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ESA HOLOPAINEN on Solo Project SILVER LAKE, Final Conversations with Alexi Laiho, New AMORPHIS Record

You could say that there would be no Silver Lake project without the need for silver linings. Undisputed guitar-hero Esa Holopainen was among countless artists the world over who's best laid plans were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Designs for a worldwide 30th anniversary tour for his mothership of 30 years, Amorphis, were dashed as travel restrictions were implemented and quarantining became the new-normal in the first quarter of 2020.
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Daniel Freyberg Talks BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, ALEXI LAIHO and the Influence of DEATH and DISSECTION

What a bittersweet metal moment, the release of Bodom After Midnight's Paint The Sky With Blood. On the one hand, the three track EP serves as the next – and ultimately last – chapter of one of metal's true pioneering vocalists and guitarists in Alexi Laiho. The other side of the coin is the bleak reality of what could have been for a real-life guitar god gone too soon.
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Ex-Children of Bodom Guitarist: Alexi Laiho Didn’t Record Demos, Wrote on the Fly with Band

Daniel Freyberg, former guitarist of both Children of Bodom and Bodom After Midnight, joined us for a recent episode of The MetalSucks Podcast. We discussed Bodom After Midnight’s EP, Paint the Sky with Blood, as well as the late Alexi Laiho, as we dive into working with Laiho on those new songs and the decision to move forward with their release after his death. Freyberg also detailed what it was like as a fan of Children of Bodom before he was invited into the band, his experience writing and recording on the band’s final record, Hexed, the possibility of a future concert celebrating Alexi’s life and music, the next project for him now that Bodom After Midnight are finished, and if there is any leftover Bodom After Midnight material, including a possible live release.
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What Alexi Laiho taught me: Bodom After Midnight remember their beloved bandleader

When it was announced on January 4 that Alexi Laiho had passed away the previous week, it left the metal world in a particular state of shock. On one level, his leaving us with no warning, at the age of 41 seemed cruel and unfair. On another, though, it felt like the Finnish wildchild – who had formed his first band at the age of 13 and had recorded 10 Children Of Bodom albums as frontman, alongside dozens of guest spots and other releases – had woven himself so integrally into the fabric of modern metal that he could never truly go away.
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Alexi Laiho Was ‘Very Happy + Excited About the Future,’ Says Bodom After Midnight Guitarist

The death of Alexi Laiho plunged the metal world into mourning in early 2021, and with the upcoming release of Bodom After Midnight’s debut EP, Laiho left us with some of the best songs of his career. In an exclusive interview with Bodom After Midnight guitarist Daniel Freyberg, he tells us about Alexi’s final recordings and the last time he saw the Children of Bodom legend.
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Listen to Paint the Sky with Blood, one of the last songs Alexi Laiho ever recorded

Bodom After Midnight, which featured Children of Bodom frontman and guitar icon Alexi Laiho, have released their debut single, Paint the Sky with Blood. The title track of their upcoming debut EP – which drops April 23 via Napalm Records – Paint the Sky with Blood is just one of just three songs the band recorded prior to Laiho's tragic death in December last year.

Bam Magera Pays Tribute To CHILDREN OF BODOM's Alexi Laiho

Bam Margera is the latest metal celebrity to pay tribute to Children of Bodom guitarist and vocalist Alexi Laiho. Margera acknowledges he's a little late to the situation, but still mourns the loss of someone that was dear to him. "Forgive me I have been living in a cave. One...
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The life and times of Alexi Laiho, the Wildchild who revolutionized demonic shred

As Guitar World crosses into its fifth decade of existence, we’ve certainly had to grapple with our fair share of deaths over the years. We’ve said goodbye to countless six-string heroes, including Randy Rhoads, Chuck Berry, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Malcolm Young, Prince, Tom Petty and Chris Cornell, among many others.

Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho Died From 'Alcohol-Induced' Liver Disease

Former Children of Bodom singer Alexi Laiho died at age 41 in December due to complications from "alcohol-induced" liver degeneration, according to his Sinergy bandmate/wife Kimberly Goss. "This morning I received the final forensic report with the official cause of Alexi’s passing. As his legal widow, I am privy to...
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Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho: Cause of Death Revealed

Children of Bodom co-founder, guitarist and frontman Alexi Laiho's cause of death has been revealed by his widow and former Synergy bandmate, Kimberly Goss. She said the forensic report confirmed the musician died of "alcohol-induced degeneration of the liver and pancreas connective tissue" and that he also had a "cocktail of painkiller, opioids and insomnia medication in his system."