June 8, 2023


Metalphetamine.com – Hard metal mag!

Too young to die R.I.P. Alexi

2 min read
Federico Finlez (IG: Finlezphoto)

Alexi Laiho - Live at Metaldays 2014 (Tolmin-Slovenia)

Today we started a sad first Monday of a new year, the way that nobody wants, with bad news as it´s the death of a phenomenal metal guitarist and great front man ALEXI LAIHO of the most renowned Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM, and in his latest days project BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT (who recorded three songs and shoot one music video, which will be released later on posthumously).

Beside CHILDREN OF BODOM, Alexi was known for others acts like Warmen, Sinergy, Kylähullut and The Local Band; awarded with many international prizes, Alexi was also composed and leading a group of one hundred guitar players at Helsinki Festival in 2015 in “100 Guitars From Hel” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyZ0lkUzVy8)

The official post:

One of the most renowned guitarists in the world, Alexi Laiho, has passed away. The musician, most notably known as the front man of Children of Bodom, died in his home in Helsinki, Finland, last week. Laiho had suffered from long-term health issues during his last years.

More than 25 years of friendship. We lost a brother. The world lost a phenomenal song writer and one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Memories and Alexi’s music will live forever.

Our thoughts are with Alexi’s family during this difficult time.“

-Henkka, Janne and Jaska

I saw CHILDREN OF BODOM many times, especially when I started to travel across Europe, covering summer metal festivals for some media of Latin America, now my best remembering of this band was when I went for the first time to Finland, enjoying the nineteenth annual Tuska Festival, which area is located on the Suvilahti event field, in the heart of the capital city of Helsinki, that edition had some awesome headliners as AVANTASIA (many singers invited), GHOST (accompanied by a divine thunderstorm combined with sold out capacity) and the local stars of CHILDREN OF BODOM by Saturday July 3 rd. it was a party, the connection between the band and the crowd were instantly, like a communion, a delicious mix of own songs and some of their amazing covers, made an unforgettable experience, so that´s the way I´d rather to remember Alexi.

Tuska 2016 Pic by IG: Finlezphoto

About Post Author

10 thoughts on “Too young to die R.I.P. Alexi

  1. These kind of post are always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content so I happy to discover many first-rate point here in the post, writing is simply huge, thank you for the post

  2. Really? It really is excellent to witness anyone ultimate begin addressing this stuff, however I?m still not really certain how much I agree with you on it all. I subscribed to your rss feed though and will certainly keep following your writing and possibly down the road I may chime in once again in much more detail good work. Cheers for blogging though!

  3. Its rare for me to discover something on the net that is as entertaining and fascinating as what youve got here. Your page is sweet, your graphics are outstanding, and whats more, you use reference that are relevant to what youre talking about. You are definitely one in a million, keep up the good work!

  4. I would prefer to thank you for that efforts youve got made in writing this article. I am hoping the exact same best perform from you in the long run also. Actually your creative writing skills has inspired me to start my personal BlogEngine blog now.

  5. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! Its always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! Im sure you had fun writing this article.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Language »