It's been a long four years for fans of Children of Bodom, but the wait for a new album is almost over. Get a taste of what's coming with the lyric video for the new single, "This Road," above.

"'This Road' was actually the last song I wrote but it ended up being the opening track and also one of the singles which makes me happy 'cause it’s one of my faves," says frontman and guitarist Alexi Laiho. "It’s different from anything we’ve done since Follow the Reaper but it’s still new. Check it out and you’ll know what I mean."

He's right. The song doesn't easily align with past efforts, riding a classic metal feel with modern rhythms in place for a sense of balance. Laiho even adds a nod to Steve Vai with some quick-strike licks that maintain the aura of fun Bodom are renowned for, even if it's more subtly than elsewhere in their catalog.

Hexed, Children of Bodom's 10th studio album, will be released on March 8 through Nuclear Blast. Pre-order your copy here and see the list of North American tour dates below to catch Bodom near you.

You can hear the album's first single, "Under Grass and Clover," at this location.

Children of Bodom / Swallow the Sun / Wolfheart 2019 Tour Dates

Mar. 13 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Imperial*
Mar. 14 - Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theater*
Mar. 15 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Bronson Centre *
Mar. 16 - Toronto, Ontario @ The Phoenix Concert Theater*
Mar. 18 - Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews**
Mar. 19 - Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues**
Mar. 20 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater**
Mar. 22 - Denver, Colo. @ The Summit**
Mar. 23 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall**
Mar. 25 - Calgary, Alberta @ The Palace Theatre**
Mar. 26 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Union**
Mar. 27 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theater**
Mar. 29 - Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon**
Mar. 30 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater***
Apr. 01 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom***
Apr. 02 - Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory***
Apr. 03 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red***
Apr. 05 - San Antonio, Texas @ Alamo Music Hall***
Apr. 06 - Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live***
Apr. 07 - Dallas, Texas @ Canton Hall***
Apr. 09 - Tampa, Fla. @ The Ritz*
Apr. 11 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade*
Apr. 12 - Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground*
Apr. 13 - Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage*
Apr. 14 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr Smalls Theatre*
Apr. 16 - Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westcott Theater*
Apr. 17 - Boston, Mass. @ The Royale*
Apr. 18 - Reading, Pa. @ Reverb*
Apr. 19 - New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza*
* Summoner's Circle opening (March 13-16 and April 9-19)
** Hollow Cry opening (March 18-29)
*** Fragmentum opening (March 30 - April 7)

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