opening (March 13-16 & April 9-19)
** HOLLOW CRY opening (March 18-29)
*** FRAGMENTUM opening (March 30 April 7)

Hexed will be available for purchase in the following formats:
• CD Digipak
• Pink w/ Black splatter vinyl – Limited to 300
• CD Digipak + T-Shirt + Poster
Pre-order your copy of Hexed here: http://nuclearblast.com/cob-hexed

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 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 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. “

“Hexed” Track Listing:
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)

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!

ABOUT CHILDREN OF BODOM: Fully 20+ years into the tough, heroic grind that represents the lifeblood of extreme musicians – Finnish metal scientists CHILDREN OF BODOM have certainly won over crowds globally through a crafted alloy that is theirs alone. But the building of their esteemed career has also been aided and abetted by the simple maths of all that hard work and the intense touring. Their shows are widely acknowledged for being engaging, personable and energetic thrash parties – which inevitably end up indelibly stamped on the circuit boards of headbangers worldwide.

CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death 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.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I guess it’s been about three years since I last caught COB in concert and the same is about right for STS. Since I love both of these bands I am going to have to make sure to be there for their tour closing show at our own Irving Plaza. As far as the support talent goes, I’ve only caught Wolfheart once and they were impressive but the other bands remain a mystery to me. Please note that ALL of the bands on the tour poster will NOT be at every single gig and instead will be swapped out across the run. I have to smile knowing that the last place I caught COB will be the same place I am doing so again for this run. Now considering the recent news about the closing of The Highline Ballroom (as noted HERE), Irving Plaza is pretty much one of the only remaining places in the city that are of a decent size for bands like this one. Gramercy Theatre is awesome too much holds a few hundred less by comparison. New York City seems to be on a mission to chase live music into the outer boroughs these days and I don’t like that at all but I digress. What do you readers think of this tour? Will you be coming out to support it? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Children Of Bodom: http://www.cobhc.com/site/
Swallow The Sun: http://swallowthesun.net/
Wolfheart: http://wolfheartofficial.com/
Summoner’s Circle: http://www.summonerscircle.com/
Hollow Cry: https://www.hollowcry.com/
Fragmentum: https://www.fragmentum.zone/

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