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The 10 best Children Of Bodom songs, as chosen by Alexi Laiho

When Children Of Bodom released their debut album Something Wild in 1997, they were the vanguard for exciting new bands leading the charge for bringing Finnish metal to the world. In taking melodeath and throwing in 80s-style stadium-sized guitar lines and melodies, Alexi Laiho inspired legions of players whilst becoming a beloved character in the metal pantheon.
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Nightwish's Tuomas Holopainen once took Alexi Laiho to Disneyland and the pair had a lovely, lovely time

Metalheads don't tend to register high on Disney's target audience, or choose their theme parks as ideal holiday destinations, as far as we know. So, learning that Nightwish's keyboard wizard Tuomas Holopainen once took Children Of Bodom vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho to the family-orientated park where the two Disney-loving Finns had a whale of a time might be the most wholesome thing we've heard this week.
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Watch: Rare footage of Alexi Laiho working in the studio before his death

Previously unseen footage of late Children Of Bodom founder Alexi Laiho working in the studio shortly before his death has surfaced online. The footage, which shows the metal guitarist and singer working with Bodom After Midnight – his musical project after the disbandment of Children Of Bodom in 2019 – was uploaded to YouTube by Ykä Järvinen, who directed the video for the band’s song Paint the Sky With Blood.
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See Alexi Laiho Record Bodom After Midnight EP Weeks Before Death

Last month marked the one-year anniversary of Children of Bodom bandleader Alexi Laiho's untimely death, and collaborator Ykä Järvinen has commemorated the milestone by posting previously unreleased studio footage from the making of Laiho's final recording, Bodom After Midnight's Paint the Sky With Blood EP. Watch above and below.
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Watch Nightwish Pay Tribute to Alexi Laiho in Oslo

Nightwish paid tribute to late Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho during their performance in Oslo, Norway this past Sunday, November 14. On-stage monitors showed a photo of Laiho while the band performed their song “The Greatest Show on Earth.” You can watch fan-filmed footage of the tribute below. Nightwish...
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Nightwish pay tribute to Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho

Nightwish payed tribute to the late Children Of Bodom guitarist Alexi Laiho last weekend (November 14) at their show in Oslo, Norway. As the Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers played the song The Greatest Show On Earth from 2015's Endless Forms Most Beautiful, they displayed a photo of Laiho on the screen.
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NIGHTWISH Pays Tribute To Late CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO At Oslo Concert (Video)

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH paid tribute to late CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho during their concert Sunday night (November 14) at Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. While NIGHTWISH performed the song “The Greatest Show On Earth”, a photo of Laiho was displayed on the screen above the stage, a nod to the Finnish metal musician who passed away in December 2020 in his home in Helsinki, Finland. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death.
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ESP Guitars launches five new signature guitars for the late Alexi Laiho

ESP Guitars will be launching five new signature guitars for the late Children Of Bodom guitarist-singer Alexi Laiho. The Alexi Ripped and Alexi Hexed will arrive in LTD and ESP Custom Shop versions; the former will also receive a E-II edition. The guitars began development with input from Laiho over...
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ESP pays tribute to the late Alexi Laiho with two new signature models

ESP has paid tribute to late Children of Bodom/Bodom After Midnight frontman and guitarist Alexi Laiho with two new signature electric guitars. The Alexi Laiho Hexed will come in Custom Shop and LTD versions, while the Alexi Laiho Ripped will be available in Custom Shop, LTD and E-II versions. The first new Laiho signature ESPs since 2013, they were worked on by the metal guitar hero in collaboration with ESP in the months prior to his tragic death on December 29, 2020.
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The wild times, final days and last recordings of Alexi Laiho

The last thing Children of Bodom/Bodom After Dark frontman Alexi Laiho ever wanted to do is disappoint fans. That’s why he refused to cancel any shows in late 2009 after the band’s tour bus took a hard turn and he fell out of his tour bus bunk in the middle of the night and crashed to the ground, breaking his clavicle and a rib.
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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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Bodom After Midnight’s Paint The Sky With Blood EP is the farewell Alexi Laiho deserves

As if the last year hadn’t been vile enough, the untimely passing of Alexi Laiho hammered home the bitter truth that even the greatest talents can be cruelly stopped in their tracks. In truth, nobody wanted to be reviewing Bodom After Midnight’s first, and now presumably only release, with a backdrop of grief and sadness. The irony is that this was a self-evident new lease of creative life for Alexi after the abrupt cessation of Children Of Bodom in 2019, and judging by the limited amount of evidence on display here, the Finn was on the finest of form right up until the end.
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Bodom After Midnight Honor Alexi Laiho With 'Paint The Sky With Blood'

Bodom After Midnight have released a music video for their new track, "Paint The Sky With Blood", in part as a tribute to late vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho, who passed away in late December of last year at the age of 41. The song is also the title track to the...
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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.
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