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Children of Bodom

The band Children of Bodom: Alexander, Jaska, Janne, Henkka and Alexi

Children of Bodom is a Finnish band from the small town of Espoo which is one of the precursors of the melodic death metal style.

Biography

The band was founded in 1993 by guitarist Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen under the name of IneartheD. Having known each other since childhood and sharing the same interest for heavy/death metal bands such as Stone, Entombed and Obituary, they formed the original line-up of the band that would later become Children of Bodom together with bassist Samuli Miettinen. The band recorded its first demo - entitled Implosion of Heaven - on that same year.

Samuli was the main composer of the band's lyrics for the two years he took part of IneartheD, but in 1995 his family moved to the USA and there was no way for him to continue in the band. His last contribution to IneartheD were the lyirics of the songs from their second demo, Ubiguitous Absence of Remission. Alexi, who previously only composed the melodies of the songs, assumed the role of the band's lyricist.

In junior high, Alexi and Jaska got to know Henkka "Blacksmith" Seppälä, who was one year younger than them. Despite the slight age difference, they got along well and soon Hennka became the band's new bass player. From then on, Henkka also started doubling as the band's backing vocalist.

Jaska played a French horn in a local big band at the time, and one day - during rehearsal - he met Alexander Kuoppala, who was a trumpet player and also a good guitarist. When the band was about to record their second demo, Alexander was invited to join them and soon became an active member of the band.

For some time, Alexi and Jaska played and recorded the keyboard sections of IneartheD's songs separately and later mixed the keyboard track with the other instruments, but in 1996 they felt the need of adding a musician to specialize in keyboards. The person chosen for that role was Jani Pirisjoki.

With this new line-up, IneartheD recorded their third demo, named Shining. This new demo didn't impress record labels much more than the previous ones had, and no label took interest in the young Finnish band. It was a harsh time, in which - despite all of their efforts - their music got no exposure and they only managed to play at small events.

As a last resort, the band decided to record an independent album, funding all of the production costs themselves, a daring move considering that none of them had much money to begin with.

Alexi wanted to make use of the keyboards more effectively this time around, and Pirisjoki just wasn't fit for the task anymore. So he was fired from the band - albeit not in a hostile manner - and a friend of Jaska's, a talented pianist called Janne "Warman" Wirman, assumed the position of keyboard player.

Janne was the component that was missing for IneartheD to assume the style that would later characterize Children of Bodom. With him, the band successfully recorded their first album in the year of 1997 and got a professional deal from it. Their debut - Something Wild - was supposed to be released by a small Belgian label, but Sami Tenetz (from Thy Serpent) got hold of a copy of their album through the hands of Alexander shortly after IneartheD signed this contract, and sent it to Spinefarm Records' boss, who immediately got interested in signing them for a country-wide release. The later deal was much more interesting for the band, since the Belgian label was offering them close to no help, to the point where they would have to distribute and sell the album themselves.

For the band to be able to sign with Spinefarm Records, they were forced to change their name, since the contract with the Belgian label had already been signed under the name of IneartheD. The answer to that problem came as the bandmen looked for good names in their local phone book. When they stumbled upon Lake Bodom, they realised it was a name with impact; one which had an interesting story behind it. A long list of possible names involving the word Bodom was then made, and they settled with Children of Bodom.

The story of the Lake Bodom murders goes as follows: on the night of June the 4th of 1960, three teenagers were murdered while on a camping trip to the lake. There was a lone survivor, who has lived a relatively normal life afterwards. The murders have remained one of the most widely-discussed cases in Scandinavian history and remained unsolved for more than fourty years. In late 2004, Finnish police arrested the survivor, who is the main suspect of commiting the crime.

With the intention of promoting the upcoming release of Something Wild, the band opened one of the shows from the black metal band Dimmu Borgir. However, their success was such that the Nuclear Blast label approached them with a contract for an European release; the deal started in the following year.

Something Wild was officially released in November of 1997, and for promotional purposes the band recoeded a music video of the song Deadnight Warrior. The video directed by Mika Lindberg had a slim budget of €1000, but managed to convey the band's style well through the use of simple scenery, in which they play at night, in the cold.

Children of Bodom's first tour happened in February of 1998. They played together with Hypocrisy and a few other bands such as Covenant and Agathodaimon, but suffered from the absence of Janne, who was busy finishing his studies. He was replaced by Erna Siikavirta - a female pianist who is a friend of the band's and who curently plays with the teatrical band Lordi - for the duration of the tour.

Their second tour happened in September of the same year, but once more Janne was not able to play with them. Alexi's then-girlfriend Kimberly Goss (from Sinergy and ex-Dimmu Borgir and Therion) played with them this time around. The band showcased the song Towards Dead End for the first time during this tour.

In late 1999, Children of Bodom was finally able to tour with Janne on the keyboards. The success of the Downfall single and of the Hatebreeder album allowed them to make three shows in Japan with the veterans from In Flames and with Sinergy. In one of these shows, the album Tokyo Warhearts was recorded. With only two albums recorded previously, the band managed to play a technically flawless concert, seamlessly reproducing and at times improving on their songs.

For their next release, the band decided to make use of Peter Tägtgren's Abyss studio in Sweden, instead of the Finnish ASTIA studio from Anssi Kippo, in which they had recorded all of their previous releases, including the demos from IneartheD. The band wrote eight new songs for the album, and while on the studio, decided to add an extra track, which was hastly composed and whose lyrics were improvised by Alexi; that track would eventually receive the name of Kissing the Shadows. The band gave this album the name of Follow the Reaper and recording sessions took place between August and September of 2000; the album saw a worldwide release in early 2001.

With their rapidly increasing success, Children of Bodom recorded another album, and their first complete world tour began in 2003 and lasted until late 2004. This tour had many sold-out concerts and was a defining point in their career, but it was also accompanied by an unexpected annoucement: Alexander decided to quit the band for personal reasons, giving no warning and right in the middle of the tour. Alexi's bandmate from Sinergy, Roope Latvala (founding member of Stone, one of the bands which started the heavy metal movement in Finland) then replaced him as a session player, until a more permanent solution could be found. This formation was introduced in Moscow on the 16th of August.

Roope successfully finished the world tour and took part in the recording of the Trashed, Lost & Strungout single. Ever since then, he has been playing regularly with Children of Bodom and seems to have assumed a permanent position in the line-up that will record the band's upcoming album.

Children of Bodom's symbol is the Grim Reaper, and they often refer to themselves as the Hate Crew.

Current line-up

  • Alexi Laiho - Vocals, lead guitar
  • Roope Latvala - Rhythm guitar
  • Janne Viljami Wirman - Keyboards
  • Henkka Seppälä - 5-string bass
  • Jaska Raatikainen - Drums

Former members

  • Alexander Kuoppala - Rhythm guitar
  • Jani Pirisjoki - Keyboards
  • Samuli Miettinen - Bass

Discography

Albums

  • Something Wild (1997)
  • Hatebreeder (1999)
  • Tokyo Warhearts (Live CD, 1999)
  • Follow the Reaper (2001)
  • Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)

Singles

  • Implosion of Heaven (Demo, 1994)
  • Ubiquitous Absence of Remission (Demo, 1995)
  • Shining (Demo, 1996)
  • Children of Bodom (1997)
  • Downfall (1998)
  • Hate Me! (2000)
  • You're Better Off Dead! (2002)
  • Trashed, Lost & Strungout (2004)

Cover songs

  • Aces High, by Iron Maiden
  • Bed of Nails, by Alice Cooper
  • Don't Stop at the Top, by Scorpions
  • Hellion, by W.A.S.P.
  • Latomeri, by Klamydia
  • Mass Hypnosis, by Sepultura
  • No Commands, by Stone
  • Rebell Yell, by Billy Idol
  • She Is Beautiful, by Andrew W. K.
  • Shot In the Dark, by Ozzy Osbourne
  • Silent Scream, by Slayer
  • Somebody Put Something In My Drink, by Ramones
  • Waiting, by King Diamond
Despite popular belief, Children of Bodom have never covered the song The Final Countdown by Europe.

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No Commands, by Stone. "We're excited about the album," Knowles told MTV News shortly before the album's release. She adds,"...I got a chance to co-write and produce all of the songs." "And she did an incredible job," the group's Kelly Rowland added. Mass Hypnosis, by Sepultura. Beyoncé had long since emerged as the group's focal point, and on the third Destiny's Child album, she assumed more control than ever before, taking a greater hand in writing the material and even producing and co-writing the entire album. Latomeri, by Klamydia. It's so empowering for a lot of people who have already heard a little bit of it.". Hellion, by W.A.S.P. We cannot wait for everybody to hear it.

Don't Stop at the Top, by Scorpions. The year 2000 was very challenging, and I know that gave Beyoncé a lot of inspiration to write songs for the album. Bed of Nails, by Alice Cooper. While speaking with MTV.com, Rowland had this to say about the upcoming album: "I know everybody can relate to this album — it's very diverse and inspiring. Aces High, by Iron Maiden. In the meantime, Destiny's Child won 2 Grammy awards for "Say My Name," including Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best R&B Song. Trashed, Lost & Strungout (2004). Destiny's Child were now indisputable superstars, among the biggest female pop groups, and they quickly began work on a new album to capitalize on their success.

You're Better Off Dead! (2002). 1" raced up the charts and spent an astounding 11 consecutive weeks at number one. Hate Me! (2000). Now reduced to a trio, Destiny's Child was tapped to record the theme song for the film version of Charlie's Angels; released as a single in October, "Independent Women, Pt. Downfall (1998). In the meantime, toward the end of 2000, Roberson and Luckett dropped the portion of their lawsuit aimed at Rowland and Knowles in exchange for a settlement, though they continued to pursue action against Knowles' father; as part of the agreement, both sides were prohibited from attacking each other publicly. Children of Bodom (1997). This split was less controversial, while The Writing's On The Wall would eventually sell a massive 9 million copies by the end of summer.

Shining (Demo, 1996). Farrah Franklin, who had replaced an original member just five months prior, left the group for various personal reasons. Ubiquitous Absence of Remission (Demo, 1995). In June 2000, the album's fourth single, "Jumpin' Jumpin'" became a Top 5 hit, however, another departure came from the ever-evolving girl-group. Implosion of Heaven (Demo, 1994). The abrupt membership changes within the group seemed to only heighten the group's visibility, finally separating them from the endless pack of teen R&B starlets. Hate Crew Deathroll (2003). "Say My Name" was the group's most irresistible and biggest single to date, becoming the group's third No.1 single.

Follow the Reaper (2001). A war of words followed in the press; meanwhile, Destiny's Child became a pop-cultural phenomenon. Tokyo Warhearts (Live CD, 1999). Infuriated, Roberson and Luckett took legal action in March, suing both Knowles and their former bandmates for breach of partnership and fiduciary duties. Hatebreeder (1999). Buoyed by the group's breakout success, two of its original members, Letoya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, attempted to split with manager Matthew Knowles, charging that he kept a disproportionate share of the band's profits, attempted to exert too much control, and unfairly favored his daughter and niece. While they never intended to leave the group, relations naturally grew strained, and when the video for "Say My Name" premiered in February 2000, many fans (not to mention Roberson and Luckett) were surprised to find two new members — Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin — joining Knowles and Rowland. Something Wild (1997). The second single, "Bug-a-Boo" hit the Top 40 pop charts, while its music video received heavy rotation on MTV and BET.

Samuli Miettinen - Bass. who all give the quartet rich, varied music upon which to work their charm." Lead single "Bills, Bills, Bills" became the group's first No.1 pop hit (and second R&B No.1) in the summer of 1999, and paced by its success, the accompanying album, The Writing's on the Wall, entered the charts at No.6 upon its release on July 27, 1999. Jani Pirisjoki - Keyboards. Not only are they maturing as vocalists, they are fortunate to work with such skilled, talented producers.. Alexander Kuoppala - Rhythm guitar. an assured step forward for the girl group. Jaska Raatikainen - Drums. Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote "The Writing's On The Wall..

Henkka Seppälä - 5-string bass. Critics were generally positive about the album. Janne Viljami Wirman - Keyboards. Destiny's Child re-entered the studio quickly, bringing in an impressive lineup of talented producers, including Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Rodney Jerkins, Dwayne Wiggins, Chad Elliot, Daryl Simmons, and Missy Elliott. Roope Latvala - Rhythm guitar. Expectations weren't high for the group's second album, as most industry critics considered them to be another disposable R&B girl-group with one-hit wonder status. Alexi Laiho - Vocals, lead guitar. However, follow-up singles "With Me Pt.1" (which also had two different versions) and "Get On The Bus" failed to reproduce the blockbuster success of "No, No, No." Destiny's Child eventually went Platinum after later success.

The blockbuster single sold over 1 million copies, turning the group into an instant R&B music sensation. "No, No, No Pt.2" featuring The Fugees member Wyclef Jean, quickly climbed to No.1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No.3 Pop. "No, No, No Pt.1" and "No, No, No Pt.2" were both released simultaneously, however, Part II was considered a "remix" version of Part I. The album's first single, "No, No, No" featured two completely different versions of the same song.

The group made their recording debut with "Killing Time," which appeared on the soundtrack for the 1997 blockbuster, Men In Black. Destiny's Child released their self-titled debut album to mixed reviews on February 17, 1998. In 1997, Destiny's Child was offered a recording contract by Columbia Records. The quartet's lineup was finalized (for the time being) when LeToya Luckett joined in 1993, and they spent the next few years working their way up from the Houston club scene, eventually opening for popular R&B artists like SWV, Dru Hill, and Immature. Kelendria "Kelly" Rowland joined the group in 1992, and shortly thereafter they landed an appearance on Star Search, where they performed a rap song.

Later Tina Knowles, Beyonce's mother took their name from a passage in the Book of Isaiah. Destiny's Child were formed in Houston, Texas, in 1990, when original members Beyoncé Knowles and LaTavia Roberson were just nine years old; the two met at an audition and became friends, and Knowles' father Matthew set about developing an act based on their singing and rapping, under the name GirlTyme. The Grammy-winning group has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, making them the world's best-selling female pop vocal group of all time; and solo recordings, by all three members, now bring that total to over 50 million. Originally a duo and later a quartet, the group is today a trio, whose members are Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

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charts, Destiny's Child became the first American all-female group to hold that position since 1989, when the Bangles hit it with "Eternal Flame.". When "Independent Women Part I" hit #1 on the U.K. At the end of November 2000, during its fourth straight week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Destiny's Child's "Independent Women Part I" also reached the largest audience (140.4 million listeners) in the history of monitored airplay, breaking the record set in May 1999 by TLC's "No Scrubs.". In 2000, Destiny's Child had three #1 records on the Billboard Hot 100: "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Say My Name," and "Independent Women Part I.".

The week of October 24, 2000, Destiny's Child had two singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart: "Independent Women Part I" at #9, reaching 65 million listeners & "Jumpin Jumpin" at #5, reaching 75 million listeners. Nine months after its release, the album was #5 on the chart, having just experienced its best sales week ever.More than a year after the album's release, The Writing's On The Wall was still in the Top 20 (#11), selling upwards of 70,000 units per week.In the first year of its release, The Writing's On The Wall spent 47 out of 52 weeks in the Top 40 or better of the Billboard 200 Album chart. The Writing's On The Wall debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. About Beyond Productions, LLC.

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Pepsi — Beyoncé. McDonalds — Destiny's Child. Dream Girls: 200? (Beyonce). The Pink Panther: 2005 (Beyoncé as Xania).

Jason: 2003 (Kelly as Kia). Freddy Vs. The Fighting Temptations: 2003 (Beyoncé as Lily). Austin Powers in Gold Member: 2002 (Beyoncé as Foxy Cleopatra).

Carmen: A Hip Hopera: 2001 (Beyoncé as Carmen). Aida: 2003 (Michelle). Coolest Collabo("Crazy in Love"): 2003 (Beyoncé). Favorite Singing Group: 2001.

Walk This Way Award(Best Entrance): 2005. TRL's First Lady Award: 2004 (Beyonce). Favorite Group-R&B: 2001. Favorite Group: 2001.

Favorite Female Performer: 2004 (Beyoncé). Artist of the Year-Top 40 Radio: 2004 (Beyonce). Artist of the Year-Top 40 Pop Radio: 2001. Artist of the Year/Hip-Hop Rhythmic Radio: 2001.

Entertainer of the Year: 2004 (Beyoncé). Outstanding Duo or Group: 2001. Best R&B/Soul Album(Destiny Fulfilled): 2005. Best Female R&B/Soul Album(Dangerously in Love): 2004 (Beyoncé).

Award for 'Entertainer of the Year': 2001. Sammy Davis Jr. Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group: 2002. Favorite Pop/Rock Album: 2002.

Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group: 2001. Best Collaboration("Crazy in Love"): 2004 (Beyoncé). Best Female R&B Artist: 2004 (Beyoncé). Best Group: 2001.

Best Song of the Year("Crazy in Love"): 2003 (Beyoncé). Best R&B Award; Beyoncé: 2003. Best Female Video("Naughty Girl"): 2004 (Beyoncé). Best Choreography("Crazy in Love"): 2003 (Beyoncé).

Best R&B Video("Crazy in Love"): 2003 (Beyoncé). Best Female Video("Crazy in Love"): 2003 (Beyoncé). Best R&B Video("Survivor"): 2001. Best R&B Video("Say My Name"): 2000.

Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year:(Survivor): 2002. Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo("Emotion"): 2002. Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo("Survivor"): 2001. Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year:(The Writing's On The Wall): 2000.

Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo("Say My Name"): 2000. Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year:(Destiny's Child): 1998. Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist("No, No, No"): 1998. Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo("No, No, No"): 1998.

Artist Achievement Award: 2004. New R&B Artist: 2003 (Beyoncé). Hot 100 Award for Most Weeks at No.1: 2003 (Beyoncé). Hot 100 Female Artist: 2003 (Beyoncé).

New Female Artist: 2003 (Beyoncé). Group/Duo of the Year: 2001. Singles Artist of the Year: 2001. Top Hot Dance Maxi-Single Sales ("Independent Woman Pt.1"): 2001.

Top Hot Dance Maxi-Single Sales Artist: 2001. Top Hot Top 40 Artist: 2001. Top Hot 100 Artist-Duo/Group: 2001. Top Hot 100 Artist: 2001.

Top Pop Artist-Duo/Group: 2001. Top Pop Artist: 2001. Top Hot Dance Maxi-Single Sales Artist-Duo/Group: 2000. Top Hot Dance Maxi-Single Sales Artist: 2000.

Top Hot 100 Artist-Duo/Group: 2000. Top Hot 100 Artist: 2000. Top Pop Artist-Duo/Group: 2000. Top Pop Artist: 2000.

Song Writer of the Year: 2001 (Beyoncé). Favorite Singing Group: 2002. World's Best-Selling R&B Group: 2002. World's Best-Selling Pop Group: 2002.

World's Best-Selling Artist or Group: 2002. Best International Female Solo Artist: 2004 (Beyoncé). Best International Group: 2002. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Crazy in Love"): 2003 (Beyoncé).

Best Contemporary R&B Album (Dangerously in Love): 2003 (Beyoncé). Best R&B Song ("Crazy in Love"): 2003 (Beyoncé). Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("The Closer I Get to You"): 2003 (Beyoncé). Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ("Dangerously in Love 2"): 2003 (Beyoncé).

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Dilemma"): 2002 (Kelly). Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("Survivor"): 2001. Best R&B Song ("Say My Name"): 2000. Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("Say My Name"): 2000.

"Soldier" (2004) #3 US, #4 UK. "Lose My Breath" (2004) #3 US; #2 UK; #1 (11 weeks) World. "Emotion" (2001) #10 US; #3 UK. "Bootylicious" (2001) #1 (2 weeks) US; #2 UK; #1 World.

"Survivor" (2001) #2 US; #1 UK; #1 World. "Independent Women Part 1" (2000) #1 (11 weeks) US; #1 UK; #1 World. "Jumpin' Jumpin'" (2000) #3 US; #5 UK. "Say My Name" (2000) #1 (3 weeks) US; #3 UK.

"Bug a Boo" (1999) #33 US; #9 UK. "Bills Bills Bills" (1999) #1 (1 week) US; #6 UK. Timbaland) (1999) #15 UK. "Get on the Bus" (feat.

"With Me" (1998) #19 UK. "No No No" (1998) #3 US; #5 UK. "Destiny Fulfilled" (2004) #5 UK #2 US. "This Is The Remix" (2002) #25 UK.

"8 Days Of Christmas" (2001) #34 US. "Survivor" (2001) #1 UK #1 US. "The Writings On The Wall" (1999) #10 UK #5 US. "Destinys Child" (1998) #45 UK #67 US.

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