Bodom After Midnight have announced they will release their debut EP, Paint the Sky with Blood, on April 23rd in honor of the late Alexi Laiho.
The three-song EP was recorded in Finland in 2020 and was meant to mark “the beginning of an exciting new chapter.” It includes two original tracks – the title track and “Payback’s a Bitch” – as well as a cover of Dissection’s “Where Dead Angels Lie.”
“Like ourselves, Alexi was beyond stoked about these songs and anxious to get these out so we are happy that we can fulfill his wish,” the remaining Bodom After Midnight members commented in a press statement. “Needless to say that we are honored and proud to be a part of his very last creative work and unleash it the way he wanted it to. 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.”
Check out the artwork and tracklist below. Pre-order Paint the Sky with Blood here.
Alexi Laiho launched Bodom After Midnight in the wake of Children of Bodom’s dissolution in December 2019. In addition to Laiho, the lineup features guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-Children of Bodom), drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz), and touring keyboardist Vili Itäpelto. Sadly, Laiho passed away at 41 from unspecified “long-term health issues.”
01. Paint the Sky with Blood
02. Payback’s a Bitch
03. Where Dead Angels Lie (Dissection Cover)