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Alexi Laiho

Alexi Laiho

Real/full name:
Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho
41 (born Apr 8th, 1979)
Place of origin:
Finland (Espoo, Uusimaa)


Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish singer, composer, and guitarist. He is best known for being the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist for melodic death/power metal band Children of Bodom. He has previously played with Thy Serpent, Sinergy, Kylähullut, and Impaled Nazarene on occasion.

In February 2002, Alexi married Kimberly Goss, the frontwoman of the band Sinergy, in a private ...


Alexi has been featured on the cover of Young Guitar Magazine several times, as well as being on the cover of Guitar World along with Steve Vai and Zakk Wylde.

When Children of Bodom played the 2008 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, Laiho received the Dimebag Award for "Best Shredder" and he performed a track off of Children of Bodom's 2008's album, Blooddrunk.

Guitar World magazine has ranked ...

Bodom After Midnight

Guitars, Vocals (2020-present)

The Local Band

Guitars (2013-present)

Children of Bodom

Vocals, 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")
1998 Downfall (Single) 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")
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")
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) Guitars (lead), Vocals (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 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) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
2008 Are You Deaf Yet? (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars (lead) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")
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)
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)
2013 Transference (Single) Vocals, Guitars (lead)
2013 Halo of Blood Vocals (lead), Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
2015 Morrigan (Single) Vocals (backing), Vocals, Guitars
2015 Tales from Lake Bodom (Split) Vocals, Guitars
2015 I Worship Chaos Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics
2019 Hexed Vocals, Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
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Impaled Nazarene

As Wildchild:
Guitars (1998-2000)

2000 Nihil Guitars (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")


Bass (1993-1994, 1995-1996), Keyboards (1993-1996), Vocals, Guitars (lead) (1993-1997)

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


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

2004 Keisarinleikkaus (EP) Guitars, Vocals
2005 Turpa täynnä Guitars, Vocals
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)
2000 To Hell and Back Guitars (lead, rhythm), Vocals (track 7), Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 5, 6, 8)
2002 Suicide by My Side Guitars (lead, rhythm), Vocals (tracks 8, 9), Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 7, 9) (as "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")

Thy Serpent

Guitars (1997-1998)


Guitars (2017)

2017 The Anniversary Song (Single) Guitars


Guitars (2009, 2010)


2007 Metal Guitars (lead) (track 4)
2013 Feast Guitars (lead)

Death Angel

2019 Humanicide Guitars (lead) (Track 8)


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


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

Marty Friedman

2014 Inferno Vocals, Guitars (track 9)


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


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

Raskasta Joulua

2006 Raskaampaa joulua Guitars (solo) (track 7)


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


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)
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 "Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho")


2003 No Holds Barred Co-producer

Marty Friedman

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