Children Of Bodom

Children Of Bodom

Profile:
Melodic Death Metal (Extreme Metal) band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993 as "IneartheD" by Alexi Laiho and Jaska Raatikainen. Different sources tend to categorize them stylistically in different ways, but according to the lead singer and guitarist Alexi Laiho "it's just metal and that's it."

In 1997, the band, still name "IneartheD", signed up with a small Belgian label to release their first album "Something Wild". But before its release, the band was contacted by Spinefarm Records. Since they were already signed to another label, they had to fake a split-up and change the name to be able to release the album through Spinefarm. They chose Children of Bodom as the new name, inspired by the unsolved Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960 (teenagers camping next to the Lake Bodom were slaughtered by a maniac).

Current line-up (2016):
Alexi Laiho – lead vocals, lead guitar (1993–present)
Jaska Raatikainen – drums, percussion (1993–present)
Henkka Seppälä – bass guitar, backing vocals (1996–present)
Janne Warman – keyboards, synthesizers (1997–present)

Former members:
Roope Latvala – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2003–2015)
Alexander Kuoppala – rhythm guitar (1995–2003)
Samuli Miettinen – bass guitar (1993–1995)
Jani Pirisjoki – keyboards (1995–1997)

Touring musicians:
Daniel Freyberg – guitar (2016 - present)
Antti Wirman – guitar (2015)
Kimberly Goss – keyboards (1998)
Erna Siikavirta – keyboards (1998)
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Children Of Bodom Discography

Albums

Children Of Bodom Something Wild (Album) Spinefarm Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Tokyo Warhearts - Live In Japan 1999 (Album) Spinefarm Records Finland 1999 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Hatebreeder (Album) Spinefarm Records Finland 1999 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Follow The Reaper (Album) Spinefarm Records Finland 2000 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Are You Dead Yet? (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Stockholm Knockout Live (Album, Comp) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Blooddrunk (Album, Single) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records Finland 2011 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Halo Of Blood (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom I Worship Chaos (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Brazil 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SPI59CD Children Of Bodom Children Of Bodom(CD, Single) Spinefarm Records SPI59CD Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SPI73CD Children Of Bodom Downfall(CD, Single) Spinefarm Records SPI73CD Finland 1999 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Hate Me! (Single) Spinefarm Records Finland 2000 Sell This Version
SPI159CD, 0193632 Children Of Bodom You're Better Off Dead!(CD, Single) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI159CD, 0193632 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
SPI 163PD, 019689-7 Children Of Bodom Needled 24/7(7", Single, Pic) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI 163PD, 019689-7 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Trashed, Lost & Strungout (EP, Maxi) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records Finland 2004 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom In Your Face (Maxi, Single) Spinefarm Records Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Hellhounds On My Trail (EP, Single) Spinefarm Records Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Smile Pretty For The Devil (Single) Spinefarm Records Finland 2008 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Blooddrunk (Single) Spinefarm Records UK, Europe & US 2008 Sell This Version
none Children Of Bodom Hellhounds On My Trail(CD, Single, Promo) Universal, Spinefarm Records none 2008 Sell This Version
none Children Of Bodom Lookin' Out My Backdoor(CD, Single, Promo) Spin-Farm Oy none 2008 Sell This Version
none Children Of Bodom War Inside My Head(CD, Single, Promo) Spinefarm Records U.K. none UK 2009 Sell This Version
Children Of Bodom Was It Worth It? (Single) Spinefarm Records U.K. UK 2011 Sell This Version