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Children of Bodom

About Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom is an extreme metal band from Espoo, Finland (formed in 1993). Membership consists of:

  • Alexi Laiho (Lead vocals, guitar)
  • Janne Wirman (keyboards)
  • Henkka Seppälä (bass)
  • Jaska Raatikainen (drums)
  • Daniel Freyberg (guitar)

They released all of their demos under the name Inearthed. The band faked a split-up and changed their name to Children of Bodom just before the release of Something Wild to escape from a record deal with a smaller label (perceived by the band as a “rip-off”) in order to sign to Spinefarm Records.

Children of Bodom acquired their name from a legendary murder that took place in Finland at Lake Bodom. When four teens went camping at Lake Bodom in 1960, three of them were stabbed to death in the middle of the night and the man who survived, Nils Gustafsson, went insane and was committed to an asylum.

The grim reaper mascot Children of Bodom featured on their album covers is jokingly named “Roy.”

After the release of Something Wild, Alexi Laiho attempted to commit suicide with sleeping pills. He spent a week in a coma before being revived.

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