Children of Bodom is pretty much canon in the world of metal. Frontman Alexi Laiho’s fierce lyrical stylings, his epic skills on the guitar and his composition will live in infamy.
The world of metal is mourning today with the passing of an absolute legend. Rest in power, Alexi Laiho.
He obviously struggled with some demons that wouldn’t let him go but his contribution to the world of guitar and the world of metal will live on.
Lexi was only 41 years old and passed away from long term health problems at his home in Helsinki, Finland.
Below are a few pics of some of the times I was lucky enough to catch COB live. In 2009 they played with Austrian Death Machine, Lazarus A.D. and Skeletonwitch in San Francisco. In 2010, they played with Black Label Society and Clutch at the Warfield in San Francisco. We met Lexi briefly while wandering around the venue. He was gracious and then put on one hell of a show.
The world is a little dimmer today. Seems like there’s something in my eye.
Be good to each other.