I made a super quick translation of the interview, sorry about possible spelling mistakes. Nothing new really anyway. Juha: I have thought that you are as accident-prone as the football player Jari Litmanen, but now you are actually in one piece? Alexi: Yeah, now I'm ok. Haven't hurt myself in a while, I'm trying to shape up and be a better person. Juha: How about your cars, we all know that you have the Blues mobile. Are there any new projects? Alexi: In Finland my latest purchase is a -87 Chevy Montecarlo, I'm waiting to get it out from the workshop. And in LA I have a -57 Plymouth Belvedere, the killer car from the movie Christine. Juha: And the loud V8 motors of course? So you don't have to listen to music in the car? Alexi: Hell yeah. Juha: There was a lot of talking in the social media about you appearing in Facebook, a few weeks ago. Did you know? Alexi: There have been a few Alexi Laihos there every other month, but I can tell you that I haven't appeared there and never will. Ever. End of fucking story. Juha: Many rockers, for example Slash, are active in Twitter. Is Bodom active in there or are you keeping away from social media? Alexi: I think the other guys write stuff there and I'll leave it to them. They can do that while I write music. But I haven't gotten excited about social media, I prefer socializing face to face. Juha: It's funny when, for example in a restaurant, everyone is just looking down on their phones. Alexi: Yeah, four people sit together and stare at their phones... I don't know.. Juha: You have been doing music for about 20 years, how was it like to make the first records? Alexi: It was excited to get to a real studio, and play without being kicked out right away. It was great to hear your music recorded, because you couldn't make a record in you living room at the time. We spent 20-hour-days in the studio and everyone was excited. I still spend a lot of time in the studio, also when the others are recording, because I want to make sure everything comes out ok. But we are still having fun, it's not just work. Juha: When you write music, do you write the album as a whole or do you process one song at a time? Alexi: The whole album, we have everything written before we go to studio. Only the lyrics are done partly in the studio. Juha: You have been rated high as a guitar player. I don't want to sound rude, but what is special about your signature models? What is the process like? Alexi: We start from the scratch, we can design everything however we like. The first models were done just for me and they came for sale later. After that came a few more. Juha: Did ESP reject some of your designs or requests? Alexi: Only thing was in the US market, they were afraid of a law-suit because my model was too close to Randy Rhoads model. So we argued about it for a few months, because I didn't want to do it, but we had to. Juha: It isn't nice to get lawyers knocking on your door. There has been also some clothing related stuff going on, Wildchild Industries and also Kylla Custom Rock Wear. What's this about? Alexi: She's a friend who does custom clothes for bands. She made some pants for me so I did a couple of promo shots for her. Juha: Are you gonna go Dressman at some point? And make videos with slow motion walking? Alexi: Maybe when we grow up, we'll get Batistini suits. Juha: Halo of Blood is released on June, on the same day you will perform in Espoo. When was the last time you performed there? Alexi: Well that was probably almost 20 years ago, maybe in -95 or -96 at some youth center. Juha: And after that also a few other festivals. Now the last question, if you had to draw a line on a paper that represents the career of CoB, would it be just going up or would it be ups and downs? Alexi: I think there would be ups and downs but it would end up higher.