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Children of Bodom

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Children of Bodom is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Espoo. Formed in 1993 as Inearthed, the group consists of Alexi Laiho (Lead vocals, lead guitar), Janne Wirman (keyboards), Henkka T. Blacksmith (bass), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Daniel Freyberg (rhythm guitar). They have released ten studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, two compilation albums and one DVD.

Formed in 1993 by guitarist Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen under the name of Inearthed. Read more on Last.fm

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A reluctant interview with Janne Wirman of Children of Bodom

November 6th, 2013

What’s worse than doing an interview you don’t want to do? Interviewing someone who clearly doesn’t want to be interviewed. So when Karma Bertelesen had to settle for Children of Bodom keyboardist, Janne Wirman rather than Alexi Laiho, the result was as stilted as you’d imagine.

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A couple of weeks ago I jumped at the chance to interview the most influential melodic death metal band in my universe. I’ve loved Children of Bodom since I discovered them in early 2007 and have fantasised about dry humping the leg of shredding god, Alexi Laiho many a time. Unfortunately, my dreams did not come true. Maybe some other time.

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Thrash Hits TV: Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho & Henkka Seppälä pick their favourite tracks from Halo Of Blood

May 29th, 2013

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Those Finnish widdlers of all things guitar, Children of Bodom, have a new studio album coming out next month. It’s their eighth LP. Eighth! It’s called Halo Of Blood, and they’re pretty damn pleased with it. So much so that they sent us a video of frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho and bassist/backing vocalist Henkka Seppälä telling us what their favourite individual tracks from the album are.

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POLL: Finland is exporting a TV show where rock stars invade your house, do some DIY, and fix your miserable lives. Which rock star do you want it to be?

October 15th, 2012

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Okay, so last week we gave you some advice about how to spruce up your shabby home – but what if you live in an absolute pit of squalor? What if your wretched hovel is so far gone that even the artwork of Valient Himself won’t sort it out? Well, if a Finnish TV production company gets their way, you might be lucky enough to get a local rock star to come round, smash your place up, then help rebuild it in an altogether snazzier and sharper style.

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Lady Gaga goes death metal. As does Coldplay, Michael Buble and Justin ruddy Bieber…

December 17th, 2011

Pop music is excellent. That’s why you get bands like Children of Bodom covering Britney Spears.

Pop music isn’t as good as metal, of course, so Mark-Hall Patch has used existing metal bands’ logos to give eleven pop artists death metal logos.

DEATH METAL IST KRIEG!!!

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Win a Spinefarm Records goody bag!

February 3rd, 2009

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We just got back from Finland where the annual Spinefeast At Sea was taking place. You won’t believe how bad our hangovers are. Still. (Until you see them on the three-part video we’ve made, of course).

Most importantly, we nicked a whole load of swag from the Spinefarm Records HQ while we were in snowy Finland. We’ve stuck a bunch of CDs, a heavy metal (plastic) frisbee, a Rotten Sound t-shirt and some signed posters in a goody bag and YOU could win it. That frisbee will be fun in a few months.

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