Tag Archives: Alexi Laiho

Alexi Laiho forms new band, Bodom After Midnight

Posted by on March 16, 2020

Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho has started a new band called Bodom After Midnight. Joining him in the band is Daniel Freyberg, who was in Children of Bodom since 2016, bassit Mitja Toivonen and Paradise Lost drummer Waltteri Väyrynen. This new chapter for Laiho and Freyberg started back in November when all three original members, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, […]

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Alexi Laiho might not be able to use the name Children of Bodom

Posted by on November 19, 2019

Earlier this month, Children of Bodom announced the departure of three original members: drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith, and keyboardist Janne Wirman. This left frontman, Alexi Laiho on the search for new members, however a new obstacle has arose. In a new article by Finnish music magazine Soundi, apparently Raatikainen, Seppälä and Wirman all own […]

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Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho: I save the bad stuff for the music

Posted by on October 1, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Children of Bodom have been around for over 20 years. Having formed in 1993, the band has  come to signify melodic death metal, and with their ninth studio album, I Worship Chaos, coming out tomorrow, they’re at the top of their game. We caught up with frontman Alexi Laiho to […]

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Alexi Laiho leads a 100-guitar jam in Helsinki

Posted by on August 17, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/w3LckAiK8fE[/youtube] Until recently, if you wanted to hear what 100 guitars sounded like playing together, you’d have to listen to a Queen album or something.  However, last Friday (14), Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho along with a core backing band of impressive Finns, recruited 100 guitarists to play a new song with him in […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 3rd – You Can’t Kill Rock and Roll

Posted by on March 3, 2015

Although this year has started off on a fairly slow note, time and experience have proven that the release calendar is hardly a measure of the spirit of metal fans. 2015 is going to be a big year for heavy music, make no mistake. In the meantime, don’t skip out on what this week has […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute album is streaming now

Posted by on March 2, 2015

[youtube]http://youtu.be/8cq3EN3WR8U[/youtube] We’ve known for a while now about a tribute album for former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads was in the works. With the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads, The Ultimate Tribute, being released tomorrow via UDR, it’s streaming now.  As the guitarist for Ozzy’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a […]

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Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho meet Mr. Crowley on Rhoads tribute

Posted by on February 4, 2015

[youtube]http://youtu.be/VcPE3SjDQ7Y[/youtube] When you think of the relatively small body of work of late guitarist Randy Rhoads, “Mr. Crowley” stands out as one of his many shining moments. With Rhoads getting his due with a March 3 album, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute, an impressive lineup of artists have signed on to pay homage to […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute to feature Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, and more

Posted by on January 12, 2015

In just 25 years, on Ozzy Osbourne first two solo albums and a stint in Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads cemented himself as one of the best and most imitated guitarists in metal. And while the guitarist’s life was tragically cut short in 1982, he’s getting his due via a tribute album (and no, we’re not […]

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn calls out Children of Bodom, their fans

Posted by on October 23, 2014

As soon as Machine Head was forced to cancel their tour with Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross, Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho weighed in on the cancellation via Facebook stating that it had nothing to do with him or his band. While he didn’t take any direct shots at Machine Head, it was pretty obvious from […]

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Here’s two minutes of Marty Friedman getting hyper

Posted by on July 8, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/tPny5Bx-LLs[/youtube] Even if you’re not a fan of guitar shredders, Marty Friedman’s Prosthetic debut, Inferno, has a little something for everyone. The former Megadeth guitarist turned Japanese superstar crams in songs with vocals from members of Revocation (“Sociopaths”), Children of Bodom (“Lycanthrope”) and Danko Jones (“I Can’t Relax” and “Lycanthrope”). a song with Rodrigo y Gabriela, […]

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