There are few places as synonymous with heavy metal as Finland and that’s where the melodic death metal group, Children of Bodom, call home. Formed in 1993, Alexi’s band rocked out with Slipknot, Machine Head and Lamb of God. Their music spread far from their native Finland, with multiple albums breaking into the Billboard 200 charts in America.
The band announced their final show in late 2019 and Alexi carried on creating music with his new band Bodom After Midnight in 2020. After Alexi’s passing, at the end of 2021, Bodom After Midnight chose not to continue making music. Saying that it didn't feel right to continue using the name Bodom without Alexi because it was so connected to him.