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Releases : 15     Total votes : 12     Reviews : 4
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Artist

Children of Bodom

a.k.a.ex-Inearthed
CountryFinland
Formed1997, Espoo, Finland
GenresMelodic Death Metal, Power Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast

Line-up (members)

  • Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho : Vocals, Lead Guitar (1997-)
  • Henkka T. Blacksmith : Bass (1997-)
  • Jaska W. Raatikainen : Drums (1997-)
  • Janne Warman : Keyboards (1997-)

Former members

  • Alexander Kuoppala : Rhythm Guitar (1997-2003)
  • Roope Latvala : Rhythm Guitar (2003-2015)
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Discography

ImageAlbum titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Something Wild preview collectionwish list Studio 76.7 32
Hatebreeder preview collectionwish list Studio 90 21
preview collectionwish list Live - 00
Follow The Reaper preview collectionwish list Studio 87.5 21
Hate Crew Deathroll preview collectionwish list Studio 95 30
Are You Dead Yet? preview collectionwish list Studio 82.5 20
Blooddrunk preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list EP - 00
preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
Relentless Reckless Forever preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Split - 00
preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
preview collectionwish list Single - 00
Halo of Blood preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
I Worship Chaos preview collectionwish list Studio - 00

Top Tracks

Track titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Everytime I Die preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 951
2Hate Me! preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 951
3Follow the Reaper preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 901
4Bodom After Midnight preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 901
5Children Of Decadence preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 851
6Mask Of Sanity preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 851
7Kissing The Shadows preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 851
8Deadnight Warrior preview Something Wild (1997) 851
9Lake Bodom preview Something Wild (1997) 851
10Touch Like Angel Of Death preview Something Wild (1997) 851
11Taste Of My Scythe preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 801
12Northern Comfort preview Follow The Reaper (2000) 801
13In The Shadows preview Something Wild (1997) 751
14The Nail preview Something Wild (1997) 751
15Red Light In My Eyes, part 1 preview Something Wild (1997) 701
16Red Light In My Eyes, part 2 preview Something Wild (1997) 701
Additional notes
The group started out in 1993 and released all of their demos as 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 for 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. He said he saw the Grim Reaper. In 2004 the Finnish Police arrested Nils Gustafsson, who was assumed to be the killer. However, there wasn't enough proof against him, so he was acquitted, and the case remains still unsolved. The Grim Reaper is Children of Bodom's mascot and has appeared on all of their album covers to date.

Alexander Kuoppala left the band in 2003 in an attempt to be free of the lifestyle he was living, saying by having no fun he was 'robbing the band of potential'. He was replaced by one of Alexi Laiho's guitar idols (Roope Latvala of Finnish thrash metal band Stone),


Trivia:
- The Grim Reaper mascot Children of Bodom featured on the 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 coma before being revived.
- Erna Siikavirta filled in on tour in 1998 because Janne Warman had not yet finished his schooling.
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Albums : 32,309
Reviews : 598
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