Children Of Bodom
Originally to be called Inearthed, Children Of Bodom assumed their new ominous name shortly after based on an infamous unsolved Finnish murder case at Lake Bodom whereby several teenagers were camping and were attacked by an unknown person wielding an axe, resulting in three of the teen's deaths. Wielding their own deathly attack of Death Metal meets Judas Priest, the 14 and 15 year olds Alexi Laiho (vocals/guitar), Henkka Blacksmith (bass), Janne Warman (ex-Warmen; keyboards), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Alexander Kuoppala (guitar) would release several demos to no action in the early 1990s. It would take4 years before Spine farm' showed interest and released their debut, Something Wild (1998). The album showed them to be a far more sonically mature act than expected. Indeed, Laiho was becoming a bit of a guitar hero by the time their second album, Hatebreeder (1999), emerged on Nuclear Blast'. Laiho was now also an active member of Synergy and Impaled Nazarene. The second album also proved to be a bit of a watermark for the band by setting them up as an important member within the genre. Tokyo Nights (1999) was their first live effort, being recorded a Tokyo's Club Citta, and was released in Finland only. Follow TheReaper (2001) and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) further helped to establish their credentials. Alexander Kuopalla would leave the act in July of 2003 with Roope Latvala replacing him.
In October of 2006 studio album number 5 Are You Dead Yet would be released as a ten-track outingfeaturing a cover of the Ramones classic Somebody Put Something In My Drink.