Ykä Järvinen in to scratch has footage from Bodom After Midnight drummer Waltteri Väyrynen covering Bloodbath’s “Warhead Ritual”. Check out the clip below.
Järvinen: “Personally, I think drums are the coolest instrument if you know how to play them. I have had the privilege of working with many amazing drummers during my years in the music business. Here is one of them. Waltteri Väyrynen and his drums / cover of Bloodbath – ‘Warhead Ritual’. “
Intended to celebrate the manifestation of a whole new metal era for Bodom After Midnight, Paint The Sky With Blood now pays homage to their incomparable frontman, guitarist and creative visionary; Alexi Laiho.
The EP, recorded in the band’s native Finland, was slated to be followed by a full album later in the year, but now embodies a whole new meaning and remains Bodom After Midnight’s only work. Paint The Sky With Blood is undeniable proof of the artistic spirit of the late Alexi Laiho and his extraordinary musical skills, with his talented band mates Daniel Freyberg, Waltteri Väyrynen, Mitja Toivonen and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto.
Not only are the band’s latest recordings arriving in their entirety today, but the corresponding visualizer for “Payback’s A Bitch” is revealed as well. Take a look below.
“Like us, Alexi was more than thrilled with these songs and can’t wait to release them, so we are happy to be able to make his wish come true. Needless to say, we are honored and proud to be a part of his latest creative work and to release- the way he wanted. It’s time to let the beast come out of the cage once again to celebrate Alexi’s music, his legacy and the man himself. – Bodom after midnight
The title track “Paint The Sky With Blood” sets the stage for the 14 minute EP of the same name and vividly recalls elements of Bodom’s first children while adding exciting modern influences to the fold. The astonishing second “Payback’s A Bitch” and its massive riffs are in search of revenge, delivering a hard-hitting and unparalleled offense. The interaction of Alexi Laiho, guitarist Daniel Freyberg, drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz) and keyboardist Vili Itäpelto not only testifies to the group’s extraordinary musical ability, but Also showcases their talent in skillfully incorporating a variety of gender influences.
The cover’s closing song, “Where Dead Angels Lie” is an absolute triumph – originally performed by Swedish extreme metal band Dissection, the track shines as a timeless classic with a new edge. Strange riffs and vocals alternating between menacing whispers and characteristic throaty, distorted vocals stay true to the original while marking this version with an unmistakable Bodom After Midnight punch.
Paint The Sky With Blood is available in the following formats:
– 10 “Oxblood thorn sleeve
– 10 “Spined Sleeve Inkspot Ox / Black
– Sleeve 10 “Spined Black
– Luxury box
– 1 Mini CD Digipack
– Digital album
Paint The Sky With Blood tracklist:
“Paint the sky with blood”
“Reimbursement is a bitch”
“Where Are The Dead Angels” (dissection cover)
“Payback’s A Bitch” viewer:
Video “Paint the sky with blood”: