Children Of Bodom
- Alexi Laiho – lead vocals, guitar (1993–present), bass (1993-1994, 1995–1996), keyboards (1995-1996)
- Jaska Raatikainen – drums, percussion (1993–present), keyboards (1995-1996)
- Henkka Seppälä – bass, backing vocals (1996–present)
- Janne Wirman – keyboards, synthesizer (1997–present), backing vocals (2013–present)
- Daniel Freyberg – guitar, backing vocals (2016–present)
Over the last twenty years, Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics have solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music’s new generation.
Formed as Inearthed in 1993, the group is led by superstar frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho, who was voted “Best Metal Guitarist” by readers of Guitar World magazine. COB albums are no strangers to debut positions on the American Billboard Top 200 chart and with three consecutive albums debuting at number one on Finnish album charts, they are one of their home country’s bestselling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone.
Biography by Nuclear Blast Records
BAND NEWS AND INTERVIEWS
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have just released an official animated video for the track “Hexed“, the title track from their 10th studio release. The RMIT University inOctober 30, 2019 by Tero Tolkki
Finnish famous creatures HEVISAURUS released a very special single today: “100”, literally their 100th song, is an almost 10-minute epic crossover featuring many internationally known musicians, from Finland and abroad.October 18, 2019 by Kris Murias
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, »Hexed«, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the official video forMarch 2, 2019 by Tero Tolkki
Today, Children Of Bodom announced their Hexed 2019 North American Tour! Supporting the band are Finnish death-doom melody-makers Swallow the Sun and Finnish epic melodic Death Metal quartet Wolfheart! Joining them on tourJanuary 14, 2019 by Slayanys Maniax
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, ‘Hexed‘, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Alexi Laiho discusses the lyrical themes of ‘Hexed‘. COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind AlexiJanuary 9, 2019 by Slayanys Maniax
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, »Hexed«, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Alexi Laiho discusses how the album title, »Hexed«, as well as how the idea to haveJanuary 2, 2019 by Tero Tolkki
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, »Hexed«, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band presents a guitar playthroughDecember 21, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, »Hexed«, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band have just revealed the official music video for “UnderDecember 10, 2018 by Kris Murias
Finnish metal superstars Children Of Bodom have announced their latest album, titled ‘Hexed’! Tracklisting is as follows: 1. The Road 2. Under Grass and Clover 3. Glass Houses 4. Hecate’sNovember 28, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM have entered the studio to begin recording their tenth album for a late 2018 release. The follow-up to 2015’s “I Worship Chaos” will once again be recorded atMarch 28, 2018 by RichardCadaver
Hexed / 2019
I Worship Chaos / 2015
- I Hurt
- My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
- Prayer For The Afflicted
- I Worship Chaos
- Hold Your Tongue
- Suicide Bomber
- All For Nothing
I Worship Chaos is the ninth studio album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom. It was released on October 2, 2015. It is the first album since 2003’s Hate Crew Deathroll not to feature guitarist Roope Latvala due to his departure from the band in May 2015, making this the band’s first album as a four-piece group with Alexi Laiho handling all guitar duties.
For the first time, the band did not use a commercial recording studio. Instead they opted to use a converted warehouse to enhance the ambiance of the sound.
In this album, the band used drop B tuning on most of the album and D-flat tuning on the songs “Hold Your Tongue” and “Suicide Bomber” instead of drop C tuning and D standard used on previous albums. This also makes this the first album since Something Wild to use D-flat tuning.
Halo of Blood / 2013
- Waste Of Skin
- Halo Of Blood
- Scream For Silence
- Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
- The Days Are Numbered
- Dead Man’s Hand On You
- Damage Beyond Repair
- All Twisted
- One Bottle And A Knee Deep
Halo of Blood is the eighth studio album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom. It was released on June 7, 2013 in Europe and June 11 in North America on Nuclear Blast Records. In Japan, the album was released by Marquee Inc. on May 29, 2013. This would be the last album with guitarist Roope Latvala before he left the band in May 2015.
Relentless Reckless Forever / 2011
- Not My Funeral
- Shovel Knockout
- Roundtrip To Hell And Back
- Pussyfoot Miss Suicide
- Relentless Reckless Forever
- Cry Of The Nihilist
- Was It Worth It?
- Northpole Throwdown
Relentless Reckless Forever is the seventh album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released on 8 March 2011 through Spinefarm Records / Universal Music/Fearless Records/Nuclear Blast Records.
Blooddrunk / 2008
- Hellhounds On My Trail
- One Day Will Cry
- Smile Pretty For The Devil
- Tie My Rope
- Done With Everything Die For Nothing
- Banned From Heaven
- Roadkill Morning
- Ghostriders In The Sky
- Lookin’ Out My Back Door
- Just Dropped In
Blooddrunk is the sixth album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released on April 7, 2008, through Spinefarm Records. The album includes a re-recorded version single for “Tie My Rope”. Various editions feature one or two cover songs as bonus tracks. The limited edition digipak version of the album includes a bonus DVD with 5.1 surround mixes of all songs and the video and making-of for “Blooddrunk”. It sold 20,000 copies during its first week of release.
The band recorded a cover of the Suicidal Tendencies song “War Inside My Head” during the recording sessions for this album, but the song was not released on Blooddrunk. The song was released on the cover album Skeletons in the Closet together with two new covers plus some old ones as well. The song “Done With Everything, Die For Nothing” is a playable song in Guitar Hero 5, while some players consider it to be one of the game’s harder songs. The album includes more thrash metal than its predecessors.
Are You Dead Yet? / 2005
- Living Dead Beat
- Are You Dead Yet
- If You Want Peace… Prepare For War
- Punch Me I Bleed
- In Your Face
- Next In Line
- Bastards Of Bodom
- Trashed, Lost And Strungout
- We’re Not Gonna Fall
Are You Dead Yet? is the fifth album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom. It was released in Finland on September 14, 2005 and internationally on October 25, 2005 under the Century Media label. It is the first Children of Bodom album to feature guitarist Roope Latvala (Stone, Sinergy, ex-Waltari), due to the departure of Alexander Kuoppala. In this album, the band used the drop C tuning, whereas they usually used D standard. The power metal influences previously prominent are also greatly reduced in this album, resulting in a more simplistic performance and slower tempos. The keyboards also were dropped lower in the mix, with the guitars maintaining musical dominance.
Hate Crew Deathroll / 2003
- Needled 24/7
- Chokehold (Cocked ‘n’ Loaded)
- Bodom Beach Terror
- Angels Don’t Kill
- Triple Corpse Hammerblow
- You’re Better Off Dead
- Lil’ Bloodred Ridin’ Hood
- Hate Crew Deathroll
- Silent Scream
Hate Crew Deathroll is the fourth album by the Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released in 2003 under the Century Media label. The album is the final one to feature guitarist Alexander Kuoppala. It was successful both in Europe and the USA, which is demonstrated by the appearance of the “Needled 24/7” music video on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball. “Needled 24/7” also featured on the heavy metal documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and the 2012 horror comedy video game Lollipop Chainsaw.
Follow The Reaper / 2000
- “Follow the Reaper”
- “Bodom After Midnight”
- “Children of Decadence”
- “Everytime I Die”
- “Mask of Sanity”
- “Taste of My Scythe”
- “Hate Me!”
- “Northern Comfort”
- “Kissing the Shadows”
- “Hate Me!” (Original single version) (Re-release Bonus Track 2006)
- “Hellion” (W.A.S.P. cover) (Re-release Bonus Track 2006)
Follow the Reaper is the third studio album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released in Finland in October 2000 by Spinefarm Records and in February 2001 internationally by Nuclear Blast Records.
The album is the first to use a power metal-influenced sound in addition to the black metal and symphonic metal elements from previous albums—present mainly in the keyboards, vocals, and fast tempos. Many songs on the album became live setlist favorites, such as “Everytime I Die”, “Hate Me!”, and the title track. The song “Mask of Sanity” is a remake of the song “Talking of the Trees” from their early demo Shining (released as IneartheD).
Follow the Reaper was recorded and mixed at Peter Tägtgren’s Abyss studio in Sweden, instead of the Finnish Astia-studio from Anssi Kippo, in which they had recorded all of their previous releases, including the demos from IneartheD. On this album, Children of Bodom used D standard tuning (D,G,C,F,A,D), which was also used on Hatebreeder.
The album features sampled quotes from the 1990 film The Exorcist III.
A deluxe edition featuring two bonus tracks was released in 2006.
Hatebreeder / 1999
- Silent Night, Bodom Night
- Bed Of Razors
- Towards Dead En
- Black Widow
- Wrath Within
- Children Of Bodom
- No Commands (Bonus Track re-release 2008)
- Aces High (Bonus Track re-release 2008)
Hatebreeder is the second studio album by Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. The “Deluxe Edition” was released in 2005 with bonus material. Hatebreeder was also re-released in 2008.
Something Wild / 1997
2.”In the Shadows”
3.”Red Light in My Eyes, Pt 1″
4.”Red Light in My Eyes, Pt 2″
7.”Touch Like Angel of Death” (contains hidden tracks “Coda” and “Bruno the Pig”)
Something Wild is the debut full-length album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released in 1997 in Finland, and in 1998 worldwide. Upon release, the album was met with universal acclaim by music critics.
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