Nuclear Blast is set to release the eighth album from Finland’s Children of Bodom on June 11 in North America. This morning COB premiered an official video for one of the new songs, “Transference”, which has already debuted and which is also being made available as an immediate download for fans who pre-order the CD. And these are a few things that guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho said about the song and the album:
‘Transference’ is a straight-up CHILDREN OF BODOM to-the-core-type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks. It always had an evil vibe to it, which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!
Halo Of Blood is the eighth studio album from CHILDREN OF BODOM, and believe it or not, but we still managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB sound recognizable. It’s got the fastest and the slowest song we ever made and lyrics wise there are themes we had never had before. It’s 10 new songs of pure Nordic metal and whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I’m sure you will have a good time.
I have to agree 100% with Mr. Laiho, to this extent: “Transference” is definitely recognizable as a COB song. This is not necessarily a good thing; the band’s steadfast dedication to their “brand” has become a limiting factor as much as a recipe for popular success. But “Transference” is a decent song, with a darker, heavier vibe than I was expecting. The video includes slit wrists, grim reapers, a snow-covered cemetery venue, and more curious images. Have a look and a listen: