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Devastating news today as I learned from Revocation’s Instagram of the sudden passing of the true rock n roll warrior Alexi Laiho. Hot on the heels of the news of another musical genius of another genre, the enigmatic rapper MF Doom, we now start 2021 saying goodbye to a hero of shred with the passing of Alexi.

I am so glad he had a keen work ethic and there are many CoB releases for us to treasure for years to come. I am so glad I got to see them live finally once when they toured with Clutch and Black Label Society. The metal scene weeps today. Some people may think shred virtuoso playing is “cheesy” or over the top but it is a bedrock foundational corner of thrash and heavy metal. When I hear Alexi play soaring solos that bordered on power metal at times but soaked in the grim blood of rock n’ roll infused thrash madness, it could lift me out of my daily pains and into a world of possibility and thankful escape. I am sure I am not alone in this.

Laiho was an Aries like me and just a year and a few days younger and it makes me really want to underscore to you readers to please, please treasure your loved ones, lives and moments. Don’t waste the opportunity to reach for your dreams!

A statement from his official Facebook team can be read below:

One of the most renowned guitarists in the world, Alexi Laiho, has passed away. The musician, most notably known as the front man of Children of Bodom, died in his home in Helsinki, Finland, last week. Laiho had suffered from long-term health issues during his last years.

Alexi Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen founded Children of Bodom in 1993, and the band was one of the most internationally acclaimed metal acts in Finland up until their very last farewell concert in December of 2019. Last year Alexi Laiho put together Bodom After Midnight, who recorded three songs and shot one music video, which will be released later on posthumously.

Besides Children of Bodom, Laiho was known for acts such as Warmen, Sinergy, Kylähullut and The Local Band. Awarded with a Metal Hammer Golden Gods and several other international prizes, the guitarist was also the main star, leading a group of one hundred guitar players at Helsinki Festival in 2015 in “100 Guitars From Hel” – a massive concert piece he composed.

“We are crushed by the sudden passing of our dear friend and band member. Words cannot describe this shock and the profound sadness that we feel”, Daniel Freyberg, Mitja Toivonen and Waltteri Väyrynen from Bodom After Midnight state.

The talented guitarist and musician relished his roles as stepdad in his patchwork family, and as uncle and godfather. Especially during the last years, the important family ties brought a welcomed balance to his life and the active touring. Laiho was particularly close with his big sister, parents and his sister’s daughter. Laiho’s sister says:

“We are all absolutely shocked and devastated. We ask for privacy and understanding during these hard times. My little brother’s funeral will take place privately.”

Alexi Laiho will also be deeply missed by his family in Australia.
“Alexi was the most loving and magnificent husband and father. Our hearts are eternally broken”, Kelli Wright-Laiho says.

The remaining members of Bodom After Midnight do not give any interviews at this time.

Jouni Markkanen
Bodom After Midnight management

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Children Of Bodom’s 2019 North American Tour is going to have a big impact, especially with direct support from Finnish doom band Swallow The Sun to take things even further into dark waters.

Additional support will come from Wolfheart. Summer’s Circle, Hollow Cry, and Fragmentum as openers for select dates. The tour starts March 13th in Quebec City and wraps on April 19th in New York City. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

Pre-Order new 2019 album HEXED here. It isn’t out til March but we are slavering over the epic disdain of “Under Grass And Clover”. Bad ass stuff! I haven’t seen these guys live in awhile and definitely have the itch lately. This seems like it is going to be an awesome new era for the band.

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Children Of Bodom release “I Hurt” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:27 PM (PST)

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Laiho and his showboating madmen of COBHC have released a lyric video for one of their heaviest offerings ever, the rage infected “I Hurt”. The song comes from October 2nd’s anticipated I Worship Chaos (pre-order HERE). This band is always fun and engaging on some level while often being completely over the top and have proven to have quite the staying power.

Check out the new track BELOW.

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Alexi Laiho hospitalized, canceled last night’s set

Posted by GageT on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8:11 AM (PST)

Classic_ChildrenOfBodomDetails are still sparse right now, but apparently Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho was hospitalized in Nashville last night, forcing the band to cancel their set at the sold-out show featuring them and Amon Amarth. No official statement has been given yet on the cause, but this is somewhat worrying given Laiho’s hospitalization last month which made them cancel a few Mayhem Fest dates. We’ll try to keep you updated if the status of the tour changes.

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Children of Bodom release a “Making of ‘Transference'” video

Posted by GageT on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 7:22 AM (PST)

Classic_ChildrenOfBodomMetal staples Children of Bodom have just released a making-of video for the music video of their latest single, “Transference.” The track is off Halo of Blood, which is due out June 7 via Nuclear Blast

You can check out both the making-of and the music video here.

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Children of Bodom releases lyric video for “Transference”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:41 AM (PST)

Classic_ChildrenOfBodomFinnish metal band Children of Bodom have released a lyric video for the song “Transference” off of their upcoming album Halo of Blood. The album is set for release on June 6 in Europe, and on June 11 in North America and is a follow up to the bands 2011 Relentless Reckless Forever. Halo of Blood is the bands eighth studio album and will be released via Nuclear Blast.

You can see it here.

Frontman Alexi Laiho commented: “Halo Of Blood’ is the eighth studio album from Children of Bodom, and believe it or not, but we still managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB sound recognizable. It’s got the fastest and the slowest song we ever made and lyrics wise there are themes we had never had before. It’s 10 new songs of pure Nordic metal and whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I’m sure you will have a good time.”

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Children of Bodom release new single “Transference”

Posted by GageT on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:20 AM (PST)

cobtransferenceFinnish headbangers Children of Bodom just released the first official track, “Transference,” from their upcoming eighth studio album, Halo of Blood, which will be put out June 11th via Nuclear Blast. The album can be preordered now via iTunes, and you can download “Transference” instantly if you do so.

Alexi Laiho, lead vocalist and guitarist, said this about the track:

“Transference is a straight up Children of Bodom to the core type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks. It always had an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!”

CoB recorded Halo Of Blood at Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios  with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper, and Hate Crew Deathroll with the band previously. The album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, and mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios.

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Children Of Bodom release first trailer for new album “Halo Of Blood”

Posted by SeanB on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:20 AM (PST)

childrenhaloFinnish extreme metallers Children Of Bodom have released the first trailer for their upcoming album Halo Of Blood.  The trailer was filmed at a listening party held at Nuclear Blast headquarters in Germany and gives some of the initial opinions of the international press.  Recording was taken care of at Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, Finland with the help of recording engineer Mikko Karmila, and Swedish producer Peter Tägtgren who was called in to handle keyboards and vocals. Mixing was handled at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki.

To check out the video for yourself click right here.

Halo Of Blood is scheduled for release June 11th through Nuclear Blast of course.  This will be Children Of bodom’s eighth full length release and the follow up to 2011’s Relentless Reckless Forever.   Guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho recently stated about the album:

“‘Halo Of Blood’ is the eighth studio album from Children Of Bodom, and believe it or not, but we still managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB sound recognizable. It’s got the fastest and the slowest song we ever made and lyrics wise there are themes we had never had before. It’s 10 new songs of pure Nordic metal and whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I’m sure you will have a good time.”

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Children of Bodom announce US tour

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 2:09 PM (PST)

Finish extreme metal act, Children Of Bodom, have announced a United States tour. The band will be supported by Eluveitie, Revocation, and Threat Signal. The tour will last from January 30th and last through March 3rd.

To check out the full tour schedule click here.

Children Of Bodom’s latest album, “Relentless Reckless Forever,” was released in March 2011 through Spinefarm Records.

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Children Of Bodom announce Russian shows

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:16 AM (PST)

Finland’s metal extremists Children Of Bodom have announced that they will play 2 shows in Russia in September.

September 7th – Glav Club – St. Petersburg, Russia

September 9th – Arena – Moscow, Russia

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Music Video: Children of Bodom – “Roundtrip To Hell And Back”

Posted by Ehrila on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 12:13 PM (PST)

Finland’s metal extremists Children of Bodom have uploaded a new video to the song “Roundtrip To Hell And Back.” The song comes off their latest album “Relentless Reckless Forever” released in March 2011, via Spinefarm Records.

Check out the video here.

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How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? Unfortunately, with the growth of iTunes and Pandora it seems easier and easier to overlook album cover art in general, but in the world of Heavy Metal we’re here to remind you that the art form is still alive and well!

Each Tuesday we will present to you the best album covers of the week and draw focus into what makes each cover so f’ing rad. Check out this week’s offering right here and vote on which cover YOU think should win “Cover Art of the Week”!

But we need to catch up on the year. This week we’re heading back to March. Check ’em out and VOTE!

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Band Name Origin Wednesday: Children of Bodom

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 4:36 AM (PST)

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it and we bet a lot of you Metal Rioters are sick of doing the same damn thing. So, we’re pulling our sleuth gear out to bring these heavy metal mysteries into the light and every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back to bring you sweet revelation.

Home to Helsinki and the Linux kernel, Finland’s metal extremists Children of Bodom have a name that originates from the site of an unsolved triple murder. Revelation awaits you here.

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Obscura announce North American tour with Children Of Bodom

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM (PST)

Germany’s rising stars on the death metal sky, Obscura, have announced that they will be touring the U.S. alongside Children Of Bodom this summer in support of their recent album “Omnivium,” which was released on Relapse Records last month. The four week tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles, will also feature performances by The Devin Townsend Project and Septicflesh.

Check out the dates here.

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Children of Bodom Announces North American Headling Tour

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 10:19 AM (PST)

Hard partying (and harder rocking) Finnish band Children of Bodom (or COB) has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their just released new album “Relentless Reckless Forever” which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the month long summer tour will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside KISS, Motörhead and more as part of the “Heavy MTL” hard rock festival.

“We are psyched to see all of our friends in North America and to play our new songs live for all of the Bodom maniacs,” commented COB guitarist / vocalist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho. “Get ready to throw it down!” Support on the Children of Bodom tour will come from Devin Townsend with openers Obscura and Septicflesh rotating positions each night.

Recorded in Finland with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), “Relentless Reckless Forever” is the seventh studio album of Children of Bodom’s illustrious career. COB’s high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. The first single and video from the album is the “party song” “Was It Worth It?”. The “Was It Worth It?” video was filmed on location at Pennsylvania’s Action Sports compound Camp Woodward and sees COB join forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole and noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas, Garrett Hill and Tom Asta to deliver a one-of-a-kind “audio and visual experience” that perfectly captures the band’s live intensity. Check out “Was It Worth It?” today at this location.

Get your full tour date list here.

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