Tag: Children Of Bodom

Throwback: “You’re Better Off Dead!” from Children Of Bodom!

Twenty years ago last month the first single from the almighty “Hate Crew Deathroll” from Finnish Melodic Death Metal act Children Of Bodom landed in “You’re Better Of Dead!“. Looking back in it now the album title immediately brought to mind the manoeuvre which Alligators use to kill and dismember their prey while the track

NEWS: Thy Kingdom Will Burn pay tribute to Alexi Laiho!

Call it Melodic Death Metal or simply Dark Metal, Thy Kingdom Will Burn have released a video for ‘Nothing Remains’, a third single taken from the new album ‘The Void and the Vengeance’. Set to be released on May 20th, it’s  the first to feature new guitarist Esa Virén, formerly of To/Die/For and also sees

Review: “Pillaging Villagers” by Pillaging Villagers

A concept album composed entirely by Milwaukee, Wisconsin based vocalist David Frazer, the debut self titled album from Pillaging Villagers features the session contributions of drummer Jason Hirt (Ghost Bath), guitarist Brian Koenig (Lords of the Trident) and bassist Adam Tucker (A Scanner Darkly) as together the quartet seek to take the listener, willing or otherwise,

Review: “Ways Of The Pack” by Wolftopia

Recorded in the bands home studios in Vaasa over the summer of 2020 before being mixed and mastered by Ahti Kortelainen (Mysterizer, Skullrod, Eternal Tears of Sorrow) at Tico Tico Studios “Ways of the Pack” is the debut album of Finnish Melodic Death Metal quartet Wolftopia. Inspired by a love of fantasy literature, nature and 

NEWS: Mercury Circle hold a candle for Oceans Of Slumber?

Finnish Dark Metal Supergroup Mercury Circle, who feature in their ranks former members of Children Of Bodom and Swallow The Sun have shared a music video for one of the most intriguing moments of their new album “Killing Moons“, a collaborative effort with Oceans Of Slumber vocalist Cammie Gilbert titled “Like Matches“. She is by

Review: “Aces Wild” by Sadistic Force

After two well received EPs in “Pain, Sex, and Rapture” and “Blood Moon Sadism” (the later being mastered by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust) released in January and February this year, Austin Texas Blackened Thrash trio Sadistic Force have decided to go all out and release a full debut album in “Aces Wild” and end

NEWS: Mercury Circle sit beneath the “Killing Moon”!

Following their critically acclaimed 2020 EP “The Dawn Of Vitriol“, Mercury Circle a group formed of musicians known for their work in  Iconcrash, Swallow the Sun, Hallatar, Hanging Garden, The Chant, To/Die/For, Sleep of Monsters, Rytmihäiriö and Children of Bodom have announced that a highly anticipated debut album will be released on 8th October via

Riff Police! Pull Over! #159: Children Of Bodom Vs Pantera!

When people talk about influence, there can’t be much more influential than Pantera. The phrases “inspired a generation” are often used when people talk about the likes of Nirvana but in the case of bands with the longevity that both bands have, with millions of Worldwide listeners, t-shirt wearers and name drops decades after the

NEWS: Vicky Psarakis pays tribute with “Hate Me”!

Continuing her run of cover songs with a tribute to the much loved and dearly departed Alexi Laiho, The Agonist frontwoman Vicky Psarakis is joined by Quentin Cornet and Nils Courbaron of Siernia and Think Of A New Kind fame for a rendition of “Hate Me” by Finnish Melodic Death Metallers Children of Bodom. The now

Playthrough: Children of Bodom riffs with… Carcosa?!

As the tragic news of the death of Alexi Laiho of Finnish Melodic Death Metallers Children of Bodom is slowly sinking in, Carcosa guitarist Andrew Baena has put together a video whereby he pays tribute to the legend by playing some of his finer riffs, including “Angels Don’t Kill“, “Are You Dead Yet?” and “Triple