BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT reveal ‘Payback’s A Bitch’ Visualizer video

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT reveal ‘Payback’s A Bitch’ Visualizer video and their highly-anticipated three-track EP, ‘Paint the Sky with Blood’

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT have released their highly-anticipated three-track EP, Paint the Sky with Blood, via Napalm Records. Today was meant to celebrate the manifestation of a brand new metal era for BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, but now pays tribute to their incomparable frontman, guitarist and creative visionary; Alexi Laiho. 

The EP, recorded in the band’s native Finland, was intended to be followed by a full-length album later in the year, but now embodies a whole new meaning and remains the only work by BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHTPaint the Sky with Blood is undeniable evidence of the late Alexi Laiho’s artistic spirit and his extraordinary musical skills, together with his talented bandmates Daniel Freyberg, Waltteri Väyrynen, Mitja Toivonen and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto.

Not only do the band’s final recordings arrive in full today, but the matching visualizer for ‘Payback’s A Bitch’ is also revealed. Watch/listen below.
BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT – Payback’s A Bitch (Official Visualizer) | Napalm Records
BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT’s New EP, Paint the Sky with Blood, OUT NOWOrder Yours HERE
Listen to their new track, ‘Payback’s A Bitch’ HERE!
[Cover Artwork: Travis Smith]

“Like ourselves, Alexi was beyond stoked about these songs and anxious to get these out, so we are happy that we can fulfil his wish. Needless to say, we are honoured and proud to be a part of his very last creative work and to unleash it the way he wanted it. It’s time to let the beast out of the cage one more time as a celebration of Alexi’s music, legacy and the man himself.”- BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT

The heavy title track “Paint the Sky with Blood” sets the stage for the 14-minute EP of the same name, and is strikingly reminiscent of early-CHILDREN OF BODOM elements while also adding exciting modern influences into the fold. Second stunner ‘Payback’s A Bitch’ and it’s massive riffing are on a quest for retribution, delivering a hard-hitting, second to none offence.

The interplay of Alexi Laiho, guitarist Daniel Freyberg, drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz) and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto is not only a testament to the band’s extraordinary musical ability, but also showcases their skill in deftly incorporating a variety of genre influences. Closing cover track, ‘Where Dead Angels Lie’ is an absolute triumph – originally performed by Swedish extreme metal outfit, Dissection, the track shines as a timeless classic with a new edge. Eerie riffs and vocals alternating between menacing murmurs and characteristic guttural, distorted vocals stay faithful to the original while branding this version with an undeniable BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT punch. 

Paint The Sky With Blood Track listing:01. Paint The Sky With Blood02. Payback’s A Bitch03. Where Dead Angels Lie (Dissection Cover)
Paint the Sky with Blood will be available in the following formats:- 10″ Spined Sleeve Oxblood – SOLD OUT – 10″ Spined Sleeve Black – 10″ Spined Sleeve Inkspot Ox/Black – SOLD OUT– 10″ Spined Sleeve Glow in the Dark – Deluxe Box – SOLD OUT– 1 Digipak Mini CD- Digital Album
BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT are: Alexi Laiho – vocalsDaniel Freyberg – guitarMitja Toivonen – bassWaltteri Väyrynen – drums
[photo credit: Terhi Ylimäinen]

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