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Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by COBHC Webmaster, Oct 17, 2005.

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    Good interview, but not much new... It seems the guy got some questions straight from here. I was missing questions about individual songs.

    2 unison solos on this album (only). Apparently they only wrote a solo when it felt a song needed it. Good side is there's supposed to be 'classic hits' still not released... well let's see.
     
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    Anything interesting in the Finnish one?
     
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    Nice joke about the album colour.

    Sorry but it's painful to listen to Jaska.
     
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    NewHewkas Scheiße Gitarre Spieler

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    Yeah, Jaska skipped the English class? or he was in a hurry?
     
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    Just not very savvy when it comes to talking and forming thoughts.
     
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    sleeper666 MetalMutha

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    http://carlbegai.com/2015/09/03/children-of-bodom-chaos-attitude-a-gig-in-hel/

    Children Of Bodom vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho and keyboardist Janne Wirman recently completed their official press junket for the band’s new album, I Worship Chaos. It’s a record that will ultimately keep the faithful Bodomites happy the way the band’s previous album Halo Of Blood did, while offering up a few surprises as it plays out. During the interview for BraveWords – coming soon – we stepped away from I Worship Chaos a little bit to discuss some recent projects outside the band that ultimately remain linked to Finland’s favourite Hatecrew.

    And yes, “Hel” is spelled correctly in the title above. Trust me.

    Diehard fans are well aware of Wirman’s other band, Warmen, and Laiho’s connection to it. Unlike Children Of Bodom, which features primarily Laiho-powered songs, Wirman calls the shots along with his brother Antti (guitars) in Warmen. Laiho has made guest appearances on the last three Warmen albums, however, and has performed live with the band on occasion. Warmen’s latest record, First Of The Five Elements, features Laiho on the song “Suck My Attitude”, a track that realistically could have been submitted and recorded as a Children Of Bodom tune without pissing off the vast majority of fans. Much the same way “High Heels On Cobblestone” from Warmen’s previous album, Japanese Hospitality, could have survived the COB treatment.

    “Yeah, almost, but that’s not the way we think,” says Wirman. “Sure, if ‘Suck My Attitude’ had a little tweaking done it could almost pass as a Bodom song, but that’s not the point. I think ‘Suck My Attitude’ is more Lamb Of God influenced, and it was written mostly by my brother. Obviously people can hear the Children Of Bodom influence in it, but I hear lots of Lamb Of God in there because both of us are huge fans. It’s funny because it’s almost like a tribute (laughs). Getting Alexi to sing on the song, and the ‘Suck my attitude!’ chorus, just fit perfectly. I love how it turned out, and I really love the fact we got to play it live this summer at the Tuska festival with Alexi singing with us.”

    Wearing the most awesome non-metal Hawaiian shirt ever, looking particularly weird without a guitar in his hands.

    In addition, Wirman tapped Laiho to sing a cover of Alice Cooper’s ’80s classic “Man Behind The Mask” for First Of The Five Elements, possibly the cheesiest thing in the Children Of Bodom archives to date.

    “That turned out great,” Wirman laughs. “That’s actually not an easy song to cover. Bodom recorded it 10 years ago and we couldn’t release it because it sounded so bad. We thought ‘Fuck it, let’s give it another try’ and we came up with a version in Warmen that we really liked.”

    “We have so much fun doing covers that I could just do cover songs all the time, Wirman adds. “Playing covers songs live is just weird, but I could do a whole new album of just cover songs. That would be a lot of fun.”

    Following his latest Warmen experience Laiho composed a song commissioned for the Helsinki Festival, and was backed by 100 guitarists for a live performance of the piece. It was a massive undertaking appropriately dubbed 100 Guitars From Hel.

    “Dude, it was awesome,”says Laiho. “It was a lot of hard work and a lot of stress… Jesus fucking Christ (laughs). I’ll tell you, man, it was not the easiest project ever but we made it happen. It was fun and I had an awesome group of people around me to work with. Once we finally hit the stage…. oh my God, it was out of this world. Huge fucking crowd, huge stage, and it was a 14 minute song even though it felt like we were on stage for two minutes. It was a blast.”

    The 100 Guitars From Hel concept sounds cool and probably looked good on paper, but the potential for disaster in expecting 100 guitarists to play in unison was huge. An amateur sound engineer’s nightmare to be sure.

    “That’s what I was kind of afraid of,” Laiho admits, “but we had two rehearsal days with all of the guitarists. The organizers rented a venue just for the rehearsals, we got to go through the song a million times to get it as tight as we could.”

    The music for 100 Guitars From Hel was an original piece composed by Laiho, no leftovers from previous Children Of Bodom recording sessions were used due the fact the band doesn’t save whatever ends up on the cutting room floor.

    “It was written for the event,” Laiho reveals. “The organizers asked me if I wanted to write a 15 minute guitar piece for 100 guitarists, so how could I say no to that… (laughs). The first meeting I had with them was back in March and I was still busy writing the new Children Of Bodom record. I told them that COB was my top priority and that I woulnd’t be able to write anything until the record was finished. Timing-wise it wasn’t the most convenient but I coulnd’t say no to it.”

    And would Laiho do it again, if and when the opportunity came up?

    “Well… not anytime soon (laughs).”
     
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    Old stuff that's been said a hundred times.

    I started drinking wildly at 18 and got fucked instantly, but took me six more years to overcome the addiction.

    Some people have hard time understanding that addictive people just can't dose in moderation, so they gotta choose their addictions wisely.
     
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    I never heard him say that he was vomitting blood
     
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    kilon I told you!

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    Trainwreck incoming.
     
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    How so?

    We should make a list of questions to ask him in the AMA.
     
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    NewHewkas Scheiße Gitarre Spieler

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    Saaaame old shit.
     
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    I like it that Alexi likes Silent Hill videogames. Looking back, they are the only games worth playing solo in a looooong fucking time, together with Dark Souls and Demon's Souls. Maybe I'm getting old, but games these days just don't have the feeling, the music or anything interesting going on.
     
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    iPot fUCkTarD

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    No, it's just that majority of games these days is pure shit. Also Joonas, go steal a PS4 and play Bloodborne. It's fucking amazing.
     

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