The death of Alexi Laiho plunged the metal world into mourning in early 2021, and with the upcoming release of Bodom After Midnight’s debut EP, Laiho left us with some of the best songs of his career. In an exclusive interview with Bodom After Midnight guitarist Daniel Freyberg, he tells us about Alexi’s final recordings and the last time he saw the Children of Bodom legend.
Freyberg's final meeting with Laiho was at the filming of the “Paint the Sky With Blood” music video, less than two weeks before Laiho’s death in December 2020. “That was a good last chat with him. He seemed to be very happy and very excited about the future,” Freyberg says. “I’m really happy that the songs he wrote and recorded are going to be released. He couldn’t wait to get those out.”