Vanessa B.

i had the honor to see cob 2 times in vienna, at wacken, at novarock and the last time in my little hometown in leoben at the area53 festival. everytime i went to the concerts i had the best times in my life! seeing him/them was so much fun, around many great people, i was involved in so many moshpits. i was there with friends (one of them also left from us way too soon) but i had the best memories. i am really thankful for that. i am listening to his music for many years and still do. since i heard he left away from us i Was really sad.(i am still sad about it) i dont know him as person but it feels like a big part of me went away. I loved and lived for this music. His music let me feel free. His death now is the point i will start making music on my own. It is too sad ;(  I think 2020 was a hard year for us all but i really hope he had a "good last time" and i  wish him from my heart to  rest in peace! thank you for everything! 

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Matthew H.

This guy has and always will be my idol, creative inspiration, mentor and favorite guitarist. Not only just guitar and music but life in general - I've learned so much from him. He was fearless about his music and his image and it showed in both. Taught me to not give a fuck about others perception of you and to always be true to yourself and your music, a simple yet lost art I think. I wouldnt of ever persued music the way I have if I didnt discover his work and for that I have to thank him. I could go on and on about the pure joy I've gained from this dude and COB but I'm honestly still a little short for words. You will be dearly missed. RIP, Alexi.

Mark B.

Children Of Bodom was one of the first bands i saw live. I never heard of them before but i loved their music from first hearing their songs on stage. Alexi fueled my passion for music further than just a hobby and made me practise guitar for the rest of the summer. Alexi was such a good talent gone too soon. Rip

Michael m.

Man..

As a lifelong metal head, and a guitar player of 20 years; I can't fully explain the impact this dude has had on me. Since 2000 he has been an inspiration to push it, motivation to practice, and an example of how to create a vision and achieve it on a level few musicians ever reach.

I've seen Alexi and Children of Bodom live more than any other band, no contest.. many trips to LA, San Diego and even a few shows at the @observatoryoc close to home. Every show was absolutely great. An amazingly tight band led by a monster of a guitarist who was also a great and engaging frontman.

REST IN POWER you crazy fuck.

If you know, then crank it up this week.. If you don't know, now is a good time learn.

#metal #hero #guitar #master #childrenofbodom

Veli-Matti H.

Children Of Bodom is my go-to-place if I am upset or very happy. Started listening to them when Hatebreeder came out, was barely 9 at that time. Since then I idolized Alexi. I had the pleasure to meet the band in 2015 and I will never forget that I made Alexi laugh by saying "nonniin, voe helevettiläinen!". When I lived in Helsinki, I accidentally bumped into Alexi by the cashier at a local store. I was so bubbly inside seeing him casually, but figured he gets a lot attention anyway so we just glanced and shared a smile. COB is my favourite band and it seems unreal that he is gone.