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Alexi Laiho

Alexi Laiho

Real/full name:
Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho
41 (born Apr 8th, 1979)
Dec 29th, 2020
Died of:
Alcohol-related cirrhosis & pancreatitis
Place of birth:
Finland (Espoo, Uusimaa)


Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho was a Finnish singer, composer, and guitarist. He was best known as the lead guitarist/lead vocalist of melodic death/power metal band Children of Bodom. He also occasionally played with Thy Serpent, Sinergy, Kylähullut, and Impaled Nazarene.

In February 2002, in a private ceremony in Finland, Alexi married Kimberly Goss, frontwoman of the band Sinergy, having dated for ...


His "Wildchild" nickname is derived from the W.A.S.P. song "Wild Child" and he even has a clothing line called Wild Child Industries.

Laiho's first guitar was a Tokai Stratocaster.

In 2019, he released his autobiography entitled, "Kitara, kaaos & kontrolli" for Finnish market only. In April 2020 the book was translated to English for the international market.

Bodom After Midnight

Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead) (2020)

2021 Paint the Sky with Blood (EP) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2)

Children of Bodom

Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead) (1997-2019)

1997 The Carpenter (Split) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
1997 Something Wild Vocals, Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics, Keyboards (track 7) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
1998 Children of Bodom (Split) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
1999 Hatebreeder Vocals, Guitars (lead), Lyrics (tracks 1, 3-9), Songwriting (tracks 1-9) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
1999 Tokyo Warhearts (Live album) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
1999 Downfall (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2000 Hate Me! (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2000 Follow the Reaper Vocals, Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2002 You're Better Off Dead! (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2003 Hate Crew Deathroll Vocals, Guitars (lead), Lyrics (tracks 1-9), Songwriting (tracks 1-9) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2003 Needled 24/7 (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2003 Bestbreeder from 1997 to 2000 (Compilation) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2004 Trashed, Lost & Strungout (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2004 Trashed, Lost & Strungout (EP) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2004 Trashed, Lost & Strungout (Video) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi Wildchild Laiho")
2005 In Your Face (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2005 Are You Dead Yet? Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead), Songwriting (tracks 1-9), Lyrics (tracks 1-6, 8, 9) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2005 In Your Face (Video) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2006 The Unholy Alliance (Split video) Guitars (lead), Vocals
2006 Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live (Live album) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2006 Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live (Video) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2007 The Unholy Alliance Chapter II Preaching to the Perverted (Split video) Guitars (lead), Vocals (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2008 Are You Deaf Yet? (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2008 Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom shreds (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2008 Blooddrunk (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2008 Blooddrunk Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
2008 Hellhounds on My Trail (EP) Vocals, Guitars (lead), Lyrics (track 1)
2008 Smile Pretty for the Devil (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2009 War Inside My Head (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2009 Lookin' Out My Backdoor (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2009 Skeleton in the Coffin (EP) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2009 Skeletons in the Closet (Compilation) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2011 Shovel Knockout (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2011 Was It Worth It? (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead), Lyrics
2011 Relentless Reckless Forever Vocals, Guitars (lead), Lyrics, Songwriting
2011 Roundtrip to Hell and Back (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2011 Spinefarm Records UK Presents... (Split) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2012 I'm Shipping Up to Boston (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2012 Holiday at Lake Bodom (15 Years of Wasted Youth) (Compilation) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2013 Your Days Are Numbered (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
2013 Scream for Silence (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
2013 Monsters of Metal (Split) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2013 Transference (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2013 Halo of Blood Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
2015 Morrigan (Single) Vocals (backing), Vocals, Guitars
2015 I Worship Chaos (Single) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
2015 Tales from Lake Bodom (Split) Vocals, Guitars
2015 I Worship Chaos Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics
2019 Hexed Vocals, Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
2023 A Chapter Called Children of Bodom - The Final Show in Helsinki Ice Hall 2019 (Live album) Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead)
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Impaled Nazarene

As Wildchild:
Guitars (1998-2000)

2000 Nihil Guitars (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2000 Impaled Nazarene vs. Driller Killer (Split) Guitars


Vocals, Guitars (lead) (1993-1997), Keyboards (1993-1995), Bass (1993-1994, 1995)

1994 Implosion of Heaven (Demo) Songwriting, Vocals, Guitars
1995 Ubiguitous Absence of Remission (Demo) Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Songwriting
1996 Shining (Demo) Vocals, Guitars (lead)


As Alexi 'Wildchild' Laiho:
Guitars, Vocals (2004-2012)

2004 Keisarinleikkaus (EP) Guitars, Vocals (as "Laiho")
2005 Turpa täynnä Guitars, Vocals (as "Laiho")
2007 Lisää persettä rättipäille (EP) Guitars, Vocals
2007 Peräaukko sivistyksessä Guitars, Vocals


Guitars (lead, rhythm), Vocals (harsh) (1997-2011), Keyboards (1998)

1999 Beware the Heavens Guitars (lead), Keyboards, Vocals (track 2), Songwriting (tracks 1, 5, 7, 9) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2000 To Hell and Back Guitars (lead, rhythm), Vocals (track 7), Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 5, 6, 8) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2002 Suicide by My Side Guitars (lead, rhythm), Vocals (tracks 8, 9), Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 7, 9) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")


Guitars (?-1997, 2020)

The Local Band

Guitars (2013-2020)

Thy Serpent

Guitars (1997-1998)


Guitars (2017)

2017 The Anniversary Song (Single) Guitars

Dark Tranquillity

Guitars (2002)


Guitars (2009, 2010)


2007 Metal Guitars (lead) (track 4)
2013 Feast Guitars (lead)
2021 Downright Dominate (Single) Guitars (lead)
2022 Metal II Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 7)

Death Angel

2019 Humanicide Guitars (lead) (Track 8)


2007 H8 Guitars (lead) (track 9), Vocals (additional) (track 7)


2003 No Holds Barred Vocals (backing) (track 1)

Marty Friedman

2014 Inferno Vocals, Guitars (track 9)


2002 Released (Single) Vocals (backing) (track 2)


As Aleksi Laiho:

2007 Psalms of Extinction Guitars (lead) (track 9)

Raskasta Joulua

2006 Raskaampaa joulua Guitars (solo) (track 7)


2006 Seitsemän surman siunausliitto Guitars (lead, track 5), Vocals (additional, track 5)


2009 Vuoroveri Guitars (lead) (track 1)

Stoner Kings

2006 Fuck the World Guitars (lead) (track 2)


2005 Somebody's Watching Me (Single) Vocals (track 1)
2005 Accept the Fact Vocals (track 9)
2009 Japanese Hospitality Vocals (track 6), Guitars (lead) (track 8), Songwriting (track 5)
2010 The Evil That Warmen Do (Compilation) Vocals (track 12)
2014 First of the Five Elements Vocals (tracks 5, 12)

Children of Bodom

1997 Something Wild Producer (as "A. Laiho")


2003 No Holds Barred Co-producer

Marty Friedman

2014 Inferno Songwriting (track 9), Lyrics (track 9)
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