Rockers React to the Passing of Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom

With the news of the sudden passingof guitar hero and Melodic Death Metal leader Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom and recently Bodom After Midnight, stars from across the music world have shared their condolences and memories. A who’s who of artists paid respects, as well as press notices from his current label Napalm Records, and his former label Nuclear Blast Records as well.

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Former Children of Bodom Guitarist Alexi Laiho Has Died, Age 41

Internationally acclaimed guitarist and meta frontman Alexi Laiho who rose to fame with his former band Children of Bodom has died. He was 41. His label Napalm Records announced the news. He died in his home in Helsinki last week. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues in the years leading up to his death. He was due to release an album with his new band Bodom After Midnight, the successor to CoB in the coming months. Continue reading

Gojira Joins Tuska Festival 2021 as a Headliner

Hopefully returning for 2021, Helsinki’s Tuska Festival is one of the greatest musical events in the world. Gojira has been added to the bill, joining other headliners Korn, Gojira, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Bodom After Midnight, Insomnium, Mokoma, Beast In Black, Symphony X, Eluveitie, Jinjer, Lost Society, Belzebubs, High On Fire, Perturbator, Oranssi Pazuzu, Vltimas, Gaahls Wyrd and more to be announced. Gojira returns, along with Korn and Deftones as headliners from the previously canceled 2020 event.

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Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) Launches New Band – Bodom After Midnight

Children of Bodom founder Alexi Laiho has formed a new band, Bodom After Midnight! The group will make its live debut this summer! Also in the group are guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-Children Of Bodom), drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz) and touring keyboardist Lauri Salomaa. Children of Bodom, in its last form, announced it would not continue after their final show in late 2019, ending that era, Laiho needed a new project. IT is expected that Bodom After Midnight will perform COB material live this summer, before writing originals for a future release. Laiho’s popular memoir, Chaos, Control & Guitar, which has shipped 11,000 copies and is only avaialble as of now in Finish, will come out in English in May from Johnny Kniga, an imprint of Werner Söderström Ltd.Continue reading