Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom

Melodic Death Metal Metal Death Metal Power Metal Finnish
Children of Bodom is a Finnish band from the city of Espoo, near Helsinki. The name of the band comes from one of the most famous Finnish murder cases of all time. (The murdering of three teenagers one night at Lake Bodom back in the 60's.) Early Children of Bodom albums are inspired by classical music and death metal (Red Light in My Eyes pt. 1 starts with a line from J.S. Bach's Invention No.13 in A minor and Red Light in My Eyes pt. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Are You Dead Yet?
    Are You Dead Yet?
  • Follow the Reaper
    Follow the Reaper
  • Hate Crew Deathroll
    Hate Crew Deathroll
  • Hatebreeder
    Hatebreeder
  • Blooddrunk
    Blooddrunk
  • Something Wild
    Something Wild
  • Skeletons in the Closet
    Skeletons in the Closet
  • Relentless, Reckless Forever
    Relentless, Reckless Forever
  • In Your Face
    In Your Face
  • Bestbreeder From 1997 to 2000
    Bestbreeder From 1997 to 2000
  • Holiday At Lake Bodom, 15 Years of Wasted Youth
    Holiday At Lake Bodom, 15 Years of Wasted Youth
  • Tokyo Warhearts
    Tokyo Warhearts
  • Digital Box Set
    Digital Box Set
  • Trashed, Lost & Strungout
    Trashed, Lost & Strungout
  • Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live
    Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live
  • Follow The Reaper - Deluxe Edition
    Follow The Reaper - Deluxe Edition
  • Stockholm Knockout Live
    Stockholm Knockout Live
  • Hate Crew Deathroll Limited
    Hate Crew Deathroll Limited
  • Downfall
    Downfall
  • Tokyo Warhearts - Live in Japan
    Tokyo Warhearts - Live in Japan
  • You're Better Off Dead!
    You're Better Off Dead!
  • Hate Me!
    Hate Me!
  • Covers
    Covers
  • Hellhounds on My Trail
    Hellhounds on My Trail
  • Trashed. Lost And Strungout
    Trashed. Lost And Strungout
  • Smile Pretty for the Devil
    Smile Pretty for the Devil
  • Lookin' Out My Backdoor
    Lookin' Out My Backdoor
  • Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom shreds
    Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom shreds
  • Are You Dead Yet? (Explicit Version)
    Are You Dead Yet? (Explicit Version)
  • Tokyo Warheart: Live
    Tokyo Warheart: Live
  • Follow The Reaper (International Edition)
    Follow The Reaper (International Edition)
  • Hatebreeder (International Edition)
    Hatebreeder (International Edition)
  • Blooddrunk (International Edition)
    Blooddrunk (International Edition)
  • 1998-09-05: Poligon Club, St.Petersbourg, Russia
    1998-09-05: Poligon Club, St.Petersbourg, Russia
  • 2001-09-23: Republica, Valencia, Spain
    2001-09-23: Republica, Valencia, Spain
  • Something Wild (International Edition)
    Something Wild (International Edition)
  • Follow the Reaper (EU Version)
    Follow the Reaper (EU Version)
  • COB - live at Tuska (Germany only e-single)
    COB - live at Tuska (Germany only e-single)
  • 2003-05-05: Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
    2003-05-05: Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
  • 2001-04-04: Seoul, Korea
    2001-04-04: Seoul, Korea
  • 2000-11-17: Ilosaarirock, Joensuu, Finland
    2000-11-17: Ilosaarirock, Joensuu, Finland
  • Hate Crew Deathroll (UK version)
    Hate Crew Deathroll (UK version)
  • Tokyo Warhearts: Live in Japan
    Tokyo Warhearts: Live in Japan
  • Are You Dead Yet? (German e-release)
    Are You Dead Yet? (German e-release)

Children of Bodom. Artist Bio

Children of Bodom is a Finnish band from the city of Espoo, near Helsinki. The name of the band comes from one of the most famous Finnish murder cases of all time. (The murdering of three teenagers one night at Lake Bodom back in the 60's.)

Early Children of Bodom albums are inspired by classical music and death metal (Red Light in My Eyes pt. 1 starts with a line from J.S. Bach's Invention No.13 in A minor and Red Light in My Eyes pt. 2 includes selections from Mozart's 25th Symphony), and later albums are more inspired by a commercial thrash and hair metal, losing some of its earlier melodic style. A precise definition for their musical genre is discussed by fans and the specialized press alike, often discounting the influences of the band and the composition of songs. The lyrics of their songs are written in the English language and are often of a simplistic nature, dealing with the subjects of death and personal struggles. As the band grows in experience, so does their playing style. They seem to change one way or another with every album that gets released. Even the album cover arts seems to change as the band grows. They are now also hitting the mainstream part of metal, their name and style being more known now. COB continues to inspire many musicians alike and more join the COBHC everyday.

The bandmembers include Alexi Laiho (lead guitar and vocals), Janne Warman (keyboard), Roope Latvala (rhythm guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Henkka T. Blacksmith (bass guitar).

Ex-members are Alexander Kuoppala (rhythm guitar 1995-2003, Jani Pirisjoki - Keyboards (1995-1997), Samuli Miettinen - Bass (1993-1995) and Erna Siikavirta - Keyboards (1998 European Tour)

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