Alexi Laiho http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/1037/all en Children of Bodom Guitarist Alexi Laiho Hospitalized, Band Forced to Cancel Shows http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-guitarist-alexi-laiho-hospitalized-band-forced-cancel-shows <!--paging_filter--><p>Children of Bodom guitarist Alexi Laiho was rushed to the hospital this past Thursday, August 8, forcing the band to cancel their sold-out show in Nashville, Tennessee.</p> <p>As reported by <a href="http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=94432">Metal Underground</a>, Amon Amarth (co-headliners with Children of Bodom), Battlecross and Huntress took the stage, doing what they could to save the Nashville show. However, Children of Bodom were also forced to cancel their August 9 show in Cleveland.</p> <p>Laiho was hospitalized in July 2012 due to extreme stomach pain, admitting he needed to reduce his drinking. It is still unclear if this latest health scare is related to last year's incident.</p> <p>No other details have been released, but an official release is expected from the Children of Bodom camp. We'll keep you updated on this situation as we get details!</p> <p>The next Children of Bodom show is scheduled for September 1 in Hiroshima, Japan. </p> <p>The band's latest album, <em>Halo of Blood,</em> was released June 11 via Nuclear Blast Records.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YieIHJ53bVM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/children-bodom">Children Of Bodom</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/alexi-laiho">Alexi Laiho</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-guitarist-alexi-laiho-hospitalized-band-forced-cancel-shows#comments Alexi Laiho Children of Bodom News Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:39:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18990 Audio Interview: Children Of Bodom Frontman Alexi Laiho Talks 'Halo of Blood,' His Guitar Playing and Future Plans http://www.guitarworld.com/audio-interview-children-bodom-frontman-alexi-laiho-talks-halo-blood-his-guitar-playing-and-future-plans <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish melodic death metal giants Children of Bodom released their eighth studio album, <em>Halo of Blood</em>, June 11 via Nuclear Blast Records, and it's exactly the kind of album the fans have been waiting for.</p> <p>To be honest, the fans' appetite wasn't quite fulfilled by the band's last two albums, <em>Relentless Reckless Forever</em> and <em>Blooddrunk</em>, but they'll appreciate that <em>Halo Of Blood</em> is more of a throwback to Bodom's earlier days. There's a strong sense of Nordic metal influence shining through the music. </p> <p>Last month, I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho at the Nuclear Blast Records office in Los Angeles. We discussed the new album, the development of his guitar playing over the years, his tips for young guitarists, Mayhem Festival, future plans and more. Listen to the 10-minute conversation below, and visit <a href="http://www.cobhc.com/">cobhc.com</a> for all things COB.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WkSHtjV8OfI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Andrew Bansal is a writer who has been running his own website, <a href="http://metalassault.com/">Metal Assault</a>, since early 2010, and has been prolific in covering the hard rock and heavy metal scene by posting interviews, news, reviews and pictures on his website — with the help of a small group of people. He briefly moved away from the Los Angeles scene and explored metal in India, but he is now back in LA continuing from where he left off.</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/children-bodom">Children Of Bodom</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/alexi-laiho">Alexi Laiho</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/audio-interview-children-bodom-frontman-alexi-laiho-talks-halo-blood-his-guitar-playing-and-future-plans#comments Alexi Laiho Andrew Bansal Children of Bodom Interviews Features Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:41:02 +0000 Andrew Bansal http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18675 Children of Bodom Premiere Music Video for "Transference" http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-premiere-music-video-transference <!--paging_filter--><p>It's the heart of springtime, when scores of bands of every genre are releasing new studio albums, debuting singles and premiering videos — and Finland's Children of Bodom are no exception. </p> <p>The band has released a new music video for their latest single, "Transference," which is off their upcoming album, <em>Halo of Blood.</em> The album is slated for a June 11 release.</p> <p>"'Transference' has an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills," says Children of Bodom guitarist Alexi Laiho on the band's official website. "This is one of our favorite tracks from the new album. Enjoy!"</p> <p>For more Children of Bodom news, head to their <a href="http://www.cobhc.com/">official website</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/childrenofbodom?fref=ts">Facebook page.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GCztVAF_f0k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/children-bodom">Children Of Bodom</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/alexi-laiho">Alexi Laiho</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-premiere-music-video-transference#comments Alexi Laiho Children of Bodom News Tue, 14 May 2013 14:47:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18362 Children of Bodom Enter Studio, Begin Recording New Album http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-enter-studio-begin-recording-new-album <!--paging_filter--><p>World renowned Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom have entered Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to begin work on their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album. For the recording of the LP, COB has teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their fan favorite albums <em>Hatebreeder</em>, <em>Follow the Reaper</em>, <em>Hate Crew Deathroll</em> and more, as well as producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth), who is overseeing production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios and a summer release date via Nuclear Blast Records is expected.</p> <p>"It's a nice change to the regular method where we lock ourselves up at a studio in the middle of the woods, usually also during the darkest time of the year," commented guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, who is currently finishing up lyrics for the songs. In early February, Tägtgren will travel to Finland to oversee the keyboard and vocal recordings for his longtime allies.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/bodom-studio.jpg" alt="bodom-studio.jpg" width="300" height="208" style="float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" /> "Last night I finished my parts for the record," says bassist Henkka Seppälä. "We listened to all the songs and fixed what had to be fixed. So the bass tracks are locked in and so are the basic tracks for guitars, from both Roope and Alexi. And of course all drums were recorded first. Next in line are the guitar melodies and solos and then the keyboards and vocals. We are ahead of schedule and very happy to work here in Helsinki for the first time ever."</p> <p>Working song titles include "All Twisted," "Slowdance on Nails," "Moto GP," "FC Pettymys," "Kananmuisti-ilmiö" and "Trondheim."</p> <p>Children of Bodom is: Alexi Laiho (guitar, vocals), Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-enter-studio-begin-recording-new-album#comments Alexi Laiho Children of Bodom News Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:07:08 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/17649 Children of Bodom Streaming Cover of Dropkick Murphys' "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-streaming-cover-dropkick-murphys-im-shipping-boston <!--paging_filter--><p>Next week, Finnish metal band Children of Bodom will release <eM>Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)</em>, a career-spanning compilation album that features tracks from each of the band's studio albums.</p> <p>On top of the best of Bodom, the compilation also features two new cover songs — Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" and Dropkick Murphys' "I'm Shipping Up to Boston." The latter of the two is now streaming in full online, and you can stream it below.</p> <p><eM>Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)</em> is out May 22 via Spinefarm.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F46469679&amp;show_artwork=true" frameborder="0" ></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/alexi-laiho">Alexi Laiho</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/children-bodom">Children Of Bodom</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodom-streaming-cover-dropkick-murphys-im-shipping-boston#comments Alexi Laiho Children of Bodom News Wed, 16 May 2012 14:15:16 +0000 Josh Hart http://www.guitarworld.com/article/15737 Video: Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho Joins Deftones on Stage in Helsinki http://www.guitarworld.com/video-children-bodoms-alexi-laiho-joins-deftones-stage-helsinki <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier this week, Deftones were in Helsinki, Finland as part of their current European tour. What made that particular date so special? The band were joined on stage by Children of Bodom mainman -- and Finnish native son -- Alexi Laiho.</p> <p>You can watch fan-filmed footage of Alexi playing "Root" with the band below.</p> <p>While Deftones are still on tour in support of their 2010 effort, <em>Diamond Eyes</em>, the band have made public that they are currently working on new material during any downtime they have from touring. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cgn7qiWEWSo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-children-bodoms-alexi-laiho-joins-deftones-stage-helsinki#comments Alexi Laiho Children of Bodom Deftones News Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:00:13 +0000 Josh Hart http://www.guitarworld.com/article/12592 ESP Guitars Interviews Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho http://www.guitarworld.com/esp-guitars-interviews-children-bodoms-alexi-laiho <!--paging_filter--><p>ESP Guitars recently conducted a video interview with Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho, which you can check out below. </p> <p>In the interview, the guitarist talks about his lifelong passion for the instrument and why he thinks there are no weak songs on the band's new album.</p> <p>Children of Bodom released their latest album, <em>Relentless Reckless Forever</em>, earlier this year. The album, the band's seventh studio effort, made <em>Guitar World</em>'s list of the 50 Best Albums of the First Half of 2011, which you can check out <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-50-best-albums-first-half-2011">here</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gMhzFgxePvg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/esp-guitars-interviews-children-bodoms-alexi-laiho#comments Alexi Laiho Children of Bodom News Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:37:40 +0000 Josh Hart http://www.guitarworld.com/article/12232 Video: Children of Bodom Perform "Blooddrunk" at Heavy T.O. Festival http://www.guitarworld.com/video-children-bodom-perform-blooddrunk-heavy-festival <!--paging_filter--><p>Pro-quality footage of Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom performing their song "Blooddrunk" at the Heavy T.O. festival at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has been posted online, and can be seen below.</p> <p>"Blooddrunk" comes from Children of Bodom's 2008 album of the same name. The band's latest album, <em>Relentless Reckless Forever</em> was released earlier this year. </p> <p>On playing Canada, C.O.B. keyboardist Janne Wirman really told <a href="http://www.metal-rules.com/zine/content/view/2267/1/">Metal-Rules</a>, "We really love Canada. And talking about statistics, Canada has become our second biggest market after Finland. It used to be Japan, but now it’s Canada."</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/26814355?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="6200" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-children-bodom-perform-blooddrunk-heavy-festival#comments Alexi Laiho Children of Bodom News Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:24:05 +0000 Josh Hart http://www.guitarworld.com/article/11857 Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho Interviews Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodoms-alexi-laiho-interviews-slayer <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Originally printed in <em>Guitar World</em>, September 2006.</strong></p> <p><strong>In the midst of 2006's Unholy Alliance tour, Children of Bodom guitarist Alexi Laiho stopped drinking long enough to interview Slayer's Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman.</strong></p> <p><strong>ALEXI LAIHO</strong> What do you do before the show if you’re totally hungover?</p> <p><strong>KING</strong> There’s no escaping that shit! You just have to deal with it. Get onstage, get through the first two songs, let the adrenaline kick in and you’ll be fine.</p> <p><strong>LAIHO</strong> Jeff, do you play only Jackson guitars? If so, would you be willing to try other brands?</p> <p><strong>HANNEMAN</strong> I actually have only one Jackson! ESP makes all of my guitars now. But that Jackson was probably the last one I paid for, which is why I used it so much; I had to get my money’s worth. That’s why, for the longest time, it was in all of our photos.</p> <p><strong>LAIHO</strong> What’s your favorite song to play live?</p> <p><strong>HANNEMAN</strong> “Angel of Death” or “Raining Blood.”</p> <p><strong>KING</strong> Whether you open with “Raining Blood,” close with it or put it somewhere in the middle of a set, the crowd will go fucking nuts. It’s chaos.</p> <p><strong>LAIHO</strong> Jeff, what led you to play such extreme music?</p> <p><strong>HANNEMAN</strong> Punk rock. No doubt.</p> <p><strong>LAIHO</strong> How do you guys kill time on the road?</p> <p><strong>KING</strong> Any way we can. There’s so much downtime. Neither of us would trade the time onstage for fucking anything. But the worst is the time between soundcheck and the show. You can’t leave the venue, and you can’t party too much. You’re stuck either inside or on the bus. So in between cities, Jeff and I generally stay up and play movies all night until we get to the next town. Then we crash. You make the best of your time that way. We sleep all day, wake up for soundcheck and get going.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slayer">Slayer</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/children-bodom">Children Of Bodom</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/alexi-laiho">Alexi Laiho</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/children-bodoms-alexi-laiho-interviews-slayer#comments Alexi Laiho Articles Children of Bodom GW Archive Jeff Hanneman Kerry King Slayer Features Magazine Mon, 06 Oct 2008 20:12:13 +0000 Alexi Laiho http://www.guitarworld.com/article/1498