Watch: Rare images of Alexi Laiho working in the studio before his death appear online | Guitar.com
Never-before-seen footage of Children Of Bodom founder Alexi Laiho, working in the studio shortly before his death, has surfaced online.
The footage, which shows the guitarist and metal singer working with Bodom After Midnight – his musical project after Children Of Bodom broke up in 2019 – was uploaded to YouTube by Ykä Järvinen, who produced the video for the band’s song. Paint the sky with blood.
” I have a lot [of] footage from those Bodom After Midnight studio sessions that were never released because the maestro left this realm way too early, ”Järvinen wrote in the video caption. “I really don’t know if any more of this stuff will be released, but here’s another little clip that I put together over a year ago as a demo for guys, so I hope you guys will see it. ‘like it or not. “
Bodom After Midnight was only able to record three songs before Laiho died; all were released posthumously. You can watch the video for Paint the sky with blood below.
Alexi Laiho died at the age of 41 on January 4, 2021, and two months later his legal widow and Sinergy teammate Kimberly Goss revealed that the legendary Finnish guitarist had died from a “degeneration of the alcohol-induced liver and pancreas “.
In a statement posted on Instagram, she also revealed that the guitarist “had a cocktail of pain relievers, opioids and insomnia drugs in his system” at the time of her death, calling his death “completely preventable.” and “warning tale that no one is invincible”.