Children Of Bodom recently teamed up with producers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton and their team, all of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, for a killer animated music video for the song "Hexed." According to the press release, the team "spent around 3000 working hours with their team to create the video."
Here's what McLoughlin had to say about the track.
"As always, we like to come up with something that suits what the band is all about, so we drew inspiration from the song lyrics as well as the monochromatic imagery found in Children of Bodom's videos and album art. We decided a black and white horror film would be cool – set on a lake, of course! And we had to include a Roy cameo appearance, obviously! Although 'Hexed' is a fast track, it's also particularly measured in the way it plays out over the 5-minute duration, so part of the fun was crafting a cinematic narrative that flows with the amazing technical precision of the music. The animation students at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia are some of the most talented rising stars in the world, and I think they've done a terrific job on this project. Animating metal videos is such a fun thing to do at university, and the team felt very honoured creating this film for Children of Bodom."
Hexed is Children Of Bodom's final record with drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri Seppälä, and keyboardist Janne Wirman, who all announced on November 1 that their last show with the group with be December 15.