Recorded towards the end of 2020, Paint The Sky With Blood (Napalm Records) was meant to signal the beginning of a new era in the career of Bodom After Midnight frontman Alexi Laiho. His first release since leaving the groundbreaking Finnish melodic death metal act Children of Bodom the previous year should have been the beginning of an exciting new journey. Instead, his tragic death in late December means it ultimately becomes an epitaph.
We are still mourning the shocking loss of Metal legend and former Children of Bodom and Bodom After Midnight vocalist and guitarist Alexi Laiho, who died after a long illness earlier in 2021. Now his wife and closest friend Kimberly Goss (former vocalist of Sinergy, Avernus, Ancient), has revealed in a post on Instagram the cause of his death at just 41 years old. She wrote As his legal widow, this morning I received the final forensic report with the official cause of Alexi’s passing. The certificate reads in Finnish, “Alkoholin aiheuttama maksan rasvarappeutuminen ja haiman sidekudostuminen”. The English translation is, “Alcohol-induced degeneration of the liver and pancreas connective tissue”. Furthermore, he had a cocktail of painkillers, opioids and insomnia medication in his system.
With the news of the sudden passing of 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.
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