Alexi Laiho performing.
|Birth name||Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho|
|Born||April 8, 1979 (1979-04-08) |
|Genre(s)||Melodic death metal, power metal, speed metal, neo-classical metal, black metal|
|Years active||1993 – present|
|Associated acts||Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut, Impaled Nazarene|
|ESP Alexi Laiho Signature Models|
Great guitarist. He is a lead guitarist for band called children Of Bodom Finland. He played guitar and sing at the same time.This is completely a difficult task to do. People always found that they can't sing well while playing guitar at the same time, but not for Alexi Laiho. I had all of the band albums from the first one until the latest one.I only managed to get the un-original album for the latest one, wah it is hard to find the original one in Malaysia. But if I find one, I'm definitely gonna buy it. Say no to piracy! I'm sure all of us agree that piracy will only brings disadvantages to the music industry right? So lets buy the original one, no buyers no sellers! Ok, enough of my speechs. Lets go back to Alexi Laiho topic.
Well, Alexi Laiho is surely a true guitar hero, at such young age he and the band already won many awards, within their country and of course internationally. The reason why he has a high techniques of guitar playing skills is because a lot of sacrifices he made. He was dropped out from school since he was 16 and playing guitar is what he was doing ever since. He once said that "We've done this (making music) is not because of money, if one of the band member decided to quit then let he go, because it gonna be totally fake if he still staying and not enjoying it." I've quoted his words from the metal video produced in 2001. I forget the video title, trying to search it within my hardisk but what the f##k, I've just formatted my laptop and lose the video,arrgghh! If someone knows the video that I'm talking about, please do tell, really want to see it again.
You know, I actually can write a lot about Alexi Laiho, but I bet you will get bored reading my thought about him, besides all informations about him is available on the internet. There is no point for me to copy and paste, and re-posting it in here. I'm wishing all band members of Children Of Bodom, ( Alexi, Roope, Jaska, Janne, Henkka and ex-member,Alexander) a super gigantic, titanic good luck, still many years to come, the band has a very bright futures!!! Metal forever!!!
For further reading:
(a) Children Of Bodom - wikipedia
(b) Children Of Bodom Official website