Tag Archives: Children of Bodom

Bodom After Midnight (Ex- Children of Bodom) share studio update

Posted by on November 10, 2020

  Bodom After Midnight, the new band formed by ex-Children of Bodom guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho have entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki to work on their debut album. The group has announced they finished recording drums.   Read the band’s update below:    

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Ex-Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen joins Mercury Circle

Posted by on August 20, 2020

  Former Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen has joined Mercury Circle, the new band of Jaani Peuhu of Swallow The Sun. The drummer expressed his excitement for this opportunity: “After hearing the demo tracks from the upcoming debut album, I thought it would be stupid not to join this band. The music was something […]

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Ex-Children Of Bodom frontman’s biography being released in English

Posted by on April 22, 2020

  Chaos, Control & Guitar, the biography of ex-Children Of Bodom/current Bodom After Midnight frontman Alexi Laiho, is being released in English for “international readers and fans.” The new copies ship on April 24. “When a punk rocker’s attitude to life is combined with dazzling technical know-how on the electric guitar, a larger-than-life story begins […]

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Alexi Laiho forms new band, Bodom After Midnight

Posted by on March 16, 2020

Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho has started a new band called Bodom After Midnight. Joining him in the band is Daniel Freyberg, who was in Children of Bodom since 2016, bassit Mitja Toivonen and Paradise Lost drummer Waltteri Väyrynen. This new chapter for Laiho and Freyberg started back in November when all three original members, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, […]

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Former Children of Bodom bassist joins Moon Shot

Posted by on January 22, 2020

  Former Children of Bodom bassist Henri “Henkka” T. Blacksmith” Seppälä has joined the band Moon Shot. The brand new Finnish project featuring frontman Ville Malja (Lapko), guitarist Jussi Yiloski and drummer Mikko Hakila (Disco Ensemble). The group announced they are “on a roll again, together for the first time.” Seppälä performed his last show […]

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Former Children of Bodom members provide update on split with band

Posted by on December 23, 2019

Last month, three original Children of Bodom members Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henri “Henkka T. Blacksmith” Seppälä (bass) and Janne Wirman (keyboards), quit the band. Questions were raised and escalated when we heard Alexi Laiho might not be able to use the COB name. According to Jaska, Henri, and Janne, rumors have sparked since they announced […]

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Metal Insider’s Zach Fehl’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2019

Posted by on December 23, 2019

I originally wrote a long winded introduction to this, but it sucked so I deleted it for you. Check out the lists of Matt, Bram, Jeff, Zenae, and whoever else here is writing them. We have a thing about the decade. Dope shit came out this year. I know what you’re here for. Lets discuss. […]

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Watch Children of Bodom play their last show with current lineup

Posted by on December 16, 2019

Children of Bodom had their final show with their current lineup yesterday (15th) at the Black Box in Helsinki Ice Hall. Last month, the group shocked us all when three original members, drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith, and keyboardist Janne Wirman, decided to quit the band. While the group has maintained their professionalism […]

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Alexi Laiho might not be able to use the name Children of Bodom

Posted by on November 19, 2019

Earlier this month, Children of Bodom announced the departure of three original members: drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith, and keyboardist Janne Wirman. This left frontman, Alexi Laiho on the search for new members, however a new obstacle has arose. In a new article by Finnish music magazine Soundi, apparently Raatikainen, Seppälä and Wirman all own […]

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Children of Bodom announce departure of three original members

Posted by on November 1, 2019

Shocked is an understatement when we woke up to the news that not one, not two, but three original Children of Bodom members have announced their departure from the group. The announcement was made just two days after the release of their animated video for “Hexed,” and roughly eight months after their new album Hexed […]

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