Finnish metal group Children Of Bodom, have officially confirmed a brand new Irish tour date for 2013. Returning to Vicar Street Dublin in association with Aiken Promotions, Children Of Bodom shall be promoting their 8th studio album entitled ‘Halo Of Blood’. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Children Of Bodom will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Thursday the 10th of October 2013. Tickets for Children Of Bodom live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €30.50 including booking fee and will be on sale from midday on Monday the 15th of April 2013 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Children Of Bodom live at Vicar Street in Dublin this coming October 2013.
0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers
0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers
00353 1 456 9569 – International customers
Please note: Over 14’s must be accompanied by an adult if attending this show. ID required.
What started out as a youngsters’ combo in 1993 struck the worldwide music scene in 1997 with a debut that truly lived up to its name – “Something Wild”. From then on, the evolution of Finnish five-piece Children Of Bodom has grown into one huge success story, unmatched by any other up-and-coming Scandinavian metal export to date. Followed up by 1999’s “Hatebreeder” and the Millennium release “Follow The Reaper”, Children Of Bodom’s first three albums on Nuclear Blast Records set new standards in the field of brutal and fast but yet highly melodic heavy music, especially impressing with front man Alexi Laiho’s incredible versatility and jaw-dropping skills, who’s been elected “best metal guitarist” by the readers of renowned “Guitar World” magazine in the past, among countless other decorations. Four more smash records – namely “Hate Crew Deathroll” (2003), “Are You Dead Yet?” (2005), “Blooddrunk” (2008) and “Relentless Reckless Forever” (2011) – gradually let more modern influences flow into the Finn’s style, without ever neglecting their trademark mixture of rough vocals, shredding riff attacks and catchy keys. A formula for success that led to consecutive #1 chart entries in Finland for their last four records as well as to gold status for their entire discography, apart from “Follow The Reaper” that even achieved platinum (!) status! Moreover, Children Of Bodom have made the world’s biggest stages their second home over the years, playing the most important festivals such as the Wacken:Open:Air, Hellfest, Graspop, Loud Park Festival and Bloodstock on a regular basis and attaining a tremendous following all around the globe.
2013 sees Children Of Bodom returning home to Nuclear Blast with the 8th studio album of their career. Recorded and produced by the band in their in-house studio in Helsinki as well as in Petrax Studio, Hollola, with support from Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), “Halo Of Blood” distinctly seizes on the early works’ sense of melody and coarseness, while putting it all into a modern-day soundscape and venturing quite a few new steps, such as presenting both the band’s fastest and slowest song ever. Mastermind Alexi Laiho states: “Believe it or not, but we’ve managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make Children Of Bodom’s sound recognizable. Lyric-wise, `Halo Of Blood´ comprises topics we’ve never dealt with before.” Rounded off by a classic COB cover artwork created by Sami Saramäki, “Halo Of Blood” bares the band’s roots and lets them sprout into 10 timeless anthems of sheer magnificence. As Laiho promises: “Whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I’m sure you’ll have a blast!” Obey the reaper!
Halo Of Blood will be available in Ireland from Friday June 7th 2013.
Children Of Bodom consists of the following members:
Alexi Laiho – vocals, guitar
Roope Latvala- guitar
Janne Wirman – keyboards
Henkka Seppälä – bass
Jaska Raatikainen – drums
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