Decibel is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of ex-Children of Bodom guitarist/vocalist and current Bodom After Midnight frontman Alexi Laiho. According to a statement released by Napalm Records, the longtime Finnish musician — who creatively blurred the lines of melodic death metal and power metal — passed away at home in Heklsinki sometime last week. No cause of death has been reported. Laiho was 41 years old.
Decibel sends our sincere condolences to Laiho’s family, friends, bandmates and countless fans throughout the global metal community.