Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In first album trailer, frontman Alexi Laiho discusses how the album title, Hexed, as well as how the idea to have the cover painted came to fruition. Watch the video below.
If you missed the release of the music video for ‘Under Grass And Clover,’ it can be viewed below.
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 COB was reunited with Mikko Karmila (I Worship Chaos, Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and 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.
Henkka commented on the cover: “For some years I’ve wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art, so it’s really hard to do something else. Doing it completely with a computer is somewhat safe and convenient.
“This time we all agreed to try going 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 now 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.”