Children of Bodom, Finland’s sensational melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal, and black metal artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Summit Music Hall!
Children of Bodom was formed in (Espoo) Finland in 1993 by guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen. They were childhood friends who shared a love of heavy metal (especially death metal groups such as Dissection, Entombed, and Obituary) and they recruited bassist Samuli Miettinen to complete the band’s first line-up. The band’s had many line-up changes over the years and it currently consists of Alexi Laiho (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums, percussion), Henkka Seppälä (bass, backing vocals), Janne Wirman (keyboard, synthesizer), and Daniel Freyberg (rhythm guitar, backing vocals). They’ve had a stellar career with 9 studio albums, 2 live albums, 2 compilation albums, 1 video album, 16 music videos, 2 extended plays, 1 tribute album, and 16 singles. 6 of their albums have been certified Gold in Finland while 1 of them went Platinum. They’ve also collaborated on tracks by fellow metal artists. They’ve also toured with renowned metal acts such as Slayer, Lamb of God, Mastodon, In Flames, Thine Eyes Bleed, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Rob Zombie, Arch Enemy, Slipknot, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse, Diablo, Blooddrunk, The Black Dahlia Murder, and many others.
Don’t miss your chance to see one of Finland's most enduring metal artists mix blunt force brutality with more melodic elements!