Children Of Bodom

cobChildren of Bodom is a Finnish metal band from Espoo they are Formed in 1993. They are one of Finland’s best selling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone. The previous name of the band was Inearthed, after the signed a label they changed the name in 1997.

The name of the band is deprived from the from the Lake Bodom murders, they were Finland in 1960, June 5, 1960, four teenagers were camping on the shores of Lake Bodom, Between 4AM and 6AM, an unknown person or people murdered three of them with a knife and blunt instrument wounding the fourth.


>> Genre: Melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, Death metal

>> Country: Finland

>> Active: 1993-present



So far they have released eight studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, two compilation albums and one DVD. Seven of the band’s studio albums have received gold certificate in Finland. Children of Bodom has seen chart positions on the United States Billboard 200. The band have elements from many different musical styles, fans often label them as melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, and early symphonic black metal and neoclassical metal. The Mayhem Festival tour was announced on March 18, 2013, alongside Rob Zombie, Mastodon and Amon Amarth.


Band members

Alexi Laiho – lead vocals, lead guitar (1993–present)

Jaska Raatikainen – drums, percussion (1993–present)

Henkka Seppälä – bass guitar, backing vocals (1996–present)

Janne Wirman – keyboards, synthesizers (1997–present)

Roope Latvala – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2003–present)



  • „Something Wild“ (1997)
  • Hatebreeder“ (1999)
  • „Follow the Reaper“ (2000)
  • „Hate Crew Deathroll“ (2003)
  • „Are You Dead Yet? “ (2005)
  • „Blooddrunk“ (2008)
  • „Relentless Reckless Forever“ (2011)
  • „Halo of Blood“ (2013)

Famous for:  In Your Face, Transference, Lake Bodom, Angels Don’t Kill, Are You Dead Yet?


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Sources: – Official Website  – Record Label – Wikipedia  – Last Fm