Thrash metal legends MEGADETH will return to Australia this October. Fresh out of the studio where they have been working industriously on their new album, the follow up to 2013’s Super Collider, Megadeth are eager to return to the live arena and Australia will graciously accommodate in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
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Words and Pics by Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
It’s a fittingly chilly evening in Sydney for Finnish metallers Children of Bodom. The pale-skinned shred-tastic troupe from the North country probably blew right into town on the cold wind that’s brought with it a motley crew of fans from all over like some kind of Pied Piper.
Continue reading Live Review | Children of Bodom @ Hi-Fi Bar, Sydney | May 9, 2014
Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
Continue reading Photo Gallery | Children of Bodom @ The Hi-Fi Bar, Sydney | May 9, 2014
Ahead of their “HALO of BLOOD” Over Australia 2014 east coast tour, Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen took time out for a chat.
Now that ‘Halo of Blood’ has been released for some time how does the album sit with you, in the scheme of your back catalogue?
Jaska: I think it is just normal and natural continuation for the band and sits just perfect to our back catalog. If thinking only music track by track there is maybe a little bigger variety between the songs on the new one. Meaning that we have perhaps the fastest and also the slowest ever song on the new release. And also a one very “rockish” song.
The album has a real clean, yet powerful sound, did the recording/production process for Halo of Blood differ from previous releases?
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Children of Bodom, a name that redefined a genre and made it their own and a name that continues to galvanise all walks of life and all Heavy Metal sub-genres within that culture, it’s a name that crosses genres and moulds them into the one army. In 2014, Children of Bodom return to Australia for an exclusive East Coast tour on the back of their strongest release to date that surpasses any of the band’s classic and ground breaking releases such as ‘Something Wild’, ‘Hatebreeder’ and ‘Follow The Reaper’.
Fronted by the charismatic Alexi Laiho, Children of Bodom deliver live performances that are nothing short of breathtaking with every show leaving the viewer spellbound and gasping for air. Such is the enormous amount of energy and entertainment the entire band puts out, simply stated, Children of Bodom back up their studio recordings with a non-stop battery and barrage to the senses of anyone that attends their shows, it’s the only way they know and long may it continue!
Continue reading Children of Bodom – ‘Halo of Blood’ Australian East Coast Tour 2014