Alexi Laiho Named “Best Metal Guitarist” by Guitar World Readers

Alexi Laiho, guitarist and front man for the award-winning Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM has been named “Best Metal Guitarist” in the 15th annual Guitar World Reader’s Poll.

  • Laiho “trounced the competition” to win the coveted award, according to the respected publication, besting well known players such as Kirk Hammett, Alex Skolnick, Ihsahn and more.
  • Laiho has been called “a guitar hero for the new millennium” by the magazine
  • His playing on COB’s 2003 release Hate Crew Deathroll earned the album a place in Guitar World’s “50 Greatest Guitar Albums” alongside records by Jimi Hendrix,Van Halen and Metallica.

Guitar World recently published a special CHILDREN OF BODOM “Blooddrunk” guitar lesson featuring Laiho and fellow COB guitarist Roope Latvala explaining how to play the title track from the band’s new album.  The lesson has also been posted on line and features video instruction.  See it now at this location.  Additionally, Alexi Laiho will be featured alongside fellow guitar hero George Lynch on the cover of Guitar Center’s “June Guitar Buyers Guide”.

CHILDREN OF BODOM just kicked off a North American tour alongside LAMB OF GOD on the No Fear Energy Music Tour, which is slated to run through May 15.

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