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Children of Bodom
Do not delay it indefinitely, Evo offered children a contract for three albums. Musicians gave him his consent and at the same time decided to change the sign. The new name of the group, "Children of Bodom", reminiscent of the sad events of 1960, when an unknown assassin took the life of three teenagers ,resting 20 km from Helsinki at Lake Bodom.
The history of the Finnish team from the town of Espoo, performing melodic death metal, was laid in 1993 by Alexi Laiho (vocals, guitar) and Yaskoy Raatikaynenom (drums) . Their project, then received the name of "Inearthed", beefed up with guitarist Alex Kuoppala ,bassist and keyboardist Henkka Seppayey Pirisoki. The first demo of four tracks, "Ubiquitos Absence Of Remission" was recorded in 1994. Two years later it came to light another, "Shining". Shortly thereafter, the keyboardist had disappeared, and in its place (first on a sessional basis) took Janne Wirman Pimeysa. The new line-up the group began to prepare for sessions of the first album, which is going to release a small Belgian label.
However, somewhere in this time demo fell into the hands of the boss of the Finnish company "Spinefarm" Evo Rytkonen who liked writing. Do not delay it indefinitely ,Evo suggested the boys a contract for three albums. Musicians gave him his consent and at the same time decided to change the sign. The new name of the group, "Children of Bodom", reminiscent of the sad events of 1960, when an unknown killer stripped zhiznitreh teenagers resting 20 km from Helsinki at Lake Bodom. The album "Something Wild" was released in Finland in November 1997, and soon after that has been licensed by the German label "Nuclear blast". For the European edition of the team has recorded an additional track, "Children of Bodom". The composition of the single came out, which immediately proved to be at the top of the Finnish charts and slazil there for eight weeks. In February 1998, "Nuclear blast" organized the first tour group, putting it on a par with "Hypochrisy", "Benediction" and "Covenant". Unfortunately, while Janne was busy with the delivery of school examinations, and at this time rescued a longtime friend of the gang, Erna.
The next tour (in company with the "Night In Gales", "Dismember","Agathodaimon" and "Raise Hell") took place in September, but this time Pimeysa replaces Alexi `s girlfriend Kimberly Goss. At the beginning of 1999, he released the single "Downfall", once again took the top spot of the Finnish charts. Follow Him album, "Hatebreeder" also proved to be successful (for example, in the German charts, he took 75 th position) . In the wake of the growing popularity of "Children of Bodom" went to Japan, where
Osaka and Tokyo played three sold-out concert. live album "Tokyo Warhearts" was released Based on these performances. Upon returning team expect new tour in Europe, in the company of "In Flames", "Dark Tranquility" and "Arch Enemy". By this time Pimeys nakonetsit was able to join his colleagues. In May 2000, he released the single "Hate Me", has traditionally started from first place in the Finnish charts. And in July the same year, "Children of Bodom" first visit to America, taking part in the "Metal Fest XIV", held in Milwaukee.
In autumn in Finland on sale there was a third studio album ,"Follow The Reaper" (the rest of Europe and in the States, he was released in early 2001) . The European edition of the plate quickly exceeded 50,000, and in the Finnish drive has risen to third place. Then, in the activities of the group came a slight lull was interrupted in mid-2002 release of the single "You`re Better Off Dead".In October, the band began recording their next masterpiece, "Hate Crew Deathroll". The guys at that time fairly adept in their work, and it is not surprising that the album started in the national charts with the first position.