Youngsters Of Bodom bassist Henkka Seppälä, keyboardist Janne Wirman, and drummer Jaska Raatikainen all left the band after one last present in December 2019. Frontman Alexi Laiho and guitarist Daniel Freyberg carried on below the identify Bodom After Midnight and launched one EP titled Paint The Sky With Blood shortly after Laiho‘s sudden loss of life in late 2020.
Now Seppälä, Wirman, and Raatikainen have revealed in an interview with Chaoszine that they are not serious about doing a tribute present to Laiho. The trio mentioned it is not what Laiho would’ve needed, and as a substitute suppose that perhaps Laiho would’ve preferred an everyday Youngsters Of Bodom present with one devoted frontman as a substitute.
“Properly, it is a difficult query, after which even the three of us, we have now not likely mentioned about it,” mentioned Wirman. “The best way I personally really feel about that is that Alexi wouldn’t like a tribute present. Alexi would really like simply Youngsters Of Bodom taking part in a present. And though he would get replaced, which is a extremely arduous factor for us, and it is a actually arduous factor in the entire world of heavy steel vocals and guitar taking part in… I do know from expertise with Alexi and going to tribute exhibits and stuff like that that he would not [want there to be a tribute show for him].
“So, we have now no ardour to attempt to put collectively a tribute present for Alexi. We would play a present sometime, however I am hoping that… who is aware of.”
“It could be bizarre to play a tribute present for Alexi,” added Seppälä. “And like [Janne] mentioned, I am fairly certain that he would need anyone else to be there to play a tribute present for him. It could really feel awkward to play a tribute present. I am not towards if another individuals play Youngsters Of Bodom music for his reminiscence… And each time I see anyone [shredding our songs], we at all times share them as a result of that is one of the best factor to do. Alexi‘s music will stay ceaselessly.”
“However for us it will not really feel pure to place a present collectively proper now,” mentioned Wirman.
Now the actual query – who might probably entrance Youngsters Of Bodom?
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