A four-minute, behind-the-scenes look at the making of CHILDREN OF BODOM’s “Transference” music video is now up on YouTube: http://youtu.be/aayHjnFqPsk “Transference” was directed by Grupa 13 and shot in Wroclaw, Poland this past March. Watch the official video here: http://youtu.be/jlIWHyb9sM4. The track comes from Halo Of Blood, the eighth studio album by this world renowned Finnish heavy metal band, due out in North America on June 11th. Listen to the title track on Pitchfork.com. Next Tuesday, May 28th, MetalSucks.net will be hosting a live chat with COB frontman / guitarist / songwriter Alexi Laiho beginning at 3 p.m. PACIFIC / 6 p.m. EASTERN. Visit the MetalSucks home page next week for the live chat link. CHILDREN OF BODOM will be headlining the Musicians Institute stage at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which launches its 5-week trek on June 29th in San Bernardino, California. Mayhem Fest tour dates + COB off-date shows are: 06/29/13 San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA 06/30/13 Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA 07/02/13 Idaho Center Amphitheater - Nampa, ID 07/03/13 White River Amphitheater - Auburn, WA 07/05/13 Desert Sky Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ 07/06/13 Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM 07/07/13 Fiddler's Green Amphitheater - Englewood, CO 07/09/13 Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI** *COB off-date with Behemoth, JFAC, Battlecross, and Huntress* 07/10/13 Molson Canadian Amphitheater - Toronto, ON – CANADA 07/12/13 First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA 07/13/13 Susquehana Bank Center - Camden, NJ 07/14/13 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY 07/16/13 Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA 07/17/13 Bangor Waterfront - Bangor, ME 07/19/13 Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA 07/20/13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY 07/21/13 The Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT 07/23/13 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ 07/24/13 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA 07/26/13 Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN 07/27/13 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL 07/28/13 DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkson, MI 07/29/13 Expo 5 - Louisville, KY** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Behemoth, JFAC* 07/30/13 Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA 07/31/13 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater – Tampa, FL 08/02/13 Tower Amphitheater – Austin, TX 08/03/13 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX 08/04/13 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX 08/05/13 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Sprint, KS *COB off-date with Rob Zombie, Machine Head, and Amon Amarth* 08/07/13 Pop’s - St. Louis, MO *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress* 08/08/13 Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress* 08/09/13 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH** *COB off-date with Amon Amarth, Battlecross, and Huntress* 08/11/13 HEAVY MTL 2013 Festival @ Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC - CANADA ** headlining show Pre-sale ticket links for COB tour dates are available on the band’s official Facebook page. Visit the CHILDREN OF BODOM Landing Page to check out the various Halo Of Blood pre-order bundles (exclusive album art t-shirt + CD/digi-pak/vinyl). The album’s special edition digi-pak version features the bonus track “Sleeping In My Car” and a “Making Of” DVD. Purchase the album digitally on iTunes for only $9.99: http://smarturl.it/COBiT Halo Of Blood was recorded at Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, Finland with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2001), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) albums. Producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon Amarth) oversaw production on both vocals and keyboards. The album was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios. Cover artwork was created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on classic COB records