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Alexi passed away

Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by Sinthoras_96, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. azistenostora

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    Oh right. That makes sense lol. Although it wouldn't be very unusual for a Fin to carry a knife (as a tool of course, not a weapon).
     
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    " Tales from the depths of Lake Bodom pt 12

    In the fall of 2001 we traveled to Mexico to play three shows promoting Follow the Reaper. The tour was called Machete Up Your ass and it would include also countries in South America.

    Our first trips to Mexico were special, not only cos we could eat tacos and play for the crazy Mexican crowd, but also because we met Edgar and Victor. It is an honor for us to still be your friends after 20 plus years. We love our burros!

    We asked Edgar if he remembers something from this trip, he wrote in Spanish, but what we get from it we traveled from city to city in an old school bus. And also at some point in Edgar’s mom’s van. This photo is probably from some hotel. With Ewo, Victor and Edgar.

    Is there anyone here who saw this tour?

    "2001. Follow the Reaper Mexico tour; I would like to say that I have many great memories, although I do not remember much... I worked as a roadie moving amps and guitars and opening Coronas for the band. We probably went to a bar and dinner; and from the hotel to the venue in Mexico City. We got around in my moms minivan.
    When we went to Guadalajara and some other city I cannot remember, we moved around in a school bus. Corona and tequila during rehearsal, during the show, after the show, and during the trips on the school bus. Ewo told me Alexander erased the backstage parties in Guadalajara when he accidentally recorded himself over them while trying to view them. He was very drunk! -Edgar"

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    " Tales from the depths of lake Bodom pt 13

    Let’s go back to that Mexican trip. Like said earlier, one the best things music has given us is friends around the world. Victor and Edgar for example. They traveled with us in Mexico in 2001 and surely remember stuff better than we do. This photo with Victor is from Queretaro, where we could hang outside and do the guitar maintenance in fresh air. So exotic for us!

    Does anyone have the shirt Victor is wearing?

    But let the witness do the talk.

    “Una de las cosas con las que se sorprendió la banda fue el tamaño de las cervezas de un litro ó cómo se les llama en Mexico “Caguamas” no es que no hubieran visto antes una cerveza de un litro pero nunca habían visto una cerveza Corona de un litro.
    También siempre preguntaban si había la oportunidad de comer Burger King por qué en ese tiempo no había BK en Finlandia y realmente les gustaba.
    Antes de el primer show que fue en Querétaro recuerdo que todos estaban practicando/calentando con sus instrumentos y realmente estaban contentos por que tenían cerveza fría en la mano y lo podían hacer al aire libre ya que había un jardín muy grande afuera de el lugar donde iba a ser el show y algo que se me quedó muy marcado fue que una de las perillas del volumen del bajo de Henka era la cabeza de un Storm Trooper o Darth Vader, no recuerdo muy bien cuál de los dos pero era uno de ellos y también me acuerdo mucho cómo de cada tres palabras que Alexi decía una era vitun, que es como decir maldito/chingue su ó como comúnmente se dice en inglés “fuck” y pues después de unas horas ya andábamos diciendo vitun todo el tiempo.
    En esos shows yo trabajé como el representante del promotor local(Mexico).
    Victor.”

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  4. Aries Poison Girl

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    May I ask again what is this group everybody are talking about? The one all the circus happened? His sister post, his ex-band mates post...
    Janne "said" Alexi left because he start drinking and they couldn't influenced him, or so. Those are rumors again, I am not sure who is right in here, but since Alexi was alive nobody dared to talk about him in front or behind his back. Now suddenly everybody are allowed to explain his business and became experts.
    So is this group in facebook or so?
     
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    " Tales from the depths of lake Bodom pt 14

    There had been many plans to play in India but sadly they had never worked out, but in 2012 we were approached by a festival in Bangalore. This time it would work. But there would be some troubles. First of all Henkka had pneumonia and was hospitalized two weeks before the trip. He got better but the doctor was not happy about a long flight ahead. Eventually he got the permission to fly but he should keep his heart rate low for the next 4 weeks. “How do I do a Bodom show without my heart rate going crazy?” he recalls thinking then. He just had to start mentally prepare for an “easy show”.

    After traveling for 20 hrs we landed in hot Bangalore. Our crew did the line check one concern arose: the festival was outdoors but the stage was not covered. It was not suppose to rain that day. Line check went fine, but around noon the rain came. Well, we had the last slot so maybe we would be fine.
    The rain didn’t stop. Band after another canceled their performances. When we arrived to the site our tour manager gave us two options, either we pack our stuff and go back home. Or we figure a way to do this in case the rain would not stop.
    It was pretty easy decision; we had finally got our asses to India and not to mention the few thousand soaked metal heads waiting for us.

    “The key was to figure out how to play electric instruments without danger of electric shock. The rain showed no signs of stopping. We got into a point where all the backline could be secured from the rain, progress but how to have the guys on stage without getting electric shocks from their instruments. The very last resort was to have a small garden tent for each musician. When we told this to the guys they just laughed, but then we said ́no we are serious ́. They looked at each other and said fuck it” says Viltsu our sound guy

    By the time some one had found and assembled 5 garden tents on stage we had already lost almost half of our stage time. But hey, we could finally get on. We went on and played one of the most memorable shows (at least visually ) for the crazy metalheads who had been standing in the rain for hours.

    We salute you!

    by Lussi "

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    " Tales from the depths of lake Bodom pt 15

    Our second European tour was with Dismember, Agathodaimon, Raise Hell and Night in gales in the fall of 1998. Gorgoroth was supposed to be on the tour. It was a big disappointment for us, Gorgoroth fans too, when we heard they would have to cancel the tour. But still it was an honor to share the stage with one of our favorite bands, the mighty Dismember.

    It was such an important thing to realize that those guys were the friendliest and most down to earth. It was also cool to see Sharlee D’Angelo playing bass. Hearing and seeing Dreaming in Red every night was a blast.

    Dismember singer Matti Kärki is Swedish-Finnish and he really loved to talk to us in Finnish, to keep his mother tongue at least a little active. This photo here is one of the moments when he made us laugh with his jokes that he always managed to deliver in Finnish. One thing we never forget is when he popped into our bus just before their stage time and said “moi, mä tulin vaan nopeasti tänne kun halusin vielä käydä vaan tupakalla ja viinalla”.

    Who digs Dismember, what’s the best song? "

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    It seems that Alexi has risen from the dead.
    At least his Insta account is busy sharing ads for new BAM merchandise and liking photos of Daniel.
    No shit - which intern has access to the account?!
    How can it be that the inheritance of a dead person is used for merchandise and then also likes pictures of other people???

    Sany can back it up with a pic.
     
  8. Conti

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    Yeah, really strange. The official COB account also kicked into overdrive after his death.
     
  9. MattK

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    I kind of get the official COB account because the band seems to run it and are using it to share memories with the fans and promote their store. They did buy the rights to it after all. Yeah the alexi one is weirder since he never was a social media guy to begin with
     
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    The official COBHC Insta account didn't give a damn about its fans until before Alexi's death and hardly ever posted anything.

    Now you get spammed with links to people who listen, own, wear or see something from Bodom somewhere.

    And since the band doesn't generate any income anymore and nobody can really earn money through COBHC (let alone through any underground bands that don't interest anyone like Moonshot or Jaska's band), they now fall back on the fans.

    And on socks. And "I survived Lake Bodom" shirts.

    Not to be catty, but the "Tales from Lake Bodom" stories, while nice to read, are also just a rip-off of Kim's memoir - which is quite successful.
     
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    They did go silent once the band broke up. At the same time what were they gonna post on there? “Hey look at all these old photos of us” while the mastermind is off with his new band.

    I always thought they would eventually reconcile and maybe do special festival performances as a reunited lineup down the line.

    Probably feels like crashing back down to earth after the career they had and are now relegated to these dead end bands.

    I see where you are coming from and you have some valid points. Also I loved that tribute video you made with soon departed. That shit was well done
     
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    " Tales from the depths of lake Bodom pt 16

    In 2001 we got invited to Mystic Festival in Poland. The lineup was quite “true” and we felt like being a pop band among the true black metal groups. Our style had changed from Something Wild quite a lot already by then, and at the party we remember clearly when some ‘true’ metalhead came to tell Alexi, in quite a hostile manner, how “fucking ‘fun’ we had become” with our last release. Alexi didn’t give a shit, of course.

    But anyway, let’s go back to the show day. When we got to the backstage before the show, there was these small black ‘angel wings’ that you could strap around your chest so that you would have the wings in your back (was it a gift or someone just forgot them, can’t remember…)
    Anyway, Janne tried them on and we had a good laugh. And then we kept warming up. Then the promoter showed up to tell us that it’s our time and he would walk us to the stage, we would have to walk quite a long way and somehow thru the crowd partially. Halfway someone of us realized that Janne still had those black angel wings on his back. He ditched them quickly and we climbed on stage to do our thing. Wingless.

    We can just guess if Janne hadn’t noticed that he was still sporting those black angel wings while getting on stage, would that ‘true metal head’ have taken us more seriously.

    Has anyone seen @thetruemayhem or @behemothofficial or any other bands in this lineup from 20 years back? "

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